Upcoming Seminars

Oscar Rivera to Present at Session Titled “Construction Law, Insurance, and Ethics -Development + Design + Construction (DDC)” at the John T. Riordan School on April 15th

ICSC is hosting a week of rigorous study at the John T. Riordan School for Retail Real Estate Professionals in Scottsdale, Arizona beginning April 12, 2015. The firm’s Oscar Rivera, alongside Robert L. Crewdson, will present at the session titled “Construction Law, Insurance, and Ethics – Development + Design + Construction (DDC)” taking place on Wednesday, April 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Topics covered during this course will include: insurance and how it relates to coverage, insurance documents, practicing good ethics in the workplace, etc.

To learn more about the event or to register to attend, visit http://www.icsc.org/events-and-programs/details/john-t.-riordan-school-for-retail-real-estate-professionals1

2015 Legal Update Course on Monday, April 20th

On Monday, April 20th, the firm’s Maria Victoria Arias will be presenting the “2015 Legal Update” course at Country Walk (14601 Country Walk Drive, Miami, FL 33186). The 2015 Legal Update course focuses on the changes that took place during the previous legislative session and other developments affecting those living in community associations. The course is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m., and it qualifies for two LU1 CEU credits for community association managers. For more information on this course or to register to attend, contact Stephanie Bonilla at (305) 442-8536 or via email at sbonilla@srhl-law.com.

Visit Us at the South Florida Condo & HOA Expo on Wednesday, April 22nd in Miami

Firm attorneys Helio De La Torre and Georg Ketelhohn will be presenting continuing education courses at the South Florida Condo & HOA Expo taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, April 22nd. Helio will be presenting “Construction Defects,” a course that is designed to arm participants with the knowledge needed to overcome construction defect disputes in Florida. The course is scheduled from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and it qualifies for one CEU credit for property managers. Georg will also be presenting the course titled “40 Year Recertification of Buildings,” which reviews the history, importance and benefits of the “40 Year & Older Safety Program.” The seminar will take place from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., and it also qualifies for one CEU credit for property managers.

Please also be sure to visit us at booth number 424 during the show. To learn more or register to attend, visit www.condohoaexpo.com.

Board Member Certification Course on Monday, April 27th

The state of Florida requires that community association board members become certified by attending an approved course or submitting written certification information to the association secretary. One of the best and most convenient ways for board members to become certified is by participating in our live complimentary board member certification webinars from the comfort of their home or office, or by attending one of our complimentary seminars. Our course has been approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to qualify for board member certification. This interactive course details the basic concepts of community association operations, including an overview of the budget and reserve process, membership and board meetings, election procedures, alternative dispute resolutions, vendor bids and contract negotiations, and it highlights some of the most recent changes in Florida condominium laws. Attendees receive an official certificate of completion from our firm, and the course also qualifies for 2 hours of continuing education CAM credits for property managers.

Our next board member certification course presented by the firm’s Roberto Blanch will take place on Monday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. It is being offered as both a webinar and a live seminar. Contact Stephanie Bonilla at (305) 442-8536 or via e-mail at sbonilla@srhl-law.com to register for the webinar and receive the login info or to reserve your seat for the live presentation. Space is limited to 30 participants for the webinar and 20 participants for the seminar, and registrations are being accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Elisabeth Kozlow and Tiffany Hurwitz will be presenting “Basic Principles of Construction Contracts” on May 7th

Construction contracts define relationships and terms between the parties involved for any construction project. Knowing how the construction contracting process works is vital for any construction professional. On May 7, 2015, the firm’s Elisabeth Kozlow and Tiffany Hurwitz will be presenting a complimentary seminar for all LBA members titled, “Basic Principles of Construction Contracts”. The course is designed to give participants an overview of different types of construction contracts, will cover important provisions and payment clauses that can be found in a contract and will conclude with a discussion on construction delays and warranties.

The seminar will take place at our Coral Gables office from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. For more information or to register to attend, contact the firm's Stephanie Bonilla at (305) 442-8536, or via email at sbonilla@srhl-law.com.

Elisabeth Kozlow and Michael Kurzman to Speak at NBI’s Mechanics’ Liens in Florida Seminar

Firm partners Elisabeth Kozlow and Michael J. Kurzman will be presenting at the National Business Institute’s “Mechanics’ Liens in Florida” seminar taking place on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at the Courtyard Marriott Miami at 200 S.E. 2nd Avenue in downtown Miami. This seminar, which qualifies for 7 CLE credits for attorneys and CPE credits for accountants, focuses on the strict deadlines and statutory requirements that can make Construction liens challenging to manage. It covers how contractors and subcontractors can fully utilize their Construction lien rights, and how owners can protect themselves from lien claims. Elisabeth D. Kozlow and Michael J. Kurzman will be among five featured faculty members at the event. Kozlow will lead the first course of the day titled “Lien Entitlement: Activities, Materials and Properties Lienable,” which covers the scope of activities and materials that are lienable, claimant classifications and rights, and the interests subject to attachment under mechanics’ liens. Kurzman will conduct the course titled “Notices and Claims: Preserve and Perfect Your Lien Rights While Avoiding Fatal Defects.” He will cover lien timing issues, including the last day of work and unusual timing situations, lien notices, service and perfection/recording requirements, title searches, and sample lien language and forms.

For additional information and online registration, visit http://www.nbi-sems.com/Details.aspx/R-69144ER

Board Member Certification Webinar on Wednesday, May 13th

The state of Florida requires that community association board members become certified by attending an approved course or submitting written certification information to the association secretary. One of the best and most convenient ways for board members to become certified is by participating in our live complimentary board member certification webinars from the comfort of their home or office. Our course has been approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to qualify for board member certification. This interactive course details the basic concepts of community association operations, including an overview of the budget and reserve process, membership and board meetings, election procedures, alternative dispute resolutions, vendor bids and contract negotiations, and it highlights some of the most recent changes in Florida condominium laws. Attendees receive an official certificate of completion from our firm, and the course also qualifies for 2 hours of continuing education CAM credits for property managers.

Our next board member certification webinar presented by the firm’s Laura Manning Hudson will take place on Wednesday, May 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Contact Stephanie Bonilla at (305) 442-8536 or via e-mail at sbonilla@srhl-law.com to register for the webinar and receive the login info. Space is limited to 20 participants. Registration will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.

Oscar Rivera to Present Course Titled “The Economics of a Lease: Developer and Retailer Perspectives” at ICSC’s RECon on May 19th

Founded in 1957, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the global trade association of the shopping center industry with more than 60,000 members in the U.S., Canada and over 90 other countries. On Tuesday, May 19, the firm’s Oscar Rivera will lead a course titled “The Economics of a Lease: Developer and Retailer Perspectives” at ICSC’s RECon, a global convention for the shopping center industry. The course will cover the strategies and tactics of negotiating monetary provisions, including minimum and percentage rent clauses, security deposits, operating costs, real estate taxes and merchants/marketing fund payments. Attendees will be led through an analysis of the key elements of each of the lease provisions such as: base rent, percentage rent, operating costs, real estate taxes, etc. RECon will take place May 17-20, 2015 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Westgate Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. For additional information and online registration, visit http://www.icsc.org/2015RECON/

Firm’s Oscar Rivera is Chairman of ICSC’s First Latin American Law Symposium

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is hosting its first annual Latin American law conference taking place in Mexico City. This two-day conference, titled “Foro de Derecho En Bienes Raíces Comerciales”, begins on June 4, 2015. This event will unite attorneys and other real estate industry professionals throughout the U.S. and Latin America who will discuss legal issues relating to the retail real estate industry in Latin America. Attendees will gain industry-specific knowledge and insight from leading authorities in the real estate industry and the legal community. Oscar Rivera has the honor of chairing the conference and encourages you to attend, as these events are great opportunities to network with people within the industry.

To learn more about the event and register to attend, please click on or copy the following URL to your browser: http://www.icsc.org/events-and-programs/details/latin-america-law-forum