Regardless of the type of business of your client, the particulars of your practice, or the geographic location in which you or your clients do business, it is inevitable that at some point you will encounter a residential or commercial lease agreement. For example, you might be called upon by a client to draft such an agreement or to review an existing lease. Similarly, you might represent an investor who acquires commercial properties. More than likely, at some point you will be asked to review and comment on an existing commercial lease agreement in connection with one of the acquired properties, or you might have to prepare such an agreement in conjunction with an upcoming purchase. Alternatively, you might represent a client who is buying a home; however, there is a tenant in the home and you are given a lease agreement to review to determine when and how the tenant can be evicted.
Lease agreements can be lengthy, complicated, and tedious to prepare and review; however, their importance cannot be overstated. It is rarely a wise decision to operate or do business where there is no lease agreement in place or where one has not been reduced to writing. This program will undertake a general overview of lease agreements—both commercial and residential—and discuss and analyze the necessary terms that should be in these agreements along with some of the many nuances that practitioners can anticipate when drafting or reviewing lease agreements.
This course, presented by Ken Biedzynski, Esq. of Goldzweig, Green, Eiger & Biedzynski, L.L.C, will review legal issues relating to the above topics and also provide and discuss applicable forms that practitioners will need to use to achieve their objectives.
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.
Great program. The information was useful and very practical.
The speaker spent some time with background material before getting into the meat of the course, but the presentation was helpful. Basic distinctions were made between residential and commercial leases. The important issues included intent of the parties, covering concerns with express provisions in the lease, and making the document as clear as possible.
The presenter was one of the best CLE presenters. He gave practical advice, tips, and discussed actual clauses. I appreciated the outlines and sample leases.
One of the best transactional courses I have ever taken. Even after 37+ years, I got a lot out of this course
Excellent. Very informative and helpful. Forms are great. Great presenter and presentation.
This was one of the best Lawline lectures I've heard over the years. Good information, helpful materials and great suggestions and pointers.
good course; thank you
Presenter was great; very knowledgeable.
Really a great course; the lawyer was very effective and highly knowledgeable.
Very Good Presentation.
One of the only useful CLEs I’ve completed
Really good, could have used a little more time.
Very good instructor.
This was a very informative presentation. The speaker was great! And the materials are very useful/informative. Not as dull or boring as I was anticipating, no offense is meant :). Thank you!!
one of the better presentations
Great practical lecture!
Great presenter. I do not do leases, yet his presentation was informative and interesting to me.
Excellent! Lots of important materials presented in a very clear and understandable way.
very interesting -I am Gen. Counsel for a title company and we insure commercial leases. Helpful to view the subject from a different perspective.
headspining complexity. but also the very best in basics to record in the document the intent of the parties lawyer must investigate the for himself the complictions. one of the very best cle here. very very high ratings but do do focus on intent and unvestigation because they apply to all aspects of the practice. Excellent.
Fantastic presentation and materials.
He's really good at teaching CLE, hope to see him more
Very knowledgeable presenter.
A very good course.
This was an incredibly informative course chocked full of helpful, practical points. Would really be interested in a part 2. Thank you!
Excellent discussion of actual situations with examples.
I truly appreciate all of the practical tips and the generous amount of course materials. This faculty was outstanding!
This was an excellent discussion from an obviously seasoned practitioner.
Clear and concise!
covered all the bases
Excellent program - you should have a part II.
Made the topic interesting and extremely helpful and practical!
super helpful and useful information - very practical
Lot of good info. Could have been longer.
Instructor was very good. Thank you !
Solid course, good and knowledgeable presenter.
Superb presenter - mastery over the subject matter and extremely useful examples.
Excellent presentation and materials.
I thought that this was an excellent lecture. Definitely one of the best ones that I have listened to.
Great materials. Would have been nice in word format.
I liked this one. Well done
Very well done - comprehensive and effective
Instructor was very informative.
Great informative presentation.
Really well done. For me this presentation paralleled many of my own personal experiences in Texas with landlords and tenants
Presenter’s enthusiasm for his practice kept my interest and attention.
great sample documents
excellent course! the course documents are very helpful
Excellent instructor, good materials.
Very practical. I wish residential and commercial leases were separate courses because I have no interest in residential and I think most people would be interested in one or the other
Very thorough, thank you!
really appreciate the handouts with sample lease.
The speaker's premise that transactional lawyers will likely come into contact with leases has proven true in my practice. His oversight and level of detail was very good, and the materials are some of the best I have seen on LawLine.
Great course. Very good instructor.
Very good course.
excellent, very informative
Excellent course materials which I will study and use regularly.
Speaker is the type of lawyer I aspire to be--no nonsense, authoritative, and thoroughly expert in the subject matter.
Very technical, but very thorough.
Excellent speaker. Wish the course had been 2 hours so he could have gone into more depth talking about the sample lease clauses.
Very informative presentation with very good suggestions also. Really enjoyed!
Excellent lecturer. Also - great question Lauren!
Excellent presentation with great practical tips whether representing the landlord or the tenant.
One of the best speakers I have come across on this forum. He was engaging and thorough. It was very obvious he had litigation and transactional experience in the subject area. I picked up a couple of tips to include in my rental leases.
This presentation was one of the best I've seen!
The presenter was outstanding. The depth of the presentation and materials was very thorough and helpful.
One of the best CLE's I have ever viewed. Y'all should find a way to use him more.
This was probably the most targeted, informative CLE I watched this year.
Really good practical course.
Very good information.
Kenneth Biedzynski made a wonderful presentation on a complex subject. My sincere thanks to him and to LAWLINE!
Good coverage of material
excellent practice tips!
This course was most informative and practical. Lecturer was one of the best I've encountered on lawlinw.
very good materials provided with the presentation
Great presentation - passionate and well informed presenter
One of the better courses I have seen. The course materials are great.
Get this instructor to do more!
Very strong content. Examples, issue discussion and an engaged passionate speaker. Thank you!
Excellent course and presentation.
Very informative and helpful.
One of the Best presenters, ever hired by Lawline
The content was extremely helpful and thorough.
Very informative...great presenter!
The speaker was very knowledgeable. I could have used another hour with him!