With decades of experience handling a broad range of commercial, office and retail leases, we have negotiated leases for tens of millions of square feet throughout New York City and beyond.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin has built one of the leading commercial leasing practices in New York. We have well-established, long-term relationships with many of our clients who turn to us time and time again to handle their leasing needs.
Members of our Commercial Leasing Group devote the great majority of their professional practice to the drafting and negotiation of commercial leases.
Property types handled by our lawyers include office, industrial and retail buildings. Our work includes new leases, renewals, amendments, subleases, assignments, consents, surrenders and ground leases.
Our commercial leasing lawyers also draft and negotiate brokerage agreements, and often work with members of our Construction Group in the drafting and negotiation of design and construction contracts in connection with both landlord and tenant build-outs.
Understanding the Perspectives of Tenants and Landlords
We represent landlords, tenants and subtenants. Therefore, we know the demands and perspectives of all parties involved. This allows us to negotiate more effectively and efficiently, and to quickly achieve optimal solutions for our clients.
In landlord-side leasing, we recently handled leasing transactions in excess of one million square feet on behalf of some of the top landlords in the city.
We are equally strong in tenant-side leasing, where we represent a wide range of clients, such as a leading insurance provider in leasing transactions for more than 35 offices across the country, an international cosmetics company on the rollout of its U.S. stores and the negotiation of leases for several locations throughout the United States, and several high-profile restaurants in the negotiation of their leases in Manhattan.
Tailoring Services to Your Needs
In representing a leasing client, we focus on the client’s unique needs, time constraints, brand, business plan, potential customers and growth requirements. We work closely with our clients’ legal, IT and facilities personnel, brokers, project managers, architects and engineers. We have developed a unique alternative fee arrangement for leasing that allows us to deliver our services efficiently, while at the same time providing our clients with greater value and budget certainty.
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Managing partner Alan Tarter was quoted in an Am Law Mid-Market Report article, "Chasing Financial Gains? Bigger Scale Doesn't Mean Bigger Growth." The article delves into promising takeaways for mid-size firms within the Am Law 200, which include specializing, streamlining and pivoting.
Alan told the publication that mid-size firms like Tarter Krinsky & Drogin are adept at adjusting to market pressures, citing rate flexibility and alternative fee arrangements as reasons why. Alan also said that talent acquisition and retention is also easier when the firm can quickly implement attractive talent development and business development programs.
Several news outlets, including The New York Law Journal, Bloomberg Big Law Business and Real Estate Weekly reported on the arrival of Real Estate and Commercial Leasing counsel Spyros Arsenis.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, a leading mid-size, full-service law firm, announced today that Spyros Arsenis has joined the firm’s growing Real Estate and Commercial Leasing Groups.
Thirty lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in New York. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Lawyers are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin continues to strategically grow its market-leading Real Estate practice to meet the growing needs of its clients, welcoming senior associates Caryn Block and David Cohen to the firm.
This year, 28 lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Four Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys were ranked on the Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
Managing partner Alan Tarter and Labor & Employment partner Richard Steer were named to the Best Lawyers® 2018 list. Alan was recognized in the real estate law category, and Richard Steer was recognized in the labor and employment litigation category.
As we head into summer, we would like to share with you some of our most popular legal alerts from the first half of 2019. Our top-read alerts range from construction, labor and employment, tax, corporate and securities, immigration, cooperatives and condominiums, commercial leasing, real estate, litigation and intellectual property, reflecting the broad array of our full-service practice. We hope that our alerts have been valuable to you and your colleagues, and demonstrate our commitment to providing helpful information to you.
For approximately 50 years, commercial tenants in New York facing potential action for breach of lease and possible eviction have enjoyed the use of a so-called "Yellowstone injunction," which, if granted by the court, froze the contractual cure period under a lease governed by New York law.
Managing Partner Alan Tarter authored an article that was featured in the New York Law Journal’s special Partnership Report in the April 23 issue. The article titled, "The Unique Place for Midsize Firms in Today’s Legal Market,” focuses on the many opportunities that mid-size firms have in today’s legal complex ecosystem due in large part to their attractive rate structures, full-service value proposition, nimble infrastructures and ability to quickly adapt to market trends, which benefits them in recruiting, as well as client service and retention. Alan explores several concepts in the article, including leveraging agility and embracing change, the power of referrals in cultivating relationships and investing in your firm by investing in your people through professional development programs.