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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.

What others are saying about us
  • "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

  • "Thank you for the work you have done in creating these documents. It is always a pleasure dealing with this firm!" - J. P.

  • "An excellent response. Masterfully prepared. Thank you." - El Paso, Texas Real Estate Investor

  • "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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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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Brian K. Stanley
Of Counsel

Attorney Brian K. Stanley has more than thirty years' experience practicing corporate and business law. Brian also worked for Sandra Day O'Connor in 1976-1977; Formerly with the Phoenix firm of Jones, Hunter & Lerch as of the dissolution of that firm in 1979. (Also Member, Law Office of Brian K. Stanley, PLLC).

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Janae A. Perry-Meier

Janae Perry-Meier is a business and commercial law attorney focusing on international business. Janae handles both transactional and litigation matters, including: forming your business, drafting your contracts, franchising, business disputes, business divorce, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, securities compliance, and corporate governance. Janae also handles trademark registration, office action responses, and infringement cases.

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Michael David Malin

Michael Malin has been a practicing attorney in Arizona since 2013. He has represented clients through all stages of litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Michael litigated cases involving professional negligence, insurance bad faith, dram shop liability, personal injury and wrongful death, Indian law, probate, and criminal matters. Before attending law school, he worked for several startup companies in the then-nascent field of smartphone and tablet application development. test

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Robert J. McGee
Associate Attorney

Robert J. McGee is an Arizona native who has been practicing law since 2014. Robert’s primary experience is with all aspects of intellectual property – trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents. Robert has substantial additional experience with cyberlaw. He is an avid collector of esoteric knowledge and always takes an interest in the details of how each client’s business works.

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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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