• Features

    Commercial Leases and the Law of Electronic Transactions

    David P. Resnick and Seth Corthell

    Over the past 20 years, the rise of email as a generally-accepted medium of business communication has prompted the law to allow certain contracts, including leases, to be entered into electronically, without a handwritten signature. This article addresses recent developments and the present state of the law with respect to commercial leasing and electronic media.

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  • Features

    When Actions Speak Louder Than Words

    Kelly M. Gorman

    Written Agreements Are Not the Final Word

    Recently, an Ohio appellate court held that the parties' actual conduct — and not the express written provisions in their lease to the contrary — controlled in interpreting the intentions of the parties in contracting. This case serves as a good reminder for legal practitioners that our written agreements are often not the final word.

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  • Features

    In NY, New SEQRA Regulations Finally Appear on the Horizon

    Charlotte A. Biblow

    At last, it appears that the NYSDEC is on the verge of finalizing new SEQRA regulations. Here is a look at the final proposed regulations and what they will mean.

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  • Features

    Expanding the Scope of Good Guy Guarantees in NY

    Stewart E. Sterk

    Good Guy Guarantees are intended to protect landlords against defaulting and insolvent commercial tenants. However,iIn Bri Jen Realty Corp. v. Altman, New York's Second Appellate Department construed a Good Guy Guarantee to hold a guarantor liable for rent for 11 months after the tenant surrendered the premises.

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    Case Notes

    In-depth analysis of two cases of interest.

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