Commercial Real Estate

  • Advising commercial real estate clients about the ramifications of COVID-19 on following issues:
  • time of the essence and force majeure provisions in purchase and sale agreements, lease agreements and other real estate agreements;
  • real estate due diligence, closing efforts, and financing, including the effect of travel bans, self-quarantines and closures;
  • disclosure obligations to potential buyers if tenants or employees have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or areas in the building that may have been affected;
  • legal obligations of landlords and tenants with regards to asking employees to clean affected areas;
  • tenants’ right to withhold rent if a landlord is not providing required services or the tenant cannot access its premises; and
  • property managers with regard to implementation of plans for notification, enhanced cleaning and interruptions in operations in accordance with health guidelines and applicable laws.

Client Alerts

3-26-20 The Impact of COVID-19 on Residential and Commercial Leases

Commercial Real Estate

Benjamin M. Keller

Direct: 585-987-2804
Fax: 585-445-2304

Commercial Real Estate

Kristopher J. Vurraro

Direct: 585-987-2838
Fax: 585-445-2338

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