Fragomen Worldwide: EB-5 Investment and Tax Planning
November 11, 2015
Herrick, Fragomen Worldwide and Related Companies are partnering to provide overseas investors with an informative program on EB-5 investment and international tax planning. Barbaros Karaahmet and Jason Kleinman will discuss real estate development and tax planning considerations arising from the EB-5 Green Card Program.
NYC Hotel Forum
November 5th, 2015
The Wall Street Journal and Herrick hosted a discussion and networking forum on New York City's Hotel Development. Ellen Shapiro was MC of the forum which brought together influential leaders in the hospitality industry. The discussion centered on opportunities and challenges in the hotel and lodging sector today. Attendees were able to network, gauge trends and take away valuable advice from experts in the field. Speakers examined strategies for launching new developments in the current market, what lenders look for in an ideal hospitality project, how to integrate technological advances for operational efficiencies and enhanced guest experience, and strategies for rebranding and modernizing old hotels.
Bisnow’s 4th Annual “State of Brooklyn”
November 4, 2015
Mitch Korbey moderated a panel entitled, “The Multifamily Puzzle: How to Succeed in the Face of Tremendous New Development” at Bisnow’s annual “State of Brooklyn” event. The event focused on the extensive growth and opportunities in the borough. Panelists included: Ofer Cohen - Founder & President of TerraCRG; David Kramer - Principal at Hudson Companies; Ronnie Levine - Senior Managing Director at Meridian Capital Group; Jason Muss - Principal at Muss Development and Susi Yu - EVP at Forest City Ratner. The event was attended by over 500 of New York’s real estate elite.
YJP 2015 Real Estate Dealmakers Summit
November 4th, 2015
Belinda Schwartz joined Ziel Feldman, Chairman and Founder of HFZ Capital Group, as keynote speakers for The Young Jewish Professionals Annual Real Estate Deal Makers Summit (YPJ) at Herrick’s offices. The YJP is a non-profit based in New York and focuses on providing business and networking opportunities for the new generation of Jewish Business leaders. The Real Estate Dealmakers Summit brought together high-profile panelists and industry luminaries at exclusive roundtable events which allowed attendees to gain direct access to executives and leaders in the industry. As part of the event, Belinda held a “fireside” chat with Ziel Feldman, in which they discussed developing leadership qualities and running a successful business.
ICSC Law Conference
October 29, 2015
Jonathan Adelsberg spoke on a panel entitled, “We Are Not in Kansas Anymore: Unique Issues in City Leasing” at the ICSC Law Conference. Jonathan shared the panel with Eric G. Menkes, a partner at Duval & Stachenfeld LLP in New York. The workshop focused on exclusive issues that relate to urban locations such as Boston, Chicago and New York City where retail is usually on the ground level of residential or office high rise towers. They spoke about new trends in urban locations such as retail condominium units and the legal implications of the condo declaration, building rules and regulations, bifurcated ownership, the bylaws and who provides crucial services to the tenant and what are the respective rights in the event of a project-wide repair and maintenance or default.
Creating Sports-Oriented Districts - Real Estate and Sports Event
September 25, 2015
The New York metropolitan region is home to the greatest concentration of professional sports teams in the country with 14 teams, half of them in New York City. Major League Sports centers are typically seen as activity and economic generators for a new generation of “Sports-Oriented Districts.” The districts’ successes and long-term viability are dependent on getting the precise mix of uses, critical mass and the right relationships to the community. Learn about the challenges and opportunities these districts present for the teams, the city and the development community.
Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z
August 20, 2015
Herrick partners David King and Bill Fried will be speakers at National Business Institute’s upcoming “Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z” conference in Atlantic City, NJ on August 20th. David and Bill’s program, entitled “Anatomy of a Defect: What It Is and the Rules that Apply,” will explore what constitutes a “defect,” and the federal, state and local regulations that apply.
Opportunities for Investment and Joint Ventures in the U.S.
June 16, 2015 -- Istanbul, Turkey
Herrick held a panel discussion at the Istanbul Marriot Sisli in Istanbul, Turkey that focused on exploring opportunities for investment and joint ventures in the U.S. as well as navigating the legal issues that may arise. Lawrence M. Kaye, partner and Turkish Practice Goup Co-Chair, moderated the panel comprised of Herrick lawyers Belinda G. Schwartz, partner and Real Estate Department Chair; Louis Tuchman, partner and Co-Chair Tax & Personal Planning; and Barbaros M. Karaahmet, partner and Turkish Practice Group Co-Chair. U.S. Consul General, Charles F. Hunter, gave the opening remarks.
Strategies for Investment in the U.S. Real Estate Market
June 15, 2015 -- Istanbul, Turkey
Herrick partners Belinda G. Schwartz, Real Estate Department Chair, and Louis Tuchman, Co-Chair Tax & Personal Planning, collaborated with EY Turkey to provide an engaging panel that addressed key investment and tax considerations for those interested in the U.S. real estate market. With Partner, Turkish Practice Group Co-Chair Barbaros M. Karaahmet moderating, Belinda and Louis joined Mehmet Küçükkaya, Partner, Tax & Law Services, EY Turkey and Ates Konca, Partner, International Tax Services Leader, EY Turkey, to discuss the growth in investment in the U.S. real estate market and strategies for investing.
Herrick's Real Estate Developers' Forum
June 4, 2015
Commissioner Rick Chandler spoke about his ambitious new blueprint for construction in New York City and the effect it will have on affordable housing, risk management, compliance and the streamlining of projects.
Mortgage Observer’s Top 25 Under 35
December 4, 2014
On December 4th, Belinda Schwartz moderated the Mortgage Observer’s Top 25 Under 35 event hosted by Herrick, Feinstein LLP. The event honored enterprising commercial mortgage brokers and lenders on the rise.
Twelve Cases from the Past Year Every Real Estate Lawyer Should Know
October 8, 2014 -- New York County Lawyers' Association
Scott Mollen was a panelist at a CLE event held by the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) that considered the twelve most important real estate cases of 2014. The program was sponsored by the NYCLA’s Real Property Section and was comprised of a panel of distinguished speakers that discussed the case holdings, the implications of the decisions and their views on the law.
The Art of Real Estate
June 2, 2014
Herrick brought together leaders in the art and real estate industries
for an evening of cocktails, conversation and collaboration
celebrating the two most influential creative forces in New York.
5th Annual New York City Multifamily Summit
March 27, 2014 -- Bisnow
Belinda Schwartz moderated the NYC Multifamily Summit on March 27th at 4 World Trade Center to discuss the state of the NYC multifamily market, one of the hottest sectors in real estate. The exciting group of panelists broke down current trends, the impact of the economy and job growth on the market, capital markets and investment activity, and the effect of new requirements in sustainability and innovation on development.
New Directions: Land Use and Housing in the de Blasio era
Mitch Korbey will join New York City Council Member Brad Lander and Brooklyn Law School professor David Reiss at a breakfast roundtable focused on land use and housing policies of the de Blasio administration. This event is open to the general public. For more information, or to register for the event, click here.
YMBA & Mortgage Observer Breakfast
January 23, 2014
Herrick hosted an event organized by the Young Mortgage Bankers Association, the Mortgage Observer, and Herrick associate Mike Smith (a YMBA board member), honoring the city’s top 20 mortgage brokers under the age of 35.
Bisnow's Future of Brooklyn
November 21, 2013
Mitch Korbey moderated a panel discussion at Bisnow's 2nd annual "Future of Brooklyn" event. Mitch joined a distinguished group of speakers, including Jason Muss, Jared Kushner, Jack Cayre, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and others in discussing the borough's future development prospects.
The New York Condominium Syndication Program
October 24, 2013
This program analyzed the issues involved in the financing of New York real estate condominium developments with investor/purchaser funds with an emphasis on the tax implications and corporate structures.
WayFinderPM's Quarterly Summit
September 12, 2013
Mitch Korbey was the keynote speaker on the topic of "The Landmarking of NYC" at WayFinderPM's Quarterly Summit meeting of NYC developers. The event included a roundtable discussion of local commercial real estate trends and transactions.
Bisnow Future of Long Island City
May 2, 2013
Mitch Korbey, Partner and co-chair of Herrick, Feinstein's Land Use & Environmental Group moderated a lively panel discussion at Bisnow's Future of Long Island City event.
Mortgage Bankers Association Panel
January 24, 2013
PRE-ELECTION COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PANEL- How the political climate effects commercial real estate in 2013 and beyond. Stephen Brodie moderated a discussion regarding the broader CRE real estate market in NYC and beyond, covering topics such as: Debt and Equity markets, transaction velocity, acquisitions-refis or recaps, the pending election, Basel 3, Dodd Frank, the Financial Cliff, Bush Era Tax Cuts, EU, economic repression, lease changes, pending tax change- lease accounting, fund investments, FIRPTA, etc.
Bisnow's Future of Downtown Manhattan
January 16, 2013
Mitch Korbey, Partner and co-chair of Herrick, Feinstein's Land Use & Environmental Group moderated a lively panel discussion at Bisnow's Future of Downtown Manhattan event.
Ivy-Plus Fund Business Development Event
December 5, 2012
Herrick hosted a fund business development review session. This event was oriented towards persons with Hedge funds or in Private Equity that are looking to raise capital and improve their business development process. We spent four hours reviewing documentation, approach, regulation, etc. This event was for people who presently run or are considering launching a Hedge Fund, Private Equity Fund or Real Estate Fund.
Servicers, Special Servicers and Receivers: Who’s the Boss?
October 24, 2012
Jonathan Adelsberg led a workshop entitled “Servicers, Special Servicers and Receivers: Who’s the Boss?” at the 2012 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference. This workshop focused on timely issues confronting retail borrowers in this challenging market, and served to help borrowers understand how to operate with multiple parties partaking in the process.
Mortgage Bankers Association of New York Seminar on Residential Construction: Issues of Interest for Lenders and Developers
June 27, 2012
Herrick hosted a Mortgage Bankers Association of New York seminar on Residential Construction: Issues of Interest for Lenders and Developers.
Who's putting shovels into the ground and what major projects are coming down the pike over the next two years? Where is the demand now - rentals or condos, and where is the market heading? What lenders are actively making construction loans, and to whom, and what kind of terms are being negotiated? A panel of lenders and developers discussed these questions and analyzed the terms of a few mock construction loan scenarios.
The discussion featured Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Joe McMillan from DDG Partners, Alan Silver from Toll Brothers, Jonah Sonnenborn from Dune Real Estate Partners; Greg Reimers from JPMorgan Chase and Jeff Dybas from Bank of America.
Anatomy of Corporate Real Estate Departments: Three End Users Tell All
February 15, 2012 -- CoreNet
Herrick hosted the CoreNet luncheon “Anatomy of Corporate Real Estate Departments: Three End Users Tell All.” A panel of CRE professionals will compare and contrast small, medium and large corporate real estate departments focusing on how end users operate internally. They will discuss similarities/differences in structure including roles for managing procurement, diversity, project management, facilities management, and transaction and outsourcing models.
Real Estate Investment in Israel: Political and Economic Considerations
February 13, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP & FIABCI
Herrick hosted the seminar “Real Estate Investment in Israel: Political and Economic Considerations,” organized by FIABCI, the world’s largest international real estate member organization. The event featured keynote speeches from Zalman Shoval, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. (1990-93, 1998-2000), and Shlomo Grofman, a prominent Israeli real estate investor—both of whom are principals in FAIRE, a fund which invests in and develops real estate in Israel. This event is open to FAIBCI members, only by invitation.
Post Zoning: Alternative Forms of Public Land Use Controls
February 10, 2012 -- Brooklyn Law School
Mitch Korbey spoke at the Brooklyn Law School symposium, “Post Zoning: Alternative Forms of Public Land Use Controls.” The event featured some of the nation’s top land use theorists discussing the rise of non-zoning land use controls, used increasingly by governments to control development within their jurisdictions. Mitch joined New York City Councilman Brad Lander; Vicki Been, Director of NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy; and land use law professors from Notre Dame, Columbia, Dartmouth and the University of California in a lively discussion at Brooklyn Law’s Subotnick Center in Downtown Brooklyn.
Advanced Topics in Condominium & Cooperative Law
January 26, 2012 -- New York State Bar Association
Doug Heller spoke on a panel about "Sponsor Obligations to Sell Unsold Apartments" at the Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives Real Property Law Section event.
Roundtable Breakfast Discussion
September 8, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Carol Goodman and Mara Levin, the co-chairs of Herrick's employment practice group, led a discussion about current trends in employment contracts, with a focus on issues relating to the enforceability of restrictive covenants, including non-compete agreements.
NAIOP Developing Leaders Group Breakfast
May 25, 2011 -- NAIOP
Mitch Korbey spoke to the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties' Developing Leaders group about New York City zoning and land use law, and its impact on the commercial real estate market.
Deal Breakers...or Deal Makers
May 20, 2011 -- Massey Knakel Commercial Real Estate Summit
Gary Eisenberg participated on a panel discussion entitled "Deal Breakers...or Deal Makers" at the Massey Commercial Real Estate Summit.
Landmarks Chair Breakfast
May 18, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted a breakfast meeting with the Chair of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, Bob Tierney.
CoreNet Global New York City Chapter Event
April 6, 2011 -- CoreNet Global
Howard Peskoe spoke at a CoreNet Global New York City Chapter event focusing on commercial real estate capital markets and their impact on corporate portfolio strategy and planning.
Office Condos: New York Real Estate's Next Big Thing?
February 17, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
New York's office condominium market is a small, but growing sector. In 2011, demand should continue to be strong from foreign businesses that favor ownership over renting, non-profits, governments, and others who want to lock in the long term benefits of ownership.
Real Estate Seminar
January 13, 2011 -- KPMG LLP
Rick Morris spoke at a KPMG seminar on developments in the regulation of the financial services industry, including provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that address investment adviser registration, that may have broad implications for the real estate investment management industry.
Foreclosure and Workout of Commercial Mortgage Loans in New York
December 9, 2010 -- Lorman Education Services
Ray Hannigan and Ross Hirsch spoke at an audio conference entitled "Foreclosure and Workout of Commercial Mortgage Loans in New York" which discussed the steps of foreclosing a commercial loan in New York and the real world issues and problems that often arise.
Eastern Consolidated Monthly Roundtable
December 2, 2010 -- Eastern Consolidated
Mitch Korbey spoke at Eastern Consolidated’s monthly roundtable on zoning and land use issues, discussing the Bloomberg Administration’s re-making of the City’s zoning map, as well as the new historic districts and overall planning policy for the future. Eastern Consolidated is one of the largest brokerage firms in the City.
Co-op Issues for New Attorneys
November 14, 2010 -- Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums
Doug Heller spoke at a seminar entitled “Co-op Issues for New Attorneys” at Baruch College for the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums.
Land Use: Recent Developments in Zoning, Land Use and Development Controls
November 8, 2010
Mitch Korbey spoke at the Law Seminars International CLE event “Land Use: Recent Developments in Zoning, Land Use and Development Controls.” Mitch is co-chair of the one day workshop concerning recent changes to New York City’s land use and zoning laws and how these changes might impact the development of the city.
Zoning, Sustainability & City Policy
June 10, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
This seminar shed light on many of the issues surrounding the intersection of zoning, sustainability, City policy and more.
Shifting Tactics and Strategies for Lenders in Workouts
March 3, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Recent events have changed the commercial loan workout environment, so we prepared this new program for those active in the distressed credit arena. Our distinguished panel of financial experts and Herrick attorneys shared their "hands on" experience on how these events have affected the tactics and strategies lenders should be thinking about moving forward. The program included an interactive Q&A session. Traditional and non-traditional lenders, loan servicers, acquirers of distressed debt, financial advisors and turnaround consultants were encouraged to join us.
Commercial Loan Workouts: An Update from the Front Lines
October 29, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Due to the overwhelming response for our September commercial loan workouts seminar, Herrick hosted this seminar again. Our panel of experts addressed the troubled loan, and the cutting-edge workout and restructuring issues that have arisen in 2009. The program included an interactive Q&A session to address any concerns attendees may have. Traditional and non-traditional lenders, loan servicers, acquirers of distressed debt, financial advisors and turnaround consultants were encouraged
to join us to gain strategic insights regarding recent trends.
US Shopping Center Law Conference
October 21, 2009 -- International Council of Shopping Centers
Jonathan facilitated the workshop "Solid Construction or House of Cards? Tenant Improvement Issues for Landlords, Tenants and Lenders in the Current Economic Climate" at the ICSC's US Shopping Center Law Conference.
Your First Lien Is Breaking!
September 22, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Your borrower is in default, but at least you hold a perfected first priority lien in its assets. What could go wrong with that? Plenty. Four recent high–profile bankruptcy cases are gutting the integrity of secured lenders’ first lien positions. Herrick is directly involved in three of these cases. Our panel of experts presented an interactive Q&A on how debtors are chipping away at the sanctity of the first lien, and what you can do to protect yourself.
Commercial Loan Workouts: An Update from the Front Lines
September 15, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Our panel of experts addressed the troubled loan, and the cutting-edge workout and restructuring issues that have arisen in 2009. The program included an interactive Q&A session to address any concerns attendees may of had. Traditional and non-traditional lenders, loan servicers, acquirers of distressed debt, financial advisors and turnaround consultants were encouraged to join us to gain strategic insights regarding recent trends.
Real Women of Real Estate High Line Tour
August 11, 2009 -- Real Women of Real Estate
Real Women of Real Estate hosted a tour of the High Line, a former section of the west side’s elevated railway that has been redesigned as New York’s newest green space.
Your First Lien Is Breaking!
June 24, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Your borrower is in default, but at least you hold a perfected first priority lien in its assets. What could go wrong with that? Plenty. Four recent high-profile bankruptcy cases are gutting the integrity of secured lenders' first lien positions and Herrick is directly involved in three of these cases. Our panel of experts presented an interactive Q&A on how debtors are chipping away at the sanctity of the first lien, and what you can do to protect yourself.
Zoning and Land Use - Not Just a Primer
June 16, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Mark Levine and Jennifer Dickson presented a seminar entitled "Zoning and Land Use - Not Just a Primer" for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
New York Condos in Despair - Workouts in 2009
June 11, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Our panel of experts discussed how to assess the risks and benefits of a workout, and as a lender how to strengthen your legal position both during and after the workout.
Hotel Restructuring, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy
May 12, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Ernst & Young LLP
Our panel discussed how dealing with hospitality property foreclosures and workouts differs from conventional real estate investments. Hotel owners and lenders will learn how to maximize their opportunities in today's market.
April 17, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and CLE International
Paul Schafhauser spoke at the new one-day Continuing Legal Education (CLE) International Conference entitled "Eminent Domain."
Restaurant Operator’s Conference
March 31, 2009 -- New Jersey Restaurant Association
Gary Young moderated a panel at the New Jersey Restaurant Association's (NJRA) Restaurant Operator's Conference; Jonathan Adelsberg also spoke.
Update on Federal Stimulus Package and RE Industry Impact
March 27, 2009 -- Association of Real Estate Women
Clifton Rodgers, Jr., senior vice president, The Real Estate Roundtable, shared his expertise on the federal stimulus package and its effect on all aspects and segments of the real estate industry.
The Israeli Economy and Business Opportunities
October 30, 2008 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Shai Preminger, CEO of Gaon Holdings
Moshe Gaon, Chairman of Gaon Holdings, gave an overview of the current Israeli economy and opportunities for the future.
US Shopping Center Law Conference
October 25, 2008 -- International Council of Shopping Centers
Jonathan Adelsberg spoke on "How to Make a Deal in the Big City" at the ICSC’s US Shopping Center Law Conference.
Strength Through Diversity
February 5, 2008 -- Young Professionals Leadership Program and the America-Israel Friendship League
Mark Levine led a discussion on the urban landscape of New York City, and former New York City Parks Commissioner Henry Stern spoke on ethnic diversity within the Parks Department.
Annual Real Estate Cocktail Reception
October 10, 2007 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted its annual real estate industry networking event at Tao with more than 800 real estate professionals in attendance.
Commercial Real Estate Litigation
July 2007 -- hosted by Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Four lectures on Commercial Real Estate Litagation before Supreme Court and Civil Court judges.
Fundraiser for Melinda Katz
June 5, 2007 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted a fundraiser for Melinda Katz, chair of the New York City Council’s Committee on Land Use, member of the Advisory Council to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and candidate for New York City Comptroller.
January 11, 2007 -- American Conference Program
Douglas Heller spoke on mixed-use development at the American Conference Program.
Co-op Issues for New Attorneys
November, 12, 2006 -- Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums
Douglas Heller spoke on "Co-op Issues for New Attorneys" at the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums.
Co-op or Condo, Which is Better?
August, 2, 2006 -- Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums
Douglas Heller spoke at the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums.
War and Peace Between Boards and Sponsors
November 2005 -- Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums
Douglas Heller spoke on "War and Peace Between Boards and Sponsors" at the Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums.
Co-op to Condo, The Right Fit?
March 16, 2005 -- The Cooperator
Douglas Heller spoke on "Co-op to Condo, the Right Fit?" at an event held by The Cooperator, a New York cooperative and condominium community magazine.
Challenges on Apartment Sales and Transfers
March 18, 2004 -- The Cooperator's Annual Co-op and Condo Expo
Douglas Heller spoke at the The Cooperator's Annual Co-op and Condo Expo on a panel entitled "Challenges on Apartment Sales and Transfers."