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    After a Hurricane: Can the Property Manager Be Blamed for a Lessee's Losses?

    Janice G. Inman

    The recent decision in Sears Roebuck & Co. and Kmart Corp. v. W/S Lebanon LLC seems timely in light of the fact that commercial landlords, tenants and their insurance providers are grappling with the problems caused by the extreme wind and rain of hurricanes. Here's what happened in that case.

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    The Lease Is Fully Executed

    Mark Morfopoulos

    You are Done, Right?

    After a lease is fully executed, many attorneys may be tempted to think that their role in the leasing "process" is over. However, depending on the capabilities of your client to understand and administer the terms of the lease, not paying attention to "post-lease" signing details may be a perilous proposition.

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    The Modified Anchor Tenant in Enclosed Regional Malls

    Glenn A. Browne

    A Tenant's Perspective

    As traditional department stores and so-called "anchor" tenants in enclosed regional malls are closing stores and limiting their expansion in the marketplace, landlords are seeking alternatives to the traditional department store or anchor store to occupy space in their shopping centers.

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    Surviving the Retail Shift

    Kelly D. Stohs and David P. Vallas

    Balancing Creative Uses with Co-Tenancy Provisions Part Three of a Five-Part Series

    The volume of store closings is challenging shopping center owners to evolve. Shopping center owners have responded by finding creative uses for vacant spaces and ways to enhance the customer experience.

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