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Commercial real estate attorney Joshua Stein is publishing an updated and expanded version of his 2005 "Guide to Ground Leases"

Attorney Joshua Stein Updates His 2005 Guide to Ground Leases

With ground leases playing an ever more critical and central role in many sophisticated commercial real estate development, finance, and investment transactions, a leading authority in the field will publish a three-volume New Guide to Ground Leases in July 2023. Real estate attorney Joshua Stein’s book will comprehensively examine the many problem areas and issues in these transactions and offer a state-of-the-art model ground lease and dozens of other template documents. 

Stein wrote an earlier Guide to Ground Leases (With Forms and Checklists), published in 2005 by the American Law Institute / American Bar Association. It became a common reference work on ground leases for commercial real estate attorneys and industry professionals. Stein said he often sees suggested language from that book in ground leases he is asked to review. 

“But since I wrote my original Guide, industry expectations have changed and many lessons have been learned. So it’s time for a thorough rewrite and update,” said Stein. “This is more than a second edition. It’s really an all-new work, covering much more ground than its predecessor from 2005.” 

The 40-year veteran of commercial real estate law will publish the New Guide to Ground Leases himself, under a book publishing imprint he created, Advanced Commercial Real Estate Press. 


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