Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. News/Blogs Feed Apr 2018firmwise on Me: Mastering New Jersey's Construction Lien Law Aug 2018Events<p><u><strong>Event Location:<br /> </strong></u>New Jersey Law Center<br /> 1 Constitution Sq. New Brunswick, NJ 08901<u><strong><br /> <br /> Event Details:<br /> </strong></u>9:00 AM - 12:35 PM<u><strong><br /> <br /> About The Program:<br /> </strong></u>The New Jersey Construction Lien Law provides that &ldquo;Any contractor, subcontractor or supplier who provides work, services, material or equipment pursuant to a contract, shall be entitled to a lien for the value of the work or services performed, or materials or equipment furnished in accordance with the contract&hellip;&rdquo;<br /> <br /> At this NJICLE seminar, our panel of extremely respected construction lawyers will provide you with a solid foundation for tackling construction lien issues. The program will offer background on situations where a construction lien is appropriate, and then the panel will jump into a discussion of the accepted practice for filing a lien, dealing with priorities and allocation and payment concerns, and understanding the nuances of residential liens.<br /> <u><strong><br /> Moderator:<br /> </strong></u>Adam J. Sklar, Esq.<u><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></u>For more information on this event please <a href=";productId=17992949">click here</a>.</p> <br /> Federal Real Estate and Partnerships Tax Conference Jun 2018EventsThe Mayflower Hotel &bull; Washington, DC<br /> <br /> <strong>Creative Planning for Cross Border Real Estate Investment</strong><br /> Speaker: Philip Hirschfeld<br /> <br /> <br /> To view the full agenda and register for this event please click <a href="">here.</a><br /> <br type="_moz" /> for Foreign Investment in the U.S. CLE Presentation at Cole Schotz New Jersey Office Jun 2018EventsProgram Description:<br /> A non-US person investing in US real estate or other US assets raises a host of income and transfer tax and reporting concerns. This program will explore those issues and possible ownership structures to reduce or eliminate adverse tax results. Special concerns under FIRPTA, possible withholding taxes, and estate and gift tax exposure will be explored. Use of intermediate investment vehicles to own such assets (such as US or foreign blocker corporations) as well as related party debt will be considered in order to reduce these tax burdens. The impact of recent tax law changes will permeate the entire program.<br /> <br /> Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:00-10:30 am (EST)<br /> Location: Cole Schotz, P.C. 25 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601<br /> <br /> Click <a href="">here </a>to register.<br /> **Discount code CSEVENT at checkout will get you complimentary access** New York City Bankruptcy Conference May 2018EventsHilton New York &bull; 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY<strong><br /> <br /> 2:45-4:00 p.m. &amp; 4:15-5:30 p.m.<br /> Engaging and Paying Contingency Counsel in Bankruptcy</strong><br /> As the retention of contingency counsel proliferates, stakeholders and their professionals need guidance and creativity in considering the financial arrangements that are negotiated. This panel will focus on ethics and professionalism issues that arise in these retentions, retaining counsel under &sect; 328, how to negotiate and/or determine what compensation is appropriate (20 percent vs. 40 percent), compensation based on case status (e.g., settlement after initial motion practice vs. SJ), hybrid compensation, financing litigation (estate vs. contingency counsel vs. third party, Gawker), who should control settlement as contingency counsel&rsquo;s stake grows, and when payment of contingency counsel can be contested.<br /> <br /> Ilana Volkov, Moderator<br /> Cole Schotz P.C.<br /> <br /> To see the full event schedule and register please click <a href="">here</a>. <br /> <br /> <br /> Borrower and Guarantor Representations and Covenants in Lending Transactions - How to Avoid a Foot Fault CLE Presentation at Cole Schotz New Jersey Office May 2018Events<u>Program Description:</u><br /> Given the breadth of today&rsquo;s typical set of commercial mortgage loan documents and the experiential expertise of lenders, the list of borrower representations and covenants has grown considerably in years past, thus making unintended borrower and guarantor &ldquo;foot faults&rdquo; more common. With interest rates on the rise, lenders may start to look more closely at the representations, affirmative covenants and negative covenants made by borrowers and guarantors in existing loan documents for purposes of calling a loan in default. This program will examine various critical representations, affirmative covenants and negative covenants typically found in commercial mortgage loan documents and will highlight the practical and legal issues that arise from a borrower and guarantor making of such representations and covenants as well as ways in which legal counsel can effectively negotiate these provisions to protect its clients.<br /> <br /> Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 9:00-10:30 am (EST)<br /> Location: Cole Schotz, P.C. 25 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601<br /> <br /> Click <a href="">here </a>to register.<br /> **Discount code CSEVENT at checkout will get you complimentary access** <br /> to Support Group on Addiction May 2018Holmstead School&nbsp;&bull; 14 Hope Street Ridgewood, NJ<br /> <br /> <strong>Presentation on Addiction to a Support Group</strong><br /> 7:30 PM<br /> <br type="_moz" /> ABA RPTE Spring Symposia May 2018Events<u><strong>Event Location:</strong></u><br /> Four Seasons Hotel, Orlando FL<br /> <br /> <u><strong>Event Details:<br /> <br /> </strong></u><strong>10:45 AM - 12 PM</strong><u><strong><br /> PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS FOR U.S. INVESTMENT<br /> IN CUBA AND OTHER LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES<br /> </strong></u>Special Investors and Investment Structure Group<br /> In view of a more receptive local environment for<br /> cross border investments, investors are giving greater<br /> attention to Latin America, including Cuba and Mexico.<br /> This program will focus on legal, tax, and cultural<br /> aspects affecting investment in these countries and<br /> Cuban, Brazilian and Mexican lawyers will provide<br /> insights into the differences among those jurisdictions.<u><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></u>The panelists will explore:<br /> &bull; Legal structures to hold income producing and<br /> personal/leisure real estate<br /> &bull; United States&rsquo; restrictions on foreign investment<br /> &bull; Financing considerations<br /> &bull; Exit strategies for selling Latin American real estate<br /> &bull; Local property, transfer, and other real estate tax<br /> considerations<u><strong><br /> <br /> Program Chair and Moderator:</strong></u> Philip Hirschfeld, Cole<br /> Schotz, New York, NY<br /> <br /> <u><strong>Speakers: </strong></u>Wade Angus, Jones Day, New York, NY;<br /> Alonso Montes, Andersen Tax, Guadalajara, Jalisco; and<br /> Aymee Valdivia, Holland &amp; Knight, Miami, FL<br /> <br /> <br /> Presentation: What is blockchain? The Basics of Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and Distributed Ledger Technology — What They Mean for Your Business May 2018Events<u><strong>Event Location:<br /> </strong></u>Hanover Marriot, 1401 Rt 10 E, Whippany, NJ 07981<br /> <br /> <u><strong>Event Details:<br /> </strong></u>8:00am-10:30am <u><strong><br /> </strong></u> <br /> What is blockchain? The Basics of Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and Distributed Ledger Technology -- What They Mean for Your Business<br /> <br /> <u><strong>Takeaways include: </strong></u> <ul> <li>What are blockchain, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrencies and how do they work.</li> <li>Potential use cases for distributed ledgers and how distributed ledgers can make existing business processes more efficient.</li> <li>Legal issues to consider when implementing a blockchain in your business.</li> </ul> <u><strong>Presenters are:</strong></u> Marc Press and Joe Doll.<br /> <br /> Atlantic Real Estate Journal 2018 New Jersey Office Summit Apr 2018Events<p><u><strong>Event Location:<br /> <br /> </strong></u>APA Hotel Woodbridge<br /> 120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, NJ 08830<br /> <br /> <u><strong>Event Details:</strong></u><br /> 8:00 am - 12:00 pm<br /> <br /> <u><strong>The Value of Tenant Improvements in securing a new lease and retaining tenants</strong></u></p> <ul> <li>How to meet the requirements of the Tenant and the Landlord</li> <li>How quality Tenant Improvements can help spur leasing activity</li> <li>Investing with impact- tenant improvements have a double bottom line when used to qualify for NJ economic incentives.</li> <li>Tax considerations for Tenant Improvements due to new IRS Regulations</li> <li>Project Schedules: How the improving construction market is impacting project timelines</li> <li>Future Trends in Tenant Improvements</li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Moderator: </strong>Jan Alan Lewis<u><strong><br /> </strong></u></p> Retail Real Estate Headlines, Headwinds and Headaches...What's the Truth About the Retail Evolution in the Age of Amazon? Apr 2018Events<u><strong>Event Details:</strong></u><br /> Thu, April 26, 2018<br /> 5:30 PM &ndash; 7:00 PM<br /> <br /> <u><strong>Event Locations:</strong></u><br /> Funger Hall Room 103<br /> 2201 G Street NW<br /> George Washington University<br /> Washington, DC 20052<br /> <br /> <br /> Join members of GW's Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis (CREUA) Advisory Board for a lively discussion on the changing landscape of retail real estate in the age of Amazon and other online retailers. Panelists will include: <ul> <li>Gary Gabriel, Executive Managing Director, Cushman &amp; Wakefield</li> <li>Richard Abramson, Chair, Real Estate Group, Cole Schotz</li> <li>Christopher Conlon, Chief Operating Officer, Acadia Realty Trust</li> <li>David Firestein, Managing Partner, SCG Retail</li> </ul> Students, alumni and others are welcome to attend. Come and learn about a subject that affects every American from experts in the field!<br /> <br /> Please register <a href="">here</a>.