Emerging Trends in Real Estate Finance
Join the Stinson Leonard Street real estate and financial services attorneys for a discussion of the emerging legal trends in real estate finance. We will delve into recent developments regarding subordination agreements, the Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program and UCC termination statements.
The seminar will wrap up with comedian and motivational speaker, Sam Adams presenting “Laughter Is Good Business" which will offer insights with great stories and helpful tips from his life’s experiences about how to maintain one’s sense of humor while succeeding in your business endeavors.
Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Program
Stinson Partner Jason Maus and guest speaker Thomas Jensen from Global Grid Financial Group will discuss how the C-Pace Program is empowering building owners to modernize building energy infrastructure, lower energy costs, increase building comfort and asset value – with no upfront costs while enjoying positive cash flow. C-PACE projects advance public policy goals to create local jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while creating additional growth in the Denver real estate market.
Recent Development Regarding Subordination Agreements
Perry Glantz and Deborah Bayles will review a recent Colorado Court of Appeals decision regarding a question of first impression concerning the effect of a subordination agreement on lien priorities. Siding with the majority of courts that have faced this question, the Colorado Court of Appeals applied the partial subordination approach to lien subordination analysis. Perry and Deborah will discuss the legal and practical implications of this decision and provide direction to insure your agreements align with your goals.
The World's Greatest UCC Decision
Barkley Clark will discuss "The World's Greatest UCC Decision." The General Motors bankruptcy, dating back to the Great Recession of 2008, has generated an enormous amount of big-buck litigation. An inadvertent filing of a UCC termination statement by the secured lenders appeared to wipe out a $1.5 billion loan collateralized by GM plant assets around the country. Are the plant assets "equipment" or "fixtures" under the UCC? That is the $1.5 billion question.
Laughter is Good Business presented by Sam Adams
Following Sam's presentation, you're invited to stay to connect with the speakers, Stinson attorneys and fellow colleagues over appetizers and drinks.
Wednesday, February 21
Registration: 12:30 - 1 p.m.
Program: 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Reception: 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.
1717 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80202
Register online by Friday, February 16.
View the full agenda.
For more information on Sam Adams, visit his website.