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Can the Same Attorney Represent both Parties?

Imagine you are in a courtroom.  As the defendant, your attorney is working hard to keep you out of jail.  As your attorney’s opening arguments wind down, the prosecuting attorney begins his case.  Wait a minute; the prosecuting attorney is the SAME attorney as the one you hired!  Who is the attorney actually working for? …
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How Do We Get Paid?

Quite often we are asked the question, “So how do you get paid?”.  Just like you, we have bills that are due, food to be purchased, and the fun toys everyone ‘needs’.  Without the client making a direct payment to us, they wonder how we can apparently work for free.  Let’s shed some light on…
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Top 10 Lease Issues Other Than Rental Rate

As you negotiate your commercial real estate lease, there are many different clauses that could impact your tenancy. A lower rental rate may not always be your companies main priority.  Many companies only focus on the rental rate and miss opportunities for flexibility and the possibility that their business could change during the lease term.…
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5 Reasons Companies Lose Great Real Estate Deals

Many company leaders are under the impression that they can negotiate a better lease renewal or relocation on their own.  They don’t understand the benefits of working with a tenant representation broker.  They also believe that the Landlord's Broker is offering them the best deal ever and they have to sign on the dotted sign…
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Marcellus Shale Impact on Pittsburgh

An unexpected benefit from the Marcellus Shale boom is Pittsburgh hotel occupancy has reached the highest level in 21 years USA Today reports.  Employees coming from out of town have to sleep somewhere.  The parking lots of hotels and motels along the PA turnpike and I-79 are filled with trucks of oil and gas workers.…
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What is Marcellus Shale?

Marcellus Shale is a geological formation that stretches from New York to West Virginia and encompasses almost all of Western Pennsylvania.  This formation is a Middle Devonian-age black, low density, organic rich shale that occurs in the subsurface.  Marcellus Shale has the potential to be the second largest natural gas field in the world.  Oil…
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Tips to Save Money on Your Lease

As companies complete year end reports and prepare for 2016, now is a good time to begin looking at your upcoming lease expiration date. Depending on the size of your space or what your trying to achieve, most tenant’s begin evaluating options 12 to 24 months from the option trigger date (the date in your…
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