Cole Schotz P.C.

 

				Lewis
				
				Jan Alan

Jan Alan Lewis

Memberjlewis@coleschotz.com
New Jersey Office
Court Plaza North, 25 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
T: 201-525-6228 / C: 201-665-6884 / F: 201-678-6228
Legal Practice Assistant: Chris Uscher
T: 201-489-3000 ext. 5074
cuscher@coleschotz.com

OVERVIEW

Jan Alan Lewis is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department, concentrating in commercial office and industrial leasing, representing both landlords and tenants, on a local, regional and national basis. He has handled various complex real estate transactions on behalf of prominent owners, developers and companies throughout the United States, and he has frequently been retained as local counsel to represent tenants with respect to their leases in the Tri-State Area. Jan’s responsibilities have included the preparation, review and negotiation of leases and related documents for commercial (including office, industrial, warehouse and retail) and residential properties, brokerage agreements, and contracts of sale for the purchase and sale of commercial and residential properties.

Jan joined the firm in 1994 and has been a Member since 1998. His recent accomplishments include negotiating:

  • A 200,000 square foot lease on behalf of the tenant, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, for office space in Montvale, NJ (nominated for “Deal of the Year” by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties)
  • A 160,000 square foot lease extension and expansion on behalf of the landlord with Bio-Reference Laboratories for industrial space in Elmwood Park, NJ
  • A 154,000 square foot lease on behalf of the tenant, a publicly traded healthcare company, for office space in Somerset, NJ (one of New Jersey’s largest recent office leases)
  • A 130,000 square foot lease extension on behalf of the landlord with Scholastic Inc. for office space in the SoHo district of Manhattan
  • A 66,800 square foot lease on behalf of the landlord for office space located in the garment district of Manhattan with The City of New York Department of Citywide Administrative Services
  • A 55,000 square foot lease on behalf of the tenant, a camera lighting and grip rental company, for office and industrial space in connection with its relocation of its corporate headquarters from New York to Secaucus, NJ
  • A 50,000 square foot lease on behalf of the tenant, a publicly traded natural supplement company, for office space in connection with its relocation of its corporate headquarters to Secaucus, NJ
  • A 44,000 square foot lease on behalf of the tenant, a digital media company, for office space in Hudson Yards in Manhattan
  • A 25,000 square foot lease on behalf of the landlord with Prada for its flagship store in the SoHo district of Manhattan
  • A 25,000 square foot lease on behalf of the landlord with Forever 21 for its store in the SoHo district of Manhattan

Jan has been awarded an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He was selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers in 2008-2011. He was also featured in the 2012, 2015, 2017, and 2020 edition of the Best Lawyers in America.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.

A member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, as well as the New Jersey State Bar Association, New York County Lawyers’ Association and the American Bar Association, Jan has also been a frequent lecturer and has authored numerous articles on the subject of commercial leasing.

Jan earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from Lehigh University in 1979, and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1982.


Services


Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 1982; Environmental Law Journal, Contributing EditorLehigh University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1979

Bar & Court Admissions

New Jersey, 1989New York, 1983U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1983U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1983U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1989

NEWS

News

The Vitamin Shoppe Relocates Back-Office Operations

As published in: Commercial Property Executive January 18, 2018

Cole Schotz advised Cove on recent financing and acquisition of 441 Ninth Ave discussed on GlobeSt.com

As published in: GlobeSt.com December 14, 2016

Jan Lewis Represents the Ownership of 568 Broadway Property LLC

As published in: The Real Deal November 16, 2016

Best Lawyers® Recognizes Thirty-Six Cole Schotz Attorneys

As published in: Best Lawyers August 18, 2014

EVENTS

Recent Events

ACC New Jersey 17th Annual CLE Conference 2019
Attorney Speaking: Jan Alan LewisSeptember 20, 2019
ACC New Jersey 15th Annual CLE Conference 2017
Attorney Speaking: Jan Alan LewisSeptember 15, 2017
Moderator for Negotiating Commercial Leases, at the Residential and Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law Seminar
Attorney Speaking: Jan Alan Lewis March 19, 2014
Do's and Don'ts in Real Estate and Environmental Transactions
Attorney Speaking: Jan Alan LewisSeptember 20, 2013
Hot Topic in Real Estate- Practical Considerations in Real Estate transactions in Light of the Site Remediation Reform Act
Attorney Speaking: Jan Alan LewisSeptember 21, 2012
Protecting The Tenant, Real Estate Broker & The Service Provider in This Distressed Real Estate Market
Attorney Speaking: Jan Alan LewisFebruary 22, 2010

PUBLICATIONS

Publications

Flexibility is the Key

New Jersey Law Journal January 25, 2010

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