Butzel Long leasing attorneys assist clients with their leasing matters across virtually all asset classes including, office, retail, industrial, health care and warehousing. Whether complex or simple, our attorneys handle leasing matters with equal efficiency. Our leasing attorneys are experienced in representing landlords, tenants, lenders, brokers and property or asset managers in all phases of leasing, from letters of intent, to transaction structure, to lease negotiation, to build-out and occupancy. As these relationships progress Butzel Long leasing attorneys are involved in assignments, licenses, subleases, expansions, extensions, renewals and terminations. When lease disputes arise, the depth of our experience positions us to represent any of the diverse interests involved.


  • Leasing of numerous offices on behalf of major advertising clients throughout the country
  • Negotiated cell tower leases on behalf of landlords or tenants
  • Leasing - Land Lord Counsel
  • Negotiated the 8th largest leasing transaction in New York City on behalf of a financial services tenant
  • Developed and negotiated industrial lease for major manufacturers
  • Acted as lead counsel in negotiating and structuring large industrial design/build lease, including coordination of all aspects of financing and project oversight
  • Represented developer of numerous hotel development projects including acquisitions, financing, operations, licensing and sales
  • Litigated lease disputes on behalf of tenants concerning operating expenses in connection with lease audits
  • Represented an international logistics company in a lease of 1,086,000 square foot manufacturing facility for supplier services
  • Representation of tenant in subleasing 170,000 square feet to social service organization and negotiation of complex arrangements to obtain landlord’s consent
  • Represented Shopping Center landlords and tenants for national retail and big box stores as well as smaller and more local retail stores
  • Lease for insurance company
  • Leasing of retail and commercial space on behalf of Landlord
  • Negotiations for numerous mobile home park developments including; Acquisitions, financing, operations, licensing and sales
  • Negotiations with landlord on behalf of tenant regarding violation of exclusive use clause
  • Leases & Sub Leases
  • Negotiated numerous lease transactions for national & international locations
  • Acted as principal attorneys for the developer of a complex $180,000,000 historical rehabilitation, conversion, retrofitting of a 32 story jewel in downtown Detroit, including all aspects of financing
  • Negotiated restaurant leases on behalf of landlords or tenants throughout the country
  • Leasing - Landlord's counsel
  • Leasing of an entire Shopping Center on behalf of landlord
  • Prevailed on Motion for Summary Disposition on behalf of our client, an anchor tenant in a shopping center, and against the landlord who claimed wrongful termination of the lease
  • Leasing - Landlord's counsel
  • Leasing for multinational investment company in NY, Chicago, San Francisco, Hong Kong and London
  • Leasing of major New York City office building on behalf of Landlord
  • Represented national carrier with regard to Cell Tower leasing
  • Represented auto supplier in long-term lease of new facility to be constructed
  • Negotiated Retail Store leases on behalf of landlords or tenants
  • Leasing - Land Lord Counsel
  • Negotiated long term mortgageable ground lease on behalf of developer for construction of physicians office building adjoining surgical center
  • Lease dispute for major exposition center


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