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We Represent Landlords and Tenants in Commercial Lease Negotiations and Disputes in Naples, FL

Commercial lease negotiations present unique opportunities and risks for parties on both sides of the transaction. For landlords, securing a long-term commitment from an anchor tenant can mean years of revenue with limited administrative overhead. For tenants, finding the right location at the right price with room for growth can serve as the jumping-off point for launching a successful business. Oversights during the negotiation process can leave room for disagreement, and commercial lease disputes can quickly lead to contentious litigation.

At Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti & Rudnick, PLLC, we help commercial landlords and tenants protect their financial interests through strategic contract negotiations and aggressive litigation tactics. Our attorneys call upon decades of experience to help clients make informed decisions with their long-term best interests in mind. From negotiating additional parking spaces and build-out allowances to enforcing common area maintenance (CAM) contributions and exclusivity rights in court, we work efficiently to secure favorable outcomes for our clients.

Commercial Lease Negotiations

In commercial lease negotiations, we tailor our representation to each individual client’s needs. No two businesses are alike; and, as a result, no two leases should be exactly the same. We focus on the unique aspects of our clients’ businesses to help them secure favorable terms with regard to:

  • Build-out terms and contributions
  • Use of the premises
  • Exclusivity
  • Rent
  • CAM charges and other pass-through expenses
  • Improvements and maintenance
  • Initial term and renewal rights
  • Default, cure and termination
  • Assignment and subleasing
  • Representations and warranties
  • Indemnification and insurance
  • Legal compliance
  • Dispute resolution

Commercial Lease Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Many commercial leases include provisions for mandatory mediation, arbitration or both. We have extensive experience representing landlords and tenants in these alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings, and we have also successfully represented landlords and tenants in commercial lease litigation.

Of course, in many circumstances, it will be in both parties’ best interests to negotiate an amicable resolution. When a commercial leasing relationship breaks down, it is not unusual for both parties to have a significant amount at stake. While we will take a client’s dispute to ADR or file a complaint in state or federal court when necessary, we typically start by looking for ways to negotiate a favorable and cost-effective resolution.

With multiple offices in the Naples area, we represent landlords and tenants in commercial lease negotiations and disputes across Collier County and throughout Florida. If you are preparing to enter into a lease or need help enforcing your contractual rights (or mitigating your contractual liability), we encourage you to contact us for a confidential initial consultation.

Speak with a Commercial Leasing Attorney in Naples, FL

If you own a commercial property, if you are preparing to lease retail, office or industrial space for your business, or if you need legal advice regarding a commercial lease dispute, our attorneys can help. To discuss your business’s legal needs in confidence, please call 239-325-4070 or contact us online today.


Main Office

Vanderbilt Galleria
9045 Strada Stell Court
Fourth Floor
Naples, Florida 34109

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Bonita Springs

North Bay Village
3301 Bonita Beach Rd
Unit 315
Bonita Springs, Florida 34134

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Jacksonville Beach

2029 Third Street N
Suite 9
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

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