SERVICES OFFERED

Kenneth M. Morgan concentrates his practice in the areas of transactional real estate and business counseling. He represents clients in acquiring, financing and leasing commercial real estate.

Additional real estate related matters include the representation of commercial landlords and tenants in all aspects of retail, office, industrial and warehouse leasing. Ken counsels franchisees in acquisitions, terminations and workouts. Further, he represents property owners, tenants and contractors in negotiating commercial and residential construction contracts and property owners in real estate tax appeals and certain land use matters.

Ken also provides corporate legal counseling and regularly represents buyers and sellers of assets in diverse businesses. In addition, the firm assists companies with business formation, entity governance documents, succession planning, acquisitions and buyouts, opinion letters, commercial contracts and general business counseling matters.

SAMPLE REPRESENTATIONS

FOR LANDLORDS
  • • Negotiated big box leases, in-line leases, ground leases, relocation and expansion agreements, amendments, assignment and sublease consents, lien subordination agreements and termination agreements

  • • Served as counsel in retail leasing transactions with national retailers, franchisors and franchisees, including an anchor department store, arts and crafts retailer, lumber company, automotive parts supplier, single price point variety store and supermarket

  • • Arranged medical laboratory leases and work letters involving multi-million dollar fit-outs in research parks and science and technology incubators, including a master sublease on behalf of a joint venture partner

  • • Represented municipal, state and federal governmental entities in office lease negotiations

  • • Negotiated settlements involving the following disputed issues: CAM charges, co-tenancy, environmental remediation responsibility, exclusive uses, relocation obligations, mold and water intrusion damages and surrender condition
FOR TENANTS
  • • Negotiated office and retail leases and subleases

  • • Arranged ground and in-line leases for fast food franchisee

  • • Assigned billboard and day care center leases in connection with asset sales

  • • Negotiated settlements involving the following disputed issues: landlord’s work, mold, water intrusion and flood damages, maintenance, repair and replacement and surrender obligations
FOR BUSINESSES
  • • Represented clients in business asset transactions within the following industries:
    • o Restaurants: Franchised dessert stores, franchised and independent restaurants o Other Retail: Home improvement stores; liquor stores
    • o Services: Commercial laundry; payroll; accounting; commercial printing; fire protection
    • o Healthcare: Mental health services
    • o Manufacturing: Pickle manufacturer; truck parts

  • • Represented limited liability companies, limited partnerships and corporations in business formation

  • • Assisted companies with entity governance documents, including operating agreements, limited partnership agreements, shareholders agreements and bylaws

  • • Negotiated terms for company acquisitions and buyouts

  • • Provided counsel for executive and business owner succession planning