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17th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum

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From the program: Real Estate Tax Forum (17th Annual)

Released on: Feb. 20, 2015

Our 17th anniversary program will continue to focus on transactions, highlighting the tax problems encountered by practitioners in today’s typical commercial real estate transactions and structures, and examining the simple and sophisticated solutions being used by the experts. Panels of nationally-recognized real estate tax experts from major law and accounting firms will provide attorneys, accountants and real estate professionals with a detailed ...

Administering the CMBS Trust Collateral Pools

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Recorded on: Feb. 17, 2015

JOSEPH FORTE: We are now at the last session, administering the CMBS collateral pools, representing the CMBS trustees, master servicers special servicers, and operating advisors, as well as borrowers and guarantors after securitization. Stacy did a little bit of the roles and responsibilities before, but we're going to talk about pre default and post default administration, intercreditor tranche warfare-- which David will enjoy so much-- and breach ...

CMBS and the Real Estate Lawyer 2015: Lender and Borrower Issues in the Capital Markets

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From the program: CMBS and the Real Estate Lawyer 2015: Lender and Borrower Issues in the Capital Markets

Released on: Feb. 26, 2015

As commercial real estate and its financing reemerge strongly from the turmoil and the dislocation of the downturn of the late ‘00s, securitization is once again becoming a significant part of the real estate debt and equity markets. Capital markets lenders are again competing aggressively with traditional main street portfolio lenders for large as well as conduit loans. But is the securitized loan market now different from what it was before ...

Appeals & Post-Trial Motions

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Recorded on: Mar. 12, 2015

STEPHANIE HAFFNER: So we're back for our second to last session on an appeals and post trial motions. And Madeline and Christian, I promised we would also talk about Writs because I saw it in the outline. So we'll also have a word about interlocutory Writs. So we are very, very lucky to have with us Christian Abasto and Madeline Howard to talk about appeals and post trial motions. Christian, can I say that you are the Director of Litigation at Public ...

California Eviction Defense 2.0: Beyond the Basics of Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2015

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From the program: California Eviction Defense 2.0: Beyond the Basics of Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2015

Released on: Mar. 25, 2015

“Renters across the nation, and in particular in California, are locked in a pernicious squeeze of rising rents and stagnant incomes that has diverted a growing share of their paycheck to rent,” reports the Wall Street Journal (Conor Dougherty, “California’s Affordable Rental Housing Crisis,” February 11, 2014).  The Journal continues, “In the Golden State, as elsewhere, the burden is heaviest on those making ...

Bankruptcy, Restructurings and Workouts

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Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2014

ELLIOT L. HURWITZ: OK, welcome back, everyone. This is the 3:30 segment on bankruptcy and restructuring, which will conclude at 5:00 PM. And we have a great group here. I want to introduce our panelists. First, on my right is Jackie Marcus from Weil, Gotshal & Manges. She's my former law partner. Jackie concentrates her practice in business reorganization, securitizations, and secure transaction. Since joining the firm in '82, she has represented ...

Commercial Real Estate Institute 2014 (16th Annual)

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From the program: Commercial Real Estate Institute (16th Annual)

Released on: Dec. 5, 2014

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 ...

Bankruptcy Basics

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Recorded on: Apr. 22, 2015

JOSHUA STEIN: Our next speaker is Sandy Mayerson. Sandy is a member of New York Bar, principal of the Law Offices of Sandra Mayerson. She specializes in insolvency and commercial transactions and litigation. She handles debtor, creditor, and bankruptcy matters. She was the examiner in Interco's Chapter 11, about which she wrote a landmark report on fraudulent conveyance law. She has filed close to 200 real estate related to Chapter 11s. And I'm wondering ...

Commercial Real Estate Financing 2015

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From the program: Commercial Real Estate Financing 2015

Released on: May. 5, 2015

This seminar will revisit the building blocks of commercial real estate financing. It will focus on the steps counsel needs to take to get a deal closed – what lender’s counsel needs to do to deliver a valid mortgage lien without surprises, and what borrower’s counsel needs to do to get the borrower the money it needs. We will look at how lenders review leases; how surveys work and interact with title insurance; and the title insurance ...

Borrower Negotiations

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Recorded on: Apr. 22, 2015

JOSHUA STEIN: Good morning, again, everybody. Thanks for coming back from the break. Our next speaker is Mindy Stern, who's going to speak on borrower negotiations. Mindy is a partner with the New York City law firm Shoeman Updike Kaufman and Stern LLP, where she practices almost exclusively real estate law. Mindy is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and Second Vice Chair of the Real Property Law Section of the New York State ...

Borrower Structure

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Recorded on: Apr. 22, 2015

JOSHUA: Good morning, everybody. Welcome to day two of our Commercial Real Estate Financing Seminar. We're going to turn to the borrower side of transactions for awhile. And Carey Smith is going to speak about setting up borrower entities, and the issues THAT come up IN doing that. Carey is a partner at Arnold & Porter in Washington, where he is in the Real Estate, and Tax, Trusts, and Estates practice groups. He does a lot of borrower structuring, ...

CFIUS's Web: From Pig Farms to the Waldorf -- How Real Estate and Other Transactions Outside the Defense Sector May Trigger CFIUS Review

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Recorded on: Feb. 5, 2015

Taken from the briefing CFIUS's Web: From Pig Farms to the Waldorf -- How Real Estate and Other Transactions Outside the Defense Sector May Trigger CFIUS Review recorded February, 2015 in New York. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reviews foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses to assess their impact on U.S. national security. Under CFIUS oversight, acquisitions deemed to threaten U.S. security may be restructured, ...

CFIUS's Web: From Pig Farms to the Waldorf -- How Real Estate and Other Transactions Outside the Defense Sector May Trigger CFIUS Review

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Recorded on: Feb. 20, 2015

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Anne Salladin. ANNE W. SALLADIN: Hello everyone, and thank you very much, Amy, for that nice welcome. Chris and I are delighted to be back here at PLI. It's always a pleasure. So today's presentation is entitled CFIUS's Web: From Pig Farms to the Waldorf -- How Real Estate and Other Transactions Outside the Defense Sector may Trigger CFIUS Review. Foreign companies have recently purchase everything ...

Challenges in Building Today's Tenant Improvements

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Recorded on: Nov. 10, 2014

JOHN B. WOOD: Welcome back. You're halfway through. Boston, we just want to tell you and Philly that we understand you both have baseball teams. I can't remember their names. Well, it really doesn't matter. We're here for leasing. But we understand you guys are great. Chicago? Wow. Do they have a team? White--? MICHAEL E. MEYER: We're coming off a bad century for the Cubs. And for the White Sox? Maybe a couple years away. JOHN B. WOOD: Ah! All ...

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2014

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From the program: Negotiating Commercial Leases 2014

Released on: Nov. 21, 2014

Leases can be a primary business asset and also contain landmines of liability. Known as the building blocks of value for all real estate, if leases are written poorly or administered without expertise, they can be the downfall of an otherwise sound real estate investment. This course is not to be missed for anyone who represents users or occupiers of space or owners as investors in real estate. There’s no disputing the importance of intimately ...

Challenges in Building Today’s Tenant Improvements

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Recorded on: Mar. 16, 2015

JOHN BUSEY WOOD: OK, we're back. Good morning. And we're doing leasing. If you thought we were doing architecture and fashion design, you're in the wrong room and on the wrong internet. Let's recap just a little from last week to sort of put things in perspective this week. Last week was a day. This week is a day. Does anybody feel like yesterday was a week? More? Not less. What we've learned, fundamentally, that sets this course and leasing apart ...

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2015

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From the program: Negotiating Commercial Leases 2015

Released on: Mar. 27, 2015

Leases can be a primary business asset and also contain landmines of liability.  Known as the building blocks of value for all real estate, if leases are written poorly or administered without expertise, they can be the downfall of an otherwise sound real estate investment. This course is not to be missed for anyone who represents users or occupiers of space or owners as investors in real estate.  There’s no disputing the importance ...

Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy

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Recorded on: Mar. 16, 2015

MEGHAN CARNEY: Now without further ado, it is a great pleasure to introduce to you the chairs of today's program, John Busey Wood and Michael Meyer. John is a partner at Ackermann LLP's commercial real estate group and works out of the New York office. He focuses his practice on financable ground and mass re-leasing, multistate sale lease facts, commercial mixed use and retail leasing, large project greater than 1 million square feet, assemblage, ...

Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy

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Recorded on: Nov. 10, 2014

MEGHAN 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 in Akerman LLP's commercial real estate group and works out of the New York office. He focuses his practice on financeable ground and master releasing, multistate sale leasebacks, commercial mixed use and retail leasing, large project greater than one million square feet assemblage and fast track ...

Commercial Leasing

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Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2014

ELLIOT L. HURWITZ: OK, folks. Welcome back. We are now going to start the segment on commercial leasing. This segment we have some hall of fame returning speakers and one soon-to-be hall of fame addition. On my right, we have Jill Hayman from Morgan Stanley. She has over, she says this, 30 years of experience with large complex commercial real estate transactions, both in the US and abroad. She is currently managing director in the legal and compliance ...

Complex Real Estate Issues: Arbitration vs. Litigation

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Recorded on: Mar. 16, 2015

JOHN BUSEY WOOD: OK, moving right along. Now we're going into something that's a special treat for you. I've had them a few times. They are great. They're going to give you all sorts of insight whether you endorse any particular forum. It doesn't matter. The concepts were the same. And we have AAA come here because it happens to be the forum that I'm most comfortable with. And they're going to teach you why you should do arbitration. Never do litigation ...

Componentizing the Securitized Asset

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Recorded on: Feb. 17, 2015

JOSEPH PHILIP FORTE: Good afternoon. Welcome back. We're going now to the last two segments of the program. And the first one is componentizing the securitized asset. And that is slicing and dicing-- whatever you want to call it. This was a direct result of the 1998 turbulence, followed on by what happened in the Russian default. And people had to speed up what had to be done. And then 9/11 happened. And suddenly, you couldn't have single assets ...

Creating the CMBS Collateral Pool

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Recorded on: Feb. 17, 2015

SPEAKER 1: Welcome back. The next segment, the third panel, is creating the CMBS collateral pool, representing originators, whole loan sellers and depositors. This we're going to deal with the way the pool is, not the actual creation of the assets themselves, the loans, but that's after lunch. At this point, we're going to talk about what the flow is, from who to who to who and what the documents are in between. So it's sort of like the timeline ...

Creating the Securities

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Recorded on: Feb. 17, 2015

JOSEPH PHILIP FORTE: Anna Glick-- you can see their name tag-- Anna Glick is counsel now at Cadwalader, and has been in this as long as I have. So I don't think that's a compliment. Oh, OK. Next to her is Kim Diamond, who stepped in at the last minute, who was going to be with us at the next panel, but has decided to come in and help us today. And Dave Miller, who is a tax partner-- and she- excuse me, she's at Kroll Bond Ratings. And next to Anna, ...

Creating the Securitized Asset

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Recorded on: Feb. 17, 2015

JOSEPH PHILIP FORTE: Welcome back to CMBS and the Real Estate Lawyer 2015-- Lender and Borrower Issues in the Capital Markets. We're going to start off with the first panel, Creating the Securitized Asset. And as well as welcoming everybody back in the room from lunch, I'd like to welcome the more than 200 people who are now listening in on this program remotely. Thank you for joining us again. The substance of this panel is going to be representing ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Clifford E. Kirsch

Clifford E. Kirsch ~ Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Tanya E. M. Wong

Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit

Kenneth N. Nigon

Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia