Navigating Commercial Real Estate Leasing and Sales Disputes in the COVID-19 Era

Blank Rome-Hosted Live Webinar

Online via WebEx


Part of Blank Rome's Primers for Pandemic Litigation Webinar Series

With the novel coronavirus wreaking havoc on the economy, commercial real estate leases across the country are being broken and a slew of transactions are being terminated. This live webinar will address the practical challenges faced by commercial landlords, tenants, buyers, and sellers during these unique and challenging times.

The presenters will discuss the following questions facing parties to commercial real estate leases and transactions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • What are the best approaches for landlords and tenants forced to negotiate during this difficult situation?
  • When can a Force Majeure clause or other contractual defense be used to excuse the non-payment of rent?
  • Can co-tenancy clauses, common in shopping center leases, be triggered by the pandemic to escape deals?
  • What language may—or may not—trigger a material adverse change provision to allow termination of a pre-pandemic real estate transaction?
  • When can a buyer or seller rely upon the impossibility defense to terminate a transaction?



Please contact Meredith Spilker.