Month: February 2017
Commercial Tenant’s Lease – Estoppel and Attornment Considerations
A standard provision of commercial lease agreements is an agreement by the Tenant to execute estoppel certificates, and to attorn to a lender. An estoppel certificate is a statement from the tenant to either a lender or a prospective purchaser that clarifies: what property is leased (often includes square footage) the length term of the lease that the lease has or ... Read More
Forgiven Debt – Taxable to the Borrower?
Generally, if a borrower is required to pay a sum certain at a specific time, the obligation is considered “debt” under the Internal Revenue Code. If the lender forgives a portion, it has “cancelled” the debt and the borrower must declare and take into income the dollar amount cancelled. A lender may unilaterally decide that a debt is not collectable ... Read More
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