Kearns to Speak at PLI’s Commercial Real Estate Financing 2014 Seminar

On February 13, 2014, at the Commercial Real Estate Financing 2014, Tom will address The Developing Law of Limited Liability Companies, Including Securities Law, with specific emphasis on:

  • recent cases on LLCs;
  • fiduciary duty and minority rights;
  • limits on freedom of contract;
  • New York vs. Delaware;
  • drafting suggestions;
  • crowdfunding; and
  • how to stay out of trouble under the securities laws.
Why you should attend

This seminar will explore advanced issues in commercial real estate financing in a market that continues to improve - in some cases very dramatically. We will focus on the use of multiple lenders and creative deal structures. We have also seen nontraditional lenders such as hedge funds enter the market, providing equity-flavored (and priced) financing through joint venture vehicles, which will be a focus of this year’s seminar. We will again look at CMBS 2.0 and try to understand whether there is such a thing and, if so, what it is. This year’s seminar will target commercial real estate finance lawyers with at least ten years of experience.

A faculty of seasoned practitioners will help you understand old principles that are new again, beef up your knowledge of how to structure and close real estate loans, and revisit legal principles for troubled loans that date back to law school or the last downturn. The speakers will offer some predictions about how commercial real estate financing might look in the next cycle, and problems to watch out for in today’s transactions.

What you will learn
  • Who’s lending, and how?
  • Special focus on joint ventures as a financing technique
  • Securitization today – state of the market and projections
  • Role of the rating agencies
  • Advanced issues in loan enforcement


  • Capital stacks and intercreditor issues
  • Interest rate protection – swaps, caps and security issues they create
  • How to prevent malpractice in commercial real estate transactions
  • Special issues of syndicated loans
  • and much, much more . . .
Who should attend

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


Click here to register for this program.

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