Real Estate Firm – Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in Commercial Leasing Dispute

Successful defense of a real estate firm in litigation with a restaurant tenant plaintiff attempting to broaden the scope of a narrowly tailored restriction in a commercial lease for space located in a New York shopping center. Claiming our clients had breached the lease agreement by leasing space in the shopping center to a restaurant chain, the plaintiff filed suit to recover damages it allegedly suffered as a result. The court denied the plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction preventing our clients from constructing additional commercial space for use by the new restaurant tenant, and granted our motion for summary judgment, dismissing all of the plaintiff’s claims including those for breach of the commercial lease and tortious interference of contract.