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Second Edition of The Commercial Lease Formbook Now Available

Published: September 6, 2010

The Commercial Lease Formbook: Expert Tools for Drafting and Negotiation, Second Edition has just been published by the American Bar Association (ABA). Ira Meislik, managing principal of the Montclair, New Jersey law firm of Meislik & Meislik, is the lead co-editor of this best seller from the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the ABA. Karen Abrams, a Senior Associate Attorney at the firm was a contributer to the book. Now completely updated and significantly expanded, The Commercial Lease Formbook is an authoritative resource for all aspects of negotiating and drafting effective commercial property leases.

This invaluable 750 page formbook and the accompanying CD-ROM provide a unique and comprehensive tool for evaluating the terms of a lease form and determining whether a transaction is within the norms. It offers an array of state-of-the-art lease forms that can be tailored for a particular transaction. This updated and expanded edition includes 27 complete commercial leases and lease-related forms with commentary on CD-ROM. Each of the forms includes informed commentary designed to save time and facilitate lease negotiations for the user. The practical, negotiation-focused commentary is included within the text of the lease, provision by provision. In many cases, these comments provide alternative terms to accommodate the opposite party to which the lease is oriented.

Ira Meislik has been frequently recognized for his professional achievements. In 2009, he was named as part of a select group of 176 attorneys — The BTI Client Service All-Star Team — for delivering the absolute best client service to Fortune 1000 clients. In 2009 and 2010, he was named by Real Estate New Jersey magazine as one of the Garden State’s top real estate attorneys. Ira Meislik has been included in the Real Estate category each year since the Super Lawyer’s designation first appeared in New Jersey. In addition, he has again been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America®. In the United States, Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Meislik & Meislik is a law firm focusing on business law and commercial real estate law. It represents national and local businesses (large and small), developers, investors, landlords, and single and multiple-location tenants in a full range of transaction, from basic to complex. More about Meislik & Meislik can be found on its website at

More information about The Commercial Lease Formbook: Expert Tools for Drafting and Negotiation, Second Edition can be obtained by sending an inquiry to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address).

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