Skip to main content

8 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Serve as Faculty Lecturers, Roundtable Speakers at ICSC US Shopping Centre Law Conference

NEW YORK — Oct. 20, 2016 — Eight attorneys from the Retail Industry Group at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will serve as faculty lecturers and roundtable speakers at the International Council of Shopping Centres’ (ICSC)  US Shopping Centre Law Conference. The annual conference, which is being held in Hollywood, Florida Oct. 26-28, draws more than 1,400 retail real estate leaders to share industry-specific knowledge and insight from leading authorities.

Two shareholders, Howard K. Jeruchimowitz and Neil Oberfeld, will serve as faculty and moderate general sessions or seminars. Additionally, Michelle D. Gambino, Danielle Gonzalez, Glenn A. Kleinbaum, Ilene K. Kobert, Matthew A. Brandt, and Nick McGrath will lead roundtable sessions.

Gambino, a litigation shareholder in the firm’s Northern Virginia office, will lead the “Exclusives After Winn-Dixie and Its Progeny: When Exclusive-Use Covenants Get Personal” roundtable. Her clients include project owners, developers, lenders, contractors, specialty subcontractors, design professionals, and sureties in the real estate and construction industry. Gambino was lead lawyer in the retail and industry setting case of Lord & Taylor v. White Flint, where the jury awarded $31m to Lord & Taylor in lost profits tied to White Flint’s closing of the mall to build a mixed-use project. 

Gonzalez, real estate shareholder in the firm’s Miami office, will weigh in on the “Sink or Swim: From Piers to Ports, the Unique Issues You Should Consider when Retail Leasing Space that is Underwater” roundtable. Gonzalez focuses her practice on the acquisition, financing, leasing, and disposition of retail, office, industrial, and multifamily residential properties throughout the United States.

Jeruchimowitz, a litigation shareholder in the firm’s Chicago office, will moderate “‘The Real World’:  Leases in the Courtroom.” He represents owners, developers, landlords, and tenants in landlord-tenant and shopping centre disputes, mechanics liens, foreclosures, and construction disputes, as well as banks and lenders in bank and mortgage litigation. Jeruchimowitz is on the Board of Editors for ICSC’s Shopping Center Law & Strategy publication.

Kleinbaum, a real estate shareholder in the firm’s New York office, will lead the “Health Care Leases - Avoiding the Headaches” roundtable.  He represents "big box" retailers in connection with the acquisition, leasing, and development of free-standing retail locations and anchor locations in shopping centers.

Kobert, a real estate shareholder in the firm’s Miami office will lead the “Sports Authority and the Pitfalls of Co-Tenancy Provisions” roundtable. Kobert concentrates her practice in various areas of commercial real estate law, representing land owners and developers, tenants, buyers and sellers.

Oberfeld, a real estate shareholder in the firm’s Denver office and co-chair of the firm’s National Leasing Practice, will moderate “What’s New under the Sun? Recent Case Law Affecting Shopping Centres.” He assists national and regional retailers, developers, institutional owners, and investors in real estate and general business matters. Oberfeld serves on the ICSC Legal Advisory Council, as well as the Planning Committee for ICSC Annual Law Conference.

Brandt, a real estate associate in the firm’s Chicago office, will moderate the “Issues Landlords Face in Leasing to Franchisees” roundtable. Brandt focuses his practice on retail, office, and industrial leasing, acquisitions, sale, and development.

McGrath, a real estate associate in the firm’s Denver office will lead the “Dear Retail Tenant, Welcome to Your Condo Unit” roundtable. McGrath focuses his practice on a wide variety of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, leasing, planning, financing, and development.

Warren J. Karp, chair of the firm’s Global Retail Practice; Jason M. Toon, co-chair of the firm’s National Leasing Practice; James J. Caserio, co-chair of the firm's Chicago Real Estate Practice; and Carole Miner Schuman, real estate attorney in the firm’s New York office, will also attend the conference.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.