Upcoming Seminars

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