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Collection Techniques for Landlords and Issues in Bankruptcy


Review collection techniques that landlords can use to ensure tenants continue to pay.

When considering how and when to use a collection technique, the landlord should first decide whether the objective is to collect all past-due payments from the tenant; to renegotiate the terms of the lease in a way that ensures the tenant will continue (or restart) making regularly scheduled lease payments; or a combination of both. Download this white paper for information on these choices and how to handle bankruptcy issues



Kelly C. Spicher, , Esq.

Kelly C. Spicher, , Esq.

Foley & Lardner LLP

  • Senior counsel in the San Diego office of Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the Business Law Department
  • Member of the Real Estate Practice, her practice focuses on real estate matters undertaken by national and international businesses, developers, REITs, and financial institutions
  • Member of the Environmental Regulation Practice and the Hospitality, Resort & Golf Industry Team
  • Substantial experience in a wide array of real estate matters and transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, commercial leasing, development projects, property management and joint ventures
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of the due diligence process, including the review and analysis of title and survey matters, land use entitlements, zoning, operating contracts and leases
  • Invited to join the Florida chapter of the Order of the Coif and has received the University of Florida's Book Award for both legal research and writing, and land use and planning
  • Admitted to practice in California and Florida
  • J.D. degree, University of Florida Levin College of Law; B.A. degree, Indiana University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
Jill L. Nicholson

Jill L. Nicholson

Foley & Lardner LLP

  • Former National Chair of Foley & Lardner Commercial Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group and Member of Real Estate Group
  • Lead counsel to largest commercial special servicer in over $5 billion of defaulted and distressed loans
  • Lead counsel to CMBS investor in $1.7 billion office property portfolio default
  • Lead counsel to secured lender in multi-state portfolio default of 50 multifamily borrowers
  • Lead counsel to multiple lenders and special servicers in connection with Securities & Exchange Committee receiverships involving distressed commercial real estate
Dean M. Victor

Dean M. Victor

Foley & Lardner LLP

  • Special counsel in Foley & Lardner LLP Chicago office
  • Member of Foley’s Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice
  • Extensive experience representing developers, lenders, land-owners, lessors and lessees in all types of real estate related litigtion, including landlord-tenant disputes, condemnations, commercial foreclosures and ad valorem tax protests
  • Former supervisor of the Real Estate Tax Division of the Cook County, Illinois State’s Attorney’s Office
  • Representatives range from family businesses to national companies and not-for-profit organizations
  • Member of the Illinois State Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, John Marshall Law School; undergraduate degree, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]

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