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Dealing with the Commercial Tenant in the Time of COVID

That commercial tenants are much different from residential tenants has never been more evident than now. Unlike a primary residence where people look for safety and security, the sole purpose of a commercial establishment is for making money. Commercial landlords faced with tenants who cannot or will not make their…

COVID-19, Force Majeure Clauses and Commercial Lease Rental Obligations

One need look no further than the empty parking lots all over New York State to see the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  With most businesses shuttered or severely limited as result of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.6, many commercial landlords and tenants are thinking about the ability to…