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Editor’s Note: In May of this year, we published an article titled “Franchise Agreements and the Duty of Good Faith In European Civil Law,” the first part of this two-part study. The discussion concludes herein.
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By Peter E. Fisch and Salvatore Gogliormella
Section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code grants debtors the ability to assume or reject any executory contract or unexpired lease. Debtors must assume or reject a lease in its entirety and are not free under Section 365 to assume only favorable provisions of a lease. Courts, however, have consistently held that they will not find a multi-property master lease to be a unitary lease merely because such properties are demised in a single document.
By Efrem Z. Fischer and Edward E. Klein
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged commercial landlords to rely on various legal theories to protect their legitimate rights. As federal, state and local governments enact laws to protect tenants from evictions and/or the enforcement of personal lease guarantees, a landlord’s counsel must seek avenues to press its clients’ rights against any entity who may be liable for outstanding rent arrears due and owing under a commercial lease.
By Mark Beese
While we all look forward to returning to normal, the normal we left in early 2020 remains elusive. For those who are leading teams (such as executive committees, practice and industry groups, client teams, administrative departments, and firm committees), the struggle is more complex.
By Marjorie J. Peerce, Michael P. Robotti and Kamera Boyd
New York’s recently enacted cannabis law, the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation of 2021 (MRTA), created a maze of new legal requirements that affect not only cannabis companies, but also the companies that conduct business with them.