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				Jan Alan

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TEL: 201-525-6228 / MOBILE: 201-665-6884 / FAX: 201-678-6228 / jlewis@coleschotz.comLegal Practice Assistant: Chris Uscher TEL: 201-489-3000 ext. 5074 cuscher@coleschotz.com  

Jan Alan Lewis is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department, concentrating in commercial office and industrial leasing, representing both landlords and tenants, on a local, regional and national basis. He has handled various complex real estate transactions on behalf of prominent owners, developers and companies throughout the United States, and he has frequently been retained as local counsel to represent tenants with respect to their leases in the Tri-State Area. Jan’s responsibilities have included the preparation, review and negotiation of leases and related documents for commercial (including office, industrial, warehouse and retail) and residential properties, brokerage agreements, and contracts of sale for the purchase and sale of commercial and residential properties.

Jan joined the firm in 1994 and has been a Member since 1998. His recent accomplishments include negotiating:

  • A 154,000 square foot office lease on behalf of the tenant, a publicly traded healthcare company, in Somerset, N.J. (one of New Jersey’s largest recent office leases);
  • A 50,000 square foot office lease on behalf of the tenant, a publicly traded natural supplement company, in connection with its relocation of its corporate headquarters to Secaucus, N.J.;
  • An extension of a 130,000 square foot office lease for the landlord with Scholastic Inc. in the SoHo district of Manhattan;
  • An extension and expansion of a 160,000 square foot industrial lease for the landlord with Bio-Reference Laboratories in Elmwood Park, N.J.;
  • A 200,000 square foot office lease on behalf of the tenant, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, in Montvale, N.J. (nominated for “Deal of the Year” by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties);
  • A 55,000 square foot office/industrial lease for the tenant, in connection with its relocation of its corporate headquarters from New York to Secaucus, N.J.;
  • A 25,000 square foot retail lease for the landlord with Prada for its flagship store in the SoHo district of Manhattan; and
  • A 25,000 square foot retail lease for the landlord with Forever 21 for its store in the SoHo district of Manhattan.

Jan has been awarded an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He was selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers in 2008-2011, and the 2012, and 2015 through 2017 edition of the Best Lawyers in America.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.

A member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, as well as the New Jersey State Bar Association, New York County Lawyers’ Association and the American Bar Association, Jan has also been a frequent lecturer and has authored numerous articles on the subject of commercial leasing.

Jan earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from Lehigh University in 1979, and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1982.

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Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 1982; Environmental Law Journal, Contributing Editor

Lehigh University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1979

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New Jersey, 1989New York, 1983U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1983U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1983U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1989
Flexibility is the Key

New Jersey Law Journal January 25, 2010

Jan Alan Lewis
 

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