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The importance of drafting CC&Rs in mixed-use projects cannot be overstated. CC&Rs create complex contractual rights and obligations and property rights and obligations that impact the owners' ability to use, sell, and finance the property.
A significant component of CC&Rs is creating easements that impact daily business operations and other users of the property subject to the document. Properly drafted easements will address critical business issues such as access, construction, shared parking, signage, and maintenance.
Counsel must avoid pitfalls and conflicts to minimize owner disputes and operational problems when drafting or amending CC&Rs. Using boilerplate language is ineffective at best and, at worst, is a risky means of dealing with the specific needs and demands of a developer or business owner.
Listen as our authoritative panel provides practitioners with a clear understanding of how to draft effective CC&Rs for mixed-use projects, avoid common pitfalls, and amend existing documents.
One of the hottest new trends in the hospitality industry is the food hall. The number of food halls in the United States has increased exponentially and has tripled since 2018. Unlike the traditional shopping center food court, the food hall is typically an entertainment complex combining fine dining, bar atmospheres, and live entertainment forums in one location.
Food halls bring unique legal challenges, including artful drafting of leases, supporting documents, and operational rules that differ for each food hall facility.
Similarly, entertainment uses present additional and varied legal considerations relative to typical retail tenants. Theaters today are often accompanied by the sale of prepared food and alcohol. Other entertainment uses have entered the scene, including indoor skydiving, golfing, escape experiences, and even ax-throwing. The unique situation created by COVID-19 and the potential threats of future highly transmissible diseases has recentered the needs and legal liabilities of these industries.
Entertainment uses present unique challenges to the landlord and the tenant to achieve the balance between allowing the tenant to operate its business while offering protection to the landlord to ensure the entertainment use does not interfere with the project's operations. Parking, exclusive uses, prohibited uses, signage, visibility, access, noise, and security are just some of many items that play a role in lease negotiations between a landlord and prospective entertainment tenant.
Listen as our panel of experts in real property transactions provides practical guidance on how to best address the issues and balance the interests of each party involved.
Utilities are faced with options and choices regarding the manner which they will deliver their product to their customers. They may use the public rights-of-way or may choose to use private easements to lay their lines. This topic helps the person in charge with making the land usage decisions, as well as the city official assisting that person. The topic will discuss the various manners for acquiring the right to lay lines, and the strengths and weaknesses of those manners, and some specific topics that apply to various purposes of land uses.