Negotiating Office Leases With Technology Tenants: Unique Challenges, Perspectives and Pitfalls

Use and Operations, Assignment and Subleasing, Term Provisions, Expansion and Contraction Options

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A

Thursday, August 16, 2018

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, July 27, 2018

or call 1-800-926-7926

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel for commercial landlords and tenants for leasing issues unique to technology companies. Our panel of real estate attorneys will explore issues that often arise in the negotiation of lease agreements and provide guidance on best practices for navigating these issues for tenants and landlords.


Technology companies have needs distinct from other organizations when leasing office space attributable to their uniquely fast-paced growth and development strategies, and their vulnerability to market fluctuations. Counsel for landlords and tenants should be versed in the unique challenges of the work performed and the business life cycle of technology firms.

Among the unique issues counsel must be prepared to consider are terms addressing use provisions that accommodate pivotal business models, building services and capacities for power consumption and privacy concerns, interior build-outs attuned to tech culture and talent acquisition, and density and assignment and sub-leasing terms that consider the fast-paced growth strategies and an active acquisition market.

Listen as our panel of experienced real estate attorneys provides crucial insight for counsel facing these issues on behalf of commercial landlords or tenants.



  1. Common lease issues for tech companies
    1. As distinguished from other commercial leases
    2. Considerations for tenants
    3. Considerations for landlords
  2. Drafting tips and pitfalls
  3. Practical considerations


The panel will review these and other relevant issues:

  • How can counsel address permitted use clauses to broadly accommodate the business life cycle of technology firms?
  • What lease provisions present the highest potential risks for technology tenants? Landlords? How can counsel affirmatively mitigate them in the drafting phase?
  • How can counsel for landlords and tenants best structure language addressing issues like increased density or shared amenities for sub-tenants or licensees?


Drossman, Laura
Laura Drossman

Drossman Law

Ms. Drossman has negotiated hundreds of commercial lease transactions and provided local market expertise to founders,...  |  Read More

Moerdler, Jeffrey
Jeffrey A. Moerdler

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo

Mr. Moerdler is the head of the firm’s Real Estate and Communications Practices in New York. With experience...  |  Read More

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