September 2013

Avoid Surprises in Real Estate Leases

July 2013

Waiver of Notice to Quit Provisions in Leases – Keep it Simple and Precise and No One Gets Hurt

Under Connecticut law, the only situation in which an eviction can be commenced without first serving the statutory Notice to Quit on the tenant is when the tenant's lease has lapsed — specifically termed "lapse of time." In all other scenarios, a landlo…

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

The job of representing real estate developers in front of municipal planning and zoning boards presents lawyers with unique challenges that don’t often exist in the courtroom or the boardroom. The public planning board review process can make lawyers an…

Supreme Court Issues Significant Victory for Real Estate Developers

Late last month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important land-use decision that was a significant victory for property owners and real estate developers. In Koontz v. St. John’s River Water Management District, a local Florida water management distric…

Retail Pad Developments

In developing a parcel for a primary retail tenant, opportunities may be present to initiate the development of a pad or outparcel. This article discusses threshold issues that a developer should consider in the initial development of a parcel.The develope…

May 2013

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