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California Commercial Real Estate Lawyer

San Fernando commercial real estate lawyer

Attorney for Commercial Real Estate Contracts in California

Commercial real estate properties mean different things to different people. You may view a property as a valuable investment, a steady source of income, or a place to operate your business. In any case, a commercial real estate transaction is a major decision with financial and professional implications, and it is crucial that you protect your interests. The best way to do so is to work with a skilled commercial real estate attorney.

At the Law Office of David Schechet, we represent parties to commercial real estate transactions throughout California. With 35 years of legal experience and having graduated with highest honors from UCLA Law School, David Schechet understands the complexities of purchase contracts, lease agreements, and the governmental regulations that affect them. Whether you are buying, selling, or renting a commercial property, we can help you secure an advantageous outcome to your transaction that helps you achieve your goals.

Purchase Contract Review and Negotiation

Commercial real estate transactions can involve the exchange of property worth many millions of dollars, and they often take place between large business entities. The stakes are clearly higher than for the average residential real estate transaction, and purchase contract negotiations can be much more complicated for both buyers and sellers. We take the time to understand your priorities and goals for the transaction, thoroughly review the contract to ensure it meets your needs, and negotiate for terms that better protect your interests.

We also help with important matters throughout the transaction process. For buyers, we can review financing agreements and guide you through escrow requirements and the exchange of funds. We can also help you perform due diligence on the property through inspections, title searches, and requests for information from the seller. For sellers, we can help you prepare the property disclosures required under California state law and any other documents that you will need to provide to the buyer. We can also help you ensure that the buyer follows through with their obligations according to the purchase agreement.

Legal Assistance With Commercial Leases in California

Leases are also crucial transactions in the world of commercial real estate, and property owners and lessees alike should be sure that their interests are protected when entering into a lease agreement. We help property owners draft commercial lease agreements that set clear expectations for lessees and protect the owners from liability and financial losses. We also help business owners and other lessees determine the best type of lease for their needs and review and negotiate lease agreements with property owners. We also advise lessees to ensure they understand their financial obligations according to the lease, as well as the authority they have to use and alter the property.

Compliance With Governmental Regulations

Though commercial real estate transactions take place between a buyer and seller, or a lessor and lessee, the parties will also need to consider how regulations from local, state, and federal governments may affect the transaction. For example, zoning ordinances may control what the property may be used for, as well as what kinds of alterations may be permitted. A commercial property will also be influenced by land use and environmental regulations, as well as building codes meant to ensure health and safety. Given the complexity of these regulations and the variety of governmental entities that are likely to be involved, it is important to work with an attorney who has a thorough understanding of how to navigate them.

Contact a California Commercial Real Estate Attorney

With our assistance, you can better prepare for your commercial real estate transaction and feel confident that you have an attorney who can help you address any problems that you encounter in the short and long term. For a free initial consultation, contact us today at 800-282-4731. Our services are available to clients throughout California.

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