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Trusted advisors: Altered reality - Rethinking retail lease clauses in the COVID era

July 27, 2020
Stores in an upscale outdoor shopping mall

As businesses begin to resume operations, retail tenants and landlords face a stark new reality: Lease terms agreed to in pre- COVID times may no longer be applicable or even reasonable in this new setting. While the coronavirus pandemic made everyone review their leases for force majeure provisions, these three common retail lease provisions may require review and stress testing in this COVID paradigm. READ MORE

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Jeff Brown March 7, 2018
Roaring Brüllender Tiger

A California resident was recently denied a Conditional Use Permit to keep as many as five tigers on her property outside of Malibu. READ MORE

Litigate or arbitrate: Does it matter?

Jeff Brown November 17, 2015

Jeff Brown of our LA office and David Dick of our St. Louis office discuss the strategic use of mediation, litigation, and arbitration provisions. READ MORE

Drone users to lawmakers: ‘Should I stay or should I go?’

September 21, 2015

Real estate brokers, agricultural entities and utilities among others have increasingly used drones to photograph, monitor, or inspect properties, with new applications and hardware enhancements being introduced continuously. Clarity regarding just where and at what altitude these drones can operate is a goal easily stated, but as Governor Brown just demonstrated, it is a goal not easily achieved. READ MORE

Marketing real estate with drones: When can we take to the skies?

August 4, 2015

More and more real estate marketing professionals are utilizing drones to capture dramatic footage of properties listed for sale. In the pre-drone days, brokers needed helicopters — and a big budget. READ MORE