• Recent Developments: Better News Than Your Return to Office Policy

    On Friday, March 15, 2024, Coblentz partner Jennifer Scharre will present “Recent Developments: Better News Than Your Return to Office Policy” during the California National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Summit 2024. Jennifer’s session will focus on recent developments in trusts and estates. For more details and to register, please click here.

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  • Commercial Real Estate Outlook 2024

    Join Coblentz attorney Kiana Araghi during the Silicon Valley Capital Club program “Commercial Real Estate Outlook 2024” on Friday, March 1.

    Kiana and her co-panelists will discuss emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping the Bay Area commercial real estate landscape in 2024. Kiana will also share insights about the commercial leasing market from both the landlord and tenant perspective, including the challenges faced and the creative ways landlords, tenants, and attorneys are overcoming them.

    For more details and to register, click here.

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  • Think Outside the Big Law Box

    On Friday, March 1, 2024, Coblentz attorney Maggie Cardasis will co-present “Think Outside the Big Law Box” during UC Law San Francisco’s Small-to-Midsize Firm Week. Panelists will discuss their decision to “think outside big law” and attendees will learn about the unique training, mentorship, and practice opportunities available to attorneys early in their careers. For more details and to register, please click here.

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  • Modern Real Estate Transactions 2024: Structuring and Negotiating Transactions in Uncertain Times

    Coblentz real estate partner Danna Kozerski is co-chairing and presenting during The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education conference, “Modern Real Estate Transactions 2024: Structuring and Negotiating Transactions in Uncertain Times.” The conference will take place on February 14 through February 16, 2024 at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona and via video webcast.

    On Wednesday, February 14, 2024, Danna will co-present “Structuring a Capital Stack: How to Fill the Finance Gap.” The panel will cover typical sources of capital, including mortgage, preferred equity, and mezzanine financing, and will also cover replacements for secured financing, such as PACE financing and rescue capital.

    On Thursday, February 15, 2024, Danna will co-present “Joint Ventures: Management, Covenants, Exit Considerations, and More.” The panel will cover governance and management; control and minority issues; deadlock; the scope of a Manager’s responsibilities; restrictions on a Manager’s authority, including Major Decisions; performance standards for Sponsor/Managers; competitive opportunities and restrictive covenants; special issues in construction deals; and exit rights, including buy/sell, forced sale, tag-along and drag-along rights, and put call options.

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  • Mental Health in the New Workplace: Disability Accommodations, Return to Work, and the Unbearable Lightness of Well-Being

    On Friday, February 9, 2024, Coblentz partner Hannah Jones will co-present “Mental Health in the New Workplace: Disability Accommodations, Return to Work, and the Unbearable Lightness of Well-Being” during the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference. This panel will cover the practical implications of leave and accommodation laws following the disruption of the pandemic and new work from home policies, along with practical tips for both employer and employee-side attorneys. The panel will also address how to create an inclusive workplace culture and how to maintain your own equilibrium. For more details and to register, please click here.

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  • Is Your Workplace Investigation Truly Independent? The Ethics and Practicalities of Attorneys Acting in an Independent Role

    On Friday, February 9, 2024, Coblentz partner and chair of the Employment practice Fred Alvarez will co-present “Is Your Workplace Investigation Truly Independent? The Ethics and Practicalities of Attorneys Acting in an Independent Role” during the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference. This panel will explore the legal ethics that apply to attorneys acting in an independent role and who are doing so under the attorney/client privilege and discuss whether and when they can truly be independent. For more details and to register, please click here.

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  • Survey the Significant 2023 Real Estate Cases

    On Wednesday, January 24, Coblentz partner Skye Langs will co-present the Bar Association of San Francisco program “Survey the Significant 2023 Real Estate Cases.” The program will cover significant 2023 real estate cases affecting real property owners, sellers, buyers, brokers, lenders, borrowers, contractors and others.

    For more details and to register, please click here.

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  • Defense Counsel Confidential – Fighting the Restitution Battle

    On Wednesday, January 24, Coblentz partner Tim Crudo will moderate the Bar Association of San Francisco program “Defense Counsel Confidential: Fighting the Restitution Battle.” This program is designed for criminal defense counsel.

    Topics include:

    • Federal restitution law at sentencing and why you need to know the difference between restitution and forfeiture
    • Don’t call it the FLU: The U.S. Attorney’s Financial Litigation Program, what it is and how it works
    • Monetary issues to consider when negotiating a plea
    • Lessons learned from the sentencing front
    • Post-conviction enforcement and collection mechanisms and issues

    The program will take place at Coblentz’s San Francisco office. For more details and to register, please click here: https://bit.ly/3vW9HYM

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