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Oscar Rivera to Lead Retail Law Forum, Courses at National ICSC Convention and Professional Development Event

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 22, 2012) ---- Oscar R. Rivera, a shareholder with the Coral Gables-based law firm of Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A., has been named as the moderator for the Legal Special Industry Group Forum at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual RECon 2012 national convention May 20-23 in Las Vegas. Rivera is also serving as the Dean of the College of Law at ICSC’s University of Shopping Centers March 5-7 in Philadelphia, where he will also be presenting the course titled “Anatomy of a Lease.”

“I am honored to be involved in ICSC’s professional development programs for retailers and commercial real estate professionals in 2012,” said Rivera. “These events will help to keep the retail industry’s professionals informed about the latest legal and business matters affecting the industry, and I look forward to my presentations and participation at these and other ICSC events this year.”

RECon 2012, the largest global retail real estate convention in the world, is taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center May 20-23, and additional information and online registration are available at www.icscrecon.org. The University of Shopping Centers is taking place March 5-7 at the Wharton School on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, and registration information is available at www.icsc.org/2012UV.

Oscar R. Rivera specializes in real property and corporate law, and he heads the Real Estate/Corporate Practice Group at Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel. He completed his undergraduate studies in accounting at the University of Miami and received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University. Rivera maintains an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is admitted to The Florida Bar (U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida) and U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of the Cuban-American Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana.

Founded in 1957, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its 60,000 members in the U.S., Canada and more than 80 other countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, lenders, retailers and other professionals as well as academics and public officials. Additional information on the organization and the upcoming conferences is available at www.icsc.org.

Founded in 1977, Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A. focuses on all aspects of real estate and corporate law, construction law and community association matters. It maintains offices in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The firm provides representation to a diverse client base throughout Florida and the nation.

Additional information on the law firm is available at www.siegfriedlaw.com or by calling (305) 442-3334 or toll-free at 1-800-737-1390.