This is a webcast of the live New York session.
Why you should attend
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 rights and objectives, and many other factors. This one-of-a-kind program will provide insights into the most effective way to recognize and address these concerns. Some of the best real estate lawyers in the country will be participating in this Program to give you cutting-edge advice for a challenging market place.
What you will learn
- Explore the best techniques for negotiating real estate transactions under current market conditions.
- Who has the advantage in negotiating real estate contracts, and what are realistic expectations.
- How to deal with the “auction” process in or out of bankruptcy proceedings
- What are lenders prepared to negotiate in their loan agreement?
- What sponsors need to be wary of in signing "good guy" guaranties?
- What does and does not belong in a Pre-Negotiation Agreement?
- Practical considerations in loan defaults and foreclosures and their impact on achieving workout and restructuring objectives.
- How do special servicers view their role in dealing with distressed real estate, and what can be accomplished?
- Critical aspects of negotiating joint venture agreements.
- How has the leasing world changed?
- How has the financing world changed?
- How do these public/private mega projects actually get done?
Who should attend
Real estate attorneys, investment bankers who acquire and sell real estate, real estate executives, asset managers and acquisition managers, investment advisors, bankers and real estate advisors and consultants.
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All times are E.D.T.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (E.D.T.)
9:00 State of the Market and Representing Special Servicers
A. State of the Market
- Leasing fundamentals
- Sales trends
- Lending environment
Darcy A. Stacom
B. Representing Special Servicers
- Standards governing special servicer decisions
- Trends in loan modifications
- Note sales
- Cooperative sales
- Differences between CMBS and MBS structures
- Recent court decisions
Courtney Capute, Gregory A. Cross
10:15 Recent Trends in Real Estate Lending: 2013 Edition
- Current activity in commercial mortgage finance; major events in 2012
- Recent case law impacting real estate lending practices
- Rating agency trends
- Recourse guaranties - the dance continues
- Latest developments in mortgage-mezzanine intercreditor agreements
- Changes in the title insurance world
Louis J. Hait, William P. McInerney
11:15 Networking Break
11:30 Closing Complex Transactions
A. Successfully Closing Purchase and Sale Transactions
B. Complex Leasing Transactions
- Manage the due diligence process
- Shape Seller's representations and warranties
- Outline covenants of Purchaser and Seller to govern the contract period
- Establish conditions to the parties' obligations to close
- Manage the closing process
- Define default and provide for remedies
- Casualty in the Post-Sandy Era
- Coordinating the technical aspects of a large lease transaction
- Techniques to determine fair market value
- Creating financeable leasehold estates
- Special considerations in leasing to a foreign tenant
Ronald D. Sernau, Robert Sorin
Afternoon Session: 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)
1:45 Distressed Loan Workouts and Lender Remedies
- Defaults and acceleration
- Latest trends in loan enforcement
- Recourse and election of remedies
- Defenses and lender liability
- Workout strategies, forbearance agreements and other workout models
Richard S. Fries, Jamie A. Levitt
2:45 What Provisions do Joint Venture Partners Negotiate the Most?
- Governance and Control - micro managing v macro managing, shifts in control
- Dispute Resolutions - dealing with deadlocks, buy-sell provisions
- Capital Contributions - when to fund more and what to do when a partner fails to fund
- Distributions - straight by percentage interest v preferred returns, carried and promoted interests
- Exit Strategies and Other Transfer Restrictions - includes sponsor equity hold requirements, indirect transfers, transfers of management rights and affiliate agreements, and transfers to competitors
- Tax Provisions - special allocations, deferral of taxable gain for seller
- Evaluation of foregoing issues in context of debt restructuring and recapitalizations; replacement guarantors
Steven G. Horowitz, Steven D. Klein
3:45 Networking Break
4:00 Ethics in Real Estate Transactions: Dealing with Conflicts of Interest
This segment will build on realistic hypotheticals about real estate transactions. These hypotheticals will capture situations frequently faced by sophisticated real estate lawyers. As the hypotheticals unfold, the panelists will cover topics such as:
- Conflicts with current clients
- Advance waivers of future conflicts
- Obtaining informed consent to conflicts
- Imputation of conflicts to an entire firm
- Firewalls to prevent imputation of conflicts
- Conflicts caused by lateral hires
- Conflicts caused by multiple representation
Bonnie J. Host, Roy D. Simon
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