ALI-ABA Seminar Updates Commercial Real Estate Defaults

Monday, January 31, 2011 - 01:00

American Law Institute-American Bar Association will examine Commercial Real Estate Defaults, Workouts and Reorganizations Thursday through Saturday, March 10-12, at the Westin Colonnade, 180 Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables, Florida.

Day one and two begin at 8:55 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. Day three begins at 9 a.m. and the conference adjourns at 12:30 p.m.

Practitioners need to be prepared to handle the growing surge in commercial real estate workouts. The conference will offer analysis of the key issues that arise in commercial real estate defaults, workouts and reorganizations presented by a panel of real estate and bankruptcy experts. The program was developed against a background of the changes to the national financial systems, the failure of significant financial institutions and securitized financing structures, current bankruptcy practice and applicable laws as they exist and continue to develop with unprecedented speed.

Topics include Negotiation and Documentation of a Workout: Restructuring a Defaulted Conventional Real Estate Loan; Dealing with a Failing Financial Institution and Minimizing the Risk of Becoming an Institution Affiliated Party; Provisions of the Bankruptcy Code; Tax Issue in Workouts: How to Use Them and How to Avoid Them; and Negotiation Strategies and Their Impact on the Participants.

The speakers and faculty are John D. Hastie, Philips Murrah P.C.; Margaret A. Mahoney, chief judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Alabama; Robert Feldman, lecturer in law, University of California School of Law; and Robert G. Gottlieb, Venable LLP.

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