Dental Lease Tenant Checklist – Watch out for the boiler plate!

By:Alan Sorem Dental Industry Team I am a real estate attorney and member of our dental practice group advising dentists on all real estate matters.  The most common questions I receive are from dentists wondering whether it is necessary to negotiate a custom lease for their practice.  These questions are understandable in light of the

What to Consider When Hiring a Real Estate Lawyer

By:Alan Sorem Real Estate & Land Use The attorney-client relationship can be one of the most important relationships in a person’s professional and sometimes even his or her personal life.  As a real estate lawyer, I have helped clients fulfill their dreams by launching a new business, acquiring and selling key investment properties, developing land,

Canary in a Coal Mine: A Real Estate Attorney’s Point of View

By Alan Sorem During the 19th and early 20th centuries, miners would carry caged canaries with them into the mines. The canary’s rapid breathing, small size, and high metabolism would cause the bird to suffer the effects of methane, carbon monoxide, and other harmful gasses before those gasses affected the miners. If a canary was