Seattle and Tacoma Lease Review and Drafting Attorneys

Assisting with all kinds of residential and commercial lease agreements

Whether you own or are leasing a residential or commercial space, you should always have a written lease agreement in place prior to the start of the lease1. Lease agreements protect the legal rights of both the landlord and tenant should certain situations arise. For example, if a tenant violates the rent requirement of the lease agreement, the landlord has the right to evict them. On the other hand, if there is a lease agreement, a landlord cannot randomly terminate a lease for no reason and leave a tenant out on the street.

If you need to have a lease agreement drafted or have concerns about a potential lease, do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney at the Dickson Frohlich today.



Commercial leases

If you are a commercial landlord, it is imperative that you have a quality lease agreement that protects your rights and is enforceable should a dispute arise. Most of the sample, boilerplate forms available online simply cover the most basic issues and do not address many contingent events that are important for a lease agreement. For this reason, you should always have an experienced real estate attorney draft your lease to make sure it fully protects your best interests.

Most small business owners do not own their physical space, but instead, lease it from a commercial landlord. When the landlord asks the business owner to sign a lease agreement, too many people simply sign the agreement without thoroughly understanding to what they are agreeing. Leases are legally binding in most cases and many business owners do not discover that the lease contained harmful or unfair terms until it is too late.

Any business seeking to lease commercial space should have the lease agreement carefully reviewed by an experienced lawyer prior to signing anything.

Residential leases

The same concepts that apply to commercial lease drafting and review apply to residential leases. However, residential leases are subject to many additional laws2 and regulations as residential tenants are expected to be less legally sophisticated than company owners. For this reason, whether you are the landlord or tenant, you need to make sure the lease agreement covers all of the necessary bases to protect your rights.

Contact the Dickson Frohlich for a free 15-minute consultation

At the Dickson Frohlich, our attorneys will ensure that your lease agreement is properly drafted, negotiated, or reviewed so that you can trust your rights as a landlord or tenant are protected.





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Thomas L. Dickson

Tom is an experienced litigator and the founding partner of the Dickson Frohlich. For over 30 years, he’s helped clients prevail in their real estate, construction, and business law matters.

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Robert P. Dickson

The core of Rob’s legal practice is civil litigation, with an emphasis on construction, real estate, and business law. He represents a wide range of clients, from large construction companies to individual homeowners.

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Mark S. Johnson

Mark’s legal practice focuses on civil litigation, real estate law, business law and family law. He works tirelessly to help his clients achieve the outcome they are looking for.

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Daniel J. Frohlich

Dan’s legal practice focuses on civil litigation, real estate law, business law and probate law. He has more than 10 years of experience as an attorney serving clients throughout Western Washington.

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Chris Lindemeier

As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Chris practices in a wide range of areas, including business law, real estate law, civil litigation, and intellectual property law.

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Rebecca Corcoran

As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Rebecca is active in the firm’s business law department. She can help with entity formation, intellectual property, as well as any necessary litigation involving your business’s needs

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Daniel Pizarro

As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Daniel is active in the firm’s civil litigation department. His practice is mainly centered around real estate law, landlord-tenant law, construction law, and probate law.

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Alexander Wisbey

Alexander Wisbey comes to the firm with 5 years of experience as a litigator and trial attorney. He has first chaired several jury trials and has extensive experience handling arbitrations, mediations, depositions, and settlements.

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George Knight

George is an honors graduate of Emory University School of Law. While there, George served on the Emory Law Journal as an Articles Editor.

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Reed Speir

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Reed Speir has lived in the Tacoma area since 1994. Reed earned his law degree from Seattle University School of Law.

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