ICSC + U.S. Law 2023

October 25-27, 2023
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054

ICSC+U.S. LAW is a must-attend event for legal practitioners in the Marketplaces Industry. Attendees will takeaway impactful, timely legal content, plus opportunities to make new connections to drive your practice forward. Directors Derek Domian, Jennifer Jones, Paige Manning, and David Rabinowitz join other thought leaders as speakers for breakout sessions and fire side chats. Learn more below: 

Retail State of the Union - Disruption, Innovation & Resilience
Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Grand Saguaro

Director, David Rabinowitz, joins Nick Egelanian of SiteWorks Retail and Valerie Richardson of ICSC to discuss innovative ideas in a fireside chat exploring how our retail industry continues to adapt to legal, technological and behavioral influences. The discussion will cover hybrid shopping trends and the continuing evolution of retail real estate, organized retail crime, supply chain reinventions and more.

Real Estate Finance - Is there a “New Normal”?
Wednesday October 25, 2023, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Director Paige Manning joins Russell Arouh of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP and Matt Terpstra of Bellwether Enterprise for a discussion focused on where the real estate finance market has settled or is heading as of October 2023. Speakers will look at the current availability and terms of construction and permanent financing and discuss the direction of and trends in real estate finance.

Lease Assignment and Rent Commencement Provisions - Let Us Paint You a Picture of How Not to Finger Paint Your Way Through These Key Provisions
Thursday October 26, 2023, 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Director, Jennifer Jones, will be present a mock lease negotiation alongside Audra Esrey of Stanley, Esrey & Buckley, LLP and Nick Dierman of Gresham Cahn LLC, Nice, FR using specific lease and LOI provisions. Speakers will address an assignment provision and explore the various needs and wants of each of Landlord and Tenant. Second, they will tackle the seemingly straightforward rent commencement provision and work their way through the various ancillary provisions related to rent commencement such as delivery conditions, permit contingencies, and force majeure.

Litigation: Drafting Leases to Avoid Litigation — or At Least Weather It
Thursday, October 26, 2023, 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Director, Derek Domian, joins Michelle McGeogh of Ballard Spahr LLP and Martin H. Orlick of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP for a lively discussion. They will cover the bad news: the perfect lease that will shield you from litigation does not exist. The good news: they know where trouble is lurking, what you can do to increase your chances of avoiding litigation, and how to improve your chances of success if you’re drawn into litigation. As  experienced litigators they will offer insight into what happens in the world of litigation when courts interpret what seems like clear language and how to improve drafting so that the court is not describing your lease as ambiguous, confusing, vague, or worse—poorly drafted..