American Bar Association
 
Emerging Issues and Specialty Leases Committee

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law

Emerging Issues and Specialty Leases Committee


Mission



WHAT WE DO: The Emerging Issues and Speciality Leases Committee monitors new or unusual leases and lease clauses and concepts that are becoming timely or otherwise are not covered by the other leasing committees. We also try to monitor new cases and theories that expand on or change conventional wisdom in commercial leasing. The committee sometimes provides forms and clauses, specialized purpose leases, discussions and information related to its missions.

IF THIS SOUNDS INTERESTING, [AND IT IS], JOIN THIS COMMITTEE. No cost once you're in the Section, who knows what great emerging issue you might come across! (and miss if you don't).

Click here to Join Our (the Section's) Discussion Board!


More About Us



SUBCOMMITTEES

Subcommittee on Food Leases - This subcommittee focuses on leases in the food and restaurant industry. See our "Other Links of Interest" Section below to hear a discussion of issues in food truck leasing.

Subcommittee on Sustainability - This subcommittee focuses on real estate's environmental impact, what is required to comply with applicable laws, how to maximize investments in green technology, operational adjustments and improvements to reduce operating costs, green considerations in design and construction; and, of course, drafting leases to address increasing energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprint.

Subcommittee on Medical Leases - this subcommittee focuses on all aspects of medical leasing: doctors, hospitals, treatment centers, subletting and assignment issues affecting medical users, selling practices and governmental regulation. Andrew Dick from Indianapolis is the chair of this subcommittee. can be contacted via e-mail at dick@hallrender.com . Andrew Dick and Andy Gardner presented a conference call on Medical Office Leasing. See summary info below.

Subcommittee on the Glossary - See discussion below under "Obgoing Projects"

ONGOING PROJECTS

We are always seeking help and new ideas for various continuing projects. If you are interested please email hardingv@pepperlaw.com or hmcgowan@stonepigman.com

THE GLOSSARY - A compilation of defined terms for use by you in your leases. These are not definitions, these are the defined terms. If you need a definition of net worth, or of CPI [not, an index created by BLS ..., but rather, 'shall mean [and you specify the index you're using]', or of control, you could pull out your GLOSSARY and there it would be, with choices, annotations, some with netlinks (for example, CPI will have the link to Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI site). We are always looking for new good definitions, so if you have any (OR if there is any term you always wanted a good definition of) please send them in to our project chair, Andy Gardner ( agardner@macdonaldhopkins.com ).

NEW PROJECTS & SPECIALITY LEASE FORMS - We are currently seeking contributors, forms, thoughts or tales of interest. If you have an unusual lease you have done or come across, such as; airport retail lease; airplane hanger lease, health club or spa leases, anything unique, contact us.

CONFERENCE CALLS

The Leasing Group holds group CONFERENCE CALLS every other month or so, plus a few committee calls in between [you get access to all] and we will try to summarize some, below in Resources. [Truth in lending requires us to admit that we are planning to reinstitute the practice of a former fearless leader, and intend to follow in his footsteps of borrowing summaries done by others when they are available].

Join us for our next Leasing Group Call

April 8, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 CT

Dial-in phone #: 866-646-6488, Passcode: 557 741 9753

SHEDDING NEW LIGHT ON LEASE TERMS. Richard Frome, Marie Moore and Andrew Gardner will draw on an Emerging Issues & Specialty Leases Committee glossary project to lead a discussion of selected lease terms, starting with “force majeure.” It is sure to be a lively session!

DID YOU KNOW? Things some of us came across which may be of interest.(more below in Odds & Ends)

  • There are all kinds of leases and documents out there in the Internet. Just use your search engine and dig, dig, dig. You'll find amazing things. Either because there's some governmental requirement to publish them, or a government entity is a party, or we guess tons of crazy reasons, and some are excellently lawyered. One of the favorites, http://www.hchsa.org/legal/legal.html which has the Houston stadium leases of their baseball and football teams. Excellent leases, too, they must have some ok lawyers down there.

  • IRMI, International Risk Management Institute, it will let anyone sign up for free, periodic latest-issues-e-newsletter. Plus they have an archive of 1000 insurance articles available, not by lawyers, these are in plain English! (Some, about 20%, are actually quite interesting.) http://www.irmi.com/products/marketing/alphalist.aspx.

Join Us



- Join Our Committee
- Join Our Section
- Join The ABA


Leadership



Chair:  Vicki R Harding

Vice-Chair:  Heather Begneaud McGowan

Committee Roster (80 total members)


Listservs (help)



rpte-emerging@mail.americanbar.org
Emerging Issues and Specialty Leases Cmte Discussion
post | archives | search | settings


Programs, Meetings and Events



Section Events
April 24, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 24, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference


Resources & Bullet Lists



Food Truck Outline
PlaNYC: A Model Energy Aligned Lease Provision
PlaNYC Energy Aligned Lease PowerPoint
Introduction to Leasing - 10 rules, 3 words, some concepts
Rent Deferral Agreements
Medical Office Leasing - Outline
Odds & Ends - miscellany
Garage Lease - Bullet List

Other Links of Interest



Recording - Food Truck: Lease or License
Recording - New York City's "Green Lease": Model Energy Aligned Lease Language (11/16/11 Leasing Group call)

Summaries of Group and Committee Conference Calls



New York City's "Green Lease" -- Model Energy Aligned Lease Language (4:00-5:00 CT November 16, 2011) See Resources for model language and Other Links for a recording of the call.
more...

Modified by Adam Bielawski on April 7, 2014

Back to Top