Landlords get aggressive and tenants get creative as litigation
during Covid continues

At this point it is no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on the commercial real estate market in general and restaurants in particular. During the summer and fall of 2020, many restaurant tenants have been unable to keep current on rent payments due to Covid-19 restrictions and closures. Unlike the . . .

Illinois Court Decision Offers Hope to Commercial Tenants Seeking Rent Relief

A bankruptcy court in Illinois has held that a governor’s shut-down order, combined with a force majeure provision in a restaurant’s lease, partially excused the restaurant’s obligation to pay rent.*  The case is significant because it provides commercial tenants a basis to seek relief from rental payments due to COVID-19. Governor’s Executive Orders as Force . . .