May 2013

Real Property Law: Making the Case: Practical Tips for Presentations to Land Use Boards

March 2013

Common Area Maintenance Clauses and the Debate Over “Caps”, “Exclusions” and “Capital Improvements”: Creative and Practical Ways to Find Common Ground

In today's retail real estate climate, many Tenants (often regardless of size or credit-worthiness) seek to limit the year-over-year increases on common area maintenance costs incurred by Landlord and passed through to the Tenant. For instance, a shopping …

Common Issues in Negotiating Exclusive Use Restrictions in Shopping Center Leases

Making a long-term leasing commitment in a shopping center entails a substantial investment in space improvements (or even constructing a new building and related site improvements under an outlot ground lease), fixturing, staffing, and stocking of a store…

Creative Financing of a Big Box Tenant’s Income Stream

This article briefly describes a creative financing technique that could be utilized under the appropriate circumstances to separately finance rental payments from a big box retail tenant’s lease.We have worked with our developer clients to structure big…

Practical Tips for Commercial Lease Assignments

When representing a Landlord or a Tenant in a lease assignment transaction, as part of a sale of a business or otherwise, there are many issues to identify and address. First and foremost, a thorough review of lease documents should be performed to identif…

January 2013

2013 Real Estate Tax Abatement Alert for New England

Tax abatement season is here! Hinckley Allen's experienced team helps property owners and other taxpayers throughout New England reduce their real estate taxes. This Real Estate Alert summarizes some imminent filing deadlines in Rhode Island, Massachusetts…