Webinar: Commercial Leasing and COVID-19: What to Expect Next

Events / Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This timely webinar will addressed the current and future landscape of commercial leasing in the wake of COVID-19. Business shutdowns, widespread work-from-home programs, and reduced numbers of employees returning to the office are bringing unprecedented change to the leasing world. BakerHostetler leasing attorneys from several of our offices, which serve a number of the major U.S. markets, gave a varied perspective on this new leasing landscape.

This webinar covered::

  • Our recent experience in renegotiating and modifying leases when tenants face financial hardship, including helpful strategies, such as deferred rent options, extensions, concessions, and more.
  • Issues to consider when revising standard lease contract forms, including updated force majeure clauses and operating covenants.
  • Unique perspectives on changes in commercial leasing in the retail and healthcare sectors.
  • Potential future impacts and challenges to the leasing environment as work-from-home policies are expanded or made permanent post-pandemic.
  • Lease-related litigation, including actions against business interruption insurers and common law defenses to performance.
  • Nicholas P. Melillo, Partner
  • Bruce R. Greene, Partner
  • Michael J. Pappert, Partner
  • Michael C. Wilde, Partner
  • Michael Iannuzzi, Counsel
  •  Anna Altizer Dix, Associate

1.0 hour of CLE credit approved in California, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas, and in New Jersey via reciprocity. Credit is pending in Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee and Washington state. For all other states, credit will be applied for as requested.

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