From Handshake to Closing: The Role of the Commercial Real Estate Lawyer
A veteran real estate lawyer explains a commercial real estate deal, offering practical suggestions on how to handle each stage of the process and avoid the pitfalls that can kill it. The author explains the lawyer's role in documenting, reviewing, and negotiating the real estate transaction, from the beginning through post-closing issues, and includes valuable sample language, real-world examples, and tips and techniques for how reach the heartfelt handshake that closes the deal.
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Enter the Broker
Documenting the Transaction
Anxiety about Drafting
Different Approaches to Drafting
Drafting for Clarity Drafting for Readability
A Lease Issue Insurance
A Contentious Contract Issue Warranties
The Case of the Proliferating Adjectives
How Courts Decide Cases with Vague Language
Some Substantive Provisions
A Final Word about Drafting
Reviewing and Analyzing Documents
Matters Not Covered in the Document under Review
Now What? What Else?
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