• The importance of client intake when drafting New York commercial lease agreements.

    Kiritsis Law Group. Phone: (212) – 922 – 0005 By: John Kiritsis, Esq., CPA, MBA, MS, JD, LL.M Drafting a proper lease contract is hard when you do not know the client's goals, needs, and limitations. Discussing with the client what they need or want is advisable. Real property laws are state laws. Typically, no federal statutes resolve property leasing disputes. Leases may be written, oral, or implied. Unlike with residential leases, case laws play a more pronounced role with resolving commerc…

  • What are some of the various types of New York lease agreements involving real property?

    Law Offices of Kiritsis & Associates. Phone: (212) – 922 – 0005. Author: John Kiritsis, Esq., CPA, MBA, MS, JD, LL.M Regarding contracts, real property leases can be classified as written, oral, and implied. Regarding charges between landlords and tenants, real property leases are categorized as gross leases and net leases. New York commercial leases may allow parties to waive certain statutory rights. With commercial lease cases, lawyers find client intake extremely important since each case …

  • Are real property leases in New York, legally binding contracts?

    Kiritsis Law Offices.Phone: (212) – 922 – 0005. Written by: John Kiritsis, Esq., CPA, MBA, MS, JD, LL.M Yes, under certain conditions. Real property contracts may be subject to various regulations that do not apply to other business contracts. Real property does NOT include personal property. New York real property law does NOT include personal property. In New York, chattel is typically NOT considered real property. Leases with governmental parties are beyond the scope of this legal guide. Publ…

  • The parol evidence rule in New York lease contracts for commercial and residential real estate.

    Kiritsis Law Group. Phone: (212) – 922 – 0005. By: John Kiritsis, Esq., CPA, MBA, MS, JD, LL.M The parol evidence rule is procedural law (the way evidence is admitted in court). Generally, it is not substantive law (the actual claims disputed). Such rules are construed from statutes by judges. This legal guide assumes the parties involved are NOT dealing in any “roomer”-type agreements (including seasonal and temporary occupancies). New York black letter law construes leases based on contract …

  • Can a court in New York, override the provisions of a commercial real property lease agreement?

    Law Offices of Kiritsis & Associates: (212) – 922 – 0005. Author: John Kiritsis, Esq., CPA, MBA, MS, JD, LL.M Yes, since New York real estate laws are mostly based on common law. However, courts overriding or changing common law is the exception, not the rule. Construing leases is often a matter of law. A jury will rarely resort to the parole evidence rule. Parties should NOT rely on courts to construe better bargains than those the lease provides. Courts will NOT construe a lease in a way t…


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