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Virtually all businesses and properties need assistance with leases. Steeg Law has handled a wide range of leases, large and small, for very many different uses.

We have represented landowners and tenants in the Greater New Orleans area and throughout Louisiana, including in Jefferson Parish and St. Tammany Parish, in long term ground leases and leases for space in office, commercial, retail, multi-family, and industrial buildings.

Ground leases involve particular complications with respect to financing, as the interests of the landowner, the tenant, and the lender all must be balanced and negotiated.

Most businesses rent the space for their operation, whether for retail, industrial, office or general commercial use. We regularly represent both tenants and landlords in these transactions, for both small and large premises.

Leases are long-term relationships, and the lease must anticipate issues that could arise years in the future, so that the lease can be a clear guide to how those issues are resolved. This process requires years of experience, which many of our leasing attorneys bring to this process.

Legal Services

  • Ground leases
  • Office space
  • Retail space
  • Sale-leaseback transactions
  • Stand-alone buildings
  • Warehouse/industrial space

Representative Transactions

  • Landlord’s counsel in lease of 57,000 sq. ft. of office space in downtown New Orleans
  • Tenant’s counsel on 300,000+ square foot lease in Class A building
  • Represented tenant in negotiation and execution of ground lease for development by tenant of a multimillion-dollar mixed-use, residential-retail facility in New Orleans
  • Represented tenant in negotiation of lease for new exercise facility in existing building in New Orleans
  • Represented landlord in negotiation of lease for two new retail tenants in newly-constructed shopping center in greater New Orleans area

Robert Steeg

Lead Attorney

Robert M. Steeg  |  504.875.6171
  • Best Lawyers 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Commercial Transactions/UCC Law in New Orleans
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law (since 1995)
  • Chambers USA – Real Estate Law
  • Super Lawyers – Real Estate Law
  • New Orleans CityBusiness – Money Maker (2017, 2014)
  • New Orleans CityBusiness – Leadership in Law Hall of Fame
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent

Practical Provisions for Commercial Leases in Light of Changing Times

Standard lease language has been tested by natural disasters, the pandemic and drastic changes in the way people work. To adapt to changing times, it is crucial to incorporate a variety of practical provisions into corporate leases regarding term, base and additional rent, casualty insurance, premises rights, and force majeure.

Download Practical Provisions for Commercial Leases