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COVID-19 Health Crisis Increases Importance of Boilerplate Lease Provisions

By Andrew J. Williams (January 11, 2021) - While the COVID-19 pandemic has obviously resulted in far-reaching and fundamental impacts to the commercial real estate market, one phenomenon I have noticed in my leasing practice is the increased interest and focus my clients have on lease provisions that they previously thought of as "boilerplate."

Financing Issues Surrounding Modular Construction

By Elizabeth A. Barrett (November 10, 2020) - Modular construction is touted as being faster, better and cheaper than traditional construction; however, many traditional commercial lenders are hesitant to toss their hat in the ring and lend money to such projects due to the collateral timing issues involved with such financing. Understanding the basic distinctions between the applicability of governing law is crucial to structuring the modular build contract and avoiding potential pitfalls.

The Future of Office Space in a Post COVID-19 World

By Brian J. Nolan (October 10, 2020) - COVID-19 has led to an enhanced health consciousness across the country, affecting virtually every aspect of our lives. In response, federal, state and local governments implemented laws, rules and regulations regarding health and safety. These changes will have an impact on how we work and on the future design of the spaces where we work for the months and years to come.

The Basics of Eminent Domain for Property and Business Owners

By Ryann C. Carmody (August 25, 2020) - The concepts involved in eminent domain law are complex and confusing. To shed some light, below are answers to some frequently asked questions many people have about eminent domain and the condemnation process.

How Title IX Applies to Elementary and Secondary Schools

By Carissa C. Sterling (July 14, 2020) - K-12 schools will be responsible for adhering to most of the same Title IX regulations that apply to colleges and universities. Read more about some of the key differences for Title IX's application to elementary and secondary schools as compared to colleges and universities.