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Aug 06, 2020

Virginia First To Adopt COVID-19 Rules for Workplaces

I recently posted two articles addressing the obligations of building owners and their tenants to undertake reasonable steps to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 among employees and clients. (See: “Building Owners Must Have a Plan” and “Employer Responsibilities to Provide a Safe Workplace During COVID-19“.) » Read More

Jul 23, 2020

Employer Responsibilities to Provide a Safe Workplace During COVID-19

I recently outlined the steps the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends building owners take when preparing their buildings to be re-occupied after the lifting of the COVID-19 pandemic-related government shutdowns (see: “Building Owners Must Have a Plan”). Because OSHA obligates employers to “furnish to each of [their] employees …a place of employment [that is] free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to [their] employees,” employers occupying those buildings too must have a safe workplace plan in place. » Read More

May 29, 2020

No Rent Abatement for Small Businesses in New Jersey: Landlord/Tenant Trials Remain Suspended Through June 14, 2020

One of the questions frequently asked when the lockdown began over two months ago was from small business owners who wanted to know whether they had the right to suspend their rent payments. In response, the New Jersey Legislature introduced a bill on April 9, 2020, that would authorize Governor Murphy to permit emergency rent suspensions for a small business tenant economically distressed as a result of the pandemic. » Read More

Dec 16, 2014

Anatomy Of A Tenancy Trial

If you are a commercial landlord, then chances are you have a relatively good relationship with your tenants. However, there are instances where a landlord and one of the tenants fall into a toxic relationship, or the tenant simply runs into financial difficulties resulting in nonpayment of rent, forcing the landlord to file an eviction action. » Read More

Nov 02, 2011

How A Letter of Credit Can Facilitate Commercial Lease Deals

A Letter of Credit (“LOC”) is simply an agreement from a bank guaranteeing that Party A’s payment to Party B will be received on time and for the correct amount.  LOC’s are used primarily in sizeable international trade transactions, i.e., a supplier in one country and a customer in another.   » Read More

Oct 20, 2011

The Landlord’s Liens

I previously wrote in this blog about the distraint process available to commercial landlords in New Jersey – a sometimes cumbersome process the purpose of which is to put into the landlord’s pocket at least some of the back rent due from a defaulting tenant (see The Distress of Distraint). » Read More