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Commercial Leases

Phoenix Business Lawyers Negotiate Commercial Leases for Landlords, Tenants and Businesses Large and Small

Knowledgeable Arizona commercial lease attorneys protect your investment

For decades, Phoenix has been one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. The 2010 U.S. Census ranked Phoenix as the sixth largest city by population, with about 80,000 fewer residents than Philadelphia. Phoenix may now have passed Philadelphia to become the fifth largest city in the U.S. Phoenix is the largest city west of the Mississippi after Los Angeles, and people continue to come from all over the country to live, work and retire here. In 2019 200 people a day were moving to Phoenix. And, Maricopa County is once again first, or near the top, in the nation of business activity and growth. This robust growth means that real estate in the Phoenix area is going to continue to increase in value. If you are investing in commercial property to lease, or a tenant seeking to lease such property, you want to make sure you are protected and getting the greatest benefit for your investment. Drawing on decades of experience, the attorneys with the Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C. draft commercial leases, review and revise them, and provide consultation and advice about the terms. If necessary, our litigation team can work to resolve commercial lease disputes, so our client landlords or tenants can derive benefits from the property for years to come.

If you are renting or leasing a commercial space, we can negotiate appropriate terms that protect your interests. Certain terms now prevalent are highly favorable for the landlord but not the tenant. In some case a business cannot be sold because of them. We are aware of and draft or revise such clauses. Paramount among the terms is the rent clause. Often there is a base rent, calculated per square foot, and a percentage rent, based on the tenant’s gross sales. Depending on the premises, a tenant might be asked to pay additional rent for common areas. Leases can provide for improvements to be made to the property. . It is now common for landlords to include expansive property upkeep provisions in the definition of “operating expenses” or “common area and maintenance (CAM). For tenants this necessitates what we call our “New York Review” of tenant charges.  Our attorneys negotiate all of these items skillfully to protect our clients’ interests.

When you entrust your real estate transaction to our firm, you get reliable and determined assistance from seasoned attorneys who tackle the details so you can have total peace of mind.

Contact our knowledgeable Arizona real estate lawyers for property deals in and around Phoenix

At the Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C., we understand how important your real estate deal is for your future. We draw on decades of experience to develop the best possible agreements to protect your rights and help you achieve your goals for the transaction. To speak to an experienced real estate attorney at our Phoenix firm, call us at 866-696-2033 or contact us online today.

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Donald W. Hudspeth
Principal Attorney

Attorney Donald W. Hudspeth has more than twenty years’ experience practicing corporate and business law. Before attending law school, Mr. Hudspeth held a stock brokers license at the age of 21 and owned his own business at the age of 23. He was a business law professor at Arizona State University, West Campus, and has conducted classes and seminars for a number of higher institutions and organizations. Mr. Hudspeth has published two books on law and is the founder of the radio programs Law on the Edge and Law Talk.

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Mark S. Hamilton

About Attorney Mark S. Hamilton has experience handling all aspects of civil and commercial litigation in federal, state, and tribal courts at the trial and appellate levels. Practice Areas Business litigation Commercial litigation Education University Of Hawaii Wm. S. Richardson School Of Law, Juris Doctor - 2002 University Of Hawaii, Master Of Arts in Asian…

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Our firm now offers a scholarship program for ASU first and second year law students.

The scholarship is awarded to students for academic merit with an interest in business and business law. Candidates may have majored in fields other than business, have taken a break between college and law school, or have had exceptional life experiences.

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  • "I would recommend Mr. Hudspeth unequivocally. Not only is he an outstanding business attorney, he also provided me with access to a divorce attorney. Thanks to his skill, and resources available outside the Phoenix law family, I was successful in challenging a “family law” mediation that was particularly and grossly unfair." - Chandler, Arizona Private Individual

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  • "Glad about meeting with Don. Felt so much better, better than in 15 years. Really appreciated the conversation." - RH, Phoenix Manufacturing Company

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