Holland & Knight is a sponsor of this years USC Gould School of Law Real Estate Law and Business Forum. Real Estate Partner Susan Booth will speak on a panel titled "Real Estate Lessons from the Bankruptcy Courts: What Developers and Attorneys Should Know before Closing the Next Big Deal."
The impact of recent bankruptcy court decisions will extend beyond a debtor’s bankruptcy to a variety of non-distressed situations. Whether you are a borrower, equity participant, traditional debt lender or real estate attorney, you put your profits at risk if you ignore these decisions. Ms. Booth will review the courts’ conclusions in several key cases and address the potential impact of the verdicts on such fundamental matters as the valuation of a secured lender’s real estate collateral, the enforceability of a pledge of real property or personal property collateral, ownership and enforcement of an assignment of rents, and equity-dividend refinancing. This panel will wrap up by presenting various proposals for structuring debt and equity investments that avoid the pitfalls created by the recent cases.
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