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FIVE CRUCIAL COMMERCIAL LEASE ISSUES, PART 3

Quick recap. Sam Johnson (purveyor of big cats and craft beer) has found the perfect place for his unique venture, “Growlers – Felines & Ale.” There you can find jaguars dripping blood while sipping a delightful malted beverage (that’s you drinking the brew, not...

FIVE CRUCIAL COMMERCIAL LEASE ISSUES, PART 2

So, continuing my conversation with Sam Johnson (purveyor of big cats and craft beer) about the lease he desperately wants to sign. After all, he’s solved location and price. What else is there? In my effort to display to him the wisdom of having me review the lease,...

FIVE CRUCIAL COMMERCIAL LEASE ISSUES, PART 1

Sam Johnson’s unique combination of big cats and craft brewery ale had grown considerably from its debut out in the hinterlands of the Antelope Valley. Now, Sam wanted something better located at a good price. After six frustrating months, Sam finally found a real...

BEWARE OF OVERHEAD CAM’S

Taking up from my last column, I’m talking with Jim, the owner of the traffic school, “Fun While Drinking and Driving,” about the lease he’s thinking of signing for his new location. We’ve already discussed 1) renewal periods – were there any, and at what rate; 2)...

BEFORE YOU SIGN THAT LEASE…

You might remember my last column: Jim, owner of the traffic school, Fun While Drinking and Driving, had come to see me about the lease for his new space. He was skeptical about the need to pay an attorney to review the document. So, I challenged him with eight issues...