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Welcome to the Assignment and Subletting Committee. Now that you're here, we hope you'll stay! Our goal is to educate and involve our members in all aspects of assignment and subletting issues, including the drafting and negotiation of assignment and sublease clauses, subleases and assignment agreements. To achieve our goals, we plan to organize programs, share clauses, and draft forms for this website. The success of this Committee rests largely on the efforts and participation of its members. Accordingly, if any member has a question, comment or issue they'd like to open up for discussion to the group, or a case or clause they'd like to share, simply submit it to the Chair or Vice Chair for circulation to the Committee (anonymously or with attribution). We welcome your comments, your ideas, and your questions.


We’re looking for speakers and moderators for the Anatomy of a Sublease program, sublease and assignment forms and clauses (to develop a library), and IDEAS FOR PROJECTS. Contact Nancy Connery and Matthew B. Mattingly if you’d like to participate or have an idea.

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Nuts and Bolts: Anatomy of a Sublease

May 20, 2014

Call Time: 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET/2:00 pm PT
Dial in number: 866/646-6488
Participant Pass code: 557 741 9753


Section Events

    The Use and Abuse of Exculpatory Clauses


    Can fiduciaries rely on exculpatory clauses in wills and trusts? Exculpatory clauses can take several forms, from clauses which expressly exclude obligations which would otherwise apply to fiduciaries, to clauses which purport to absolve fiduciaries from losses arising from their actions. Exculpatory ...

    Use, Assignability, and Other Tenant Rights


    One Form Doesn't Fit All: How Do Retail, Office, Industrial and Ground Net Leases Differ, and Why Does It Matter? Many provisions are common to all leases, but the concerns of the parties to a lease vary depending on the nature and use of the property leased. A lawyer needs to recognize the ways in ...

    Is Sharing Really Caring? Part 2: The Laws of Sharing Residential Properties (Airbnb, VRBO etc.)


    Is Sharing Really Caring? Part 2: The Laws of Sharing Residential Properties (Airbnb, VRBO etc.)

Meet the Chair and Vice Chair

April 12, 2012 Program Materials

Materials from Prior Programs

Access materials and resources from past committee events and meetings.


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Mattingly, Matthew


Vandewater, Melissa

Committee Roster  

Modified by Adam Bielawski on June 25, 2014

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