Leasing A Dental Or Veterinary Office
Whether you are a start-up (de novo) practice or an existing practice looking to relocate or renew its lease, the office lease is the cornerstone of your practice. Our team of professionals regularly represents dental and veterinary practices with the review and negotiation of their office leases.
Just about every landlord uses a different form of lease such that no two proposed draft leases are the same. When reviewing and negotiating leases, our lawyers pay special attention to assignment provisions, relocation clauses, free rent periods, exclusivity clauses and zoning.
It is imperative to confirm that a dental or veterinary office, for example, is a permitted use at the desired lease location, that the landlord can’t relocate you at his or her discretion, that your lease reflects the financial terms (such as free rent) that were negotiated, and that your operational needs will be supported by the lease and numerous other important topics.
Aside from the obvious business issues that you may be presently considering and looking to protect, a sound office lease will play an important role when it comes time to sell your practice in the future.
In addition to representing tenants in office lease negotiations, our attorneys represent real estate owners (often sellers of practices) with the preparation and negotiation of office leases. Our focus is ensuring that your real estate asset is preserved and maintained and that you receive rent due under the lease.