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HZ Law is a leader in the negotiation of commercial leases.  In the New York City metropolitan area we have been called upon by many building owners and tenant clients to negotiate and draft their leases for prime office, retail and residential space.

Our experience in negotiating construction contracts and architects’ agreements enables us to seamlessly take a landlord or a tenant from term sheet to move-in.  Providing counsel to all sides of lease-related issues gives our attorneys a balanced perspective.  The ability to understand both sides of a lease transaction makes us a stronger advocate for the interests of our client.

Leases are structured for our clients, including owners, landlords, small property owners, tenants, small business owners, retailers, and restaurant owners, to protect their immediate and long-term interests in the property they own or possess. The real estate lawyers at HZ Law are dedicated to advocate zealously on behalf of our clients, for their rights to develop and enforce leases.

A lease for commercial property must comprehensively and accurately represent the terms of the deal negotiated. A properly executed lease will fully protect the client in the event of disputes. Clients entering into a leasing agreement need the type of skillful experience we provide at HZ Law. From preparing and drafting to negotiating leases, whether related to an office, store, restaurant or a garage, mall, medical office or another facility, we  ensure that our clients’ best interests are served.

We take a proactive approach in developing office and retail leases to minimize or avoid problems in the future. Our knowledge of real estate law allows us to foresee potential problems inhering in the entire document or confined to a specific clause in the lease. Our vast experience with leasing documentation allows us to readily see pitfalls that could present challenges in the future.

No matter how detailed a lease is or how thoroughly it was developed and reviewed, disputes can arise. Our team will carefully review every word to examine where a contested problem arose or a violation occurred. The real estate lawyers at HZ Law will advocate for clients in negotiation or litigation in the manner that best safeguards your legal interests and promotes your rights.

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  • Bankruptcy and Creditor(s) Rights

    We provide representation to property owners and developers facing bankruptcy, as well, to help them safeguard their business interests.

  • Commercial Disputes

    Commercial disputes involving real estate can be complicated legal matters involving multiple parties and high‑dollar damages.

  • Mortgage Foreclosures

    At HZLAW, we handle all aspects of the foreclosure process, from the initial preparation of the case to the final surrender of the property back to our clients.

  • Co-op and Condo Conversions

    Co‑op/condo conversion plans must be developed according to strict rules established by the Attorney General’s office.

  • Landlord Tenant Disputes

    For our clients, we bring an experienced depth of knowledge of the rent regulatory laws such as the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, Rent Control and Loft Law, and landlord tenant disputes.

  • Real Estate Transactions/Financing

    We can facilitate the entire process, from preparing and reviewing all contracts and coordinating financing with the bank, to performing title reviews and attending the closing on your behalf.

  • Co-op and Condo Disputes

    At HZLAW we assist with the establishment of co‑ops and condos. We provide trusted counsel when a condo or co‑op board is put in place.

  • Leasing

    Leases are structured for our clients, landlords, small property owners, tenants, small business owners, retailers, and restaurant owners, to protect their immediate and long‑term interests in the property they own or possess.

  • About Company

    HORWITZ & ZIM LAW GROUP, P.C. (“HZLAW”) is a general practice firm specializing in Real Estate, Corporate Law and Civil Litigation in New York.