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The complications that can and do arise in the field of commercial leasing come in all shapes and sizes, and not all can be anticipated. However, with careful planning, and if the stars align, lease terms sometimes cover even an abnormal future event, preserving the agreement that the parties undoubtedly contemplated at signing
The complications that can and do arise in the field of commercial leasing come in all shapes and sizes, and not all can be anticipated. The best-written lease can fall short when an unusual situation arises. However, with careful planning, and if the stars align, lease terms sometimes cover even an abnormal future event, preserving the agreement that the parties undoubtedly contemplated at signing. Such was the case in Wilmington Trust Co. v. AEP Generating Co., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 6426, *; 2017 FED App. 0084P (6th Cir. 4/14/17), in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed a lower court ruling to prevent the lessee from passing off unanticipated expenses to the owners.
By Jun Kwon
The Financial Accounting Standards Board released a new set of lease accounting standards, ASC 842, which went into effect earlier this year. Most significantly, publicly traded companies are now obligated to list all leases of 12 months or longer on their balance sheets as both assets and liabilities. Large private companies will follow suit in 2020.
By Howard A. Levine
Further comment and analysis is warranted on the three-judge dissent, which, if adopted by the majority, would have fundamentally altered the very foundation of New York contract law.
By Janice Inman
Defense Based on Federal Law Cannot Confer Federal Jurisdiction
By James O’Brien
Part Two of a Two-Part Article
Part One of this article outlined the basic elements of a subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreement (SNDA), which regulates two competing interests in the same property — tenant’s right to possess its premises pursuant to its lease and mortgage lender’s security interest in that same premises. Part Two explains the differences between the concepts of “non-disturbance” and “recognition,” while contending that lease recognition is more important to the tenant than not having its possession disturbed.