In many large real estate finance transactions, a legal opinion can be the key to closing the deal and doing it smoothly. There is a good reason for this: opinion letters provide the professional judgment of the borrower’s counsel on a variety of legal issues relating to the borrower and the transaction, and often provide both sides with a level of confidence needed to go forward. To execute an effective letter, you need to know what you can do to best represent and insulate your client and yourself from unnecessary exposures. Learn about the basics of an effective opinion letter, how to avoid common mistakes, and refine your drafting skills after attending this 90 minute deep-dive discussion.
As real estate sponsors and investors emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, they are experiencing immense pressure to put investment capital to work by acquiring and developing properties in an increasingly competitive market. More and more, joint ventures have become the tool of choice for projects. The marketplace environment, however, is constantly changing as the negotiating leverage between sponsors and investors continues to shift and it is essential that practitioners handling these transactions keep abreast of current developments in this area. Register for this program, presented from the perspectives of both sponsors and investors, for a hands-on guide on how to navigate the issues arising more frequently today in joint venture transactions.
Whether you are a real estate practitioner knee-deep in deal negotiations or a construction attorney scoping out a project, it is important to understand how to tailor AIA industry documents to meet your client needs. Documents B101, A201, and A133 are ubiquitous in the world of construction. However, like many things prepared by an industry committee, one size does not fit all and these documents require your attention and most likely – your amendment. In fact, portions of these documents need revision if your perspective is other than that of an architect. Owners may seek greater protection from missteps and a more exact description of their expectations; construction managers may need flexibility to address the realities of complicated construction projects, as well as assurance of payment. In this program, we will suggest appropriate modifications to portions of these documents, varied based on your party perspective.
Exploring a full range of cutting-edge issues and drawing professionals from across the country, this annual conference is “the place to be” for all eminent domain and land use practitioners. Whether your interests include relocation, regulatory takings, inverse condemnation, or valuation issues, topics abound for everyone through a customizable curriculum.
Experienced practitioner? Choose from dual afternoon tracks addressing key issues in substantive takings law, or choose from an array of sessions chock full of practice pointers. New to the practice, or need a refresher? Attend the Condemnation 101 “bootcamp” sessions on Thursday, and then join the other attendees for the rest of the conference’s more advanced sessions. Either way, you’ll learn from recognized and experienced professionals representing the diverse stakeholders in these cases.
This year’s topics will dive into 3 Supreme Court opinions from the most recent term: Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, Pakdel v. City and County of San Francisco, and PennEast Pipeline Co. v. New Jersey. We'll also have a keynote address from Arizona State law professor Karen Bradshaw who will discuss "Do Animals Have Property Rights?" Other topics include:
• Property Rights and Civil Rights
• Eminent Domain National Update
• Just Relocation: Understanding the Law and Regulations to Ensure Fairness
• Challenging Public Use: Lessons From a 67-Day Trial
• COVID Takings
• Court and the Daubert Challenge: How to Prepare
• How to Position Your Client for the Fallout When Projects Don't Get Built
• Rural Broadband and the Emerging Constitutional Challenges
• How Condemnor and Property Owners' Counsel Prepare the Battlefield
• How Will the Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Bill Impact Your Practice?