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Representations and Warranties in Commercial Real Estate Sales Contracts: Buyer and Seller...
July 31, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will guide real estate counsel for a buyer or seller in negotiating representations, warranties, and remedies in commercial real estate purchase agreements. Read More

States Increasing Limits on Foreign Ownership of U.S. Real Estate: Navigating the Evolving...
Regulatory Updates, Impact on Foreign Sales/Investment Transactions, Legal...
August 1, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will provide an overview of the ever-increasing state laws restricting foreign ownership of U.S. real property, addressing differences between the laws, and closely examining some of the more notable laws such as that in Florida. The panel will address what impact these state laws w... Read More

Structuring Real Estate Mortgage Covenants, Event of Default Provisions, Representations a...
Drafting Provisions That Balance Borrower Protections With Lender Remedies
August 6, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will instruct borrowers' and lenders' counsel on structuring default provisions, representations and warranties, affirmative and negative covenants, and other provisions in commercial real estate loan documents. The panel will discuss the most recent trends and best practices. Read More

Title Insurance Coverage for Real Estate Counsel: ALTA Coverage and Endorsements for Owner...
August 6, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with an overview of the latest developments in title insurance coverage and explain best practices for evaluating and negotiating coverage, exclusions, and endorsements under American Land Title Association (ALTA) policies. Read More

Programmatic Real Estate Joint Ventures: Deal Structures, Negotiation Strategies, Recent T...
August 14, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will explore programmatic real estate joint ventures (JVs) and how they differ from traditional, single investment JV relationships, alternative structures for programmatic JVs, and key JV agreement terms to consider and negotiate. The program will address these issues from the persp... Read More

Negotiating Commercial Lease Casualty Provisions: Insurance, Termination Rights, Tenant Im...
August 15, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will advise leasing counsel on structuring casualty provisions in commercial leases. The panel will discuss how insurance may affect a casualty event, rent abatements available to tenants, how casualty provisions may affect landlords' and tenants' termination rights, and how to best... Read More

Tax Considerations With Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate: Applicable Rules; Investme...
Entity Selection, FIRPTA, Blocker Corporations, and the BEAT Tax
August 20, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will examine tax challenges and practical implications for foreign investors in U.S. real estate. The panel will discuss the tax advantages of blocker companies, choice of investment structures and other investment vehicles, and more. Read More

Environmental Risks in Commercial Real Estate Purchases: Due Diligence and Drafting Consid...
Potential CERCLA and RCRA Liability, Environmental Site Assessments, Indemn...
August 22, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will address the environmental risks associated with commercial real estate purchase and lease transactions and potential liability for buyers under federal and state laws. The panel will discuss how counsel can guide their clients through the transaction process and in what ways th... Read More

Hedging Interest Rates in Commercial Real Estate Finance: Rate Caps vs. Swaps, Security, I...
August 27, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will describe the use of interest rate caps and swaps as a hedging strategy to mitigate the risk and uncertainty of volatile interest rates. The panel will address the circumstances when an interest rate hedge is appropriate and best practices for documenting the transaction. Read More

Commercial Lease-to-Own Agreements: Key Terms and Drafting Considerations, Owner and Tenan...
August 29, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will discuss key terms and drafting considerations for lease-to-own agreements and how these differ from traditional commercial leases. The panel will address under what circumstances these agreements should be considered and what risks and benefits they have for owners and tenant/b... Read More

New Rule on AI-Based Residential Real Estate Valuations: Minimizing Bias in the Use of AI...
September 4, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will discuss the new rule creating safeguards for automated valuation models (AVMs), typically powered by artificial intelligence (AI), in the real estate industry. The panel will review the differences between the new rule and the proposed rule, examine the five quality control fac... Read More

Real Estate Operating Agreements for Developers and Investors: Key Terms, Drafting Conside...
LLC Pros and Cons; Corporate Transparency Act and State Law Considerations;...
September 5, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will provide a comprehensive look at drafting real estate operating agreements and related legal issues. The panel will examine the pros and cons of creating a limited liability company (LLC) for real estate companies and address industry-specific key terms and drafting consideratio... Read More

Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure: Advantages, Disadvantages, Avoiding Pitfalls, and Vital Prov...
Impact of Intercreditor Agreements and Mezzanine Financing, Tax and Bankrup...
September 10, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE webinar will address the advantages and disadvantages of deeds in lieu of foreclosure and the current spike in their use due to the present distressed market. The panel will discuss key considerations for borrowers and lenders when entering into a deed in lieu agreement and provide tips for... Read More

Medical Office Leases: Navigating Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, Operational Restrictio...
Drafting to Address Reciprocal Easements, Ground Leases, HIPAA, ADA, and En...
September 12, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will prepare real estate counsel to draft medical office leases that address regulatory and operational restrictions associated with medical office space. The panel will discuss how to develop agreements that qualify for an exemption under the federal Stark Law and a safe harbor unde... Read More

Using Delaware Statutory Trusts in Real Estate Investments: Opportunities and Legal Risks
Structuring and Financing the DST, Advantages Over TIC Ownership, Preservin...
July 23, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide real estate finance and tax counsel with a review of the advantages and risks of Delaware statutory trusts (DSTs) as a structure for real estate investments. The panel will offer approaches for structuring and financing DSTs and discuss the key tax issues associated wit... Read More

Deadlock-Breaking Mechanisms in Real Estate LLCs: Avoiding Litigation When Members and Man...
July 16, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with a framework for adopting deadlock-breaking mechanisms in LLC operating agreements and potential state law consequences when no such mechanisms are in place. The program will also discuss arbitration and mediation provisions as alternatives to lit... Read More

Branded Residential Projects: Navigating Complex Structuring Requirements; Key Negotiation...
Mixed-Use and Stand-Alone Projects, Hotel and Non-Hotel Brands, Multiple Pa...
July 11, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of planning and structuring branded residential projects that combine residential development with a well-known hotel or non-hotel brand name. The panel will address the up-front planning considerations to be made by counsel and clients as well... Read More

Commercial Real Estate Loans 101: Loan Structures and Facilities, Documentation, Advising...
June 28, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide an introduction to commercial real estate loans. The panel will review the differences between commercial and residential real estate loans, how commercial real estate loans work, the types of commercial loan structures and facilities available, and financing considerat... Read More

Negotiating Hotel Purchase and Sale Transactions: Key Legal Issues for Buyers and Sellers
Closing Contingencies and Reps and Warranties; Evaluating Existing Manageme...
June 27, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the critical legal issues in purchasing and selling a hotel property, considering the unique aspects of this asset class. The program will focus on seller representations and warranties, key contract provisions in the purchase and sale agreement, and retention or termina... Read More

Title Insurance for Mortgage Lenders: Zoning, Usury, Easement, Future Advances, Comprehens...
Assessing Risks and When to Require Certain Coverages: Title Updates and Mo...
June 26, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will analyze various title issues of particular concern to lenders and the title endorsements that can be obtained to address various risks and contingencies. The panel will also discuss the types of loan modifications that require endorsement to an existing loan policy. Read More

Real Estate Joint Venture Exit Strategies: Planning for the End at the Beginning; Drafting...
Types of Strategies; Timelines and Triggering Events; Valuation; Financial...
June 20, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss key considerations for creating an exit strategy for a commercial real estate joint venture (JV) that should be incorporated into the JV agreement. The panel will discuss issues common to all exit strategies and those that may be unique to the strategy selected. The pan... Read More

Tax Strategies for Real Estate LLC and LP Agreements: Maintaining an Economic Advantage; A...
Funding, Allocation and Distribution of Profits; Tax and Audit Decision Mak...
June 18, 2024 CLE, CPE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE/CPE course will prepare real estate counsel to deal with crucial tax issues and avoid costly mistakes in structuring agreements for real estate partnerships and LLCs. The panel will offer best practices for drafting provisions that reflect effective tax compliance. Read More

Structuring Real Estate Development Agreements With Municipalities
Leveraging Agreements for Long-Term Development Projects; Addressing Land U...
June 13, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide practical guidance for land use and real estate counsel to structure and negotiate development agreements with municipalities for property development or redevelopment. The panel will discuss terms to ensure implementation and protect against challenges to the deal. Read More

CMBS Loan Defeasance Transactions: Borrower and Lender Strategies, Process, Timing, Benefi...
June 11, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the process and complexities of a defeasance transaction within the context of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loans. The panel will discuss the appropriate timing and documentation of a defeasance transaction, costs, prepayment and lockout provisions, risk... Read More

Default Provisions in Commercial Leases: Tenant and Landlord Negotiation and Drafting Cons...
Monetary vs. Non-Monetary Breaches, Notice and Cure Requirements, Terminati...
June 6, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will take an in-depth look at negotiating and drafting default provisions in commercial leases for landlords and tenants. The panel will discuss common issues and pre-drafting considerations for each party and will discuss how counsel should address those in the lease to best protec... Read More

Bridge Loans in Commercial Real Estate: Financing and Flexibility in an Uncertain Market
May 29, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the use and structuring alternatives for bridge loans in the current commercial real estate market. The panel will examine the advantages and disadvantages of bridge loans and provide guidance on balancing their utility versus the risks associated with this form of shor... Read More

Property Management and Leasing Agreements: Key Provisions for Multifamily, Office, Retail...
Navigating Fees and Expenses, Agency, Property Improvements, Early Terminat...
May 23, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will review the key provisions found in property management and leasing agreements, focusing on issues particular to multifamily, retail, office, and industrial properties. The panel will discuss provisions on fees and commissions, leasing authority, insurance, tenant build-out obli... Read More

Structuring Liquor License and Other Permit Clauses in Hotel Purchase and Sale Agreements
May 20, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will cover the negotiation and structure of permit and license clauses in hotel purchase sale agreements, with an emphasis on liquor licenses. Our panel will discuss pitfalls in drafting and high priority considerations for practitioners addressing the transfer of liquor licenses and... Read More

FinCEN Proposed Rule: Residential Real Estate Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements;...
Nationwide Scope; Covered Entities; Reportable Transferees; Reportable Tran...
May 16, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide practitioners through the Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's (FinCEN) proposed rule to increase transparency in residential real estate transactions that will significantly impact covered real estate entities with extensive new reporting o... Read More

Casualty and Condemnation Terms in Loans and Leases: Balancing Interests of Lenders, Borro...
Using SNDAs to Address Lease Requirements, Special Issues With Ground Lease...
May 14, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine casualty and condemnation provisions in real estate finance documents and how best to balance the interests of lenders, landlords, and tenants concerning disbursement of proceeds and the right or obligation to rebuild. The panel will discuss lease scenarios that can impa... Read More

Commercial Lease Basics: Key Terms and Drafting Considerations for Landlords and Tenants,...
May 10, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide an introduction to negotiating and drafting commercial leases. The panel will provide pre-drafting considerations, such as selecting the proper lease structure. The panel will then address what provisions should be included in a commercial lease, why those provisions ar... Read More

Structuring Financial Covenants, Cash Management, and Other Lender Protections in Mortgage...
Nonrecourse Carveouts, Leasing Provisions, Secondary Financing, Escrow Disb...
May 7, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will consider key loan document provisions that provide borrowers flexibility and/or lender protections in times of economic uncertainty, including financial covenants, cash management provisions, additional indebtedness, and nonrecourse carveouts, as well as loan disbursement condi... Read More

Commercial Leases and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Requirements: Key Drafting Issues...
Incorporating Federal, State, and Local GHG Disclosure Requirements and Bui...
May 2, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will address the just announced (and currently stayed) SEC final rule and growing number of state and local laws implementing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions disclosure/reduction requirements including building energy performance standards (BEPS) and their impact on commercial buildi... Read More

Commercial Mortgage Modifications: Lien Priority, Title Insurance, and Bankruptcy Issues
Structuring Modification Agreements While Avoiding Legal Pitfalls
April 26, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide lenders' and borrowers' counsel on negotiating and documenting commercial mortgage modifications while protecting their clients' interests against potential lien priority challenges, title pitfalls, and bankruptcy issues. Read More

Unique Lease Issues: Drafting Lease Memorandums, Work Letters, Exclusive Uses, and CAM Pro...
Limiting Liability for Landlords and Tenants in Options to Purchase and Rig...
April 25, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will advise landlord and tenant counsel on drafting specific provisions of a commercial lease that are often ignored. The panel will address when and what to include in memoranda of a lease, aspects of utilizing a memorandum that can protect the tenant, and how a landlord can mitiga... Read More

Navigating a Commercial Tenant's Bankruptcy: Effects of Lease Rejection, Caps on Damage Cl...
Examining WeWorks Bankruptcy and Tenants Using the Bankruptcy Process to Ex...
April 16, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the potential growing trend of tenants using the bankruptcy process to exit leases that no longer contribute to their profitability. The panel will review recent bankruptcy cases (WeWork and Rite Aid) and examine key issues for landlords when a tenant files bankruptcy,... Read More

Green Loans and C-PACE Financing in Commercial Real Estate: Loan Structures, Principles, G...
Alternative Financing to Meet Increasing Sustainability Standards for New C...
April 9, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will explore the recent growth and trends in green lending in commercial real estate and how commercial property owners are using this alternative form of financing in today's challenging market to meet increased sustainability standards. The panel will discuss commercial property a... Read More

Commercial Leases and Frustration of Purpose, Impossibility Defenses: Strategies for Landl...
April 8, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide landlord and tenant counsel on contractual and common law defenses in breach of lease cases due to failure to pay rent. The panel will address recent case law regarding how courts have analyzed claims of frustration of purpose, impossibility, and other common law defenses. Read More

Commercial Real Estate Loan Workouts and Modifications: Forbearance, Foreclosure, and Bank...
Special Servicing Concerns With CMBS/CLO Loans, Protecting Lender and Borro...
April 5, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide lenders' and borrowers' counsel with an overview of the benefits and limitations of real estate loan workout agreements and alternatives to foreclosure. The panel will explain best practices for negotiating forbearance agreements and minimizing risks associated with a bo... Read More

Drafting and Negotiating Real Estate Loan Documents: Key Issues and Strategies for Borrowe...
Structuring Loans to Fit Property Type, Borrowing Entity, Deal Size, Enviro...
April 2, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will examine the key features and documentation of commercial mortgage loan transactions in today's market. The panel will discuss provisions of particular concern to borrowers and lenders, typical negotiating points, and securitization or syndication parameters which may limit the... Read More

Commercial Lease Due Diligence in Real Estate Acquisitions: Key Issues and Best Practices
Buildout Obligations, Termination Rights, Purchase Options, Co-Tenancy, Ren...
March 28, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare real estate counsel to evaluate lease provisions that may significantly affect commercial real estate purchasers. The panel will discuss the importance of tenant estoppels and provisions on tenant buildout, termination rights, expansion rights, purchase options, co-tenan... Read More

Food Hall and Entertainment Use Leasing: Practical Considerations, Key Provisions for Land...
March 26, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explore the unique issues facing landlords and tenants negotiating leases for food halls and entertainment uses--from motion picture theaters to concert venues to sports arenas. Our panel will advise on how best to draft basic lease provisions, construction issues, percentage re... Read More

Structuring CC&Rs for Mixed-Use Projects: Drafting/Amending CC&R Declarations, Creating Ea...
March 21, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate practitioners guidance for drafting effective covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) for mixed-use projects, avoiding common pitfalls in drafting CC&Rs, and amending existing CC&Rs. The panel will also cover emerging trends in the development and gov... Read More

Real Estate Joint Ventures: Capital Contributions, Waterfall Structures, Clawback, Governa...
March 19, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide real estate counsel through the essential components of a real estate joint venture, including attention to provisions for allocating management rights and responsibilities, establishing a manager/developer promote, structuring capital contributions (and remedies for failu... Read More

Navigating Partition Actions: Pre-Suit Considerations, Litigation Strategies, Statutory an...
March 14, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide an in-depth look at litigating partition actions. The panel will guide counsel through the partition process, describe available statutory and equitable remedies, and provide best practices and litigation strategies for all parties involved. Read More

Purchasing Distressed Real Estate Debt: Performing Due Diligence, Documenting and Closing...
March 12, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the due diligence and transactional issues involved in acquiring distressed commercial real estate loans. The panel will provide best practices for negotiating and structuring these deals to take advantage of the opportunities currently available while mitigating inheren... Read More

Commercial Lease Drafting for Nonprofit Organizations: Unique Tenant and Landlord Consider...
March 7, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide practical guidance for counsel representing landlords and tenants on key considerations and issues specific to negotiating and drafting commercial leases for nonprofit organizations. The panel will discuss threshold considerations, contract provisions with unique consid... Read More

Shared Workspace Agreements: Understanding Key Differences from the Traditional Lease; Neg...
Rights of Use, Allocation of Risk, Indemnification in Licensing vs. Leaseho...
March 6, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explore the unique issues facing commercial landlords and tenants of co-working or shared office space. Our panel will compare the agreements between the parties (lease vs. license) and guide counsel on how to most effectively address the risks associated with those differences. Read More

Commercial-to-Residential Property Conversions: Financing Options, Tax Credits, Government...
March 4, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will examine the benefits and risks of converting or repurposing distressed commercial property into residential space. The panel will discuss the legal and financing challenges and opportunities and how tax credits and government incentives can make conversion a viable option for c... Read More

Alternative Real Estate Financing Structures: Sale-Leasebacks, Seller Financing, Ground Le...
Leveraging Creative Financing Opportunities in a Distressed Market, Minimiz...
February 26, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will explain the benefits and risks associated with alternative real estate financing structures, including sale-leaseback transactions, seller financing, ground leases, and crowdfunding. The panel will offer best practices for counsel to protect the interests of the buyer or seller... Read More

Build-to-Suit Leases: Key Considerations for Landlords, Developers, and Tenants; Pitfalls...
Pros vs. Cons, Selecting the Right Lease Type, Negotiating Unique Terms
February 22, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide an in-depth look at build-to-suit (BTS) leases and address the risks and benefits for landlords/developers and tenants. The panel will discuss considerations and terms that are unique to BTS leases as compared to standard commercial leases of which counsel should be awa... Read More

Drafting and Enforcing Assignments of Rent: Collateral vs. Absolute Assignments, Receivers...
Best Practices in Drafting an Assignment of Rents and Leases
February 20, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will focus upon the drafting and enforcement of assignments of rent in state and bankruptcy courts and how parties to assignments of rent in a commercial mortgage transaction can protect their rights. Read More

Negotiating Survival Clauses and Holdback Provisions in Commercial Real Estate Sales Trans...
Avoiding Pitfalls of Merger Doctrine at Closing and Beyond
February 15, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss strategies for buyers and sellers negotiating survival clauses in commercial real estate transactions. Our experienced panel will offer critical insight into crucial terms for inclusion, duration, pitfalls to avoid, and how survival provisions interplay with holdbacks to... Read More

Loan Assumptions in Real Estate Transactions: Benefits, Restrictions, Strategies, and Risk...
February 13, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss how the unprecedented rise in interest rates has led many real estate investors looking to acquire real property to consider assuming a seller's existing debt with low fixed interest rates. The panel will discuss the unique considerations for buyers, sellers, and lender... Read More

Closing Protection Letters for Title Insurance: Risk of Loss Issues; Due Diligence; Scope...
Key Provisions, Pitfalls to Avoid, Latest Developments
February 9, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with practical guidance for structuring closing protection letters (CPLs) for title insurance. The panel will address the latest developments and trends in CPLs. The panel will also identify key provisions to be included in CPLs and drafting pitfalls... Read More

Litigating Quiet Title Actions: Key Considerations and Strategies to Navigate a Complex Pr...
Preliminary Investigation; Naming All Possible Defendants; Unique Procedura...
February 8, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide counsel for all parties to a quiet title action through the complex process, providing practical instruction and litigation strategies. The panel will discuss how to determine when a quiet title action is necessary. The panel will also address the investigation process to... Read More

Joint Venture Agreements in Today's Hotel Industry: Navigating New Realities With Restruct...
Mastering Economic Challenges and Seizing Opportunities
February 7, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss key legal issues in structuring hotel joint ventures agreements, taking into account the unique issues in this asset class. The panel will focus on critical topics in an evolving market, including restructuring and the role of rescue capital and will provide best practic... Read More

Basel III Endgame’s Impact on Real Estate Finance: Increased Capital Requirements, Revised...
January 17, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will cover the recent release of proposed regulatory capital requirements (known as the Basel III Endgame) and how they will impact the commercial real estate finance sector. The panel will discuss how the requirements may increase the capital charge and alter the requirements for a... Read More

Nonrecourse Carve-Outs and Bad-Boy Guaranties: Negotiating, Enforcing and Litigating These...
Avoiding or Resolving Lender and Guarantor Disputes in and Outside of Bankr...
January 16, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will offer corporate finance, bankruptcy and real estate counsel an opportunity to hear about the key aspects of negotiations that lead to the creation of a bad-boy guaranty, and some of the pitfalls each side can run into in these negotiations. The panel will first review commonly u... Read More

Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act: Reporting Requirements, Avoiding Unintenti...
Covered Interests in "Agricultural Land," Broadly Defined Foreign Persons,...
January 11, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide practitioners through the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) and its reporting requirements for foreign persons with an ownership interest in U.S. agricultural land. The panel will discuss AFIDA's broad definition of what constitutes "agricultural land... Read More

Structuring Preferred Equity Investments in Real Estate Ventures: Impact of True Equity vs...
Negotiating Deal Terms, Investor Return, Change in Control Provisions
December 19, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss structuring preferred equity investments (PEIs) from both the perspective of the sponsor or developer and investor and explain the advantages and disadvantages of using preferred equity as a component of a capital stack. The panel will review how PEIs compare and contras... Read More

Drafting Real Property Joint Ownership Agreements: Ownership Structure, Financing Consider...
December 14, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide real estate practitioners through the essentials of drafting real property joint ownership agreements to establish the ownership structure, the parties' complex rights and obligations under the agreement, possible exit strategies, and avenues of dispute resolution in the... Read More

Structuring Complex Easement Agreements in Commercial Real Estate Deals
Negotiating Use Rights and Restrictions for Air Space, Mixed-Use Developmen...
December 13, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to draft complex easement agreements for mixed-use and commercial developments, including development and air rights issues. Read More

Clearing Title for Defects Involving Easements, Encroachments, and Survey/Boundary Dispute...
Identifying and Resolving Common Title Defects to Ensure Closing the Deal
December 7, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with a review and discussion on how to identify and resolve title defects and boundary issues arising from property surveys, easements, and encroachments. The program will analyze the various issues that give rise to these common matters and best prac... Read More

Receiverships for Distressed Commercial Real Estate: Lender, Servicer, and Potential Buyer...
Process and Key Provisions in Order Appointing a Receiver, Pros and Cons of...
December 5, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel for lenders and loan servicers on seeking or opposing the appointment of receivership for distressed commercial real estate. The panel will also explain how lenders, servicers, and prospective buyers can navigate the receivership process. Read More

Commercial Landlord Bankruptcies: Landlord and Tenant Rights and Obligations; Consideratio...
November 30, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide guidance to real estate counsel on how to best advise their clients, either landlord or tenant, on what to do if a commercial landlord must file for bankruptcy. The panel will provide an overview of the bankruptcy process as it relates to commercial real estate and disc... Read More

Allocating Risk in Real Estate Leases: Contractual Indemnities, Additional Insured Endorse...
Coordinating Lease Provisions With Insurance Coverage to Mitigate Landlord...
November 21, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with a review of how parties in leasing transactions can allocate risk to protect their respective economic interests. The panel will address indemnification provisions, including those for actions arising from a party's negligence, additional insured... Read More

Construction Lending: Negotiation and Documentation Issues
Construction Draws, Balancing, Retainage, Payment and Completion Guaranties...
November 16, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide lender's counsel with guidance in negotiating and documenting construction loans, including provisions for making loan advances, budgeting and loan balancing, payment and completion guaranties, pre-leasing requirements, retainage, and project completion. The panel will a... Read More

Section 1031 Like-Kind Property Exchanges of Real Estate: Navigating a Complicated Transac...
Types of Like-Kind Property Exchange; Transaction Participants and Their Ro...
November 15, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide counsel through the complicated transactional process of Section 1031 like-kind real property exchanges. The panel will provide a detailed discussion of the four main types of like-kind property exchanges, and which may apply to certain transactions. The panel will discus... Read More

CC&Rs and Easements for Mixed-Use Projects: Best Practices for Developers
Drafting, Analyzing, Interpreting, and Amending CC&R Declarations and Easem...
November 9, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide real estate practitioners in drafting valid covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) for mixed-use projects, avoiding common pitfalls in drafting CC&Rs, and amending existing CC&Rs. The presentation will include special emphasis on branded mixed-use communities, in... Read More

Qualified Opportunity Zones: Working Capital Safe Harbor, Early Disposition of QOZ Real Es...
November 3, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the latest developments in Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ), including the growing significance of working capital safe harbor (WCSH) plans during the start-up phase and beyond for a Qualified Opportunity Zone Business (QOZB). The panel will explore hot topics practiti... Read More

Drafting Site Control Agreements for Renewable Energy Projects: Due Diligence, Threshold C...
November 2, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide counsel with guidance on drafting legal agreements used to establish site control for renewable energy projects via purchase, lease, and/or easement to create and maintain real estate rights for the project as well as recording a memorandum of the site control agreement... Read More

Promote Crystallization in Real Estate Joint Ventures: Agreement Structure, Benefits, Mech...
October 31, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss promote (also known as carried interest) crystallization in real estate joint ventures (JVs). The panel will discuss the benefits of using promote crystallization; the mechanics of promote crystallization, including triggering events, calculating the promote, and how th... Read More

Swap Documentation in Real Estate Finance Transactions: Coordinating ISDA Master Agreement...
Documenting Covenants, Security, Required Consents, Voting and Control, Rep...
October 27, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the various uses of swaps and other derivative products to hedge risk in real estate finance transactions, integrate derivatives into loan documentation, and document the swap transaction to ensure there is consistency with the loan. Read More

Insurance and Indemnity Provisions in Commercial Real Estate Contracts: PSAs, Leases, and...
October 26, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide insight into insurance and indemnification provisions in real estate purchase and sale agreements (PSAs), leases, and construction contracts. The panel will discuss current trends and practical strategies in negotiating and litigating these provisions. Read More

Corporate Transparency Act's Impact on Real Estate: Reporting Companies; Exemptions; Benef...
October 24, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will examine the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), effective Jan. 1, 2024, and its impact on real estate entities and transactions, including who is considered a "reporting company" subject to new beneficial ownership information (BOI) reporting requirements and whether an exemption... Read More

Commercial Office and Retail Leases: Tenant and Landlord Considerations and Key Provisions...
Permitted Use; Rights to Rent Abatement and Termination; Assignment; Remedi...
October 19, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare counsel for commercial tenants for leasing issues unique to office and retail leases and best practices to protect tenant interests, as well as provide insight into the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on landlord and tenant rights, obligations, and relationships.... Read More

Subordination, Non-Disturbance, and Attornment Agreements: Drafting to Protect Lenders, Te...
October 12, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the purpose and objectives of subordination, non-disturbance, and attornment agreements (SNDAs) for all key stakeholders--lenders, tenants, and landlords. The panel will outline best practices for drafting and negotiating SNDAs and other related provisions, such as estop... Read More

Mezzanine Foreclosure in Real Estate Finance: UCC Article 9, Mortgage and Intercreditor Co...
October 5, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the mezzanine foreclosure process, including notice, publication, and the commercial reasonableness standard under UCC Article 9. The panel will discuss threshold issues such as property due diligence, certificated interests and UCC policies, and intercreditor agreement... Read More

Gross, Modified Gross, and Net Commercial Leases: Allocating Expenses and Risks Between La...
October 3, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will compare gross, modified gross, and net commercial lease structures and discuss whether there are any advantages to one over the others in a volatile commercial real estate market. The panel will discuss how operating and occupancy expenses (and, therefore, risk) are allocated i... Read More

Commercial Lease Assignments and Subleases in a Volatile Market: Key Considerations, Poten...
Weighing Risks vs. Benefits; Clearly Defining Future Rights in the Master L...
September 28, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide key considerations for counsel to landlords and tenants when drafting subleasing and assignment clauses in the master lease which will govern their clients' future rights and obligations under subsequent agreements. The panel will also discuss the benefits and risks of... Read More

Hotel Franchise Agreements and Comfort Letters: Legal Challenges for Real Estate Lenders
Negotiating Comfort Letters; Addressing Franchise Provisions in Hotel Lendi...
September 26, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will enable lenders' counsel to review and negotiate hotel franchise comfort letters. The panel will also review standard features of hotel franchise agreements and the provisions of most concern to lenders. Finally, the panel will discuss how early termination, PIP, and other franch... Read More

Reworking Commercial Real Estate Loans in a Distressed Market: Preventing Defaults and Mit...
September 21, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will explore the current distressed commercial real estate (CRE) market and how lenders are handling performing or non-performing loans in light of the pending and upcoming market turbulence. The panel will also discuss adjustments to existing transactions now and new provisions to... Read More

Navigating Escrow in Real Estate Transactions: Key Considerations; Escrow Instructions; Co...
September 19, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will address navigating escrow through the life cycle of a real estate transaction's closing. The panelists will provide an overview of the escrow process and describe best practices for real estate counsel to guide their clients through closing--from carefully drafting/amending pre... Read More

Property and Liability Insurance in Commercial Leases: Key Provisions and Coverage Issues
Additional Insured and Loss Payee Clauses; Interplay With Indemnity Provisi...
September 7, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address casualty and liability insurance issues applicable to real estate leasing from the perspective of both landlord and tenant. The program will discuss the necessary coverage and recommend contract provisions to require insurance coverage and receive the maximum benefit of... Read More

Agricultural Leases: Unique Terms, Drafting Considerations, and Pitfalls for Landlords and...
August 31, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide practical guidance for counsel representing landlords and tenants on key considerations and issues specific to negotiating and drafting agricultural leases. The panel will discuss threshold considerations, contract provisions unique to agricultural leases, and best pract... Read More

Navigating UCC Issues in Real Estate Finance Opinions: The ABA/ACMA/ACREL/ACCFL Opinion Re...
Necessary Background for Rendering and Receiving Opinion Letters for Transa...
August 29, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate practitioners with guidance on giving and reviewing opinion letters relating to Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.) matters. The webinar will be based on the U.C.C. Opinion Report released in 2019 by the American Bar Association (ABA), the American College of Mo... Read More

Foreign Ownership of U.S. Real Estate: Increased Government Scrutiny, Administrative Oblig...
Expanded CFIUS Jurisdiction and Restrictive State Legislation
August 17, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will describe recent federal and state efforts to regulate foreign ownership of U.S. real estate, including the recently proposed rule expanding CFIUS' jurisdiction and increased enactment of state legislation resulting in additional administrative obligations and costly penalties f... Read More

Multifamily Housing Acquisitions: Emerging Trends in Debt Assumptions Combined With Prefer...
"Freddie Debt" and Common or Preferred Equity as Alternative Means to Deplo...
August 15, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the emerging trend of Freddie Mac debt assumptions combined with common or preferred equity to finance multifamily housing acquisitions in a challenging commercial real estate lending environment. The panel will review the factors to consider when an investor assumes "Fr... Read More

Commercial Lease Letters of Intent: Obtaining Favorable Terms and Avoiding Protracted Nego...
Permitted Uses, Assignment and Subletting, Signage, Improvements, Financial...
August 10, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address both practical and strategic considerations for drafting and negotiating critical terms for a letter of intent (LOI) for commercial leasing transactions. The panel will discuss how principals and representatives for landlords and tenants should structure an LOI and use t... Read More

Life After LIBOR: Amending Existing Mortgage Instruments, Fallback Language, SOFR and Spre...
Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act, LSTA Amendment Forms, CFPB's Interim...
August 8, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the steps real estate counsel must take now to amend existing credit agreements tied to LIBOR to transition appropriately to a new benchmark rate. LIBOR became discontinued on June 30, 2023. The expectation by regulatory agencies is that institutions need to ensure that... Read More

Structuring Ground Leases and Leasehold Mortgages: Balancing Competing Interests Among Own...
August 3, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide counsel with an overview of the process of drafting and negotiating a financeable ground lease and address key provisions that balance the interests of the owner, lessee, and lender. The panel will also discuss the leasehold mortgage and issues presented by leasehold fin... Read More

Mixed-Use Development: Structuring Air Rights Condominiums and Other Common Interest Commu...
Optimal Legal Structures and Core Drafting Challenges; Minimizing Potential...
July 27, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide counsel with a review of key legal challenges and approaches for structuring documents for condominiums and other common interest regimes in mixed-use projects. The panel will discuss difficult legal issues involved in the governance of these projects. Read More

Structuring Tenants in Common Real Estate for Section 1031 Exchanges
Balancing Tax Law, Securities Law, and Mortgage Lender Requirements
July 26, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the legal and structuring issues associated with tenants in common (TICs) real estate investments, focusing on financing requirements and Section 1031 exchanges. The panel will discuss the entity, due diligence, and loan document provisions needed for the TIC borrower, t... Read More

Completion Guaranties in Construction Lending: Key Provisions for Lenders and Guarantors
July 25, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine key provisions found in a construction completion guaranty and selected points that are subject to negotiation. Read More

Airbnb and Short-Term Rentals: Practical Considerations for Landlords, Tenants, HOAs, and...
Property Damage, Insurance Coverage, Limitations on Commercial Use, Municip...
July 18, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the effects of short-term rentals on real estate and explore the unique issues confronting owners, renters, and other stakeholders. Our panel will provide insights into the overlapping legal and regulatory regimes applicable to such arrangements--including the restrictio... Read More

Reciprocal Easement Agreements for Retail and Mixed-Use Project Development: Structuring a...
Protecting Rights and Minimizing Risk for Developers, Retailers, and Other...
July 13, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise real estate practitioners on drafting reciprocal easement agreements (REAs) for retail and mixed-use developments and redevelopments, subdividing existing projects for investment sales, avoiding common pitfalls in preparing REAs, and utilizing best practices for updating... Read More

Lender Liability in Real Estate Finance: Origination, Administration, Modification, and Ba...
Lessons From Recent Litigation; Best Practices for Minimizing Claims
June 29, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will analyze the most common types of lender liability claims, discuss how they are being asserted in various phases of the lending cycle, and explain lessons learned from recent financial litigation. The panel will outline best practices to minimize and avoid the risk of lender lia... Read More

Commercial Leases: Negotiating and Drafting Early Termination and Assignment Clauses
Permitted Transfers, Consent, Recapture, and Mitigation Clauses
June 27, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide practical guidance to real estate counsel on early termination clauses in commercial leases, with a focus on best practices in negotiating, drafting, and documenting early termination provisions and liquidated damage clauses and assignments and permitted transfers. Read More

Financing Multifamily Housing: Structuring the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Tax-Exemp...
June 22, 2023 CLE, CPE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss utilizing Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) and tax-exempt bonds in multifamily construction financing. The program will examine the mechanisms of each form of financing, how each impacts the other, and how current market trends and developments impact these financ... Read More

Leasing to a Cannabis-Related Business: Banking, Permitting, Zoning, Rent, Indemnification...
June 20, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise counsel on preparing and negotiating commercial leases for the growing number of property owners seeking to lease to a cannabis-related business, as well as counsel for cannabis-related businesses who need to lease space, as the cannabis industry expands. The panel will d... Read More

Allocating Operating Expenses in Commercial Real Estate Leases: Negotiating Strategies for...
Structuring Pass-Throughs, Exclusions, Gross-Up, Expense Cap, and Other Pro...
June 15, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss net and gross real estate lease structures (and those in between) and the allocation of operating expenses for different types of lease agreements. The program will cover negotiation from landlords' and tenants' perspectives on defining operating expenses, pass-throughs,... Read More

Construction Loan Funding and Title Insurance: Best Practices in Disbursement and Document...
Drafting Effective Future Advance, Budgeting, and Draw Provisions; Lien Wai...
June 13, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the mechanics of construction loan funding and the interplay of construction advances with title insurance through the life of a construction loan. The panel will discuss drafting, budgeting, and construction-draw provisions, as well as best practices for preserving the... Read More

Drafting and Negotiating “Non-Tower” Telecom Agreements: Equipment Concerns, Operating Lic...
June 8, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare real estate counsel to negotiate and draft telecom "non-tower" leases and licenses that help minimize the likelihood of future legal disputes. The panel will examine common agreement provisions landlords and tenants frequently negotiate regarding this increasingly routin... Read More

Ground Leases: Key Provisions, Monetary vs. Non-Monetary Breaches, Additional Rents, Leas...
June 1, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explore the inner workings of ground leases. The panel will discuss various issues related to key negotiated provisions, financing, monetary vs. non-monetary breaches, how additional rents are determined, and how leases are sold and transferred, and default issues. Read More

Structuring Opinions of Counsel in Real Estate Finance Transactions
Assumptions, Qualifications, Limitations, and Factual Certificates That Red...
May 31, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare counsel to draft third-party opinions for real estate finance transactions. The panel will cover the opinions required--including authority, enforceability, and property-related opinions--and the assumptions, limitations, and qualifications that counsel should include to... Read More

Purchasing Real Estate in the Metaverse: Establishing NFTs, IP Rights, Jurisdiction, Venue...
May 25, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will advise counsel on real estate sales in the metaverse. The panel will address the practical considerations and critical provisions of purchase and sales agreements for the physical world and metaverse contracts. The panel will also examine metaverse mortgage contracts, financing... Read More

Billboard Lease Agreements: Key Considerations for Landlords and Tenants
May 11, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real property counsel with a review of essential provisions in billboard lease agreements. Our panel will discuss how to address the unique concerns of both landlords and tenants for various considerations, including site suitability and use restrictions, construction, r... Read More

Real Estate Mezzanine Financing: Structuring and Documentation, Due Diligence, Key Provisi...
Drafting the Loan Agreement, Pledge Agreement, and Intercreditor; Entity Co...
May 9, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will examine the structuring and documentation of a mezzanine loan in the real estate context. The panel will discuss the borrower's entity structure, key loan provisions, documentation, including the pledge agreement and the intercreditor agreement, and due diligence issues unique... Read More

Lease vs. License: Short-Term Property Use, Access and Exclusive Control, Termination, Rem...
May 4, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will examine the use of licenses versus leases for short-term occupancy use. The panel will discuss when a license should be considered, the contract terms that must be included in such agreements, and what termination provisions and remedies are available. The panel will address wh... Read More

Special Purpose Entities in Real Estate Transactions: Structuring and Documentation
Mastering Separateness Provisions, Single Member LLCs, Recycled Entities, I...
May 2, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare real estate counsel to structure special purpose, bankruptcy-remote entities that satisfy commercial mortgage-backed securities and portfolio lenders' requirements. The panel will discuss current separateness provisions, the conditions and documentation for independent d... Read More

Homeowner Documents for Developers and Project Owners: Financial, Governance, Control, and...
Limitation of Liability, HOA Dues, Management Fees, Restrictions on Propert...
April 27, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will brief counsel to developers and project owners in formulating and drafting key economic, governance, control, and liability provisions in homeowners association (HOA) documents. The discussion will also highlight best practices for preserving owners' property values while ensur... Read More

Managing and Structuring CRE-CLOs in Today's Economy: Servicing, Re-investment, Tax and El...
April 18, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the life cycle of commercial real estate collateralized loan obligations (CRE-CLOs). The panel will discuss entity formation, entity-level tax treatment, types of loan collateral, loan origination, the reinvestment timeline, and loan servicing. Read More

Negotiating and Drafting Restaurant Leases: Emerging Trends and Developments
April 13, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will focus on drafting and negotiating the provisions of restaurant leases and emerging trends. The panel will discuss how the operational aspects of a restaurant impact provisions in the lease, tenant improvements, franchise relationships, operational issues in mixed-use developmen... Read More

Negotiating CAM Provisions in Commercial Leases: Standard Inclusions, Capped CAM, Fixed Co...
April 5, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide real property counsel with a detailed explanation of common area maintenance (CAM) provisions in commercial leases. The panel will outline which costs are standard inclusions and what can and should be excluded. The panel will offer alternative methods of managing CAM c... Read More

Terminating a Condominium: Navigating the Process, Redevelopment Considerations, Benefits...
March 28, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide real estate practitioners with an overview of the complex process and benefits and pitfalls of terminating a condominium. The panel will also examine redevelopment considerations and best practices for real estate counsel when advising real estate developers and condomi... Read More

Lease Enforcement and Remedies: Structuring Key Provisions for Eviction, Self-Help, Injunc...
March 23, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will give real estate counsel a better understanding of how courts interpret and enforce leases. The panel will review the lease provisions essential to the practical exercise of remedies by the landlord and defenses that may be available to the tenant. The panel will discuss the ev... Read More

Cash Management Structures, Waterfall Provisions, and Reserves in Real Estate Finance Tran...
Negotiating Lockboxes, Waterfalls, and Deposit Account Control Agreements
March 21, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss a variety of lockbox and cash management structures, how to structure waterfall provisions in cash management agreements, and drafting ancillary contracts for cash management. Read More

Commercial Leases: Structuring Tenant Build-Out, Improvement, Maintenance, and Repair Prov...
Landlord vs. Tenant Obligations, Approval Rights, Delivery of Premises, Ind...
March 16, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide real estate counsel for landlords and tenants on best practices for drafting commercial lease agreements in connection with build-out considerations, trends in post-COVID negotiations, financing considerations and future maintenance and repair provisions. Read More

Detecting Legal Issues in Appraisal Reports, Commercial Leases, Environmental Assessments
Analyzing Due Diligence in Commercial Property Sales
March 8, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide real estate counsel with guidance on analyzing due diligence documentation and best practices for spotting the issues that may delay a closing. The panel will discuss appraisal reports, addressing property condition and capital needs assessments, environmental site asse... Read More

Title Insurance for Mortgage Lenders: Zoning, Usury, Easement, Future Advances, Comprehens...
Assessing Risks and When to Require Certain Coverages: Title Updates and Mo...
March 7, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will analyze various title issues of particular concern to lenders, and the title endorsements which can be obtained to address various risks and contingencies. The panel will also discuss the types of loan modifications that require endorsement to an existing loan policy. Read More

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Revitalization: New Options for Commercial Real Estate Dev...
EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022
February 16, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide real estate counsel with an overview of the recent significant changes to the Immigrant Investor Program (EB-5 program) with the passage of the Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (RIA), which is part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022. The panel will highlight... Read More

Impact of Inflation Reduction Act on Commercial Real Estate: Tax Credits and Other Incenti...
February 14, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will analyze the features of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that have the most relevance for the commercial real estate industry. The panel will discuss changes to the production tax credit (PTC) and the investment tax credit (ITC), and how the real estate industry should be thin... Read More

Structuring Real Estate Financing With Foreign Borrowers, Trusts, and Tenants in Common
Documenting U.S. Assets of Foreign Guarantors, Reviewing TIC Agreements, Re...
February 7, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will enable counsel to structure real estate loans with borrowers that are foreign investors and guarantors; trusts as investors or guarantors; and tenants in common (TIC). Lending standards have evolved for handling the different borrowers. The panel will discuss issues unique to ea... Read More

Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act: Registration Requirements and Exemptions, Enfor...
February 2, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide real estate counsel with a review of the statutory framework and the latest developments relating to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSFDA). The panel will discuss its amendments, including a partial exemption for the sale of condo units, how the Consume... Read More

Airbnb, VRBO, Short-Term Rentals: Recent Developments, Enforcement Hurdles, and Mitigating...
Legal, Regulatory, Insurance, Land Use, and Other Unique Challenges
January 26, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will examine recent developments and challenging legal and regulatory issues relating to Airbnbs, VRBOs, and other short-term rentals (STRs). Enforcement efforts vary from almost complete blind recognition to cities essentially banning short-term lease agreements. The discussion wil... Read More

Financing Cannabis-Related Real Estate: Sale-Leaseback Transactions, Leases, Expansion Fin...
January 12, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will analyze legal and practical issues borrowers and lenders need to consider when documenting and funding a loan transaction secured by cannabis-related real estate. The panel will also discuss loan structures used to navigate the current banking, insurance, tax, and bankruptcy leg... Read More

Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships for Project Development: Deal Structures and Docume...
January 12, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate and project counsel with a review of U.S. trends in public-private partnerships (P3s), analyze optimal deal structures, and provide best practices for P3 documentation to mitigate risk. Read More

Structuring Complex Easement Agreements in Commercial Real Estate Deals
Negotiating Use Rights and Restrictions for Air Space, Mixed-Use Developmen...
December 20, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to draft complex easement agreements for mixed-use and commercial developments, including development and air rights issues. Read More

Rights of First Refusal, Rights of First Offer, Options to Purchase: Key Provisions for Cl...
December 12, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine and compare rights of first offer (ROFO), rights of first refusal (ROFR), and options to purchase a commercial property (collectively, the "purchase rights"). The panel will discuss key drafting points and interpretation issues that can arise due to a lack of clarity or... Read More

Tokenization of Commercial Real Estate: Offering and Trading Property Investments on the B...
November 29, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss creating a tokenized real estate offering and the risks and benefits for issuers and investors to consider in connection with a real estate token offering, its administration, and subsequent transfers. Read More

Collaborative Land Use Easements: Resolving Conflicts between New Residential Development...
Best Practices in Negotiating Collaborative Land Use Easements
November 17, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss using collaborative land use easements (CLUEs) to resolve conflicts between developers, residential property owners, and non-residential property uses. The presenter will discuss best practices for negotiating easements that allow noise, dust, odor, vapor, vibration, an... Read More

Structuring Revolving Lines of Credit for Multiple Property Portfolios
Allowing for Draws and Repayments, Adding or Releasing Property, and More
November 15, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will brief real estate counsel on the advantages of using a revolving line of credit to finance a commercial real estate portfolio and on how revolving lines are structured and documented. Read More

Section 199A in Real Estate Transactions: Taking Advantage of the Qualified Business Incom...
November 8, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide counsel with tools to structure real estate transactions to take full advantage of the qualified business income (QBI) deduction under IRC 199A. The panel will discuss the requirements and limitations of 199A, the follow-up IRS regulations for 199A, and planning techniqu... Read More

Structuring Preferred Equity Investments in Real Estate Ventures: Impact of True Equity vs...
Negotiating Deal Terms, Investor Return, Change in Control Provisions; Asse...
November 1, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss structuring preferred equity investments (PEIs) from the perspective of both the sponsor and investor and explain the advantages and disadvantages of using preferred equity as a component of a capital stack. The panel will review how PEIs compare and contrast with mezzan... Read More

Avoiding Deal Killers in Real Estate Sale and Purchase Transactions
Structuring Contract Terms to Clear Environmental Hurdles, Land Use Approva...
October 27, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine common obstacles to closing real estate deals, including environmental issues, defective or incomplete land use approvals, encroachments, flood issues, underperforming property, low basis sellers, and more. The panel will offer critical guidance on structuring the transa... Read More

Deconversion of Condominium Units: Addressing Multifamily Rental Needs in Tight Real Estat...
Risks to Developers and Owners, Legal Process, Liability of Condominium Boa...
October 20, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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The CLE webinar will address the deconversion of condominium units into multifamily rental units and the risks and benefits of this process. The panel will discuss the issues for developers and condominium ownership, the legal process, and the liability of condo board members who conduct a deconvers... Read More

Construction Finance Modifications and Workouts: Key Considerations for Lenders and Distre...
Responding to Project Shutdowns and Delays
October 11, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine issues presented for construction lenders and borrowers in the current economic environment. The panel will discuss critical concerns for lenders when dealing with financially distressed borrowers and projects that have been delayed or disrupted. The panel will also disc... Read More

Blockchain Applications in Real Estate Finance: Mortgage Origination, Securitization, and...
October 4, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will familiarize real estate finance counsel with current and potential uses of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in commercial mortgage origination, securitization, custody, and servicing. The panel will also discuss the legal and regulatory hurdles companies may en... Read More

Farm and Agribusiness Purchase and Sale Transactions: Key Legal Issues for Buyers and Sell...
Identifying Threshold Considerations, Negotiating the Purchase and Sale Agr...
September 27, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the critical legal issues in purchasing and selling a farm or other agribusiness. The program will focus on critical due diligence issues, threshold considerations for the parties, and essential terms and provisions in the purchase and sale agreement in any farming opera... Read More

Development of Industrial Real Estate and Distribution Centers
Permitting and Zoning, Supply Chain and Force Majeure, Rights of First Refu...
September 22, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise real estate counsel on the current legal issues in industrial properties. The panel will discuss trends in this surging area of real estate related to the expansion of e-commerce, warehousing, and logistics facilities. The panel will address the concerns with zoning and p... Read More

Acquisition of Distressed Real Estate Debt: Due Diligence, Key Contract Provisions, Mortga...
September 20, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the due diligence and transactional issues involved in acquiring distressed mortgage and mezzanine debt. The panel will outline strategies to identify and mitigate risks and liabilities for both the buyer and seller. Read More

Pop-Up Leasing: Drafting Delivery, Insurance, and Maintenance Provisions, Mitigating Risks...
September 14, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explore the unique issues facing landlords and tenants entering "pop-up" rather than traditional longer-term leases for retail space. Our panel will advise on how best to draft standard lease provisions such as delivery, insurance, and maintenance and guide counsel on addressing... Read More

Financing Ground-Up Hotel and Hospitality Development Deals: Legal and Financial Issues
Completion Guaranties, GMP Construction Contracts, Ground Leases, Post-Comp...
August 10, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss legal and financial issues involved in financing ground-up hotel development deals. The panel will review completion guaranties, GMP construction contracts, the impact of ground leases, reserves, post-completion recourse, management, and branding. Read More

Title Insurance For Real Estate Mezzanine Financing: UCC Policy Requirements and Coverage
August 9, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine basic mezzanine debt structure and discuss the title insurance options available to mezzanine lenders, including a rundown of the requirements and necessary documentation for insuring the pledges of equity involved in a mezzanine loan and a discussion of title issues rel... Read More

Phaseout of LIBOR: Navigating the Final Stages, Implementing New Reference Rates and Fallb...
Impact of the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act
August 2, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the scheduled phaseout of LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) and outline steps real estate and commercial finance counsel must take now to ensure those agreements tied to LIBOR transition appropriately to a new benchmark rate. The panel will discuss best practices for... Read More

Intercreditor and Co-Lender Agreements for Mortgage/Mezz and A/B Financing: Structuring an...
Reconciling the Demands and Objectives of Senior and Junior Lenders
July 27, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare real estate finance counsel to structure intercreditor agreements between senior/mezzanine and A/B lenders. The panel will discuss the most frequently negotiated provisions and the challenges to enforcing intercreditor agreements in distressed loan scenarios. Read More

Local Counsel Opinions in Real Estate Finance Transactions
Strategies for Maximizing Efficiency and Reducing Risks for Opinion Givers
July 19, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide practitioners with tools for drafting local counsel opinions for real estate finance transactions, referencing recently published opinion reports. The panel will also discuss ethical considerations and liability risks associated with rendering local counsel opinions and... Read More

Real Estate Finance: Structuring Earnout, Release Parcel, and Partial Prepayment/Defeasanc...
July 6, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss holdbacks and earnout provisions under which mortgage proceeds are retained by the lender but made available to the borrower upon satisfaction of certain conditions. The panel will also analyze provisions that allow for the release of a parcel post-closing, including th... Read More

Incorporating ESG in Commercial Leases: Building Certification, Use of Renewable Energy an...
June 30, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide landlord-tenant counsel with guidance on incorporating ESG considerations into future leases. The panel will discuss specific provisions to consider, how to split costs among stakeholders to meet these requirements, and best practices for properties that desire to meet... Read More

Structuring Real Estate Sale-Leasebacks: An Alternative to Mortgage Financing for Owner-Op...
Strategies for Improving Balance Sheet, Maintaining Control of RE Assets, R...
June 21, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate and finance counsel with the tools to structure sale-leaseback transactions. The panelist will also discuss the advantages and pitfalls of these deals for seller/tenants and buyer/investors and offer best practices to structure the deal for all parties to pro... Read More

Impact of FIRRMA on Real Estate Transactions: Concerns for Developers, Lessors, Lenders, a...
CFIUS Review of Foreign Investment in Critical Infrastructure and Property...
June 9, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) and how it has affected real estate development, leasing, financing, and investment. The panel will discuss what constitutes "critical infrastructure" and "proximity," and the steps that should be taken to com... Read More

Leasing to a Cannabis-Related Business: Banking, Permitting, Zoning, Rent, Indemnification...
June 7, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise counsel on preparing and negotiating commercial leases for the growing number of property owners seeking to lease to a cannabis-related business, as well as counsel for cannabis-related businesses who need to lease space, as the cannabis industry expands. The panel will d... Read More

Construction Financing: Utilizing Tax Credits, Tax Increment Financing, EB-5 Visa Program,...
May 10, 2022 CLE, CPE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE/CPE course will brief real estate and finance counsel on alternative methods of financing real estate construction projects, specifically crowdfunding, tax credits, tax increment financing, and EB-5 financing. Read More

Structuring Credit Tenant Lease Financing: Balancing Interests of Developers, Lenders, Ten...
May 3, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide counsel with a review of the more nuanced aspects of credit tenant lease (CTL) financing as a financing vehicle. The panel will discuss structuring and documenting the transaction and meeting the interests of developers, lenders, tenants, and investors. Read More

Casualty and Condemnation Provisions: Balancing Conflicting Interests of Lenders, Borrower...
Using SNDAs to Address Lease Requirements, Special Issues With Ground Lease...
April 26, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine casualty and condemnation provisions in real estate finance documents and how best to balance the interests of lenders, landlords, and tenants concerning disbursement of proceeds and the right or obligation to rebuild. The panel will discuss lease scenarios that can impa... Read More

Accelerated Rent Clauses in Commercial Leases: Drafting and Enforcing Liquidated Damage Cl...
April 25, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss best practices for landlords to draft enforceable accelerated rent clauses in commercial leases. The program will also discuss potential defenses to these claims by the tenant's counsel when the strict criteria for application are not met. Read More

Due Diligence in Commercial Property Sales: Seller and Buyer Concerns
Liens, Title Restrictions, Zoning, ADA Compliance, Environmental Issues
April 20, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will answer concerns that real estate counsel must consider when representing buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. The panel will address both the most common issues that buyers face and the issues that sellers often overlook, in order to minimize liabilities. Read More

Real Property Sales With Open Insurance Claim: Avoiding Closing Delays, Assignment of Clai...
April 14, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will advise real estate counsel on how to proceed with closing during the pendency of an open insurance claim. The panel will guide counsel on the right to retain insurance benefits under the policy, assign them to the new buyer, and document both options properly. The panel will di... Read More

Retail and Shopping Center Acquisitions: Negotiating the Purchase and Sales Agreement, Con...
March 31, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare real estate counsel to negotiate and document the acquisition of retail-based commercial assets. The program will discuss key legal issues involved in purchasing and selling a retail or shopping center, taking into account the unique issues in this asset class. The progr... Read More

Distressed Real Estate Acquisition and Financing: Due Diligence, PSA Provisions, Lender Pa...
Navigating 363 Sales, Receiverships, and Loan Workout Scenarios
March 29, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will examine the due diligence and transactional issues involved in acquiring and financing distressed real estate. The panel will outline strategies to mitigate risks and liabilities for the buyer, seller, and lender, as well as discuss the additional issues when purchasing and fin... Read More

Operating Cost Provisions in Commercial Leases: Inclusions and Exclusions, and Gross-up, G...
Structuring Terms to Balance Benefits and Mitigate Risks
March 28, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will focus on the drafting, negotiation, and pitfalls of gross-up and operating cost provisions in commercial leases. The panel will provide an overview of their benefits for landlords and practical guidance for balancing the associated risks for commercial tenants. Read More

ESG Considerations for Real Estate Investment and Finance: Key Provisions, ESG Due Diligen...
March 15, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the increasing focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) in real estate finance and investment and the issues real estate investment funds should consider in implementing ESG initiatives in their portfolios. The panel discussion will include ESG due diligence... Read More

Hotel Acquisition Due Diligence: Seller's Representations and Warranties, Indemnification,...
Prioritizing Critical Areas; Providing Buyers More Alternatives, Fewer Cost...
March 8, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will advise real estate counsel on the particular due diligence concerns when acquiring a hotel property. The panel will address how counsel should evaluate both physical assets as well as the operating business of the hotel. The panel will discuss best practices for assessing the f... Read More

Corporate Transparency Act for Real Estate Borrowers and Lenders: New Federal Reporting Re...
March 2, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) and its implications for real estate borrowers and lenders. The panel will discuss the new reporting requirements imposed on borrowers, how the CTA affects lenders and their AML procedures, and the policy considerations behind the law... Read More

Letters of Credit in Real Estate Finance and Lease Transactions: ISP98 Forms, UCC Article...
Commercial vs. Standby, Conditional vs. Unconditional, Limited Term vs. Eve...
February 22, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare counsel to draft and review commercial and standby letters of credit (LCs) for construction loans, permanent loans, and commercial leases. The panelist will discuss current rules of practice, including International Standby Practices 1998 (ISP98) and Uniform Customs and... Read More

Navigating Lender Liability for Environmental Cleanup and Remediation Costs
Indemnification Agreements, Insurance, Reps and Warranties, Covenants, Loan...
February 15, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss lender liability in real estate loan transactions for environmental cleanup and remediation and how the lender can minimize direct liability and diminution of the collateral's value due to environmental damages. The program will discuss risk mitigation in loan originatio... Read More

Structuring Office Leases in the Economic Recovery: Increased Work From Home, Office Shari...
Negotiating Amendments, Abatements, Deferrals, Subleases and Assignments
February 3, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide practical guidance to leasing attorneys facing requests to renegotiate a commercial lease during this economic recovery and the active work-from-home environment. Counsel for landlords and tenants will be provided solutions that range from contractual-based solutions cr... Read More

E-Signatures and Electronic Documentation in Real Estate Finance: ESIGN and UETA, Interpla...
Enforceability, Authentication, and Admissibility; MERS and Transferability
February 1, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the legality of electronic signatures and digital documents generally, as well as recent developments in using eNotes and other electronic mortgage loan documentation. The panel will discuss the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act, Uniform E... Read More

Real Estate Broker Agreements: Fiduciary Duties, Reps and Warranties, Indemnification, Con...
January 27, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will provide real estate counsel with practical guidance on negotiating broker agreements to clarify a broker's fiduciary duties and limit potential future liability. The panel will address how misrepresentations in broker agreements create risk and how to work with brokers to devel... Read More

Evaluating Property Insurance in Real Estate Finance Transactions
Replacement Cost, Business Interruption, Flood, Windstorm, Earthquake, Ordi...
January 4, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with an understanding of the various components of property insurance and the current requirements of lenders concerning each type of coverage. The panel discussion will include replacement cost, business interruption, ordinance and law, flood, windst... Read More

Hotel Management Agreements: Navigating Fees, Exclusivity, Approval Rights, Finance Provis...
November 3, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will cover topics of central importance to counsel preparing or reviewing hotel management agreements from a range of perspectives--whether as counsel to the owner, operator, lender, or potential acquirer. Read More

Curing Title Defects Under the 2021 Revised ALTA Owners and Loan Policies: Identifying and...
Liens, Judgments, Rights of Third Parties, and Breaks in Chain of Title
October 28, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with a review of the 2021 revisions to the ALTA Owner's and Loan Policies, particularly the revised endorsements and addenda. The panel will review how these revisions affect the ability to cure title defects arising from judgments and liens, defects... Read More

Advising HOA Boards After Surfside: Inspection, Review, Maintenance and Repairs
Balancing Costs, Reserve Funds, and Owner Expectations
October 21, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide real estate counsel on best practices when advising homeowner associations (HOAs) related to inspections, reviews, and necessary repairs and maintenance in light of the recent Surfside tragedy. The panel will address how HOAs have to address the risks versus costs of some... Read More

Phaseout of LIBOR: Navigating the Final Stages, Implementing Alternative Reference Rates,...
October 12, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the scheduled phaseout of LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) and outline steps real estate and commercial finance counsel must take now to ensure that agreements tied to LIBOR transition appropriately to a new benchmark rate. The panel will discuss how the recent anno... Read More

Structuring Landlord Lien Waivers and Collateral Access Agreements
Navigating Competing Interests of Tenant's Lender and Landlord
October 4, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the perspectives of both the tenant's lender and the landlord concerning the tenant's collateralized property on the landlord's premises. The program will look at the parties' competing interests and provide practical suggestions for structuring and negotiating landlord... Read More

Drafting Commercial Lease Use Provisions: Permitted, Exclusive, or Restrictive Use
Avoiding Anti-Competition Concerns and Establishing Reasonable Scope Limita...
September 30, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address both landlord counsel's and tenant counsel's needs to negotiate a clearly defined exclusive, permitted, or restricted use or similar lease restriction to protect the client's interest. The panel will address the landlord's objective to design a successful shopping center... Read More

Tax Concerns When Modifying or Purchasing Distressed Real Estate Debt: Borrower and Lender...
Related Party Purchases. Significant Modifications, Market Discount and Loa...
September 21, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will analyze key tax issues that should be considered in real estate loan modifications and debt purchase transactions. The panel will discuss the cancellation of indebtedness (COD) income concerns with related party purchases and significant modifications, market discount rules, and... Read More

Qualified Opportunity Zones Revisited: Tax Incentives for Commercial Real Estate and Other...
Deferred Capital Gains and Tax Abatement Under IRC Section 1400Z; Forming Q...
September 13, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will analyze the current regulatory and tax framework around Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs), including capital gains deferral, tax-free treatment of long-term appreciation, and other tax benefits associated with real estate and other investments in QOZs. The panel will discuss el... Read More

Default Provisions in Real Estate Joint Ventures: Bankruptcy, Distressed Property, Removal...
Promote, Distributions, Exit Rights, and Third-Party Contracts After a Defa...
August 31, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will enable real estate counsel to draft joint venture agreements that anticipate and provide a structure for addressing loan defaults, poor property performance, and bad acts by the manager or general partner. The panel discussion will include manager removal and related provisions... Read More

Rent Deferral Agreements for Defaulted Commercial Leases: Pre-Negotiation, Risk of Insolve...
August 12, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss factors to consider when negotiating a commercial tenant rent relief agreement for landlord and tenant counsel. When beginning the process of potential rent relief, landlords will want to consider their cash flow and financing arrangements and whether third-party consent... Read More

Phaseout of LIBOR: Navigating the Final Stages, Implementing Alternative Reference Rates,...
July 27, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the scheduled phaseout of LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) and outline steps real estate and commercial finance counsel must take now to ensure that agreements tied to LIBOR transition appropriately to a new benchmark rate. The panel will discuss how the recent anno... Read More

Data Center Development: Specialized Security, Communications, Cooling, and Power Needs; S...
Addressing Operation and Financing Concerns of Real Estate Counsel
July 22, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address the issues associated with the development, operation, and financing of data centers. The panel will discuss features that make data centers unique--including power usage, connectivity, temperature and humidity controls, and security--and the need for proper service leve... Read More

Bridge Lending for Commercial Real Estate: Financing for Transitional Properties
Senior, Mezzanine, and Preferred Equity Structures; Allocating Risk, Resolv...
July 21, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss current uses and structuring alternatives for bridge loans, including senior, mezzanine and preferred equity. The panel will also examine the additional risks and legacy issues associated with transitional properties, and provide guidance on how they can be addressed in... Read More

Recent Commercial Eviction Cases: Force Majeure, Co-Tenancy, Quiet Enjoyment, Frustration...
Temporary Impracticability, Business Interruption Insurance, Work-Outs, Ban...
July 15, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide landlord and tenant counsel with guidance on the leading defenses in commercial eviction cases in 2021 due to the pandemic-induced economic downturn and prior lockdown orders. The panel will advise on what tenants may expect in temporary relief, work-outs, and lease term... Read More

2021 Landlord-Tenant Disputes: Federal and State Restrictions, Rent Abatement, Mortgage Re...
July 8, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will focus on the current status of landlord-tenant laws in the U.S. in 2021 under federal and state regulations and restrictions, focusing on income assistance for residential rent, continued availability of SBA loans for commercial tenants, and the state of moratoriums on both fore... Read More

Financing Cannabis-Related Real Estate: Structuring Options, Enforcement Issues, Regulator...
Sale-Leaseback Transactions, Expansion Financing, Zoning and Licensing Issu...
July 7, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will analyze legal and practical issues borrowers and lenders need to consider when documenting and funding a loan transaction secured by cannabis-related real estate. The panel will also discuss loan structures used to navigate the current banking, insurance, tax, and bankruptcy leg... Read More

Financing HVCRE and Other Real Estate: Guidance for Lenders, Borrowers, and Investors
June 30, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide a timely update regarding high-volatility commercial real estate (HVCRE) loans, as well as regulatory requirements relating to nonperforming real estate loans, and options for lenders, borrowers, and investors relating to nonperforming loans. Our panel will discuss regul... Read More

HUD Revived Fair Housing Act Rules: Disparate Impact and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Hou...
June 29, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide counsel with guidance on the reinstated and revised rules under the Fair Housing Act. The panel will discuss the current and anticipated revisions to the standard for disparate impact discrimination claims and the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Interim Fina... Read More

Leveraging Historic Tax Credits in Real Estate Finance
June 24, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide an overview of the Federal Historic Tax Credits (HTC) program. The panel will summarize the HTC program and examine how rehabilitation projects qualify for the HTC, how to finance projects using the HTC, and how the HTC can be combined with other tax credit and subsidy p... Read More

Commercial Leases In Economic Distress: Pre- and Post-Bankruptcy Strategies for Landlords
Negotiating Lease Modifications With Distressed Tenants, Participating in t...
June 3, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide landlord counsel in handling the critical legal issues that arise before and after a tenant files for bankruptcy. The panel will outline commercial landlords' strategies to protect their interests and maximize recovery under state law and the Bankruptcy Code. Read More

Debt Finance Options for Real Estate Funds: Subscription, NAV, and Hybrid Facilities; Part...
May 25, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine debt financing options available to real estate investment funds, common structures and terms for these fund financing products, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. The panel will also discuss the relationship of fund finance to mortgage debt at the property le... Read More

Commercial Mortgage Workout Strategies: Forbearance, Foreclosure, and Bankruptcy
Special Servicing Concerns With CMBS/CLO, Protecting Lender and Borrower In...
May 18, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide lenders' and borrowers' counsel with an overview of the benefits and limitations of real estate loan workout agreements and alternatives to foreclosure. The panel will explain best practices for negotiating forbearance agreements and minimizing risks associated with borr... Read More

Corporate Transparency Act, CFIUS, and Other Real Estate Disclosure Requirements
May 4, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine recently enacted federal disclosure regimes affecting real estate investment and finance, including new burdens placed on borrowers and lenders under the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) and FIRRMA. The panel will discuss how lenders can best navigate these disclosure re... Read More

Disputing Eminent Domain and Condemnation Claims for Real Estate Owners and Developers
Takings, Public Use, Just Compensation, Inverse Condemnation
April 29, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with advice on property owners' rights in eminent domain and condemnation claims filed by the government. The panelist will address what is considered fair market value in a takings claim and how to dispute claims of public use. The panelist will also... Read More

Structuring 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges: New Final IRS Regulations Regarding "Real Property"
Permanent Structures, Offshore Platforms and Pipelines, Intangible Assets;...
April 27, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the impact of tax reform on like-kind exchanges under IRC Section 1031 with a particular focus on what now qualifies as "real property" under new regulations recently released by the IRS. The panel will discuss the requirements for like-kind exchanges to qualify for tax-... Read More

Assessing Commercial Property Insurance for Developers: Professional Liability, Environmen...
April 22, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with advice on assessing and advising developers' insurance needs related to commercial property. The panel will guide counsel on the extent of insurance coverage to address the unique circumstance involved with real estate development. Counsel should... Read More

Future Advance Obligations in Commercial Mortgage Finance: Structuring, Co-Lender and Secu...
April 20, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the mechanics of future advance clauses in commercial real estate lending. The panel will analyze the types of events future advance clauses typically address, the draw conditions which must be negotiated between the parties, and the complex dynamics of making additional... Read More

The New 2021 ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards: What Real Estate Counsel Need to Know
Survey Exceptions and Endorsements in Title Insurance Policies
April 7, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explain the 2021 ALTA/NSPS Standards and identify the recent, significant modifications. The panel will also discuss how title insurers typically address various survey matters in title policies and the utility of survey endorsements. Read More

Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure of Commercial Mortgages: Borrower and Lender Concerns
Title and Other Due Diligence, Nonrecourse Carveouts, Competing Lenders, Ba...
April 6, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the issues presented when a lender takes a deed in lieu of foreclosure on commercial real estate. The panel will discuss the advantages of taking a deed in lieu, title concerns, addressing existing liens and other borrower financings, and nonrecourse carve-outs and other... Read More

Real Estate Provisions of the 2021 Appropriations Act: Emergency Rental Assistance and Ext...
Grants for Shuttered Venue Operators, Depreciation of Certain Residential R...
March 30, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with advice and guidance on the $2.3 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (CAA) provisions that relate directly to real estate. The panel will address the provisions that provide rental assistance and the extent and restrictions on the curren... Read More

Defeasance in Real Estate Finance: Process and Timing, Prepayment and Lockout Provisions
CMBS and SPE Concerns, Structuring Around Mortgage Taxes, Economics of Prep...
March 16, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the mechanics of defeasance in CMBS and other yield protected commercial real estate loans. The panel will discuss restrictions inherent in yield maintenance and lockout provisions, the timing complexities and documentation of defeasance transactions, CMBS servicing issu... Read More

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Implications of Forbearance and Eviction Moratoriums for Multi...
March 2, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the implications of loan forbearance and other directives issued by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, with particular focus on what has changed in documenting and servicing multifamily loans.... Read More

Mitigating Liability in Condo Developments: Warranties, Disclosure and Construction Claims
February 25, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with guidance on anticipating unit owner and association claims in condominium developments and creating project documents and disclosures that will minimize litigation risk. The panel will address developing a fair and cooperative process with all de... Read More

Converting Commercial Properties: Repurposing Vacant Real Estate to Create Value and Meet...
January 28, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with guidance on the legal issues facing repurposing commercial real estate that has become vacant due to the severe economic downturn. The panel will address issues related to petitioning zoning changes, removing holdover tenants, and increasing flex... Read More

Curbside Pickup: Revising Leases for Increased Common Area Use and Costs, Signage, Additio...
January 14, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will advise real estate attorneys that represent landlords and tenants on the increased liabilities and legal issues related to curbside pickups, an increasingly utilized practice to comply with OSHA and CDC safety guidance related to COVID-19. The panel will address the need for pot... Read More

Real Estate Purchase and Sale Contracts in 2021: New Closing and Transaction Risks During...
Timing Concerns, Closing Conditions Defenses, Legal Doctrines, Reliance on...
December 15, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with advice on navigating purchase and sale transactions following the economic contraction of 2020 and the public health restrictions and uncertainties related to COVID-19. Real estate stakeholders are reviewing agreements to determine whether there... Read More

Real Estate Due Diligence in M&A Transactions: Title, Survey, Financing, Lease Transferabi...
Asset vs. Stock Purchase; Reps and Warranties to Address Gaps in Due Dilige...
December 10, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel on how to conduct real estate due diligence in an M&A transaction. The panel will discuss how due diligence in M&A can vary from standard real estate deals, and how the type of transaction--asset purchase, stock purchase, or merger--can affect the process. The pane... Read More

Interest Rate Hedges in Real Estate Finance: Placing Swaps, Caps, and Collars on Floating...
Pricing and Trade Confirmations, the ISDA Master Agreement, Counterparties,...
December 3, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will describe hedging transactions and ways to limit the parties' exposure to changes in rates in floating-rate transactions. The panel will explain the role of the hedge counterparty and discuss critical aspects of hedge documentation. Read More

Structuring Programmatic Real Estate Joint Ventures: Structures, Deal Sharing and Exclusiv...
Negotiating Key Deal Terms From Sponsor and Equity Investor Perspectives
November 19, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss programmatic real estate joint ventures (JVs) and how they differ from traditional, single investment JV relationships, alternative structures for programmatic JVs, and key JV agreement terms to consider and negotiate. The program will present these issues in an interact... Read More

Leveraging New Markets Tax Credits to Finance Community Development: Latest Regs, Guidance...
Twinning With Historic Tax Credits and Qualified Opportunity Zones, Allocat...
November 12, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide counsel with an overview of the New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) program and IRS regulations and guidance. The panel will discuss best practices for structuring NMTC deals, twinning with historic tax credits (HTCs) and Qualified Opportunity Zones, and allocating COD income a... Read More

Enforcing Remedies Under California's One-Action Rule: Foreclosure, Deficiency Claims, Deb...
What Constitutes an "Action" and Avoiding Violations: Lessons Learned from...
October 28, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine California's One-Action Rule and its applications, judicially created exceptions to the rule, and the consequences of taking an "action" or violating the One-Action Rule. Read More

Retirement Communities and Leasing: FHA Compliance, Age Verification, Reasonable Accommoda...
October 27, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with guidance on how to advise all the stakeholders in the development and management of retirement communities on best practices for developing enforceable restrictive covenants, age verification, and accommodation policies for the growing number of... Read More

Structuring Cross-Collateral/Cross-Default Real Estate Loans
Single vs. Multiple Mortgages; Partial Prepayment and Partial Release; Inte...
September 24, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will instruct counsel on proper structuring and documentation of cross-collateral/cross-default loans. The panel will discuss key provisions regarding prepayment/defeasance, partial release of collateral, reserves, and other complexities presented by crossed loans. The panel will als... Read More

Select Low Income Housing Legal Issues: Multifamily Occupancy, Restrictions and Preservati...
September 8, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will introduce practitioners to the basics of federally assisted and regulated multifamily rental housing. It will examine the contractual relationships between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), property owners and managers, the different forms of project-ba... Read More

Shared Workspace Leases in Wake of COVID-19: Risk Mitigation, Insurance, Negotiating Key P...
July 16, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address the distinct legal problems facing commercial landlords and tenants of co-working or shared office space in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our panel will look at ways to mitigate liability and how to best negotiate provisions between parties in the new normal. Read More

Virtual Real Estate Closings: Verification, E-Signature, Remote Notarization, Best Practic...
July 7, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate attorneys with current guidance on the changes related to closings in a social distancing environment. As several states have eased regulations regarding closings, counsel must clarify what is required, as well as best practices related to verification of par... Read More

Hotel Finance Strategies in the Wake of COVID-19: Debt Restructuring; Utilizing PPP and Ma...
June 18, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the options currently available to hotel operators and their lenders impacted by the COVID-19 economic and travel shutdown. The panel will discuss the complex issues presented with foreclosure or restructuring of distressed hotel loans. The panel will also address how ne... Read More

Shari’ah-Compliant Investment in Real Estate in the United States
Overview of Shari’ah-Compliant Investment, Considerations in Structuring Tr...
June 4, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide an overview of Shari'ah-compliant investment, an asset-based investment system that is frequently, though imprecisely, known as Islamic finance. Read More

Depreciation Strategies in Real Estate Finance: Maximizing Bonus Depreciation on Qualified...
Interplay With Interest Deduction and NOL Rules, Phaseout Considerations
May 14, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will offer real estate counsel thorough knowledge of the new depreciation rules enacted under the recent tax reform law and explain how the acquisition and improvement of real estate can be structured to take full advantage of tax depreciation. The panel's discussion will include an... Read More

Mixed-Use Developments: Lessons Learned From Recent Deals
Zoning, Financing, Community Buy-In, and Other Legal Challenges
April 21, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will outline best practices for overcoming the current legal challenges facing developers, builders, and the mixed-use development team when undertaking mixed-use projects. The panel will provide valuable insights on how to capitalize on the opportunities of mixed-use development. Read More

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing: C-PACE Structure, Documentation, and...
February 20, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate finance counsel with the tools to structure commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) financing, where a loan for energy efficiency or renewable energy projects can be repaid via an assessment on the borrower's property tax bill. The panel will discu... Read More

Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act: Registration Requirements and Exemptions, Enfor...
February 19, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with a review of the statutory framework and the latest developments relating to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSFDA). The panel will discuss recent amendments, including a partial exemption for the sale of condo units, how the Consu... Read More

Structuring Real Estate Loans With Foreign Borrowers, Trusts, and Tenants in Common
Documenting U.S. Assets of Foreign Guarantors, Reviewing TIC Agreements, Re...
January 8, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will enable counsel to structure real estate loans with borrowers that are foreign investors and guarantors; trusts as investors or guarantors; and tenants in common (TIC). Lending standards have evolved for handling the different borrowers. The panel will discuss issues unique to ea... Read More

Extension and Expansion Options in Commercial Leases: Key Provisions and Practical Conside...
Rent Calculation, Performance Conditions, Limitations on Assignment, Risk M...
November 19, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide practical guidance to real estate counsel on options provisions in commercial leases, with a focus on best practices in negotiating, drafting, and documenting commercial lease renewal options, options to expand or reduce the space leased, and options for early terminatio... Read More

Opinions of Counsel in Real Estate Finance Transactions
Assumptions, Qualifications, Limitations and Factual Certificates That Redu...
November 14, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare counsel to draft third-party opinions for real estate finance transactions. The panel will cover the opinions required--including authority, enforceability, and property-related opinions--and the assumptions, limitations, and qualifications that counsel should include to... Read More

HVCRE Loans: Guidance for Developers and Lenders on New ADC Rules, Impact on Loan Covenant...
Navigating Borrower Contributed Capital Rules, Maximum LTV Ratio, Conversio...
November 6, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will be a timely update on the high volatility commercial real estate (HVCRE) regime. Our panel will discuss Basel III requirements and exemptions for HVCRE loans, and the recent reforms to Dodd-Frank which modify those requirements for acquisition, development or construction (ADC)... Read More

Lis Pendens in Real Estate Transactions: Asserting and Defending Property Rights, Recent C...
October 1, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with an advanced and in-depth discussion of the proper use of lis pendens as well as strategies and best practices to protect clients' real property rights while avoiding unnecessary liabilities. Read More

Nondisclosure Agreements and Letters of Intent in Real Estate Transactions: Drafting and N...
August 27, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide real estate counsel in drafting nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) and letters of intent (LOIs) before engaging in purchase, sale, or lease negotiations and transactions. The panel will examine key contract provisions and exclusions, common negotiation challenges, and best pr... Read More

Guaranty Insurance in Real Estate Finance Transactions
Policy Requirements, Provisions and Exclusions; Loan Document Provisions; D...
August 7, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide counsel with an understanding of loan guaranty insurance and how it can be used instead of, or supplement, a personal guaranty in a commercial mortgage transaction. The panel will discuss the mechanics of placing and making claims under guaranty insurance, backstop guara... Read More

Liquidated Damages in Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements: Maximizing Client Recovery...
July 9, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss liquidated damages in real estate purchase and sale agreements, focusing primarily on commercial real estate purchase contracts that give the seller the right to the buyer's deposit as liquidated damages if the buyer breaches its obligation to purchase. The panel will ad... Read More

Negotiating Restaurant Purchase and Sale Transactions: Key Legal Issues for Buyers and Sel...
Due Diligence, Closing Contingencies, Reps and Warranties, Indemnification,...
June 18, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the critical legal issues in the purchase and sale of restaurants. Read More

Non-Traded REITs: What You Need to Know
Bringing a Product to Market; Securities Law Issues; Regulatory Trends
June 13, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will introduce real estate fund counsel to the legal issues faced in structuring and operating a non-traded REIT (NTR). The panel will cover the corporate and securities laws, the unique business aspects and the commercial and regulatory trends that NTR counsel need to know. Read More

Structuring a Real Estate Installment Sale: Tax Benefits and Pitfalls, Depreciation Recapt...
May 7, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide tax & finance counsel with the tools to structure installment sales of commercial real estate. The panel will examine the potential advantages and pitfalls of installment sales, and discuss the complexities that arise when dealing with monetized installment sales. Read More

Tax Reform: Impact on REITs, Real Estate Businesses and Investors
Pass-Through Business and Interest Deductions, Cost Recovery, Carried Inter...
April 25, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with a working knowledge of the tax reform law and recent IRS tax reform guidance as it relates to REITs and other real estate investment structures. The discussion will include the impact of recent IRS guidance on the 199A pass-through business deduc... Read More

Subordinate Financing in CMBS Transactions: Rating Agency, Investor and Servicing Concerns
Structuring A/B, Pari Passu, Mezzanine, Preferred Equity, and Intercreditor...
February 21, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate finance counsel with guidance on how to structure A/B, pari passu, mezzanine, preferred equity and intercreditor arrangements for successful execution in a CMBS transaction. The panel will discuss how best to address the concerns of rating agencies and invest... Read More

Mixed-Use Condominium Developments: How to Structure, Negotiate, and Draft Documents
November 29, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide counsel with a review of critical legal challenges and approaches for structuring documents for condominiums and other common interest regimes in mixed-use projects. The panel will discuss difficult legal issues involved in the governance of these projects. Read More

REITs: Developments in REIT Conversions, FIRPTA and the 2017 Tax Reform Act
November 14, 2018 CLE, CPE, EA CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE/CPE course will provide tax advisers and real estate counsel with a review of the various organizational, operational and federal tax requirements that must be met by real estate investment trusts (REITs). The panel discussion will include the impact of tax reform on REITs and UPREITs. Read More

Commercial Real Estate Loan Documents: Current Structures and Negotiating Trends
Nonrecourse Carve-outs, Springing Guaranties, SPE Provisions, Cash Manageme...
June 14, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with an understanding of structural characteristics that institutional real estate lenders currently require in commercial real estate loans and typically negotiated terms. The panel will also discuss crucial court decisions that have impacted industr... Read More

Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure for Commercial Property: New State and Local Mandates
Implications for Construction, Sale, Leasing and Operation of Commercial Bu...
May 10, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine the current movement toward energy usage benchmarking for commercial properties. The panel will discuss reporting requirements using the EPA's Portfolio Manager system, ENERGY STAR© criteria, and how purchase contracts, leases, construction contracts and property ma... Read More

Perimeter and Outparcel Redevelopment in Retail Centers: Due Diligence and Documentation
April 26, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine due diligence and transaction concerns with development and redevelopment of outparcels in regional shopping centers, strip centers and lifestyle centers. The panel will discuss how best to deal with existing operating and reciprocal easement agreements (REAs), splitting... Read More

Mineral Rights in Real Estate Transactions: Title, Development and Financing Concerns
March 29, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will examine real estate development and financing issues that arise with mineral rights and how to balance the interests of surface and mineral rights holders. The panel will discuss provisions in mineral rights leases and conveyance instruments that can impact surface rights, impli... Read More

UCC Issues in Mezzanine and Mortgage Loans: Equity Interests and Deposit Accounts as Colla...
Documenting and Perfecting Security Interests Under Articles 8 and 9
January 4, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare real estate finance counsel to resolve UCC issues that arise in mezzanine and mortgage loans when LLC equity interests and deposit accounts are part of the collateral. The panel will discuss Article 8 requirements for the perfection of equity collateral and Article 9 rul... Read More

Structuring Real Estate JVs: Capital Contributions, Distributions, Allocations, Taxes, Gov...
Negotiating Joint Venture Deals in Property Development to Minimize Financi...
July 27, 2017 CLE, CPE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate and finance counsel with a review of key legal and financial issues when forming a real estate joint venture for property development. The panel will outline strategies to minimize sponsor and capital partner risk and to minimize future disputes. The panel wi... Read More

Data Center Development, Operation and Financing: Special Concerns for Real Estate Counsel
Addressing Environmental Controls and Power, Connectivity, Access and Secur...
July 13, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will acquaint real estate counsel with the issues associated with the development, operation and financing of data centers. The panel will discuss features that make data centers unique--including power usage, connectivity, temperature and humidity controls, and security--as well as... Read More

Structuring Mortgage Loan Participation Agreements: Strategies for Lead Lenders and Partic...
Drafting Key Provisions, Conducting Lender Due Diligence, Managing Risk; "T...
July 6, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare lender's counsel to draft and review key provisions of mortgage loan participation agreements and conduct effective due diligence for participating lenders. The panel will also analyze "true sale" and perfection, settlement conventions, and the FDIC advisory regarding ri... Read More

Negotiating Reserve Provisions in Real Estate Loan Transactions
Determining Funding and Disbursement Conditions for Tax and Insurance, Tena...
February 8, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare real estate counsel to effectively negotiate tax and insurance, cap ex, FF&E, repair, earnout and other reserves that are currently required in mortgage loan documents. The panel will discuss reserve triggers and caps, interest, disbursement conditions, and more. Read More

Clearing Title for Defects Due to Mortgage-Related Issues, Legal Description Errors, and F...
Identifying and Resolving Common Title Defects to Ensure Closing of the Dea...
December 21, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate counsel with a review and discussion on how to clear title defects arising from mortgage-related issues, legal description errors, and foreclosure. The program will analyze the various issues that arise in these common defects and best practices for curing th... Read More

Navigating Performance Bonds, Subcontractor Default, and CGL Coverage for Defective Workma...
December 13, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide construction and insurance counsel with a review of the key differences between CGL insurance, performance bonds and subcontractor default insurance in covering risk for owners and contractors emanating from defective workmanship and property damages. The program will pr... Read More

Non-Recourse Carve Outs, Bad-Boy Guaranties, and Personal Liability: Latest Developments
Avoiding or Resolving Lender and Guarantor Disputes in and Outside of Bankr...
December 1, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will offer real estate and finance counsel an examination of some of the more troublesome provisions at the heart of disputes between borrowers and lenders. The panel will review commonly used carve outs contained in non-recourse provisions, analyze operative provisions in bad boy gu... Read More

Real Estate Transactions With REITs: Selling, Leasing or Lending Deals With REITs
Navigating Unique Organizational, Operational and Tax Issues When Dealing W...
June 16, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare real estate counsel to handle a lending, leasing or sale transaction involving property owned by a REIT. The program will analyze unique REIT organizational, operating and tax rules that may impact terms of the transaction and outline best practices for counsel to addres... Read More

Structuring Commercial Real Estate Lease Guaranties: Good Guy Guaranties and Guarantor Wai...
Negotiation Strategies for Landlords, Tenants and Guarantors
May 26, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will address the purpose and types of commercial real estate lease guaranties, the differences between full and limited guaranties, including the commonly used "good guy" guaranty. The program will discuss the impact of lease default provisions and remedies on the individual guaranto... Read More

Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Condos and Planned Communities
Drafting, Amending and Enforcing CC&Rs: Best Practices for Developers and H...
May 3, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide real estate practitioners with guidance for drafting effective covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs), and interpreting and amending existing CC&Rs, as well as address key enforcement issues facing condominium and homeowner associations. Read More

Crowdfunding Real Estate: Reg A+ Offerings and Intrastate Exemptions
Leveraging New Capital Raising Opportunities for Real Estate Fund Sponsors...
April 7, 2016 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss utilizing Reg A+ and intrastate law exemptions to raise capital for real estate development. The program will discuss current trends and developments, the mechanics of making a public offering under Reg A+, and potential pitfalls. The program will also discuss the evolut... Read More