Adam Klausner is a senior lecturer at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He teaches courses in law: Real Estate Law (HADM 4870), Internet Law (HADM 4890), and Law for Entrepreneurs (HADM 4800/6800), and the graduate class Real Estate Law (HADM 6870). Adam is also a practicing corporate, business and real estate lawyer with 30 years’ experience. He provides counsel to a range of companies in fields that include real estate development, hospitality, software, technology, and manufacturing. Adam also represents non-profit organizations, including groups dedicated to the promotion of culture, music, education, international development, history, and the environment.
Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, understanding and navigating commercial lease agreements is critically important. Language matters: Ambiguous terms, complicated conditions, and standard boilerplate can be the difference between successful lease agreements and long, costly disputes.
In this course, you will examine and identify the elements of commercial leases. You will then analyze common lease language and explore the tension points, critical terms, and features of a commercial lease. Throughout, you will evaluate lease provisions and make suggestions to clarify and improve lease language. After taking this course, you will be better prepared to assess and negotiate favorable lease terms.
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Real estate brokers
- Real estate developers, funds, REITS, and advisory firms
- Real estate asset managers, property managers, and project managers
- Commercial leasing agents
- Professionals involved with real estate financing and investments
- Anyone who owns real estate