November 2018

Exclusive Use Provision in Shopping Center Leases

Retail shopping center leases often include an exclusive use provision, which prohibits a landlord from renting space in a given shopping center to another tenant that engages in the same type of business as the tenant’s primary use (e.g., a grocery stor…

Qualified Opportunity Zones: Insights from the Government’s New Guidance

Hinckley Allen published A Practical Guide to the Qualified Opportunity Zone Program, which details a promising new program contained in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that provides significant tax incentives for real estate investors in Qualified Opportun…

October 2018

Next deadline for the fate of Sears in Concord is coming fast

Jennifer V. Doran provides her insight to the Concord Monitor regarding the retailer's fate in Concord after its bankruptcy filing. How long can the Sears in the Steeplegate Mall delay their decision?

Concord Sears to remain open despite bankruptcy filing

John H. Sokul, Jr. discusses the retailer's latest developments, and its implications with the Concord Monitor. Read more here.

September 2018

Avoiding Tender Issues in Retail Leases and Service Contracts to Ensure Favorable Outcomes in Premises Liability Claims and Lawsuits

Noble F. Allen and Diane E. Rojas explore the provisions in retail leases that trigger a tenant’s duty to indemnify landlords in premises liability actions. It will focus on how retail tenants should draft these provisions in order to minimize or elimin…

August 2018

Sears Saying Goodbye to Manchester After More than 80 Years

Partner John H. Sokul, Jr. provides the New Hampshire Union Leader with insights as to why Sears may be closing its Manchester, NH storefront after more than 80 years.