Rights of first refusal and rights of first offer are frequently used in commercialreal estate transactions, establishing rights to acquire property from a seller before it hits the market. The practical effect of these tools is often to exert downward pressure on the price of the property and hamper development of a third-party market. Rights of first refusal can help hasten a deal among buyers and sellers or landlords and tenants, thereby reducing costs, or they can be a costly waste of time. There are many subtle differences between rights of first refusal and rights of first offer, each with subtle tradeoffs for counter-parties that must be considered in context of a particular transaction. This program will provide you with a practical guide to drafting rights of first refusal and rights of first offer in real estate.
Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.
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