Top Tips for Negotiating A Lease Agreement

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Course Information

Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Categories Real Estate

Course Description

Negotiating any contract can be tricky, particularly if the contract you are discussing has possible long term consequences such as a lease agreement. Many leases present complex issues that the parties must face and anticipate, sometimes years in advance. This is true in the case of commercial lease agreements and sometimes even in the case of residential lease agreements. In this course, participants will learn negotiation tactics that can be used by both landlords and tenants in bargaining over important and material terms that apply to most lease agreements. Presented by Kenneth W. Biedzynski, Esq., this course will canvas and discuss important negotiating tactics as well as drafting and bargaining strategies that both parties should consider and implement.

In addition to discussing the above concepts, transactional forms will be presented and examined.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify laws applicable to commercial and residential lease agreements
  2. Review checklists for key and material issues that should be addressed in most commercial and residential lease agreements
  3. Discuss concerns and issues relating to difficult negotiations as well as addressing what happens when an impasse is reached in the negotiation process
  4. Develop best practices for negotiating commercial and residential lease agreements

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Kenneth Biedzynski

Law Offices of Goldzweig, Green, Eiger & Biedzynski, L.L.C.

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.