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Interplay of PA’s Mechanics’ Lien Law and Condominium Act
The Legal Intelligencer
October 12, 2010

Philadelphia has seen a huge increase in the construction of condominium projects in the past few years and, with the economic downturn, many issues have surfaced for the contractors and subcontractors involved in these projects. Projects have been cancelled or delayed and, for those that were completed, sales have often been slow. Full Text

Advising and Negotiating Additional Rent for Commercial Tenants
The Legal Intelligencer
October 12, 2010

The focus in this article is on how to counsel, advise and negotiate on behalf of a commercial tenant, primarily a retail tenant. However, many of the principles also apply to other commercial tenants, such as manufacturing companies, wholesalers and others renting commercial space. Full Text

Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Law v. Local Zoning Ordinances
The Legal Intelligencer
October 12, 2010

The Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Law contains a pre-emption provision intended to prevent local municipalities from enacting ordinances that regulate oil and gas drilling and operations. Full Text

Clean Breaks: Practical Strategies for Avoiding Post-Closing Entanglements in Commercial Transactions
The Legal Intelligencer
October 12, 2010

In every sale transaction, the parties have two things in common: hope at the outset that everything will turn out exactly as planned and fear at the conclusion that it won’t. Full Text

Cash Is King in Lease Negotiations
The Legal Intelligencer
October 12, 2010

Once upon a time, commercial landlords routinely required that prospective tenants post cash security, a letter of credit or a parent guaranty to provide assurance to the landlord and its mortgage lender that the tenant could pay the rent. Full Text