University of Texas School of Law
2018 Bernard O. Dow
Leasing Institute
Houston Nov 9, 2018 South Texas College of Law Houston
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UT Law CLE

2018 Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute

Program Features
The Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute – Texas’ preeminent leasing conference – brings together experts in real estate law and finance for a focused day of programming on the latest leasing issues.
 
2018 highlights include: 
  • In-depth sessions on the essential aspects and peculiarities of Ground Leases, Retail Leases, and Medical Leases
  • Analysis of the Commercial Landlord’s Remedies for a Tenant’s Breach, including possessory and monetary remedies
  • Examination of both insurance and litigation sides of indemnification in light of recent natural disasters
  • Expert guidance on negotiating and drafting ROFRs, ROFOs, and Expansion/Contraction Options
 
All this, plus 1.00 hours of ethics on-demand (provided after the Institute) and multiple networking opportunities make this a must-attend event!

UT Law CLE

2018 Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute

12/14/18
Schedule

Friday Morning, Nov. 9, 2018

Presiding Officer:
Frank Z. Ruttenberg, Haynes and Boone, LLP - San Antonio, TX

7:45 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:25 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

0.75 hr

Eight Things That Matter in a Lease

Three Texas real estate legends kick off the program with what everyone really wants to know: just what are the eight things that truly matter in your lease? And what happens if one or more of these essentials goes awry?

Robert Harms Bliss, Attorney at Law - Dallas, TX
Kent Newsome, Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Houston, TX
Philip D. Weller, Attorney at Law - Dallas, TX

9:15 am

0.75 hr

The Yoga Lease: Adding Flexibility to Your Leases

Tenants in today’s business environment demand leases that will not restrict their ability to respond to changing circumstances. Structuring leases that afford flexibility for tenants requires knowledge of the current market and possible solutions for given business objectives. This presentation will address lease provisions that appear to be rigid, but in fact, permit creativity for tenants in structuring “yoga” leases. 

Candace S. Baggett, The Calibre Group, Inc. - Houston, TX
P. Kane Dossett, Partners National Real Estate Group - Dallas, TX

10:00 am
Break

SPECIALTY LEASES

10:15 am

0.67 hr

Ground Leases: Essential Aspects and Peculiarities

Review some of the negotiating objectives the parties to a typical ground lease may have, and hear suggestions for achieving those objectives effectively.

Cary Barton, Barton Benson Jones PLLC - San Antonio, TX

10:55 am

0.67 hr

Retail Leases: Essential Aspects and Peculiarities

Examine common issues encountered in retail lease negotiations and get practical drafting tips and sample provisions for your practice.

Consuella Simmons Taylor, Baker Botts - Houston, TX

11:35 am

0.67 hr

Medical Leases: Essential Aspects and Peculiarities

Why is medical leasing different from other office or retail leasing? Explore the laws and other issues specific to leasing within the healthcare industry and how provisions within leases need to be revised to accommodate these matters.

Marni Dee Zarin, Winstead PC - Houston, TX

 
12:15 pm
Pick Up Lunch

Friday Afternoon, Nov. 9, 2018

Presiding Officer:
Candace S. Baggett, The Calibre Group, Inc. - Houston, TX

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:35 pm

0.50 hr

State of the Leasing Market

Amidst industry consolidation and the pursuit of increased efficiency and competitiveness, the current real estate cycle has everyone looking for their next move. Hear the latest market analysis, and learn what its implications are for practitioners.

Wade Bowlin, PMRG - Houston, TX
Douglas A. Demiano, PMRG - Houston, TX

 
1:05 pm
Break

1:20 pm

0.50 hr

Elimination of Architectural Barriers and the TDLR Process

Review the Elimination of Architectural Barriers as provided for in the Texas Government Code, Chapter 469, including applicable facilities, who is responsible, the plan review and inspection process, and associated timelines.

Douglas W. Darr, Accessibility Check - Houston, TX
Ed Walts, The University of Texas System - Austin, TX

1:50 pm

0.75 hr

Navigating Lease Negotiations in Chapter 11

Explore the process of negotiations against the backdrop of rights in Chapter 11 cases, including the rights of respective parties and how they intersect.

Karl Daniel Burrer, Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Houston, TX
Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

2:35 pm

0.50 hr

ROFRs, ROFOs, and Expansion/Contraction Options

These options can have significant effects on the Landlord’s rights and management of their property, but they are often treated as an afterthought in the drafting and negotiating process. Review important issues when negotiating and drafting these provisions.

Abby Johanson, Haynes and Boone, LLP - San Antonio, TX
Frank Z. Ruttenberg, Haynes and Boone, LLP - San Antonio, TX

3:20 pm
Break

3:30 pm

0.75 hr

Insurance and Indemnification

In light of recent disasters, many lessors and lessees are taking a closer look at their insurance and indemnification provisions. What should you be looking for in your next lease?

Jennifer Hardegree, Winstead PC - Houston, TX
Bruce Ramsey Wilkin, Winstead PC - Houston, TX

4:15 pm

0.75 hr

Commercial Landlord’s Remedies for a Tenant’s Breach

​Hear practical discussion of a commercial landlord’s remedies for a tenant's breach, including possessory remedies such as judicial evictions, lock-outs, and dealing with personal property in the premises, and monetary remedies such as recovering rent and damages, as well as discussion of mitigation jurisprudence in Texas and other jurisdictions. 

Jennifer Larson Ryback, McGuire, Craddock & Strother P.C. - Dallas, TX
Thomas M. Whelan, McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C. - Dallas, TX

5:00 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2018 Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Candace S. Baggett
The Calibre Group, Inc.
Houston, TX
Cary Barton
Barton Benson Jones PLLC
San Antonio, TX
Robert Harms Bliss
Attorney at Law
Dallas, TX
Wade Bowlin
PMRG
Houston, TX
Karl Daniel Burrer
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Houston, TX
Douglas W. Darr
Accessibility Check
Houston, TX
Douglas A. Demiano
PMRG
Houston, TX
P. Kane Dossett
Partners National Real Estate Group
Dallas, TX
Jennifer Hardegree
Winstead PC
Houston, TX
Hon. Marvin Isgur
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
Abby Johanson
Haynes and Boone, LLP
San Antonio, TX
Kent Newsome
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Houston, TX
Frank Z. Ruttenberg
Haynes and Boone, LLP
San Antonio, TX
Jennifer Larson Ryback
McGuire, Craddock & Strother P.C.
Dallas, TX
Consuella Simmons Taylor
Baker Botts
Houston, TX
Ed Walts
The University of Texas System
Austin, TX
Philip D. Weller
Attorney at Law
Dallas, TX
Thomas M. Whelan
McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Bruce Ramsey Wilkin
Winstead PC
Houston, TX
Marni Dee Zarin
Winstead PC
Houston, TX

Planning Committee

Frank Z. Ruttenberg—Chair
Haynes and Boone, LLP
San Antonio, TX
Deborah Salzberg—Director
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Candace S. Baggett
The Calibre Group, Inc.
Houston, TX
K. Gregory Erwin
Winstead PC
Houston, TX
Aaron Johnston Jr.
The Johnston Law Firm PLLC
Dallas, TX
Kent Newsome
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Houston, TX
Ed Walts
The University of Texas System
Austin, TX
Thomas M. Whelan
McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.
Dallas, TX

UT Law CLE

2018 Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
7.25 hrs
Legal Specialization(s): Consumer and Commercial Law, Real Estate Law
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
7.25 hrs
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Louisiana
7.25 hrs
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
Oklahoma
9.00 hrs
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
8.50 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
TX Real Estate Commission (TREC)
7.25 hrs
Additional Information
https://www.trec.texas.gov/sites/default/files/pdf-forms/CE_CLE-0.pdf

Use this link to obtain the TREC MCE form for self-reporting your TREC credit.  UT Law CLE will provide a Certificate of Attendance at the conference.

UT Law CLE

2018 Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Oct 31, 2018
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Nov 2, 2018
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Nov 5, 2018
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2018 Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute

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