Negotiating the Law Firm Lease: Top Strategies and Lease Clauses that will Improve Your Firm’s Bottom Line!
With the market moving quickly, discussions with landlords can sometimes feel as though one is negotiating on shifting sands. Knowing how to properly plan for both the expected and unexpected over the life of the lease can result in substantial savings. Flexibility is key, and this webinar is designed to dive into the ways you can position your firm to address changes and opportunities.
Learning Objectives:
  • Market: Discuss the market effect on negotiations.
  • Options: Discuss renewal, relocation and new construction.
  • Growth: Examine expansion options, rights of first offer, and rights of first refusal.
  • Early Exit: Examine sublease/assignment clauses, contraction options, termination options, relocation.
  • New Construction: Discuss strategies related to anchoring a new building, timing, pros and cons.

Speaker: Mike Kennedy, SIOR, is CEO & President of Commercial Texas. Among his many accomplishments, he negotiated the Austin anchor leases of Clark, Thomas and Winters, Akin Gump and Austin Ventures, which led to construction of 300 W. Sixth Street, the first Central Business District high-rise building in the city in 15 years. 

Speaker: Burke Kennedy, J.D., Vice President of Commercial Texas, was off to a running start in commercial real estate when he me the decision to step away and attend law school so he could better help his clients review leases and negotiate with landlords. He has completed 64 office lease transactions totaling more than 500,000 square feet of space, with a combined transaction value of more than $66.7 million.

Speaker: Chrissy Cornelius, CCIM, Associate Vice President of Commercial Texas, has successfully completed over 50 transactions totaling more than $68 million in transaction value. 
She has been recognized by the Austin Business Journal as a Heavy Hitter in the Office Tenant Lease Representation category. 

Most recently, Mike, Burke and Chrissy represented the firm of Scott Douglass & McConnico in kicking off the first Austin Central Business District tower in 10 years: the 29 story Colorado Tower.

For Live Program Only:  (Note that only the CLM credit available for this webinar is stated below. If a credit is not stated, it is not available for this program.)

CLM Recertification Credit: 1 hour of credit in the subject area of Operations Management (OM).

CLM℠ App Credit (General): 1 hour of credit in the category of Organizational Development for those seeking to fulfill the CLM application; 

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CLM℠ App Credit (Functional Specialists): 1 hour of credit in the subject area of Operations Management (OM) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
July 17, 2013 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Negotiate the Lease: Maneuver the Maze of Real Estate Options (OM)
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Non-Member Price:$179.00