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Five Bone McAllester Norton Attorneys Selected Best of the Bar by the Nashville Business Journal

We are honored to announce five Bone McAllester Norton attorneys were selected to the Nashville Business Journal’s Best of the Bar class of 2018. On June 26, Anne Sumpter Arney, Trace Blankenship, Anne C. Martin, Andrea P. Perry, and Stephen Zralek were recognized as some of Nashville’s top legal minds and corporate counsel.

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BoneLaw Counsel in Deal Worth $20 Million

Congratulations to Bonelaw client Zycron, an information technology service firm, on its recent sale to Texas based BG Staffing Inc. The inclusion of the Zycron offices headquartered in Nashville with branches in Memphis and Chattanooga, gives BG Staffing which is based in Plano, TX 56 offices covering 25 states. Zycron began with one-employee in 1991 and grew to $38 million in revenues in 2016. The Bonelaw team of James Crumlin, Charles Robert Bone and Andrea Perry were an integral part of the completion of the deal.

Read more about the sale and the entrepreneurial success story of Zycron.

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Ambassador Andrew Young delivers Keynote at 16th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Fellowship Breakfast.

Acclaimed leader returns to Nashville to discuss his experiences during the civil rights movement and challenged attendees to continue the push towards peace and justice throughout the world.

Nashville, Tenn. (January 17, 2017) - Nashville law firm Bone McAllester Norton PLLC recently hosted its 16th Annual Fellowship Breakfast honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with Ambassador Andrew Young serving as keynote speaker. The event has been held annually to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.

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A colleague and friend of Dr. King’s, Ambassador Young chairs the Andrew Young Foundation, is a former two-term mayor of Atlanta, Georgia Congressman, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations is a global statesman, and lifelong advocate of building collaborative partnerships across socioeconomic lines and using public policy to transform societies for the greater good.

“Nashville is a leading city, where I learned from the non-violent teachings of people here – citizens and students during the civil rights movement,” said Young. “It is wonderful to be back in Music City again to celebrate and honor my friend Dr. King, as well as discuss our country’s current political landscape.  We must be hopeful for our incoming administration, reach out to people who have opposing views and work together to heal our country.”

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, welcomed Young during the program which also featured performances by The McCrary Sisters and Lawrence Thomison whose soulful sounds brought the audience to its feet.

In a post-event meeting, the two mayors had a chance to discuss Nashville, then and now, along with accepting a surprise call to Young from President-elect Donald Trump.

“I appreciated Ambassador Young giving me the opportunity to speak with President-elect Trump, and I intend to continue having an open dialogue with the Trump administration so that I may advocate for federal policies and programs that will keep Nashville moving forward,” said Mayor Megan Barry, the first female Mayor of Nashville. “Our city would not be where it is today without the vision, leadership and desire of people who came together to create a country that adopted tolerance and acceptance.”

Over 600 people attended the event, held at the Music City Center.

“We were honored to have Ambassador Young share his wealth of knowledge in pushing for a just society through his work with Dr. King, building a city or representing our country’s interests at an international level,” said Stacey Garrett Koju, founder and chairman of the board of directors for Bone. “The entire program - from the message to the music – was relevant, meaningful, and appropriate for us in multiple ways.”

Bone McAllester Norton is pleased to announce honors received by Bonelaw attorneys from the Nashville Bar Association.

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At the Nashville Bar Association’s Annual Meeting this month, Ed Yarbrough and Andrea Perry each received The President’s Award in recognition of their extraordinary service, leadership and dedication to the Nashville Bar Association and to the city and people of Nashville. The award is considered one of the greatest honors given to a member of the Nashville Bar Association. In addition, Stephen Zralek has been elected to serve a four-year term on the NBA’s Board of Directors.

Yarbrough has been a successful trial lawyer in Nashville for more than 40 years. Well known for his past experience as a state and federal prosecutor, Yarbrough now focuses his practice on defending major criminal cases. He also helps clients with government investigations and handles civil litigation for plaintiffs and defendants. A former United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, he is an award-winning lawyer, having been named Lawyer of the Year multiple times by U.S. News Best Lawyers in America, and recognized by the Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Post and American College of Trial Lawyers for his work.

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Perry concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate, commercial lending, general corporate, entertainment and tax-exempt organizations. While an active member of the Nashville Bar since 2000, she has served in various roles including Immediate Past 2nd Vice-President of the NBA and Past Chair of the NBA High School Intern Program. Honors and recognition are nothing new to Perry, having been named to the Nashville Business Journal’s Women of Influence, Best of the Bar and 40 Under 40 lists, as well as receiving an ATHENA Young Professionals Award from Cable, Nashville’s professional leadership organization for women.

Zralek has been a member of the Nashville Bar since for almost 20 years and has served throughout the years on the IP Committee, Federal Courts Committee and CLE Committee. In addition to his active intellectual property and business litigation practice, Zralek is a member of the 2014-15 class of Leadership Nashville, and has been recognized by U.S. News Best Lawyers in America, as well as Mid-South and Tennessee Super Lawyers. He has also been named the Nashville Business Journal’s Best of the Bar going back to 2006.

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Women's Equality Day

President Barack Obama designated an historic home of the U.S. women's Suffrage movement as a national monument.  He said he looks forward to a time when girls are astonished that a female had never occupied the Oval Office.  AP (April 12)

All American women vote because 48 states ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

Today a group of Bone McAllester Norton attorneys went to Centennial Park to celebrate "Women's Equality Day."  A monument to the suffragists' victory was unveiled in Centennial Park this morning.  It was sculpted by Nashville's own Alan LeQuire and features women who were actually in Nashville at the time the bill was effecting this monumental change.

The event was attended by several dignitaries including the mayors from Nashville, Knoxville, Clarksville and Memphis.

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Four BoneLaw Attorneys top the Nashville Business Journal's Best of the Bar List

We are honored to share that four of our attorneys have been selected to Nashville's Best of the Bar list, published by the Nashville Business Journal.    The process for determining the list this year has changed.  First, lawyers were grouped into categories by areas of practice not firm size and secondly the voting weight was distributed more heavily among voters outside the nominee's own firm.

Our own Best of the Bar lawyers are:

Corporate & Securities

Healthcare

Intellectual Property

The attorneys who made the Best of the Bar list will be recognized at a cocktail reception on June 2.  Congratulations to all the attorneys!

To see the entire list published in the Nashville Business Journal, click here.

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Five Bone McAllester Norton Attorneys Selected to Nashville Business Journal’s Best of the Bar

Congratulations are in order to five Bone McAllester Norton attorneys, who have been selected to the Nashville Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” list, announced today: Anne Sumpter Arney, William T. Cheek, Anne C. Martin, Andrea P. Perry and Stephen J. Zralek.

The publication solicited nominees in three size categories, plus a corporate counsel category, and nominees voted on each other, determining the final selection of 85 attorneys.

They will be recognized in the June 19 print edition.

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Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 39 attorneys and offices in Nashville, Sumner and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 18 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

From What Every HR Department Needs to Know to Restaurant Openings, Bonelaw Has the Latest Updates

Bone McAllester Norton has important updates and announcements to share with you, our valued clients and friends, in our latest newsletter. Click here to read about the impact a recent lawsuit could have on common severance agreement language, how our Alcoholic Beverage Law group opened two high-end restaurants in Memphis, awards and accolades our attorneys have been given and our involvement with Habitat for Humanity.

Andrea Perry Wins Women of Influence Award

Congratulations to Bone McAllester Norton attorney Andrea P. Perry, who was honored with the Nashville Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award in the “Inspiration/Mentor” category. The awards luncheon was held today at the Renaissance Hotel. The 10 winners were selected from nominations reviewed by past winners.

“We are proud of Andrea and all that she has accomplished professionally and personally,” said Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC. “She has been a tremendous asset to our firm, and as a trusted mentor, she has helped shape the lives of many young women. Andrea is most deserving of this recognition. She will continue to make a difference in our community for many years to come.”

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Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

Andrea Perry Named as a Nashville Business Journal 2014 Women of Influence Finalist

Congratulations to Bone McAllester Norton attorney Andrea Perry, who has been named as a finalist in the Nashville Business Journal’s “2014 Women of Influence” awards. Andrea was nominated in the “Inspiration/Mentor” category. Winners will be announced at an awards luncheon at the Renaissance Hotel on February 11.

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Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 36 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

 

Twelve Bone McAllester Norton Attorneys are Named 2013 “Mid-South Super Lawyers”

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Friday – November 8, 2013


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Nashville, TN – The 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list was released today, and 12 Bone McAllester Norton PLLC attorneys were included. Eight have been named as Mid-South Super Lawyers, while four have been included as Mid-South Rising Stars.


Mid-South Super Lawyers are selected through a multi-phased process, which includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The list is produced by Super Lawyers, a national rating service that includes more than 70 practice areas.

Super Lawyers also selects attorneys to be included in the Rising Stars list, which is compiled using the same requirements and selection process as the Super Lawyers list. However, to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

The eight attorneys named to the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list include:


    • James A. Crumlin, Jr., who made the list for Employment & Labor. He concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law, small and mid-sized business representation and corporate business litigation.

    • Sharon O. Jacobs, an attorney with environmental litigation experience at the federal, state and local levels, made the list for Environmental law.

    • Anne C. Martin was selected for Employment Litigation Defense. She is a commercial litigation and employment lawyer, representing both employers and employees.

    • Sam J. McAllester, III represents financial institutions and concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial lending, creditors’ rights and financial consultations. He was named to the list for Real Estate law.

    • Edward M. Yarbrough, a successful trial lawyer for more than 40 years, focuses his practice on defending major criminal cases, helps clients with government investigations and handles civil litigation for plaintiffs and defendants.

    • Stephen J. Zralek made the Super Lawyers list for IP Litigation. Mr. Zralek assists clients with resolving sensitive, high-profile disputes through intellectual property litigation, business litigation and entertainment litigation.



Bone McAllester Norton’s two of-counsel attorneys also made the list:


    • John P. Branham, a civil trial lawyer whose practice focuses on business litigation and plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, made the list for Business Litigation.

    • Larry W. Bridgesmith was selected for the Super Lawyers list under Employment & Labor. Mr. Bridgesmith has more than 30 years of legal experience in dispute resolution and innovative workplace strategies.



The four attorneys with Bone McAllester Norton named to the 2013 Mid-South Rising Stars list include:

  • David M. Anthony, for Bankruptcy Law. Mr. Anthony concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, construction and lien litigation.

  • Charles Robert Bone, whose practice includes transactions, corporate governance, small businesses and entrepreneurs. He was selected to the list for Business Litigation.

  • Andrea P. Perry, for Real Estate Law. Ms. Perry also practices law in commercial lending, general corporate, entertainment and tax-exempt organizations.

  • Chris Raybeck, who represents clients in commercial real estate and commercial lending transactions, business acquisitions, company formation and governance matters. He made the list for Banking Law.


For more information about these awards and the law firm, visit www.bonelaw.com.

About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.

Summer 2013 Newsletter Features Best of the Bar, Most Powerful Women, HIPAA Updates, Office Renovations and More

It's summertime, but that doesn't mean we are slowing down! From "Best of the Bar" and "Most Powerful Women" to board appointments, a new attorney and timely updates on helping our clients navigate HIPAA and HR regulations, Bonelaw has plenty to share.

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Bone McAllester Norton’s Anne Martin, Andrea Perry and Stephen Zralek Selected to Nashville Business Journal’s Best of the Bar

Congratulations are in order to three of Bone McAllester Norton’s attorneys, Anne C. Martin, Andrea P. Perry and Stephen J. Zralek, selected to the Nashville Business Journal’s Best of the Bar list, which was announced today. The publication solicited nominees in three size categories, plus a corporate counsel category, and nominees voted on each other, determining the final selection of 75 attorneys.

Anne, Andrea and Stephen will be recognized during a reception June 6 at the Nashville City Club.

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Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.




 


Andrea Perry Named to “40 Under 40”

Bone McAllester Norton congratulates our own Andrea P. Perry for receiving the “40 Under 40” honor from the Nashville Business Journal. She will be honored at a luncheon at the Wildhorse Saloon on Wednesday, March 13.

Well done, Andrea! We are proud of you and the work you do both professionally and personally.

Andrea Perry Named to “40 Under 40”

Bone McAllester Norton congratulates our own Andrea P. Perry for receiving the “40 Under 40” honor from the Nashville Business Journal. She will be honored at a luncheon at the Wildhorse Saloon on Wednesday, March 13.

Well done, Andrea! We are proud of you and the work you do both professionally and personally.

Andrea Perry Named one of Nashville's Most Beautiful People

Nashville Lifestyles magazine released the 25 Most Beautiful People list in the October 2012 edition, and attorney Andrea Perry is among them!

This list consists of people from around Music City that are not just "easy on the eyes", but who are also philanthropists and supporters of their community. Congratulations Andrea!

Read about all 25 members of the 2012 class in the October issue of Nashville Lifestyles.


 
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Attorney Andrea Perry Wins ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award

Congratulations to Andrea Perry on being named a 2012 ATHENA Young Professional Leader!


The Nashville ATHENA Award Program is proud to sponsor the ATHENA Young Professional
Leadership Award. This international award recognizes emerging women leaders across professional
sectors for exemplary leadership. It actively supports and celebrates the ATHENA mission of supporting,
developing and honoring women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their full potential, and helping to
create balance in leadership worldwide. It honors women between the ages of 25 and 40 who excel in
their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and serve as a role
model for young women.


 

 

Attorney Andrea Perry Wins ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award

Congratulations to Andrea Perry on being named a 2012 ATHENA Young Professional Leader!

The Nashville ATHENA Award Program is proud to sponsor the ATHENA Young Professional
Leadership Award. This international award recognizes emerging women leaders across professional
sectors for exemplary leadership. It actively supports and celebrates the ATHENA mission of supporting,
developing and honoring women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their full potential, and helping to
create balance in leadership worldwide. It honors women between the ages of 25 and 40 who excel in
their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and serve as a role
model for young women.

 
 

"Seven Key Lease Issues"

Benjamin Franklin once said, “[a]n ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” While this phrase is commonly used in the medical field, it also has meaning as it relates to the negotiation of commercial leases.


It is imperative that before a medical provider enters into a lease for medical office space, he or she should review and understand the terms of the lease in order to avoid problems in the future. In the case of lease negotiation, the devil is definitely in the details. This article focuses on seven tips the tenant should consider when negotiating a lease to prevent costly issues from arising. The seven tips are as follows:


1) It is important for the tenant to read the ENTIRE lease. Since it is typical that the landlord, or an attorney hired by landlord, has drafted the lease, the landlord has an advantage as the landlord is familiar with the language used and exactly what that language implies. Thus, in order to level the playing field, it is imperative you read the entire lease – and read it again! Take the time to understand the smallest details and especially, how they relate to you. Ask, “how will this impact me?” Try to walk through a few “what if?” scenarios in order to understand the potential consequences that could be set in motion should some unfavorable clause actually come into play. Pay close attention to the exhibits, particularly the Rules and Regulations. Some of these issues may actually impact you as a tenant, so read the Rules and Regulations as carefully as you do the rest of the lease. Consider hiring an attorney to explain the lease in more details and to assist in tailoring and negotiating the lease to meet the practice's individual needs and objectives.


2) In most form medical office leases, the landlord has the right to reenter the leased premises to inspect it to ensure that the tenant is complying with the lease, to show it to future tenants, and to allow the landlord to make needed repairs to the leased premises. Generally, medical tenants will seek to place limitations on the landlord's reentry rights. Specifically, such access is limited by requesting that the landlord give tenant at least twenty-four hours advance notice before entering the leased premises. In addition, due to the nature of their practice, health care providers may limit the landlord's access to examining rooms and other areas during certain hours of the day. This can be done through designating certain privacy areas on a diagram showing the finished leased premises.


3) If the Tenant is leasing space in a multi-tenant building, particularly if it is a medical office building, it is prudent for the tenant to request that the landlord add an exclusive use provision. An exclusive use provision basically prohibits the landlord from leasing any of the remaining space in the building to any tenant whose intended use would be in direct conflict with your specific medical specialty.


4) A common provision found in most leases is the indemnification provision. This provision provides that the tenant will indemnify the landlord against any claims brought by third parties for personal injury or property damage caused by the tenant or otherwise occurring in the leased premises. It is important that such a provision is qualified by the inclusion of an exception for matters directly caused by the landlord’s negligence or willful misconduct, as it is improper for the landlord to seek indemnification from the tenant for the landlord’s own wrongful acts (or those of the landlord’s employees, agents or contractors). Further, as most indemnification provisions are completely one-sided, it is important to ask for a mutual indemnification as the landlord should have an obligation to indemnify tenant for injuries and damages caused by the negligence or willful misconduct of landlord as it relates to the leased premises.


5) While some medical office leases require the physician simply to pay a monthly rent, in other leases the tenant is obligated to pay additional rent (e.g., the tenant’s share of the operating expenses). Typically, in a multi-tenant building, the landlord “passes through” to its tenants all of landlord’s expenses for operating the entire building. Typical operating expenses include the landlord’s costs of operating, maintaining, repairing, cleaning, painting, and securing the property. As a tenant, you want absolute clarity regarding all monetary obligations. There can be hidden traps for the naïve tenant in this part of the lease. Pay close attention to how your share of the operating expenses will be calculated. For example, if the lease states that your share of operating expenses will be your square footage divided by the total occupied square footage in the building, and you occupy 10% of a building which has 50% of its space filled, then you must reimburse the landlord for 20% of its operating expenses. This outcome can be prevented by insisting that the calculation be based on your portion of the leasable space in the building, whether or not the rest of the building is occupied. Further, you should include in the lease that the tenant has the right to review and audit the landlord's books and records relating to operating expenses and taxes annually to ensure that you are not overcharged.


6) It is important to have the ability to assign and/or sublet the leased premises in the event that the location is not good for business, and the term has not expired. However, it is common to find in the majority of form medical office leases a provision that states that approval for the tenant to sublet space or assign the leased premises is at the sole discretion of the Landlord. This means that the Landlord does not have to articulate any reason whatsoever when withholding consent to any assignment and/or sublet of the leased premises. Thus, it is important to ask that the landlord amend this language to provide that the landlord’s consent to a proposed sublease or assignment will not be unreasonably withheld, delayed or denied. This will prevent the landlord from arbitrarily withholding consent should you ever wish to assign the lease to a credit-worthy, reputable third party.


7) In the event the landlord agrees to a sublease, in order to comply with the safe harbor exceptions to the Anti-Kickback Statute, when you sublease space you must ensure that (i) the sublease is in writing and is signed by both parties, (ii) the sublease describes the specific space being leased, (iii) if the sublease provides access for periodic intervals rather than full time, the intervals are specified in the sublease, (iv) the sublease must be at least for one (1) year, (v) the aggregate rent charged for the term of the sublease is set in advance, consistent with fair market value and does not take into account the volume or value of referrals between the parties of business payable under Medicare or a state healthcare program, and (vi) the aggregate space rented does not exceed that which is reasonably necessary to accomplish the commercially reasonable business purpose of the rental.


When negotiating a lease, it is important to take preventive steps in an effort to avoid issues that may be costly to deal with in the future. You should be able to avoid many lease-related headaches by implementing some of the aforementioned tips along with the help of an experienced commercial real estate attorney.