Commercial Real Estate and Landlord-Tenant

We provide exemplary legal services to buyers, sellers, developers, investors, and landlords.

Commercial Real Estate Attorney

As a full-service provider of real estate legal services, we represent the following parties in commercial transactions and litigated disputes:

  • Buyers
  • Sellers
  • Investors
  • Developers
  • General contractors
  • Sub-contractors

Our law firm is committed to effective representation in commercial transactions, including:

  • Purchase and sale drafting and review
  • Procurement and review of title insurance
  • Installment sales contracts (contract for deed)
  • Foreclosure of mortgages for financial institutions
  • Construction contracts
  • Title examinations
  • Real property tax issues
  • Real estate financing
  • Builder negotiations
  • New construction contract and document review
  • Acquisitions
  • Property development
  • Sale and leasebacks
  • Ground leasing,
  • Construction financing,
  • Bankruptcy workouts
  • Environmental issues.Commercial Litigation Attorney

Richard has always provided civil and commercial litigation for his clients. He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ILTA). As a member of the ILTA, he represents clients in court or mediation when it is warranted.

  • Quiet title disputes
  • Eminent domain
  • Land use and zoning disputes
  • Specific performance (court action to compel closing)
  • Commercial leasing (landlord-tenant disputes)
  • Boundary disputes
  • Construction defects (failure to disclose defects)
  • Post-closing warranty issues

Illinois Real Property Lawyer

At the Law Office of Richard J. Arendt, we represent both buyers and sellers in commercial real estate transactions. Our firm also provides legal counsel regarding regulatory or zoning issues. We provide legal representation regarding the full spectrum of real estate transaction issues such as:

  • Negotiating commercial real estate sales
  • Negotiating and writing lease transactions
  • Drafting of contracts,
  • Ordering of title commitments,
  • Closing preparations,
  • Representation at closings
  • Post-closing issues
  • Resolving disputes involving government agencies and private property owners.

Commercial Leasing – Illinois Landlord-Tenant Law

Commercial leases are relatively lengthy and complicated because they account for a significant portion of business overhead. Mr. Arendt understands the unique issues involved in commercial lease relationships and applies this insight when negotiating, drafting, and litigating commercial lease disputes.

Breach of contract disputes that arise from a commercial lease often involve issues like conflicting interpretations of lease terms, build-out conditions, non-payment of rent, violation of lease conditions, and changes in conditions and circumstances that adversely impact a business.

Our Cook County Commercial Lease Law Firm represents both landlords and tenants in commercial lease evictions.

We also represent clients in real estate and landlord-tenant transactions and litigation matters in the greater Chicagoland area, including the following Illinois counties: Boone County, Cook County, Du Page County, Lake County, McHenry County, Kane County, and Will County.

You may call us to schedule an initial consultation at (312) 642-9606 or visit us at

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