• Features

    District Court Rules on Ripeness of Claim Under RLUIPA

    Stewart E. Sterk

    When does a RLUIPA claim become ripe? A federal district court in the Southern District of New York dismissed a RLUIPA claim as unripe, borrowing ripeness doctrine from the takings context and declining to apply a “futility exception” to the requirement that a landowner obtain a final decision before proceeding to federal court.

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  • Features

    Severing a Master Lease Raises Thorny Issues

    By Peter E. Fisch and Salvatore Gogliormella

    A master lease structure is often used where a single landlord and a single tenant intend to lease multiple properties. By using a master lease structure to cover multiple properties as opposed to individual leases, the parties can streamline administration of a large-scale portfolio of properties. However, master lease severance comes with a series of complications.

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  • Features

    The Scrivener’s Error Doctrine In Commercial Lease Drafting

    Efrem Z. Fischer

    What are the limits of efforts to rescind or reform an agreement based upon a mistake? Can a mere “Scrivener’s Error” during drafting result in a wholesale extinguishing of a lease document?

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  • Columns & Departments

    CRE Case Roundup

    CLLS Staff

    A compilation of commercial real estate rulings in courts across the country.

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