Commercial Leasing

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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Arsenis, Spyros Partner Partner 212.216.8064 VCard
Beller, Brian J. Partner Partner 212.216.1173 VCard
Block, Caryn J. Partner Partner 212.216.1186 VCard
Farrell, Edward Partner Partner 212.216.8090 VCard
Galante, Victoria Associate Associate 12122161196 VCard
Goldschmidt, Alan Associate Associate 212.216.1105 VCard
Herman, Karen E. Counsel Counsel 212.216.1184 VCard
Iannaccone, Giuliano Partner and Chair of International and Retail Groups and Co-Chair of Italy Practice Partner and Chair of International and Retail Groups and Co-Chair of Italy Practice 12122161110 VCard
Jagroop, Robyn Associate Associate 212.216.8084 VCard
Ofsevit, Samuel M. Partner Partner 212.216.1144 VCard
Pfeffer, David J. Partner and Chair of Construction Group Partner and Chair of Construction Group 212.216.8075 VCard
Ptak, Saree R. Partner Partner 212.216.1164 VCard
Tarter, Alan M. Managing Partner Managing Partner 212.216.8010 VCard
Weisner, William W. Partner and Chair of Real Estate Practice Partner and Chair of Real Estate Practice 212.216.8095 VCard
Zagorsky, Arthur Partner Partner 212.216.8030 VCard
Zipkowitz, Eric Partner Partner 212.216.8088 VCard
  • Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s Top 10 Legal Alerts from the First Half of 2019
    June 25, 2019

    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.

  • Commercial Tenancy Contract Disputes: The New York Court of Appeals Curtails the Ability of Commercial Tenants to Seek a Yellowstone Injunction
    May 13, 2019

    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.

  • Alan Tarter Authors New York Law Journal Article on the Unique Market Position of Midsize Law Firms in Today’s Legal Market
    April 23, 2018

    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.

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