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Commercial Real Estate and Landlord-Tenant

Illinois Real Property Lawyer

At the Law Office of Richard J. Arendt, we represent both buyers and sellers in commercial real estate transactions.  Our Illinois commercial real estate law firm offers legal counsel and representation regarding the full spectrum of real estate transaction issues, such as the drafting of contracts, ordering of title commitments, closing preparations, representation at closings, and post-closing issues.  Mr. Arendt has over 38 years of legal experience.  This experience includes negotiating commercial real estate sales and lease transactions and resolving disputes involving government agencies and private property owners.

Mr. Arendt has established lasting working relationships with clients that include some of Chicagoland’s most successful property management companies, developers, and builders.  Whether we are offering legal counsel regarding regulatory or zoning issues, negotiating contract terms on a large commercial building project, or litigating a quiet title action, Mr. Arendt has the expertise, experience, and knowledge to effectively resolve complex real estate issues and disputes.  Our law firm focuses on delivering sophisticated legal services anticipated from large law firms while offering the individualized attention of a smaller firm.

Providing Exemplary Legal Services to Buyers, Sellers, Developers, Investors & Landlords

Our Illinois real estate law firm is committed to furnishing high quality legal services in the full spectrum of commercial real estate issues including:

  • Purchase and sale drafting and review
  • Land use and zoning disputes
  • Commercial leasing (landlord-tenant disputes)
  • Procurement and review of title insurance
  • Quiet title disputes
  • Eminent domain
  • Installment sales contracts (contract for deed)
  • Foreclosure of mortgages for financial institutions
  • Construction contracts
  • Real property tax issues
  • Real estate financing
  • Builder negotiations
  • New construction contract and document review
  • Specific performance (court action to compel closing)
  • Boundary disputes
  • Construction defects (failure to disclose defects)
  • Post-closing warranty issues
  • Title examinations

Chicago Ares Commercial Real Estate Attorney

As a full service provider of real estate legal services, we represent buyers, sellers, investors, developers, general contractors, and sub-contractors in commercial transactions and litigated disputes.  Effective representation in commercial and industrial real estate matters necessitates not only exhaustive knowledge of real property law but also laws governing general business law, tax law, loans, mortgage brokers, and general commercial law.  Mr. Arendt’s extensive experience with commercial real estate transactions extends to such diverse matters as acquisitions, development, sale and leasebacks, ground leasing, construction, financing, litigation, bankruptcy workouts, and environmental issues.  Our law firm is committed to tenaciously representing our clients’ interests and providing sound legal counsel to craft solutions that that best fit the circumstances.

Commercial Leasing – Illinois Landlord Tenant Law

Commercial leases are relatively lengthy and complicated because they account for a significant portion of business overhead.  Mr. Arendt understands the unique issues involved in commercial lease relationships and applies this insight when negotiating, drafting, and litigating commercial lease disputes.  Breach of contract disputes that arise from a commercial lease often involve issues like conflicting interpretations of lease terms, build out conditions, non-payment of rent, violation of lease conditions, and changes in conditions and circumstances that adversely impact a business.  Our Cook County Commercial Lease Law Firm represents both landlords and tenants in commercial lease evictions.

We invite you to schedule an initial consultation with Illinois Commercial Real Estate Lawyer Richard J. Arendt so that we can provide more information about our legal services and answer questions about your situation.  Our law firm represents clients in real estate and landlord-tenant transaction and litigation matters in the greater Chicagoland area as well as the following counties: Cook County, Du Page County, Will County, Lake County, McHenry County, Kane County, and Boone County.  Call us today at (312) 642-9606 to schedule your initial consultation.