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So far this year, more than 3,200 retail stores have closed their doors. While this is certainly not the end of brick and mortar retail, owners and managers of shopping centers faced with dark stores and mounting receivables are asking "now what?" This article is the first in a five-part series.
Retailers are closing thousands of stores at a breakneck pace —€ so far this year, more than 3,200 retail stores have closed their doors. Numerous big box anchor tenants have closed hundreds of underperforming stores across their portfolios, and long-time staples such as The Limited and Bebe have shuttered almost every one of their stores. While this is certainly not the end of brick and mortar retail, owners and managers of shopping centers faced with dark stores and mounting receivables are asking “now what?”
By Marisa L. Byram and Wheeler Frost
Assignment provisions in a commercial lease often boil down to the following seemingly simple, but more often than not complex, standard: that the lease may only be assigned or the premises subleased with the landlord’s consent, not to be unreasonably withheld. The following examples of case law illustrate how courts have construed this provision under various circumstances.
By David Kupetz and Asa Hami
Store closing or liquidation sales are a routine part of Chapter 11 cases involving retail debtors. These sales are consistently authorized by bankruptcy courts, despite lease provisions purporting to forbid them.
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