Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

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Gregory D. Call

Gregory D. Call

Gregory D. Call has represented retailers for over 20 years in a broad range of matters. He has successfully litigated claims against shopping mall landlords in courts across the U.S. and worked with landlords and their representatives to resolve disputes in direct negotiations and alternative dispute resolution forums. In addition, Greg has represented retailers in a variety of other disputes ranging from vendor disputes to antitrust issues. He has assisted in the recovery of more than $200 million for retail clients. Greg has an active national litigation practice and is head of Crowell & Moring’s San Francisco office. Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, he served as chair of the litigation practice of Folger Levin & Kahn LLP. Greg is an active member of the National Retail Tenants Association and received the NRTA Founders’ Service Award in 2007.

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What Happens When Your Landlord Is Self-Insured?

Posted in Real Estate
Like any charge under a retail lease, insurance charges can be the source of disputes between retail tenants and their landlords.  Special concerns arise when the landlord chooses to self-insure against certain risks.  It is not uncommon for a large landlord to self-insure at least a portion of its insurance obligations or for a landlord… Continue Reading

Retailers Look To Cut Costs By Enforcing Co-Tenancy Provisions

Posted in Real Estate
As retailers continue to close underperforming stores and look for other ways to cut costs in a weak economy, they are closely monitoring and enforcing co-tenancy provisions in retail leases. The language of the lease is critical in co-tenancy disputes.  Issues that arise include: What conditions trigger a tenant’s co-tenancy rights? Closure of anchor stores?… Continue Reading

What Makes For A Successful Tenant Overcharge Claim Against A Shopping Center Owner Or Operator

Posted in Real Estate
The One Sentence Summary: In successful claim after successful claim, it is the lease language that is most important. Full Posting: Every year there are thousands of disputes in which retail tenants claim they are overcharged by owners and operators of shopping centers for CAM expenses, utilities, taxes, marketing fund payments and other charges. The… Continue Reading