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Our commercial leasing attorneys help lessors and lessees develop, negotiate and finalize lease terms, including technical and practical details, that enable both parties to meet their business needs.  In event of default, we help protect the lessor’s interests by renegotiating the lease terms or pursuing subleasing options.  When necessary, we negotiate a termination or buyout of the lease so that our client can put the property back on the market.

A significant portion of our work falls in the specialized area of retail leasing.  We represent regional and national shopping mall developers, owners and retail tenants in securing the most advantageous leases.  We also advise on lease financing for office facilities, whether structured as sale/leaseback, acquisition or redevelopment projects.

Bracewell has represented a number of corporations in the relocations of national and regional headquarters.  Our attorneys have been involved in transactions totaling in excess of five million square feet over the past few years.  We represent developers, borrowers, sponsors, lenders and facilitators in transactions involving sale/leaseback, synthetic leases and other structured and leveraged lease financings, as well as more traditional forms of build-to-suit leases and term, construction and permanent financings.

We help clients relocate and expand office, industrial and commercial facilities through tax-advantaged strategies, often in conjunction with municipal and state tax-exempt bond financing for construction of roads, sewers, public utilities and other infrastructure.  We serve as counsel for issuers and underwriters on such financing vehicles as special assessment and special service bonds, revenue refunding bonds, and adjustable-rate demand revenue bonds.