McGuireWoods partner Edmund Pittman contributed to a
Dec. 23, 2020, Law360 story about commercial landlord concerns over
potential tenant wins in rent forgiveness or rent abatement disputes during the
The story addressed how more and more shopping center tenants are looking at
the co-tenancy provisions in their leases to justify nonpayment of rent during
the pandemic. Pittman noted that some leases allow shopping center tenants not
to pay rent if the shopping center is closed.