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Retail Leasing Committee

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law

Retail Leasing Committee

WELCOME TO THE ABA RETAIL LEASING COMMITTEE

The Retail Leasing Committee is an active group of lawyers with an interest in retail leasing. Our members include not only retail leasing specialists, but also those who would like to learn more about retail leasing. We provide programs in which committee members share ideas about leasing hot topics, as well as educational programs with free information on retail leasing topics for lawyers who deal with retail leases from time to time, but not every day.

Our committee offers a "Nuts and Bolts" series of free half hour telephone conferences designed to educate practitioners about the basics of retail leasing. Information on our next call is provided below. If you want to assist with a program in this series, please contact Andrew Gardner at agardner@mcdonaldhopkins.com. It's a great way to start getting active in the Committee.

In addition, the Section provides publication opportunities. Probate & Property, which is in a magazine format, will consider articles that are 10 to 15 typed pages long, in a magazine style (cites are only necessary for statements of law, not for discussions of general negotiation strategies or issues to consider in dealing with a particular type of agreement, and then only one cite is needed for a point of law). If you'd like to share your knowledge in a shorter format, you can submit your material to the RPTE eReport. We urge you to take advantage of these opportunities to share your knowledge. Call us if you have questions.

Finally, what do you want to see your Retail Leasing Committee do for you? We welcome new ideas, and urge you to become involved. If a topic particularly interests you, call or e-mail us, and we'll schedule a call for you!

We look forward to your participation on our committee!

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About Our Committee Leadership

Ruth A. Schoenmeyer is currently Senior Counsel at McDonald’s Corporation. Prior to joining McDonald’s, Ms. Schoenmeyer was Of Counsel in Jenner & Block’s Chicago office. Ms. Schoenmeyer has extensive experience representing landlords and tenants in leasing transactions, including leases relating to office, industrial and retail properties. While at Jenner, she represented the owners of several office buildings in Chicago in their office and retail leasing work and regularly represented a Fortune 100 company in its leasing work (as a tenant) nationally. Her work has included: build to suit leases relating to facilities in Maryland, Connecticut, Minnesota, Florida and Mexicali (in Baja California); office, retail, industrial and warehouse leases ranging in size from a few thousand square feet to 100,000-plus square feet; and several airport leases, including a 75-acre ground lease at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and hangar leases at Washington Dulles International Airport and Love Field in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Schoenmeyer is currently Chair of the Retail Leasing Committee of the Real Property Trusts and Estates Section of the American Bar Association and a member of the Board of Directors of Illinois Legal Aid Online.

Dorothea W. Dickerman is a partner at McGuireWoods LLP, co-chair of the firm's distressed real estate practice group and head of the firm's transactional real estate lawyers for the Washington, D.C. and Tysons Corner offices. She has more than 25 years' experience handling the full range of real estate leasing and ground leasing, commercial real estate transactions, and real estate finance both in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and nationally. She represents lenders, local and national developers, individual businesses and REITs. She has extensive leasing experience representing landlords and tenants in commercial leasing, negotiating retail, restaurant, shopping center, hospitality, office, stadium facility, and industrial leases and ground leases. Dorothea is also a former commercial real estate agent, which enables her to create practical business and legal solutions for her clients.

Retail Leasing Committee Programs and Events

Committee Events
Leasing Group Call - Retail Leasing Committee
July 17, 2013
5:00 ET (4:00 CT, 3:00 MT, and 2:00 PT)
Dial in number: 866/646-6488
Participant Pass code: 557 741 9753

Windstorms and Earthquakes and Floods, Oh My!
Lessons Learned from Sandy and Other Natural Disasters

Have you noticed a surge of severe weather news recently? Has it made you wonder if your clients are adequately protected or what to do for a client if a tornado, hurricane, earthquake or fire should strike?

On July 17, 2013 at 5:00 ET (4:00 CT, 3:00 MT, and 2:00 PT) we will present a one hour webinar on the impact of natural disasters on commercial real estate, with a special focus on retail, and what you can and should do as a result.

Our panel of experts will include:

• Steven D. Cohen, Associate General Counsel of Verizon in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, who will discuss recent case law developments.

• Deborah Moss, Consultant to and Manager of Host Hotels & Resorts’ restaurant portfolio, from Palm Coast, Florida, who will discuss the real life impact of these natural disasters on actual sites and their practical solutions.

• Nicholas M. Insua, Partner at McCarter & English’s Newark, New Jersey office, who will discuss business interruption insurance and how it has changed in the wake of recent widespread claims.

Materials for the call are posted below under the Retail Leasing Committee Materials.

 
Section Events

April 30, 2014
Location: TBD
Format: Live/In-Person

RPTE 25th Anniversary Spring Symposia
May 1, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Ritz-Carlton Chicago
Chicago,
IL
Format: Live/In-Person

eCLE - Retail Leasing

2004 Estate Planning Symposium Materials
2 Books and 1 CD-ROM containing program materials from the May 2004 Estate Planning Symposia in Seattle. CD-ROM Contains Estate Planning and Real ... more

Leadership

Chair:  Ruth A Schoenmeyer

Vice-Chair:  Dorothea W Dickerman

Committee Roster (180 total members)

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