Beyond the Boilerplate: How to Negotiate the Force Majeure Clause

It’s among the least appreciated parts of the lease. But while rent, renewal, and other business terms command most of the attention, the so-called force majeure clause takes center stage when disasters occur. It’s at that point that both landlords and tenants recognize the importance of the clause and kick themselves for using generic boilerplate language rather than making the effort to negotiate a force majeure clause that makes sense for their particular situation.

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