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    Right of Entry: Landlord Considerations

    Mark Morfopoulos

    One of the key requirements of a lease, from a landlord’s viewpoint, is that it ensures the landlord has the ability to access a tenant’s space. When preparing a lease for a landlord, consider including the following items to make sure that the landlord is permitted access to all spaces on the premises at all appropriate times.

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    Why Tenants Get Stuck in Bad Leases and How to Avoid It

    Mark Foster

    Tenants end up signing leases that offer little to no flexibility as their businesses expand and contract, setting the stage for economic and operational stress that could have been avoided with upfront planning and prudent lease negotiations.

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    Simon v. Starbucks: Preliminary Injunction Granted to Prevent Store Closings

    Marisa L. Byram

    While the court will not have the opportunity to rule on the merits of the case, the facts relied upon by the Indiana Superior Court and the conclusions reached in rendering its decision are still instructive for practitioners drafting continuous-use provisions and advising clients on potential breaches or anticipatory breaches of such provisions.

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    Regulating Interior Landmarks: New York Court Says Duties Don’t End

    Stewart Sterk

    What powers does the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission have to require a building owner to maintain a mechanical clock located in the interior of a building? In Save America’s Clocks, Inc. v. City of New York, New York’s Appellate Division, First Department, held that the Commission had power to require maintenance of the clock, and to require public access to it.

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    Case Notes

    Suit in Second Jurisdiction Is Duplicative
    Mailing Rent Check While Doing Unauthorized Acts Is Not Mail Fraud

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