Drafting and Negotiating Real Estate Leases

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Experiential Includes practical assessments throughout the class, plus a capstone assignment where you apply your skills in the context of a real-world matter.

Class Content


This course introduces students to the process of drafting and negotiating real estate leases. It begins by providing an overview of the commercial lease process, including differences between different types of commercial leases and the junior associate’s role in a commercial lease transaction. The course then explores preliminary concepts, such as common terms, associated tasks that occur before and after drafting, and the form of lease required in the transaction. Lastly, the course explores the key provisions of a lease agreement, beginning with a broad view of the structure of a typical commercial lease, and the provisions  contained in the lease summary, lease body, and the exhibits and addenda included in a commercial lease. 


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the commercial lease process.
  • Identify common types of commercial leases.
  • Review a legal document request form and incorporate the provisions into a form lease amendment.
  • Understand the junior associate’s role in the lease drafting and negotiation process.
  • Differentiate between and explain the purpose of various ancillary documents relating to commercial leases.

Simulation Exercise

Your client, ABC Properties, owns a shopping center commonly referred to as “ABC Shopping Center.”  ABC Properties’ tenant, The Best Coffee Shop, Inc., a California corporation, has a lease that is nearing the end of its lease term and the parties have negotiated a lease extension, along with some additional revisions to the Lease. The tenant has completed the Legal Document Request Form which outlines the basic deal points of the proposed Amendment. The student will review the Lease and the Legal Document Request Form and prepare a draft of a Lease Amendment that incorporates all the requested provisions.

CLE Credit

2 CLE Credits is available for each course.


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