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Negotiating Key Landlord and Tenant Lease Provisions

January 23, 2018
Lerch Early
7600 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814
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On January 23, 2018, Lerch Early attorneys shared insights on what you need to know when negotiating complicated leases.

For a checklist of items for landlords to consider, visit "Landlord Tips for Negotiating with National Tenants."

Landlord Tips for Negotiating 3 Big Lease Issues with National Tenants

  • Continuous operation vs going dark
  • Cotenancy: Opening and ongoing
  • Use exclusives and use restrictions


Vernon S. Lynch
Seasoned real estate attorney Vernon Lynch has represented developers, shopping center and mall owners and landlords, retailers, and property sellers and purchasers in sophisticated commercial real estate transactions in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and throughout the United States. Before joining Lerch Early, Vernon was senior legal counsel for Federal Realty Investment Trust, responsible for handling approximately 500 leasing and related transactions for retail shopping centers and mixed-use properties.

Tenant Tips for Negotiating 3 Big Build-out Issues

  • Critical Dates in a Lease
  • Tenant Improvement Allowance
  • Build to Suit/Turn key


Ann Marie Mehlert
Ann Marie Mehlert, co-chair of Lerch Early’s real estate practice, is a real estate attorney who has represented both Landlords and Tenants in sophisticated transactions involving complex office and retail leasing, She has negotiated leases for restaurant, office, retail, medical and industrial space. In addition, Ann Marie’s practice includes representing clients in other aspects of commercial real estate including sales, acquisitions, common interest developments, financing for and a variety of development and title issues.

Who Should Attend

  • Brokers
  • Property Owners/Landlords
  • Tenants
  • Property Managers


7:30 – 8:00 Check-in, networking and continental breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 Presentation


Parking in our building is extremely limited. Please plan on using one of the convenient public parking garages listed on the "Directions" tab at

About Lerch Early

Developers, commercial property owners, and investors turn to Lerch Early when they need to buy, sell, lease, or develop commercial real estate in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Lerch Early’s attorneys help them close with the best mix of price, terms, and timelines essential to their core real estate and business strategies. With 60+ lawyers and more than half a century of experience in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia, Lerch Early helps companies, nonprofits, and individuals rise to every challenge in business, real estate, litigation, and life.

Ann Marie Mehlert
Vernon S. Lynch III

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