A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Richard Moore is a partner at Buck & Gordon, where he counsels public and private clients in diverse real property transactions. His clients have included national REITS, financial institutions and publicly traded corporations, as well as numerous local non-profits and real estate developers, owners, landlords and tenants. Rich's practice includes representing buyers, sellers and developers in the evaluation, financing, acquisition, development and sale of residential and commercial real property. He negotiates complex retail, office, industrial and biotechnology leases, and advises landlords and tenants on related matters. Rich has recently negotiated sizable commercial leases in Seattle, Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Rich handles easements, license and service agreements, as well as the full range of contracts that are essential to the design and construction process. Rich's practice has also encompassed construction and real estate litigation. Rich was recently named a real estate "Rising Star" and “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law & Politics. He graduated with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the Journal of International Law and a member of the Moot Court Board.
Seth Gustafson, an associate at Buck & Gordon, advises public and private clients on real estate transactions. His practice focuses on commercial leasing, purchase and sale transactions, real estate development, and real estate finance. He has represented buyers and sellers of office, retail, and industrial properties, as well as hotels and assisted living facilities. Seth’s leasing experience includes representing both landlords and tenants in office, retail and industrial leases. He has also worked on subleases, assignments and sale/leaseback transactions.
: These materials are a teaching tool. They have been assembled for purposes of discussion. You should not rely on them as legal authority and you should consult with your attorney before relying on anything within these materials. The forms and sample clauses contained herein are also for purposes of discussion and should not be used without analyzing the entire context of the deal and all pertinent contract terms. Some of the forms and sample clauses in these materials are purposefully (and sometimes aggressively) pro-landlord or pro-tenant to illustrate a point or demonstrate potential areas of negotiation; in the real world, getting a deal done often involves less aggressive or more neutral positions.