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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Announces Formation of Commercial Lease Litigation Group

LOS ANGELES—Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) has announced the formation of its Commercial Lease Litigation Group, which provides a full range of legal services for tenants, landlords, lenders and REITs needing to modify or terminate commercial leases.

“Our lawyers have deep experience in legal areas that often impact commercial lease litigation, including real estate and land use, zoning and regulatory issues, insurance, financing, taxation, labor and employment, and restructuring and bankruptcy,” said Joel Deutsch, Chair of JMBM’s Commercial Lease Litigation Group. “Drawing on this experience, we develop the best strategy for each client.”

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the economy, many businesses are faced with the need to renegotiate or terminate their commercial leases, which often involves litigation. The unpredictable nature of both state and federal responses to the current health crisis may require new approaches to ensure landlords, tenants and lenders can continue to thrive.

Robert Mangels, Chair of JMBM’s Litigation Department added, “JMBM continues to monitor government programs and regulations relating to the pandemic, to determine how they inform commercial lease litigation outcomes.”

JMBM’s lawyers are experienced in litigating leasing issues in a wide range of commercial real estate asset classes, including:

  • Retail and shopping center
  • Hospitality, including hotel and restaurant
  • Office
  • Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Storage and distribution
  • Equipment and auto dealerships
  • Event venues
  • Mixed-use properties

About JMBM’s Commercial Lease Litigation Group
The lawyers comprising JMBM’s Commercial Lease Litigation Group have decades of experience litigating commercial leases nationwide and represent the full spectrum of those involved in commercial leases including tenants, landlords, lenders, REITs and others.

Joel Deutsch