A: I most instances, I would specify in the contract that the laws of the State of your principal office and business operations apply to the contract. I would also include a mandatory local jurisdiction and local venue for the same reasons. Choice of Law, Jurisdiction, and Venue are each separate concepts.
A: A survival clause is fairly standard in a lease. It extends the effectiveness of certain provisions, such as party representations, warranties, promises, and covenants beyond the expiration or termination of the lease, but not beyond the legally prescribed statute of limitations. For example, If you make a fraudulent representation in a 1-year lease, the other party to the lease who is damaged by your fraud could still sue you for that fraud even after the end of the 1-year lease.