“BREAKING UP IS (NOT SO) HARD TO DO” — TENANT EVICTIONS — Idaho Real Estate Management Association presentation by Christine Nicholas

Moffatt Thomas attorney, Christine Nicholas, will discuss tenant evictions at a meeting of the Idaho Real Estate Management Association, Snake River Chapter 107.    Register online through IREM: iremshort


This presentation will include segments on RESIDENTIAL LEASES, including Dispossessing the Non-performing Residential Tenant and How to Terminate a Residential Lease in Bankruptcy;  COMMERCIAL LEASES, including Dispossessing the Non-performing Commercial Tenant and How to Terminate a Commercial Lease in Bankruptcy; and PRACTICAL TIPS FOR NEGOTIATING DEFAULT COMPROMISES AND LEASE TERMINATIONS.

nicholas_christine_2016Christine E. Nicholas is a Shareholder and member of the Board of Directors of the Idaho law firm, Moffatt Thomas.  Christine is a seasoned business, real estate and finance attorney whose experience includes domestic and international transactions for large and small clients. As former in-house counsel and assistant secretary for J.R. Simplot Company, Christine understands that a client needs timely, cost-effective, and practical legal solutions to business problems.  Chambers USA described Christine as a “stand-out lawyer . . . praised for her blend of commerciality and pragmatism” and a lawyer who “impresses with her direct yet personable manner and business acumen.” She counsels clients in contract negotiation, business formation, business acquisitions and sales, commercial transactions, real estate acquisition, development and leasing, finance transactions, and general business matters.  Christine has been recognized by leading legal associations and other groups including the 2009 Burton Award for Legal Excellence; Woman of the Year Leadership Award, Boise Chapter, National Association of Women Business Owners, 2009; and Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) Award, Women’s and Children’s Alliance, Boise, Idaho, 2000.  Most recently, she was selected for induction in October 2015 to The American College of Mortgage Attorneys.

Moffatt Thomas has been providing legal services to the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West since 1954, serving clients in the full-spectrum of business, litigation, and regulatory areas.  With Idaho offices in Boise, Idaho Falls and Pocatello, the firm is strategically situated for direct contact with the governor’s office, the legislature, federal and state administrative agencies, area businesses, and international and national corporations engaged in business throughout the region. Since its inception over 60 years ago, its current and former lawyers have achieved the highest leadership positions in national, state and local legal and civic organizations.  Moffatt Thomas attorneys focus on the realities of their clients’ continually evolving business needs.  Like their clients, Moffatt Thomas uses innovative technology as an efficient and productive tool, allowing more time to understand clients’ needs and envision where those businesses will be tomorrow.

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