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Landlord-Tenant Disputes

LeClairRyan offers clients a deep bench of veteran attorneys with experience representing property management companies, owners and tenants of varying types and sizes in landlord-tenant disputes across the country. In every matter we handle, we strive to become our clients’ business partner and trusted advisor. Through this role, we help our clients achieve their business objectives while managing and minimizing their legal risks, difficulties and expenses.

Our attorneys handle a full spectrum of matters involving commercial and residential property landlords, owners and tenants, including:

  • Rent defaults
  • Evictions
  • Lockouts
  • Security deposit disputes
  • Common area maintenance charges
  • Premises liability
  • Development and build-out issues
  • Trademark and copyright infringement
  • Real estate taxes
  • Security
  • Energy cogeneration
  • Use clauses
  • Assignment issues
  • Operating covenants
  • Bankruptcy-related issues
  • Sales and successor liability

Members of our team regularly review commercial and property lease agreements and provide counsel about how our clients can best protect their interests and mitigate the risk associated with landlord and tenant disputes.

We understand that tenant disputes can affect relationships with other tenants, future rentals, and public opinion, and we have a depth of experience renegotiating commercial lease terms to expeditiously resolve landlord-tenant disputes without pursuing litigation whenever possible.

However, when litigation is unavoidable, our attorneys promptly assess the issues involved and develop a litigation strategy that considers not only that particular case, but also the impact on the business as a whole. As such, we work closely with our clients to understand all of the economic and business issues associated with a given case and ensure our clients stay informed as the case progresses.

Our attorneys are diligent, disciplined and dedicated to achieving results for our clients. Whether getting a case dismissed at the initial stages or reaching a favorable settlement, the common thread is LeClairRyan’s commitment to vigorously defending our clients and pursuing results consistent with their best interests.