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November 12, 2008
Westin Chicago River North

Over 200 real estate professionals gathered at the 2008 Real Estate Law Conference on November 12th at the Westin River North.  The conference brought together 38 leaders from the real estate industry to cover twelve topics across three tracks of programming.  View the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article recapping the event.

The program was developed with the guidance of our distinguished Real Estate Law Advisory Board

Program Topics and Speakers included:

Workouts: Solutions for the Subprime Crisis and Related Challenges in a Down Market
Ronald Barliant, Goldberg Kohn
Steven Davidson, Sonnenechein Nath & Rosenthal
Celeste Hammond, John Marshall Law School
James Noonan, Noonan & Leiberman

Due Diligence in Commercial Transactions
Eric Berg, Vedder Price
Thomas Homburger, Bell Boyd & Lloyd

Zoning and Land Use
Steven Elrod, Holland & Knight
Jack Guthman, Shefsky & Froelich
Benet Haller, Chicago Department of Planning & Development
Ty Warner, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Jon Zitzman, JFJ Development Company

Clearing Title Hurdles
Aurora Abella-Austriaco, Peck Bloom Austriaco & Koenig
Gina Giannelli, Chicago Title Insurance Company

Construction Issues & Litigation
Karen Layng, Vedder Price
Thomas Matyas, Wildman Harrold
Jeffrey Youngerman, Flaherty Jacobson & Youngerman

Mortgage Foreclosure Solutions
Steven Bashaw, Steven B. Bashaw PC
Joseph Herbas, Fisher & Shapiro
Greg Moody, Codilis & Associates
Patricia Nelson, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Capital Markets: The Impact of Subprime on Sources of Equity and the Government Response
Bob Chodos, Colliers Bennett & Kahnweiler
Paul Fisher, McGuireWoods
Daniel Furhman, Merrill Lynch
Paul Harvey, BlackRock
Jill Sickle, Syndicated Equities

Making Mediation & Arbitration Work
Hon. James Henry, Ret., Resolute Systems
Paul Lurie, Schiff Hardin
Stanley Sklar, Bell Boyd & Lloyd

Office Leases
Geoff Euston, U.S. Equities Realty
Anne Garr, Freeborn & Peters
William Lewis, Vedder Price

Environmental: Current Law Update
Peter Felitti, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jennifer Nijman, Nijman Franzetti
Steve Torres, Apex Companies
Max West, Willis HRH

Condominium Law Update
John Mrowiec, Conway & Mrowiec
Jordan Shifrin, Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit

An Interactive Discussion: Managing the Client Relationship in Real Estate Transactions
James Grogan, Illinois ARDC


Conference attendees earned 7 MCLE credit hours, including 1 hour of which qualified for professional responsibility credit.

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