Comprehensive Client Service in Commercial Lease Transactions
In office, retail or industrial leasing, the real estate lawyers of Ziegler Metzger work primarily with owners and lessors, but we also count commercial tenants among our clients, especially in the context of broader general counsel relationships with small or midsized businesses.
Whether you need continuing advice about the ever-shifting range of commercial lease problems that can arise in the real estate investment or property management business, or if you need advice about the best ways to negotiate or renew a business lease agreement with a current or prospective landlord, we can help you.
Ziegler Metzger is a midsized, full-service law firm that integrates personalized and accessible client service with the range and depth of experience you would expect at a much larger practice. Several of our attorneys hold the AV Preeminent rating* under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. We have offices in Cleveland and Painesville, and we have been serving clients in the Greater Cleveland area since 1952.
The commercial leasing practice at our law firm combines a thorough understanding of Ohio’s regional real estate markets, economic conditions and business needs with the practical ability to help clients define and achieve their objectives in a given transaction.
Protecting Long-Term Interests While Focusing on the Deal at Hand
Whether you’re the landlord or the tenant, we work with clients to identify and take advantage of the market conditions that support your business goals, even under tough economic conditions. At the same time, we look beyond the details of the immediate lease agreement to help clients plan for risk, expansion, assignment, renewal, adjustment or any other considerations that can make a given set of lease terms right for your situation.
Ziegler Metzger is familiar with both the standard terms and the special needs of landlords and tenants in a wide range of commercial situations: anchor leases in regional shopping centers, family business retail leases in local urban or suburban malls, downtown office leases, industrial or warehouse leases, or sale and lease-back transactions associated with broader business deals.
Experience in Cleveland Commercial Lease Transactions and Litigation
Our lawyers’ practical approach to commercial lease negotiations, options and renewals means that we anticipate the possibility of default and litigation at each stage of the process. Our foresight can help a client on either side of the transaction manage litigation risk, avoid protracted lease disputes, and expand flexibility for responding to contract performance problems. When necessary, however, our litigation experience can provide substantial leverage toward protecting the value of your interest.
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.