(Webinar) Overview: Impacts of COVID-19 on Commercial Leasing in NYC

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Program Chair:

Diane Schottenstein
Law Offices of Diane Schottenstein

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has put a large stress on commercial leasing in NYC. Many tenant businesses have been closed and have not earned the expected income to pay the rent. This CLE will explore the legal ramifications of this pandemic. First, we will discuss the impact of certain executive orders and legislation enacted during this crisis affecting landlords and tenants. Next, we will explore some of the lease provisions that can impact a tenant’s remedies and applicable case law. Also, we will overview how some tenants are sorting out these issues through negotiation. Immediately major retailers such as Victoria’s Secret and Valentino have filed suits to get out of paying rent. This CLE will explain and help navigate the litigation system and explore possible outcomes. Attendants will be better able to address their clients and their own leasing concerns arising from the COVID-19 crisis.

    Program Fee:
    $49 for Members | $99 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2018-2020), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Jason T. Polevoy
    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

    Adam M. Levy
    Adam Michael Levy, P.C.

    Diane Schottenstein
    Law Offices of Diane Schottenstein

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    1. Introduction
    2. Executive Orders and Legislation Impacting Commercial Leasing in NYC
    3. Practical Negotiation Considerations
    4. Dispute Resolution Rights and Remedies
    5. Conclusions and Questions

  • New York: 1.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 1.0 General
    California: 1.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 1.0 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Real Property Law, Jason T. Polevoy, Chair
    Small Law Firm, Gary M. Kaufman, Chair

    Co-Sponsored By:
    Small Law Firm Center

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org