StokesLaw™ Briefs


Co-Tenancy Clauses, COVID-19 and Force Majeure
Mar 25, 2020

The guidance from the state and local governments to shut down many local businesses has landlords worried about financial viability of their retail assets. Serena Sayani answers the question of whether a landlord rely on force majeure to discharge its obligations under a lease with respect to co-tenancy requirements.

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Contracts vs. COVID-19: Force Majeure to the Rescue?
Mar 24, 2020

The guidance from the State of Washington (and other state and local governments) to work from home or shut down many local businesses has caused ripple effects on contract performance and enforcement from the inability to pay rent under leases, to the slow down or halt in construction activities and the failure to meet financial targets for lease-up and investment returns. Eric Robinson and Serena Sayani discuss whether the "force majeure" clause the answer.

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