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The Real Estate Committee provides case law and regulatory updates, documents, and other resources regarding the practice of real estate law in the US and abroad. Subcommittees include Real Estate Investment Trusts; Environmental, Government Regulation and Land Use; and Construction and Development.

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Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM ET, 2:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation

EMEA: UK and German Leasing - What Corporate Counsel Need to Know

Real Estate and Leasing Laws are quite diverse from market to market and country to country. This presentation will discuss the real estate laws in the UK and Germany. Topics include: 1. General structures (e.g. 10 year contracts with break clause) 2. Choice of law and consequences of choice of law 3. Breaks - the frequency and the conditions to them 4. Third party occupation outside the ,conventionalŠ assignment and underletting 5. Dilapidations ‹ liability to repair/reinstate 6. Rent reviews 7. Stamp Duty 8. Dispute Resolution alternatives 9. Commercial lease vs. lease to consumers 10. Impact of consumer protecting lease law on commercial lease 11. Restrictions to lease adaptation 12. Security for landlords (statutory pledge; contractual securities by bank guarantee or payment guarantee) Tina Denso, BRÖDERMANN JAHN (Hamburg, Germany) Guy Hitchin, Marriott Harrison (London England) Mark Levers, Marriott Harrison (London, England)

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation

Environmental Due Diligence ? How to Protect Your Client Without Killing the Deal

This legal quick hit program will cover the following topics, among others: · Obtaining copies of the seller‰s environmental reports · "AS IS" provisions · Negotiating warranties, representations and indemnifications · Lender covenants · Hiring environmental consultants · Handling limitations of liability · Managing common environmental issues (joists, sanitary sewers, storage tanks, radon, lead based paint & asbestos) Donald Winder, Windor & Counsel, PC Julie Kilgore, Wasatch Environmental

Recent Committee-Developed Resources

Active Confidentiality Agreement (US)

Dec 2014 Form & Policy Download doc
Sponsored by McGuireWoods LLP
This is a sample confidentiality agreement regarding sharing of diligence and other information by parties in connection with a proposed sale transaction.

Sample Electric Supply Contract (US)

Dec 2014 Form & Policy Download doc
Sponsored by McGuireWoods LLP
This is a sample electricity supply contract (retail supplier form).

Top Ten Considerations for Creating Real Estate Joint Ventures

Oct 2014 Top Ten
Sponsored by McGuireWoods LLP
Joint ventures are a time-honored structure through which to develop real estate. This top ten offers considerations to increase the odds of a prosperous relationship.