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Denver Commercial Lease Lawyer

Does your lease say what you think it says? There is one way to find out. At Sequoia Legal, we're skilled at negotiating and drafting business lease contracts, including real estate leases.

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Commercial real estate leasing is complicated, and a bad commercial lease agreement can work something like a time bomb.

Even if it seems harmless, it can still blow up in your face years later. It is critical that you hire a lease agreement lawyer for drafting, negotiating, and reviewing your lease agreement. 

A lease agreement written by your landlord is likely to favor your landlord, and it is also likely to ignore a host of business and legal issues that you need to address. The Denver commercial lease attorneys at Sequoia Legal can review your prospective lease to help you identify and resolve these issues.

Why Your Business Needs
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Commercial Leases

You need to consult a lawyer about any commercial leasing agreement before you sign it for the following reasons (among others):

  • Consumer protections that apply to residential tenants do not apply to "sophisticated" commercial lessees. Let your commercial lease lawyer become your consumer advocate.
  • Without a lawyer, you are likely to agree to terms that you don’t fully understand. A nasty surprise could follow.
  • In the event of a dispute, you might discover that your lease limits your landlord’s liability or cripples your ability to obtain a fair resolution.
  • Lease terms are often written in “legalese” rather than plain English. Thus, there is a real necessity to include particular legal jargon that most non-lawyers don’t understand.

It is possible under certain circumstances to have oppressive lease provisions declared invalid. This might require a lengthy court battle, however.

We Offer Extensive Lease Agreement Counsel to Businesses of All Types

We offer legal assistance related to business leasing arrangements for:

  • Office
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Retail outlets
  • Gyms
  • Warehouses
  • Medical and dental clinics
  • Factories
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The previous list is not exhaustive. In addition, we offer commercial leasing legal services related to various other businesses and activities.

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Our Law Firm Has Experience in All Facets Of Commercial Leasing in Denver

Our attorneys enjoy decades of combined experience in the following aspects of commercial leasing transactions, among others:

  • Drafting or rewriting letters of intent
  • Drafting and/or negotiating commercial retail and office leases (short and long-term, fixed-rate, triple net, percentage rent)
  • Guiding landlords and tenants through the entire commercial leasing process
  • Negotiating, drafting, and reviewing lease options and extensions such as renewals, amendments, and termination agreements
  • Assisting tenants with subleases and assignments
  • Resolving commercial lease disputes in the least disruptive manner

In all respects, our top priority is ensuring that your interests are protected.

Why Let Sequoia Legal Handle Your Commercial Leasing Contracts?

There are any number of sound reasons, including:

  • We are adept at finding business solutions to a problem, not the "lawyer’s solution". We understand that you have a bottom line to consider
  • We are available. Although our firm enjoys access to resources that solo practitioners lack, we are small enough to offer you personalized service
  • We understand that everything matters. There is no such thing as a detail in a commercial lease agreement
  • We encourage alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration
  • Our attorneys enjoy extensive experience handling all kinds of commercial leasing arrangements
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Frequently Asked
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How Can a Tenant Know if Anything Important Is Missing From the Lease?

It’s difficult. It is a lot easier to recognize an unfair provision in a lease agreement than to know when something important has been left out. To know that, you will need to understand lease agreements well enough to become an attorney yourself. Unless you are an attorney, you need to seek one out to review your lease agreement, even if you see nothing wrong with it.

Can The Lease Agreement Be Changed After Being Signed?

It’s possible. There are three main ways to change the terms of a lease:

  • By mutual agreement. This will not help if a dispute arises.
  • According to the terms of the lease. Does the lease include an amendment clause? If so, follow its terms to amend the agreement.
  • By court order, under unusual circumstances. A court can also rescind (invalidate) the lease under certain circumstances.

How Long Does A Typical Commercial Lease Agreement Last?

A typical lease term is three to five years. The reason that it is so long is that many commercial tenants intend to substantially modify the property. Since the landlord will have to incur expenses to return the property to its original condition, they need to rent out the property long enough to recoup their investment. You might be able to negotiate a shorter term.

How Does an Attorney Review a Leasing Agreement?

To conduct an effective commercial lease review, your commercial leasing attorney will need to:

  • Understand the basics of your business;
  • Examine the lease while looking for obvious errors;
  • Evaluate the legality of various lease clauses;
  • Search for any hidden fees;
  • Identify any high-risk clauses (an exorbitant liquidated damages clause, for example) 
  • Identify any unfairness in individual terms and in the lease as a whole.

After conducting the review, your attorney will make some recommendations.

Talk To Our Experienced Denver Commercial Leasing Lawyer Now

At Sequoia Legal, our experienced commercial lease agreement lawyers can provide you with comprehensive guidance on commercial leases. Call our Colorado lease agreement attorneys for a free consultation at (303) 476-2851, or contact us online to learn how we can help you review your Colorado lease agreement.

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