Part 1*: Welcome to Betensky Law PLLC’s “Commercial Leasing for Non-Lawyers,” a Blog Series on Commercial Leasing

Thank you for reading “Commercial Leasing for Non-Lawyers,” a Blog Series on Commercial Leasing. This series of short articles, or blogs, is designed to shed some light on the process by which parties enter into a Commercial Lease in New York. The blog is written by an experienced lawyer in plain English for the benefit of non-lawyers. We have attempted to break down complicated documents into “bite size” pieces that are easy to digest. Each article is designed to stand on its own or work together as part of the series.

Over the past 20 years, we have observed that many of our clients share similar concerns, and many of the same issues surface. For example, many clients wish to gain a better understanding of the rent commencement date, the indemnification clause and assignment and subletting clauses. In many deals there are guaranties, commencement date clauses and other issues that are negotiated by the attorneys. This series of articles is designed to answer some of these common questions and address some of these recurring issues.

Knowledge is power and we hope that this blog series empowers individuals to ask the right questions, understand the process and resolve issues early in the process to increase the likelihood of a achieving a fully executed lease.

Please keep in mind that all deals and all leases are different, and the parties should look to their attorneys for legal advice. This blog is for informational purposes only. Of course, if you are not yet represented by counsel, please do not hesitate to call us at (914)338-8050. We look forward to hearing from you.

*Thank you for taking the time to read this article. This article is part of our “Commercial Leasing for Non-Lawyers,” a Blog Series on Commercial Leasing. Other aspects of commercial leasing transactions in New York are discussed in other Parts of this series.

For questions about commercial real estate law, or general information about our firm, please contact us at (914) 338-8050 or send an e-mail to We look forward to hearing from you.

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