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Commercial Leases

Oak Brook Commercial Lease Agreement Lawyer

Commercial lease agreements are crucial for business owners as they provide the foundation for their operations. Securing the right lease can significantly impact a business’s success, influencing its location, costs, and long-term stability. A well-negotiated lease agreement can offer favorable terms, flexibility, and the potential for growth, while a poorly structured one can lead to financial strain and operational limitations. Therefore, business owners must carefully consider the terms of their commercial leases to ensure that they align with their strategic goals and provide a solid framework for their enterprise.

When it comes to commercial leases, you need a business contract lawyer with expertise in business law, real estate law, and contract negotiations. Motiva Business Law has a team of skilled attorneys who will help review, negotiate, and draft commercial lease agreements, ensuring that the terms are fair, comply with relevant law, and protect your business interests.

We serve businesses in Oak Brook, Burr Ridge, NapervilleHinsdale, Lombard, Addison, Downers Grove, Oak Park, Darien, Chicago, Lisle, Westmont, Willowbrook, Clarendon Hills, and the Chicagoland Area.

What is a commercial lease agreement

A commercial lease agreement is a legally binding contract that outlines the terms and conditions governing the rental of commercial property. Unlike residential leases, commercial leases involve properties used for business purposes, such as offices, retail spaces, or industrial facilities.

Commercial leases are inherently more complicated than residential leases for several reasons. They often involve detailed provisions related to business operations, zoning regulations, compliance with commercial codes, maintenance responsibilities, and the customization of space to suit the tenant’s specific business needs. The financial and legal implications of commercial leases demand a higher level of sophistication compared to residential leases.

How can a business lawyer help with a commercial Property lease agreement?

Commercial leases often call for very long terms, even up to 10 years. For this reason, it is important to properly negotiate the commercial lease. A business lawyer can help with:

  • Negotiation. We help our clients negotiate favorable terms in commercial leases, ensuring that their interests are protected in multi-year lease agreements.
  • Legal Compliance. We make sure that our clients’ commercial lease agreements comply with relevant local, state, and federal laws.
  • Customization of Terms. Our attorneys tailor the lease agreement to suit your specific situation, addressing unique requirements and operational considerations.
  • Risk Mitigation. We assess potential risks associated with the lease and the property and work to mitigate those risks in our clients’ favor.

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Commercial Lease FAQ

In a gross lease, the tenant pays a fixed rent, and the landlord covers operating expenses. In a net lease, the tenant is responsible for additional costs, such as property taxes, insurance, and maintenance, in addition to rent. 

CAM charges cover the maintenance and operating expenses of common areas shared by multiple tenants. Tenants may be required to pay a share of these costs, and a lease should specify how these charges are calculated and passed on to tenants.

Yes, commercial leases usually require tenants to carry insurance coverage. The specifications of what policies are acceptable are subject to the landlord and the type of lease.

What Our Clients Say

Danya was a pleasure to work with. She was very professional, courteous, and had the expertise and knowledge to review our lease and franchise agreements. She gave great insight and recommendations on how we can protect ourselves and our business and to ensure the agreements were fair for both parties. I will be using her for future business law needs and highly recommend her to those looking for a business law expert.
Sadaf F.
Danya is just amazing, she execute my lease with one of the biggest property groups in US. she explained and changed the language to protect me. she makes you feel protected and comfortable. Highly recommended, she knows what she's doing 1000%. Thank you Danya 🙂
Amer G.
Danya is SO knowledgeable and is able to break down the law into very simple and understandable terms. She is amazing, and a huge asset to small businesses in the area. Make sure she's on YOUR side of the aisle! I highly recommend calling Danya and Motiva Business Law.
Kenny A.

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