COMMERCIAL LEASING. Commercial rents in California and New York are typically one of a company’s largest long-term fixed capital costs. My expertise in these nuanced and competitive markets help clients control costs, minimize exposure, maintain an exit strategy and ensure your lease aligns with your business growth strategies.
I handle negotiations of office, retail, restaurant, co-working, warehouse and industrial leases and licenses for industries including technology, retail, professional services, media, food service, marketing, design and more.
REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS. I counsel clients on commercial property purchases and sales, financings, title and due diligence matters.
I am also a California licensed real estate broker and represent residential home buyers and sellers in California.
BUSINESS LAW COUNSELING. C-level executives and business owners need a trusted right hand to call upon for legal advice and protection. I serve as that partner, offering on-demand and retainer support services for venture-backed and boot-strapped companies alike, at every stage of their lifecycle.
Partnership or other business disputes that can feel overwhelming or personal to even seasoned business owners.
My services include outside general counseling services, entity formation, business purchases and sales, partnership negotiations and pre-litigation dispute settlement, mediation services, commercial contract templates and negotiations, debt settlements and legal operational support.
About Laura Drossman
With more than 15 years of experience in private practice, I provide sound, practical counsel and local market expertise on commercial real estate and business law matters in California and New York. As leasing counsel, I help founders, principals, operational and facilities managers and in-house counsel mitigate risk and control costs when seeking space for their organizations. As outside general counsel, I provide a range of services, from company formations to corporate transactions including asset and stock purchases and sales, mergers and acquisitions, debt and dispute settlements.
"Responsive, quick, thorough, smart, on top of the little things and capable of tweaking her level of aggressiveness, based on our desire, with the other sides counsel. All of the skills that we looked for in an attorney to handle a delicate matter. Very pleased with Laura."
"Laura did a fantastic job on a very tricky lease transaction. She was both a thoughtful advisor to me, and a tenacious advocate for my interests. She clearly explained the ins and outs of the legal work, and was a pleasure to work with."
"Laura and I have been working collaboratively on my company's B2B and retail e-commerce operation, and she has been an invaluable advisor. Simply put, Dross is the Boss."
"Laura provided a thorough and sound commercial lease review with extremely fast turnaround. Additionally, she is easy to work with and able to convey complex matters in an easy to digest format."
"Laura is an awesome communicator and really knows her stuff. I will be using her for all my business real estate needs."
PUBLICATIONS, AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS
Executive Committee, California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section, 2020.
Co-Panelist, Workspace For Hire, Co-Working Leasing Issues, California Lawyers Association Real Property Conference (2019).
Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2018, 2019).
Co-Panelist, Gotcha, Tenant! Hidden Tricks and Traps in Today's Commercial Lease Forms, California Lawyers Association Real Property Retreat (2018).
Author, 6 Essential TENANT Tips for Negotiating Your Commercial Lease, published on UpCounsel and General Counsel News (2017).
Co-Panelist, Latest on High Tech Office Leasing in the Bay Area and Beyond, California State Bar Real Property Retreat (2017).
Member, Marin County Bar Association, (2019 - Present).