Commercial Landlord and Tenant

Experienced Dispute Resolution Services for Commercial Landlords and Tenants

The relationship between landlords and tenants in a commercial building may be regulated not only by the lease agreement, but by local laws. The stakes can be high if there is a dispute.

At Brownlee Whitlow & Praet, PLLC, our lawyers represent landlords and tenants in North Carolina and South Carolina in a broad range of legal areas, including lease disputes.

Commercial Landlord Concerns

Our attorneys have many decades of experience in all aspects of commercial leasing, including:

  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial leases based on the specific needs and goals of our building owner/manager and tenant clients — with a clear sense of the value of preventing disputes and solidifying our client's position if litigation does arise;
  • Filings and follow-through on commercial holdover and eviction proceedings for nonpayment or other causes;
  • Sound, in-depth analysis of all types of existing gross and net leases;
  • Representation of our clients' positions in negotiations or landlord-tenant litigation over issues such as facility usage, maintenance obligations, security breaches, property alterations, traffic, subleasing and more.

Our experience extends to disputes involving all types of commercial property from shopping centers to office and industrial complexes, as well as condominiums and apartment buildings.

Alternatives to Litigation

The cost of litigation can quickly surpass the likely financial gain in a commercial landlord-tenant dispute. Our years of experience in resolving disagreements allow us to quickly and correctly analyze issues, risks and exposure. Litigation is always a last resort. We consider alternative dispute resolution techniques such as negotiation, mediation or arbitration. If litigation is necessary to protect your interests, however, we have a track record of success in the courtroom.