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Melissa Vandewater to Serve as Panelist for PLI’s Commercial Real Estate Financing 2016 Seminar


Chicago, IL

Melissa Vandewater, partner of Seyfarth Shaw’s Real Estate practice, will serve as a panelist for PLI’s Commercial Real Estate Financing 2016 Seminar in Chicago on April 4-5.

This year's seminar will explore new and advanced topics in commercial real estate financing.  The faculty of experienced attorneys, in conjunction with non-attorney real estate professionals, will discuss (i) capital stack structuring vehicles such as joint ventures, mezzanine financing and (in New York only) crowd-funding, (ii) how interest rate hedging works for borrowers and lenders, (iii) issues relating to leasehold mortgage financing; and (iv) the use of development rights as collateral for New York mortgage loans.  The panel will explore "hot button" issues in traditional mortgage financing documentation, such as non-recourse carve-outs, partial guaranties, new regulatory requirements for acquisition and construction loans, and common and not-so-common problems with UCC-1 financing statements. The Chicago program will include discussion of a few particularly difficult elements of the closing process: tenant estoppels; subordination, non-disturbance and subordination agreements (SNDAs); and legal opinions.

Who Should Attend: Commercial real estate attorneys, executives, in-house counsel, investment bankers who acquire and sell real estate, asset managers, and acquisition managers.

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