Opus Law Group
Based on my work for both large landlords and retail chains, I have broad leasing experience in virtually all retail venues.
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OUR LAWYERS
Robert K. Brown
Gregory T. Diamond
Britt M. Ericson
Robert J. Iff
Pamela D. Key
Donald S. Kunze
James H. Lovell
Klio Moore


OUR PARALEGALS
Glenda Ahn
Beth A. Pinkers

Robert K. Brown

511 Tenth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

718.499.6460 direct
718.499.4007 fax


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PRACTICE
Retail and Office Leasing/Commercial Development

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
Retail Leasing
Tenant  I negotiate retail leases and related documents, such as assignments, subleases, and amendments in nationwide locations for such national and regional tenants as:

adidas
Anchor Blue
Ann Taylor
Au Bon Pain
Forever 21
Fresh Vitamins
Oakley
Starbucks Coffee Company
T-Mobile

Locations include regional malls, outlet malls, city street deals, office buildings, and strip centers as well as free-standing sites, and airport, university and hospital sites.

Developer  As Associate General Counsel at the former outlet developer Chelsea Property Group, Inc. (1998-2001), I drafted, negotiated, and supervised leases, leases amendments, renewals, and other related documents for retail space in more than 25 outlet centers throughout the United States. A sampling of the tenants that I negotiated leases with are:

Coach
Disney
Kate Spade
Kenneth Cole
Liz Claiborne
Polo

As in-house real estate counsel at Corporate Property Investors (1995-1998), the former regional shopping mall developer, I drafted and negotiated leases for high-end regional shopping malls throughout the United States.

Development Contracts
While at Chelsea, I drafted and negotiated contracts for selling existing shopping centers and vacant land and for selling and ground leasing outlying pad sites. I conducted title review and prepared closing documents. I also drafted easement and restrictive covenant agreements for many of Chelsea’s centers.

Operations
Also while at Chelsea, I handled a wide variety of day-to-day legal operating issues, such as access, CAM audit issues, and construction-related concerns and disputes. I also negotiated portfoliowide contracts for pay-phone service and trash-hauling.

Developer Leasing
Office  As an associate at Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle in New York City for more than five years before moving in-house, I drafted and negotiated a full range of commercial office leases, subleases, and occupancy and brokerage agreements for major Manhattan office buildings, both midtown and downtown.

EDUCATION
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1987
  • Washington University, B.A. Sociology, cum laude, 1983
MEMBERSHIPS
  • New York State Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers

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