One of the most important contracts one can come across as a lawyer is a lease agreement and in virtually every attorney’s career he or she will encounter one (either to negotiate or to review in the case of an existing agreement) at some point. Therefore, understanding and negotiating lease agreements—residential and commercial—is an important topic of understanding for any practitioner.
Presented by Kenneth W. Biedzynski, Esq., this course will discuss the critical components of residential and commercial lease agreements including clauses affecting habitability, damages, exclusive uses, proportionate share, assignment, and, personal liability. Other issues to be discussed include the negotiation and drafting of lease agreements (both residential and commercial) and, in the case of commercial agreements, litigation concerns that can be anticipated if a lawsuit is filed.
Ken Biedzynski is a law partner with the law offices of Goldzweig, Green, Eiger & Biedzynski, LLC, in the firm’s Freehold, New Jersey, office. Mr. Biedzynski is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and he has been so since 1993. His practice specializes in landlord-tenant law and he has represented various local and national property management companies, residential landlords, residential tenants, commercial landlords, as well as commercial tenants in his 24 years of practicing law. Mr. Biedzynski also serves as special counsel to Marlboro Township (Monmouth County, New Jersey) in affordable housing matters and he has been in that capacity since 2008.
In representing both residential and commercial landlords and tenants, Mr. Biedzynski has drafted numerous residential and commercial leases and he has also litigated various landlord-tenant cases in many counties throughout the State of New Jersey. He has represented clients relating to regulatory matters for subsidized housing, represented clients in rent controlled communities, represented mobile home communities, prosecuted various types of eviction actions under New Jersey’s Anti-Eviction Act, and, handled and defended various post-eviction proceedings against both residential and commercial tenants.
In addition to performing transactional work and litigating various landlord-tenant matters, Mr. Biedzynski also has an extensive legal writing background. He has authored numerous articles for West’s American Jurisprudence 2d and Illinois Practice and he also has written numerous law review articles for Seton Hall School of Law, the University of Miami, as well as written articles for the New Jersey Apartment Association.
Speaker was EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE on the subject matter - for me, it truly was an engaging class....
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