GDL’s commercial leasing attorneys are conscientious deal makers who fully understand the metropolitan Washington D.C. leasing market. GDL successfully negotiates hundreds of commercial lease transactions annually throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region and beyond. The GDL team knows that the old saying that “time kills deals” is true, so we strive to act as quickly as we can while providing top quality legal services and advice.
GDL handles everything from full-building lease transactions to small storage space licenses. GDL attorneys work with multiple top-tier management companies, some of D.C.'s most revered family-owned real estate companies and institutional landlord investors and lenders on the landlord side, and, on the tenant side, with non-profit associations, trade groups, law firms, national retailers, restaurants, retail banks and investment service providers, industrial users and other businesses (from publicly traded, international corporations to sole proprietorships) to craft and negotiate office, retail and warehouse leases, letters of intent, commission agreements, management agreements, parking agreements (including garage lease and management transactions), communications, antenna/satellite dish and cabling/wiring agreements, construction work agreements, termination and work-out agreements and lease assignments and subleases.
GDL leasing attorneys have also successfully negotiated many leases with the General Services Administration (GSA) as well as with foreign states, international entities, and other governmental entities on the federal, state and local levels.
To the extent that a particular complex lease issue may call for a concerted approach, GDL’s leasing team can work seamlessly with its real estate development, litigation and bankruptcy attorneys to discern a particular client’s needs within the framework of the transaction and the market conditions.