With one of the largest and most diversified office leasing practices in the United States, Mayer Brown helps clients negotiate and draft effective leases and understand all of their implications. We cover 180-plus office buildings (mostly Class A) in 26 states and more than 40 municipal markets, including Albuquerque, Arlington, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Louisville, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tulsa, Washington DC and Wilmington.

Our team advises real estate owners and portfolio operators on the management issues they are likely to face over time. The volume of leasing transactions we handle differentiates Mayer Brown from our competitors. Because our leasing lawyers are involved daily in multiple lease negotiations on behalf of both landlords and tenants, we see and hear the arguments for and against virtually all possible lease provisions. As a result, we have the experience to provide workable solutions when facing recalcitrant counterparties in lease negotiations.

Our clients are supported by a dedicated team that tailors its services to clients’ needs—from sharing market developments to helping solve complex problems in this important, income-producing real estate market. We invest time and effort in establishing a constructive, long-term relationship with each client.

Ancillary Asset Management Services

In addition to working on leases and lease amendments, our standard asset management practice advises landlords on a myriad of issues that they address daily, including the following: 

  • Broker leasing and commission agreements
  • License agreements
  • Easement agreements
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Subordination and non-disturbance agreements
  • Landlord waiver agreements
  • Indemnity agreements
  • Termination agreements
  • Consents to subleases and assignments
  • Notices of default, recapture, right of first offer and right of first refusal
  • Litigation counsel, when necessary
  • Vendor supply agreements
  • Maintenance agreements
  • Construction contracts
  • Architects agreements
  • Real estate tax assessment challenges