Commercial Real Estate

Carella Byrne’s experienced commercial real estate attorneys provide representation focused on protecting the interests and achieving the goals of developers, investors, building owners, landowners, landlords, and tenants in commercial real estate transactions of all sizes and complexity. Our goal is to minimize risk, prepare meticulous and thorough documentation, and facilitate prompt closings and durable tenancies without unnecessary and avoidable complications.

Commercial Real Estate Transactions

We handle all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including site selection, due diligence, contract negotiations, leasing, mortgage financing, and other secured lending, mortgage foreclosures, and loan workouts. Our comprehensive suite of commercial real estate services includes delivering sound counsel, reliable guidance, and all necessary documents involving:

  • Build-outs
  • Buying and Selling
  • Retail and Industrial Properties
  • Condominium and Multi-unit Developments
  • Development Contracts
  • Environmental Issues
  • Construction Financing
  • Purchase Financing
  • Sale and Leaseback Transactions
  • 1031 and Other Tax-deferred Exchanges
  • Joint Ventures and Other Investment Structures
  • Property Management Agreements
  • Zoning and Land Use Matters
Commercial Leasing

Combining a meticulous eye for detail with an ability to see long-term implications, Carella Byrne provides seasoned, business-savvy representation for commercial landlords and tenants.

We draft, negotiate, and review leases with each client’s specific needs and objectives always at the fore. Our efforts focus on minimizing potential risks and maximizing economic benefits through documents tailored to achieve those goals. From large established companies to early-stage businesses leasing their first commercial space, we help our clients establish a solid foundation for a positive and profitable landlord-tenant relationship.

If uncertainties, disputes, or defaults arise under an existing lease, we look at the document with a critical eye and provide sound guidance as to how to best proceed. Our objective is to resolve such conflicts with minimal cost and disruption, seeking to protect the value of our clients’ investment in their property or space as well as repair and preserve the leasing relationship if it is in our client’s interests. But when zealous advocacy is required, Carella Byrne’s business litigators stand ready to protect our clients’ rights in the courtroom with skill and determination.

Carella Byrne represents commercial landlords and tenants in all aspects of commercial leasing, including:

  • Short and Long-Term Retail Leases
  • Fixed-Rate and Triple Net Leases
  • Percentage Rent Leases
  • Shopping Center and Common Area Maintenance Provisions
  • Lease Options and Extensions
  • Buildout Agreements
  • Subleases and Assignments
  • Management Agreements
  • Termination Agreements
  • Exclusive Use Provisions and Restrictions

No matter your role in a commercial real estate transaction or tenancy, Carella Byrne’s real estate lawyers stand ready to protect your investment, your property, and your interests.


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Wills & Estates

Our attorneys understands how critical it is that business owners prepare for retirement or unforeseen circumstances in a way that provides for their financial well-being and the continuity of their companies.


When disputes arise, our seasoned litigators provide exceptional advocacy grounded in holistic strategies designed to achieve each client’s overall business, financial, and personal goals.

Labor Law

Whether before a hearing board, in the courtroom, or at the negotiating table, our labor lawyers leverage their considerable advocacy and negotiating skills to advance and protect our clients’ interests.

About us

Student Mental Health and Social Media

Partner Michael Innes wrote an article titled “Why New Jersey school districts are filing lawsuits against social media companies, which is featured in the New Jersey School Board Association Reader Forum: Student Mental Health and Social Media.

Chrysler Owners Win Cert. Of 6M Class In Takata Airbag MDL

A judge has certified a class of roughly 6 million Fiat Chrysler vehicle owners who assert fraud claims against FCA US in sprawling multidistrict litigation accusing automakers of hiding the risks associated with allegedly explosive Takata airbags.
The 74

Carella Byrne’s Michael Innes Featured in Recent The 74 Article

Innes was featured in recent article titled Teen Mental Health Crisis Pushes More School Districts to Sue Social Media Giants. “The harms caused by social media companies have impacted the districts’ ability to carry out their core mission of providing education.”

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