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STARTThu., Jun. 20, 2024
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Jun. 20, 2024
4:10 PM
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Join us as we revisit hot topics from the 2023 Real Estate Institute.

A Mock Zoning Hearing Board Hearing
Our team will provide a presentation on hearing strategies and pitfalls, by performing a “mock” zoning hearing consisting of a zoning hearing board solicitor, the applicants, and objecting party counsel.
Marc Jonas/Michael Peters/Zachary Sivertsen/John P. McShea 

Commercial Evictions and How to Avoid Them 
An overview of commercial evictions, from self-help, municipal and district justice court actions, common pleas court actions, and confessions of judgment. Both substantive law and procedures will be discussed.  Practical strategies for drafting leases, and prosecuting and defending evictions, will also be reviewed. 
H. Jeffrey Brahin

Structuring Real Estate Joint Ventures: A Path to Profitable Partnerships
A real estate joint venture is a partnership formed between two or more parties to jointly invest in a real estate project. These parties pool their financial resources, expertise, and skills to undertake a specific project, whether it's developing residential properties, acquiring commercial real estate, or venturing into niche markets like hospitality or industrial properties. Joint ventures offer a way for investors to leverage their combined strengths to achieve mutual goals while spreading the risks and rewards.

In this seminar, attendees will learn about the various considerations and challenges that clients will face when setting up the legal structure to govern a real estate JV, including capital contributions and calls, waterfall distributions and priority of returns, management and control terms, operational expenses, taxes, deadlock resolution, transfer restrictions, exit mechanisms, and defaults and remedies.
Scott Rothman

Distressed Commercial Real Estate: A Primer on Forbearance, Restructuring And Recovery
The presentation analyzes the framework and use of commercial real estate loan modifications, forbearance agreements, deeds in lieu, short sales and other options for loan workouts.  It compares the negotiation strategies of the mortgagor, mortgagee, guarantor, and rescue capital provider. It provides examples of various provisions that the parties in interest would propose to obtain advantages as well as those to achieve compromise Room Count 39
Gregory Gosfield, Corinne S Brennan, Alexandra M. Hill

The New Act 54 –Discriminatory Restrictions in Deed Covenants (Fair Housing and Unenforceable Deed Restrictions Update)
Restrictive covenants exist on many Pennsylvania properties, in deeds and other documents, often for legitimate purposes. What can be done when title to land includes discriminatory racial or religious covenants? Learn about the history of housing discrimination, the federal Fair Housing Act and PA Human Relations Act, how discriminatory restrictions were promoted by the US government and Supreme Court, and how new PA Act 54 allows repudiation of these relics of housing discrimination.
Marshal Granor

Risk Management for Real Estate Attorneys - How to Avoid Malpractice and Ethical Problems
This will be an interactive discussion about potential professional liability and ethical problems faced by real estate attorneys, and how best to avoid them. The presenters have represented real estate attorneys in various types of professional liability matters, and the goal of this program will be to discuss both potential risks, and solutions. Particularly in times of economic turbulence, real estate attorneys can face professional liability claims whether those claims have merit or are without merit. Either way, those claims can cost attorneys deductibles on their Lawyer Professional Liability policies. This discussion will focus on how to avoid such claims. 
Paul Troy

Practice Areas


H. Jeffrey Brahin Esq. Brahin Law Offices
Corinne S. Brennan Esq. Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP (Phila)
Gregory G. Gosfield Esq. Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP (Phila)
Marshal S. Granor Esq. Granor & Granor, PC
Alexandra M. Hill Esq. Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP (Phila)
Marc D. Jonas Esq. Eastburn and Gray PC (Blue Bell)
John P. McShea IV, Esq. Eastburn and Gray PC (Doylestown)
Michael E. Peters Esq. Eastburn and Gray PC (Doylestown)
Scott M. Rothman Esq. Curley & Rothman LLC
Zachary A. Sivertsen Esq. Eastburn and Gray PC (Blue Bell)
Paul C. Troy Esq. Kane Pugh Knoell Troy & Kramer, LLP
Faculty may vary by location.
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