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Category Archives: Real Estate
Restaurant owners can take advantage of many special deductions and credits providing substantial tax savings. Here are several to explore: Tax Credits for Hiring in Empowerment Zones. Tax credits are available for hiring employees who live and work in an … Continue reading
During the last few weeks, Marcus & Boxerman published a series of blog posts about red flag provisions in commercial leases. This installment explains how to control the state of your finances by eliminating obstacles from your next commercial lease. Check … Continue reading
Last week, Marcus & Boxerman posted the second installment of a four-part series on clauses to watch out for in commercial leases. This installment discusses making sure you get what you pay for by avoiding hidden and unnecessary costs in your … Continue reading
Negotiating Commercial Leases – Part 2 – Exclusivity, Permitted Use & Continuous Operation Requirements
Earlier this month, Marcus & Boxerman published the first of a four-part series discussing red flags in commercial leases. This installment discusses the importance of keeping overly restrictive permitted use and continuous operation provisions out of your lease while insisting that an … Continue reading
Negotiating Commercial Leases – Part 1 – Preventing Sublease & Assignment Restrictions, Relocation & Demolition
During the month of October, Marcus & Boxerman will publish a four-part series discussing red flag provisions that you should look out for in commercial leases. Part One focuses on clauses that restrict your options or undercut the stability of … Continue reading