Butzel 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 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.


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