Advanced Conference on Negotiating, Drafting and Enforcing Commercial Leases

Venue: Marriott Bloor Yorkville

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: May 17, 2011
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Description

Th e commercial leasing environment is constantly changing: Market fl uctuations, new retail
players, changes from a landlords’ market to a tenants’ market, as well as current economic realities
have forced landlords, tenants and private practitioners to adapt in order to accommodate and
protect their business, fi nancial and legal interests.
In response to the evolving leasing landscape, Th e Canadian Institute is proud to bring you its
NEW Advanced Commercial Leasing Conference. Th is unique advanced event was researched,
developed and designed to provide you with practical, strategic and economically sound approaches
when negotiating, drafting and enforcing commercial leases. Learn and benefi t from the innovative
ways that leading landlord, tenants and private practitioners have managed, leveraged, and
overcome the various issues and challenges they face today in order to avoid potentially costly
and litigious mistakes.
Key topics include:
• Controlling and allocating operating costs to reduce their fi nancial impact
• Identifying lease issues that arise in the sale and fi nancing of a property
• Achieving consistency between insurance clauses and other clauses in the lease
• Understanding the impact of environmental concerns on commercial leases
• Incorporating lease transfer and exit strategies into your agreements
• Anticipating market trends to adjust negotiation strategies accordingly
• Tailoring negotiation strategies that fi t a short, mid or long-term lease
• Pre-emptively dealing with a party’s default, insolvency or bankruptcy to protect both
parties’ rights
• Leveraging your position when dealing with challenging clauses at each stage
of the relationship
• Understanding how restrictive covenants can be used to maintain stability in the relationship
• Understanding the rights & obligations of the franchisor and franchisee to properly allocate
costs, risks and liability
Th is unique event is NOT TO BE MISSED if you are in-house counsel for a landlord or a tenant,
or a private practitioner in real estate and leasing… Your clients and organizations rely on you to
negotiate the best terms for them while protecting them from hidden costs, shifting risks and
fl uctuating market trends.
Ensure that you have the necessary tools for success – Reserve today!

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