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Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District: A Blow to Monetary Exactions in the Land-Use Permitting Context 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 28, 2013

Taken from the briefing Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District: A Blow to Monetary Exactions in the Land-Use Permitting Context recorded August, 2013.On June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision with significant implications for land-use regulation. The Court held that permitting agencies have a constitutional obligation to prove that any monetary exaction imposed as a condition of permit approval bear an essential nexus ...

Sierra Club v. EPA: Clean Air Act Permitting Becomes Even More Complicated and Onerous 2013

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Released on: May. 21, 2013

Taken from the briefing Sierra Club v. EPA: Clean Air Act Permitting Becomes Even More Complicated and Onerous recorded May, 2013.On January 22, 2013, the court in Sierra Club v. EPA, No. 10-1413 (D.C. Cir. Jan. 22, 2013) issued a decision with far reaching implications for sources seeking a Clean Air Act permit under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. The decision addressed two screening tools – Significant Impact Levels (SILs) ...

Commercial Real Estate Financing 2014

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From the program: Commercial Real Estate Financing 2014

Released on: Feb. 28, 2014

This seminar will explore commercial real estate financing issues in a market that continues to improve - in some cases very dramatically. We will focus on the use of multiple lenders and creative deal structures. We have also seen nontraditional lenders such as hedge funds enter the market, providing equity-flavored (and priced) financing through joint venture vehicles, which will be a focus of this year’s seminar. We will again look at CMBS 2.0 ...

Avoiding the Bite of the Unrelated Business Income Tax

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Recorded on: Jul. 16, 2013

Taken from the briefing Avoiding the Bite of the Unrelated Business Income Tax recorded July, 2013.The Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) and the related concept of Unrelated Debt Financed Income (UDFI) pose formidable hurdles to lawyers and business people handling investment transactions for nonprofit organizations.  Understanding these concepts and some of the techniques for avoiding them, are the focus of this seminar.  ...

Building Better Construction Contracts 2013

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From the program: Building Better Construction Contracts 2013

Released on: Oct. 9, 2013

Construction is one of the largest sectors in the U.S. economy. After several lean years, construction activity is beginning to pick up. The need for major infrastructure development is apparent, but tight budgets require novel contracting approaches. The Great Recession has resulted in the failure of many construction firms. This has placed a renewed emphasis on appropriate risk allocation. These challenging times require innovation in project delivery ...

California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2014 (Free)

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From the program: California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2014 (Free)

Released on: Mar. 26, 2014

In the current economic climate an increasing number of low-income Californians are facing eviction.  Unfortunately, many tenants are evicted without the benefit of legal counsel to guide them through the process or the representation necessary to vigorously defend against unlawful actions.  As a result, families face the very real possibility of homelessness. This training is designed to help mitigate the crisis by providing attorneys with ...

Case Study: Archstone - From May, 2007 through to the Acquisition of Archstone by Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities

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Recorded on: Jan. 13, 2014

BRUCE GILCHRIST: Good morning, I'm Bruce Gilchrist. I'm going to be both your narrator and your moderator for this panel. I'm joined here on my left by Steve Hentschel. Steve actually recently formed his own company called Hentschel and Company. He's been in real estate investment banking for about 23 years. He was at Lehman for quite a while, about 10 years, went to Wachovia, and then helped form the real estate investment banking group for Gleacher ...

Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2014

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From the program: Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2014

Released on: Jan. 22, 2014

The REIT and commercial real estate sectors have gained significant momentum in recent years and are poised for a new phase of consolidation and M&A. Recent M&A transactions in the sector have shown the depth and growing sophistication of the market, with a number of large and very complex transactions successfully completed over the last 12 months. The industry has also seen significant activity in REIT conversions and spin-offs, the listing ...

Challenges for US Design Professionals Working in the People's Repulic of China

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Recorded on: Oct. 1, 2013

ROBYN BAKER: Well, good afternoon everybody, at least those of you who came back for my presentation in the coveted after lunch spot. I'm going to talk to you today about the challenges for American design professionals working in China. China has been a land of opportunity for many of us throughout this recession, but it is a very unique place for a number of reasons. And I'm going to be giving you the design professionals perspective. Again, I'm ...

Challenges in Building Today's Tenant Improvements

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Recorded on: Nov. 12, 2013

JOHN B. WOOD: Good morning, day two. Live from New York. I'd like to say the Biltmore, but we don't have one anymore. Red ball took that out. Can you imagine real estate? So you've had a lot of fun, you're back. We've looked at the lease from a lot of perspectives. This multi-dimensional financing instrument, kind of like, how would you say, a sport of theft by lease. Today we're going to look at it from other dimensions. We will not entirely leave ...

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2013

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From the program: Negotiating Commercial Leases 2013

Released on: Nov. 22, 2013

Leases are the building blocks of value for all real estate, and whether your client is entering into a lease, acquiring a leasehold, purchasing a Ground Lease or constructing on, investing in or lending on properties, knowing the “Commercial Lease,” current commercial leasing market trends, hot topics and current schemes is the most important investment they can make. Leases are long-term investments and your client or company expects you to make ...

Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy

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Recorded on: Nov. 12, 2013

MEGHAN K. CARNEY: And now it is with great pleasure that I introduce to you the chairs of today's program, John Busey Wood and Michael Meyer. John is a partner at Ackerman LLP, and Akerman LLP is a commercial real estate group, and works out of the New York office. He focuses his practice on financiable ground and master leasing, commercial mixed use and retail leasing, large project assemblage and construction. He advises public and private companies ...

Client Counseling & Advocacy: The Role of Race, Class and Culture

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2013

SHARON DJEMAL: Which leads us to our first hour entitled Client Counseling and Advocacy: The Role of Race, Class and Culture, which will explore how we can increase our own cultural competency and literacy. And as a result, become better advocates for our clients. This session will be led by Tirien Steinbach, who is the executive director of the East Bay Community Law Center and a lecturer at Berkeley Law School. Please join me in welcoming Tirien ...

Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California (Free)

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From the program: Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California (Free)

Released on: May. 28, 2013

You should view this training if you would like to provide pro bono services to immigrant clients in the areas of housing, immigration, or domestic violence or you would like to improve your representation of immigrant clients generally.  Many immigrant clients require assistance with a constellation of related yet distinct issues.  This program attempts to address these particular areas of overlap.  Experienced practitioners in ...

Closing Complex Transactions

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Recorded on: Jun. 10, 2013

MARTIN D. POLEVOY: Welcome back to the second session of the morning program. And we're about to hear from Ron Sernau and Rob Sorin, relating to successfully negotiating a contract of sale and what are the things one has to do to close a transaction. With us, we have, as I said, Ron Sernau, who's the co-chair of the real estate department of Proskauer Rose. Ron has represented some of the most prominent real estate developers in New York, as well ...

Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2013

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From the program: Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2013

Released on: Jun. 18, 2013

Many things have changed in the world of real estate: the structuring of transactions, availability of financing availability of equity capital, bankruptcy remote structures, the role of the bankruptcy process, joint venture considerations, work out pitfalls, carve-out guaranties and unanticipated judicial interpretations, global market gyrations, interest rate setting irregularities, evolving neighborhoods, mega public/private projects, special servicer ...

Commercial Real Estate Institute 2013 (15th Annual)

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From the program: Commercial Real Estate Institute (15th Annual)

Released on: Nov. 19, 2013

Commercial real estate fundamentals (rents, vacancy rates and development activity), although slow, are visibly recovering with REITs outperforming other asset classes. Practitioners with a broad skill set will find it easier to achieve and maintain a viable real estate practice in this environment, given the general economy’s downward pressures on tenant retention, rental growth, development revenue, refinancing and asset values. This program helps ...

Complex Real Estate Issues: Arbitration vs. Litigation

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Recorded on: Nov. 12, 2013

JOHN B. WOOD: The next panel-- he's just going to take the time out of the next section anyway, so, we know, Michael. We're moving into something that I think is really exciting. MICHAEL E. MEYER: That you love me? JOHN B. WOOD: Absolutely. And you're on this panel too, so I mean, I'm stuck with loving you. [LAUGHTER] JOHN B. WOOD: And it's a good love, it's a hard love. We're moving into the realm of all the things you've seen, all the things ...

Confronting the Lack of Uniformity in State Licensing Rules/Insurance Provisions

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Recorded on: Oct. 1, 2013

PATRICK J. O'CONNOR JR: Well, we're turning now to "Design and Construction Licensing." You'll notice in your program that this topic was initially assigned to Josh Levitt. Josh had an emergency that came up and that he could not attend the program. And so he asked me to take over the presentation. And I don't give other people's PowerPoints, it's not something that I regularly do because I can't crawl into their mind and try to figure out ...

Consumer Financial Services Institute 2013 (18th Annual) -- Fair Lending & Mortgage Litigation

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From the program: Consumer Financial Services Institute 2013 (18th Annual)

Recorded on: Apr. 17, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Consumer Financial Services Institute 2013 (18th Annual) recorded April, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:46:18]Fair Lending & Mortgage Litigation  [01:46:18] Fair Lending- Update on disparate impact under Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and the FHA in the courts and before the CFPB, HUD and the DOJ- Effect of the absence of disparate impact on both government and private litigation- Risks and challenges ...

Controlled Company and Othe REIT IPOs

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Recorded on: Jan. 13, 2014

DAVID J. GOLDSCHMIDT: Good afternoon, everybody. Appreciate everybody's indulgence. It's been a long day. We're hoping that this last panel will excite you. So we're going to take a little bit of a different tack than, perhaps, previous panels are concerned. We have with us four people who have been intimately involved in the past several years on the REIT capital markets area, and who have terrific insight from both the legal side, the investor side, ...

Dealing with Large Hidden "Big Ticket" Items

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Recorded on: Nov. 12, 2013

MICHAEL E. MEYER: So we're going to continue with the 1145, dealing with large, hidden, big ticket items. So if it's hidden and it's large, it's kind of, like, incongruous. But let me talk about a few other things that still exist in the work letter. And this morning we talked about what happens when the tenant does the construction of the tenant improvement. It's also what happens if the landlord does the-- thank you-- the construction of the tenant ...

Distressed Loan Workouts and Lender Remedies

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Recorded on: Jun. 10, 2013

MARTIN D. POLEVOY: Welcome back for the second part of the program. We have with us Richard Fries and Jamie Levitt. Richard Fries is the co-chair of the real estate department of Bingham McCutchen. He represents institutional lenders and owners in distress loan workouts and in restructuring of various financing instruments. Some of his recent transactions included representing lenders in the Carlton House renovation project on Madison Avenue and ...

Domestic Violence and Housing

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2013

SHARON DJEMAL: Hi everyone. Welcome back from lunch. I'm really looking forward to this next panel on domestic violence and housing. This session is going to focus on how California laws, the Fair Housing Act, and the Violence Against Women Act protect survivors of domestic violence from denial of housing, help them defend and avoid evictions, and aid survivors in maintaining safe and stable housing. These panelists have prepared a very thorough ...

Environmental and Land Use Law

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Recorded on: Apr. 12, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Catastrophe and the Law: What Lawyers Need to Know to Advise Clients to Prepare and Respond to Disasters 2013 Recorded April, 2013 in New YorkEnvironmental and Land Use Law [01:00:54] Oil spills and hazardous substance releases, reporting and cleanup obligations Cleanup liability for harm for release of oil or hazardous substances Regulatory issues (OSHA, EPA, state and municipal) relating to the exposure of first ...

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George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Mina Park

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Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.