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MIAMI—Even if a landlord offers rent relief to a tenant, there’s no guarantee that the retailer will survive.

“With the large retailers and probably more so with the small local businesses, there’s no certainty they will make it,” Steven J. Solomon, a locally-based managing shareholder at the law firm of Gray Robinson. “In certain markets, like Florida, the summer months are traditionally not strong. So if you’re reopening a business in June, there are no holidays and tourism is low and probably will be even further depressed by people’s reluctance to travel.”

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