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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) ...

Admissions

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Recorded on: Jun. 29, 2012

KENT QIAN: I think we have reached the 10:15 mark, so that's the signal for me to transition to our next topic, which will be admission issues in federally subsidized housing. And to guide us through that, Meliah Schultzman will be the presenter for this part. Ms. Schultzman is an attorney at a national housing law project. She is involved in policy advocacy and litigation to advance the rights of tenants in federally subsidized housing programs ...

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 ...

Anti-Money Laundering Program: New Challenges for Nonbank Mortgage Lenders and Originators 2012 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Apr. 4, 2012

AMY TAUB: Greetings, my name is Amy Taub and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Anti-Money Laundering Program, New Challenges for Non-bank Mortgage Lenders and Originators. Before I begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing ...

Assumption of Rejection of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases

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Recorded on: Nov. 6, 2012

HOWARD J. WEG: All right. Welcome back, everybody. We're into the home stretch. I saved the best for last, I'd like to think. This particular panel is going to cover the topic of executory contracts and unexpired leases. My co-panelist, Ali Mojdehi, from Cooley Godward in San Diego's office has come up here to participate. And we've sort of divided the various topics that we're going to cover into smaller little bites, so I'll speak, then Ali will ...

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.  ...

Banking and Mortgage Servicing Perspective

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Recorded on: Feb. 12, 2013

We'll move on to the second part of our presentation, and this presentation is from the bank's perspective. And Peter Barwick is going to speak about the way mortgage securities are held by the banks, the corporate trust issues. And Rich Haber and Jeff Jaffee are going to talk about the economics of mortgage servicing. And thank you very much gentlemen. PETER S. BARWICK: Good afternoon. Thanks, Joe. Thank you all for braving the elements to get here. ...

Bankruptcy, Mortgages and Foreclosure: What Bankruptcy Can and Can't Do for Borrowers in Distress 2012

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From the program: Bankruptcy, Mortgages and Foreclosure: What Bankruptcy Can and Can't Do for Borrowers in Distress

Released on: Apr. 12, 2012

In this training you will get an overview of how consumer bankruptcy interacts with mortgage debt and foreclosures.  During the session, practitioners working at the intersection of these two crucial areas in consumer law will provide a basic overview of consumer bankruptcy; share tools for assessing whether bankruptcy might help - or harm - a delinquent borrower; and discuss how bankruptcy can be used to address mortgage ...

Big Deals in Court

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Recorded on: Feb. 15, 2012

MARC D. YOUNG: Alright. Well, welcome back for the final installment of this morning's program. I'm delighted to introduce Professor Christine Tour-Sarkissian. Professor Tour-Sarkissian is in private practice but also a Adjunct Professor of Law at Golden Gate University Law School, where she has been teaching for the last 16 years. She teaches courses on real estate finance, real estate transactions, and real estate litigation. She has numerous publications ...

Borrower's Agenda

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Recorded on: Feb. 19, 2013

JOSHUA STEIN: Our next topic's going to be how a borrower negotiates loan documents. Our speaker is Andy Herz. Andy is a partner at Patterson, Belknap, Webb, and Tyler here in New York City, member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and a lawyer listed in the Best Lawyers in America. Chambers described Andy as quote, "an incredible leasing lawyer, probably the best in the city in terms of leasing. He's not bad on loan documents, ...

Borrower's Agenda

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Recorded on: Feb. 15, 2012

MARK YOUNG: OK, folks. Why don't we get started? I'm pleased now to introduce to you Danna Kozerski, who is the co-managing partner of the Coblentz, Patch, Duffy, & Bass firm here in San Francisco. Danna engages in a broad range of real estate transactions, including financings, joint venture formations, and leasing and acquisitions and dispositions of real property. She represents both lenders and borrowers in all manner of financings, landlords ...

Borrower's Guide to Special Services

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Recorded on: Feb. 15, 2012

MARC D. YOUNG: All right. Well, we're going to move on to our next panel. And I'm pleased to introduce our next two speakers. Bill Bernfeld is a bankruptcy lawyer at K&L Gates, but his focus for the last 25 years has been on real estate where he advises clients in the areas of financings, workouts, leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, and creditors' rights. Bill is a prolific writer and lecturer on subjects related to real property. He has for ...

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 2013 (Free) -- Fee Waivers, Requests for Jury Trials, and Appellate Division Writs

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From the program: California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2013 (Free)

Recorded on: Mar. 14, 2013

Taken from the Web Program California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2013 recorded March, 2013 in San Francisco. Lecture Topics  [01:00:50] Fee Waivers, Requests for Jury Trials, and Appellate Division Writs  [01:00:50] This section will address how pro bono and legal services attorneys can get court fees waived and recoup certain transcript costs on behalf of their indigent clients. The session also will focus on ...

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 Studies: Acquisitions in Consolidating Markets

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Recorded on: Jan. 13, 2012

ROBIN PANOVKA: OK, we're gonna get started with the next panel. And hopefully our last panelist will join us soon. We have another terrific panel and a great segment coming up. It's entitled Acquisitions in Consolidating Markets. And we're gonna take a little bit of a case study approach, getting into some of the issues that have come up in some recent deals out there, both public to public deals and private to public deals. By way of background, ...

Case Studies: REIT Acquisitions in a Globalizing World

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Recorded on: Jan. 17, 2013

ADAM EMMERICH: Hi. Good morning again. I'm Adam Emmerich. As Warren mentioned-- one of the co-chairs today-- we're going to talk on this panel about some case studies-- REIT Acquisitions in a Globalizing World. And we're fortunate to have-- I guess it's as was mentioned in the first panel kind of some sort of ageist criteria to participate today. Because everybody on this panel also has upwards of 25 years of experience in the REIT and Real Estate ...

Case Studies: REIT Combinations in a Globalizing World

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Recorded on: Jan. 13, 2012

ADAM EMMERICH: I guess we can just get going. We're a little bit behind, so apologies. Hopefully the first panel had more than enough material. So naturally, it ran over. We'll try and do the same. Let me just introduce. I'm Adam Emmerich from Wachtell, Lipton. I'll do my best to moderate the panel this morning. I'll introduce our panelists and say a couple words to sort of set the scene. And then, ask people some questions. We can hopefully get ...

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 ...

Challenges in Building Today's Tenant Improvements

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Recorded on: Oct. 22, 2012

MICHAEL E. MEYER: OK, we're going to start in. Welcome back on Friday morning. It's my pleasure to introduce you to, in addition to John Wood and myself for today's first session, is Conrad Breece. And he's with a major law firm in San Francisco, and has a great deal of experience over the past 20 years in representing commercial landlords such as Embarcadero, and tenants such as IKEA. Did I say that right? And-- CONRAD D. BREECE: And, and then, ...

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 ...

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