A commercial lease is the law. Unlike other areas of real estate that are subject to major statutory structures, most states have only limited statutory authority on commercial leases. Therefore, to negotiate the best lease for your client, it is essential to anticipate and address upfront any potential disputes that may occur as the lease document itself will determine how the law should be applied. Written by attorneys who each negotiate over 200 leases a year, this is a practical examination of commercial lease negotiations and language. Every lease negotiation encompasses knowledge of and collaboration with several disciplines, including construction, engineering, accounting, and tax. The authors discuss key negotiating topics, and each discussion is followed by valuable sample clauses language that address the issue. Topics address common commercial lease issues, including: The critical pre-opening period, including construction, contingencies, and warranties Leasing and use restrictions Securing lease obligations Priority lien rights Financial issues, including percentage rent, taxes, and insurance Common areas Lease transfers and co-tenancy Mixed-use projects Purchase of outlots Maintenance Each chapter is followed by a conclusion that highlights key issues, plus an appendix with sample language for the most critical issues being negotiated in that aspect of the commercial lease."
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College drop-out Roxy Cumberland moved to New York with dreams of becoming an actress, but her dwindling bank account is quickly putting the kibosh on that fantasy. To make some quick cash, she signs up to perform singing telegrams. Her first customer is a gorgeous, cocky Manhattan trust-funder if she ever laid eyes on one. And what could be more humiliating than singing an ode to his junk, courtesy of his last one night stand? Maybe the fact that she's dressed in a giant pink bunny costume
After a night out to celebrate winning his last case, lawyer Louis McNally the Second isn't prepared for the pounding in his head or the rabbit serenading him from the front door. But the sassy wit and sexy voice of the girl behind the mask intrigue him, and one look at her stunning face-followed by a mind-blowing kiss against his doorjamb-leaves Louis wanting more.
Roxy doesn't need a spoiled rich boy who's had everything in life handed to him on a Tiffany platter. But there's more to Louis than his sexy surface and he's determined to make Roxy see it...even if it means chasing her all over NYC.
"Luff up a little, Sam, or the Spray will run on the rocks." "All right, Dick. I haven't got sailing down quite as fine as you yet. How far do you suppose we are from Albany?" "Not over eight or nine miles. If this wind holds out we'll make that city by six o'clock. I'll tell you what, sailing on the Hudson suits me first-rate." "And it suits me, too," put in Tom Rover, addressing both of his brothers. "I like it ten times better than staying on Uncle Randolph's farm." "But I can't say that I like it better than life at Putnam Hall," smiled Sam Rover, as he threw over the tiller of the little yacht. "I'm quite anxious to meet Captain Putnam and Fred, Frank, and Larry again." "Oh, so am I," answered Tom Rover. "But an outing on the Hudson is just the best of a vacation. By the way, I wonder if all of our old friends will be back?" "Most of them will be." "And our enemies?" "Dan Baxter won't come back," answered Dick seriously. "He ran away to Chicago with two hundred dollars belonging to his father, and I guess that's the end of him-so far as Putnam Hall and we are concerned. What a bully he was!" "I feel it in my bones, Dick, that we'll meet Dan Baxter again," came from Sam Rover.
I first found Pastor Backus' pamphlet "A Discourse on the Nature and Influence of GODLY FEAR," written in 1801, while doing research for a different book I was working on. At that time, I had been seriously studying the topic of the Fear of God for over 15 years and considered myself fairly fluent on the subject. As I tried to read this sermon, I found myself needing both a dictionary and a Bible. The dictionary was necessary because Brother Backus had a vast vocabulary and used many archaic words that I did not understand. The Bible was necessary since the author assumed that his listeners were familiar with the more than 100 Bible references he used in this one sermon.It was my original intention to make some minor changes to the sermon to make it more easily read by a modern audience and then try to republish it. As I tried to share this sermon with my friends, it quickly became apparent that more than minor changes were necessary for modern readers to be able to fully understand this discourse. The end product might be most accurately called a collaboration between two preachers who lived more than 150 years apart. Pastor Backus' original 40 page sermon [which included 6 pages of genealogy] is now with my contributions more than 85 pages long [not counting the Bible study at the end.] In this book, I have tried to distinguish my additions from Brother Backus' original words by using these marks | | to indicate his words. Thus |We do but sojourn in this world; and this time of our sojourning should be passed in Fear.| would be primarily Backus' words with minor changes to make his language more easily understood. Passages without these marks would be the parts that I have added. In this book, I try to help the reader to distinguish between the Holy Fear of God and the unholy fear of God by the use of capital letters. In many ways, it would be most helpful to do the Bible study on the Fear of God before actually reading this book as it would help a reader to first become more familiar with the Biblical message of the Fear of God. In Brother Backus' day, the Fear of God was inculcated, taught often and with great repetition, but in our day, this doctrine has sadly been lost. I believe that it is time, as in Josiah's day, to clean out the temple and rediscover ALL that has been lost concerning the Fear of God!It is time also for those who Fear the Lord to speak often to one another!THEN THOSE WHO FEARED THE LORD SPOKE TO ONE ANOTHER, and the LORD gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who esteem His name. "They will be Mine," says the LORD of hosts, "on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him." SO YOU WILL AGAIN DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED, BETWEEN ONE WHO SERVES GOD AND ONE WHO DOES NOT SERVE HIM. Malachi 3:16-18 NASUMy prayer is that God would awaken in hearts today a desire to learn all of what His Word teaches about the Fear of God and that we and our Churches would once again inculcate the Fear of God and be truthfully called God-Fearing.
When the United States won its independence from Great Britain, it also won new lands. Soon, the Louisiana Purchase doubled the country's size. These new lands had to be explored and settled. Brave explorers, such as Lewis and Clark, soon blazed a trail to the West. How did the United States grow after the American Revolution? Why did Thomas Jefferson buy Louisiana from France? What did Lewis and Clark discover on their journey?