Advanced Topics in Commercial Leasing: 2023

Date: Nov 16, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick and Online

Member Price: $180

Non-Member Price: $225

Event Code: I171723

Areas of Law: Ethics, Real Estate

Earn up to 8.8 credits, including 2.4 in Diversity! (More Information)




Jack Fersko, Esq.
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP, Roseland
David S. Gordon, Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., Woodbridge
Christopher D. Hopkins, Esq.
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer P.A., Woodbridge


Jessica Binkiewicz
VP, TriState Capital Bank, Edison
Jose Cruz
Senior Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle, Morristown
Sydney J. Darling, Esq.
Trenk Isabel Siddiqi & Shahdanian P.C., Livingston
Clifford D. Dawkins, Esq.
Dean & Director, Minority Student Program (MSP), Rutgers Law School
Barbara J. Koonz, Esq.
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, Roseland
James H. Laskey, Esq.
Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater
Eric B. Levine, Esq.
Lindabury McCormick Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield
Sean Moriarty
Deputy Commissioner, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Trenton
Kevin L. Shepherd, Esq.
Venable LLP, Baltimore
David H. Stein, Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., Woodbridge
Raymond Trevisan
Executive Managing Director,, Cushman & Wakefield, Morristown
Nicholas J. Valvanis, Esq.
Reed Smith LLP, Princeton
William Waxman, SIOR
Vice Chair Supply Chain & Logistics, Cushman & Wakefield, East Rutherford
Joseph J. Whitney, Esq.
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Florham Park

NJICLE is pleased to announce that David S. Gordon, Esq., Jack Fersko, Esq., and Christopher D. Hopkins, Esq., three of the state's most respected commercial real estate attorneys, have joined together for another year and designed a brand-new full day program to provide you with knowledge of topics that are so critical to the commercial real estate lawyer.

Whether you have several years of commercial real estate experience or are just breaking into the field, and whether real estate is your specialty or just an integral part of your transactional business practice, now is the time to invest in your career. Hear panelists with years of experience discuss the issues that they deal with. Begin enhancing your skills and knowledge while delving into a cross section of topics that so often appear in commercial real estate transactions.  **This year the program includes a featured luncheon speaker, Kevin Shepherd, Esq., who will provide insight into the new federal Corporate Transparency Act.  This new federal legislation impacts every attorney involved in any attorney involved in a corporation or limited liability company formation.

Program Agenda:

  • 9:00 - Welcome and Program Introduction
  • 9:10 - Climate Change Issues: New Flood Hazard Rules disclosure requirements in leases and sales contracts; New Flood Hazard Rules; Top Ten Solar Issues in Leases- Deputy Commissioner Sean Moriarty; Jack Fersko, Esq.; Barbara J. Koonz, Esq.; James H. Laskey, Esq.
  • 10:10 - Landlord Defaults/SNDAs/EstoppelsJessica Binkiewicz; Nicholas J. Valvanis, Esq.; Joseph J. Whitney, Esq.
  • 11:00 - Break
  • 11:10 - Bankruptcy- effects on Landlord and Tenant- Sydney J. Darling, Esq.; David H. Stein, Esq.
  • 12:00 - Q & A for morning sessions
  • 12:15 - Lunch Presentation- The new Federal Corporate Transparency Act - Kevin L. Shepherd, Esq.
  • 1:00 - Smart Building Tech / AI Issues- Christopher D. Hopkins, Esq.; Eric B. Levine, Esq.
  • 2:00 - State of the Market- Jose Cruz; Raymond Trevisan; William Waxman
  • 2:45 - Break
  • 2:55 - I LOL'Ed: Inclusive Leadership of Lawyers Education Clifford D. Dawkins, Esq.
  • 3:55 - Final Q&A and program wrap up
  • 4:00 - Adjourn

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 8.8 hours of total CLE credit, including 2.4 in Diversity (Full Credits Available: NJ Advanced Diversity: 1.2, NJ Beginner Diversity : 1.2, NJ General: 6.4).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Diversity Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 6.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 1.0, PA Substantive Credit: 5.0
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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