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Five Piedmont Center Ste 750
Atlanta, GA 30305-1541
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We represent developers, private investors, real estate companies and tenants/businesses in leasing transactions. Each Georgia real estate attorney at Foltz Martin identifies, details and presents potential risks to our clients, protections that can be placed into the lease to mitigate those risks and additional provisions that will benefit our clients which may not have been considered.
Our attorneys are very detail oriented, but also are creative and possess an economic understanding of lease transactions - both from the landlord’s and the tenant’s perspective. They diligently pursue provisions and revisions to add economic value to our clients. People, like a marriage, often go into a lease expecting everything to work out perfectly fine. If it does, then certain lease provisions and protections are not as important, from a practical perspective. However, when problems arise, as they often do, it is the protections and additional beneficial provisions that we understand and attempt to incorporate into leases that add tremendous value to our clients, in addition to the economic value that we can add with provisions that are important regardless of success or failure of the business arrangement. Finally, we gain knowledge about our clients and their businesses and operations so that we can prepare and negotiate leases tailored to them rather than attempting to do such in a vacuum.
Our leasing attorneys at Foltz Martin are deal-makers and add value to our clients with their understanding of typical middle-ground provisions so that we often start with a form lease or initial mark-up of a lease that protects our client but is not so one-sided that it results in heavy negotiations, delays and increased transaction costs. Another one of our approaches to negotiating is to gather information from the other side of the transaction as to what they are mainly trying to protect and then to revise provisions in a way that their concerns are protected as well as the needs and concerns of our client.