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545 SOUTH FIGUEROA STREET, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA             MARCH 8, 2012




USC LAW
REAL ESTATE12
USC GOULD SCHOOL OF LAW 2012 REAL ESTATE LAW AND BUSINESS FORUM




       learn about new directions and how
           to play them to your advantage
                           JOIN NATIONALLY KNOWN SPEAKERS, INCLUDING:
                   Luncheon keynote Professor Edward McCaffery ● Sally Gordon
                    ● Professor George Lefcoe ● Judge Bruce Markell (Nev. Dist.)
                      ● Hessam Nadji ● Senator Alex Padilla ● Glenn Sonnenberg
                       ● Lawrence Souza ● John Tamny ● Christopher Thornberg
                                        ● plus dozens of other real estate stars!




                                             MCLE/CPE/DRE Credits Available!
                     REGISTER ONLINE NOW AT http://law.usc.edu/cle/realestate
    welcome
    USC Gould School of Law invites you to participate in the most valuable and important
    real estate conference of the year.

    Learn and Thrive Now: The top names in the industry address key legal and business
    issues – providing tips to help you learn from the best about new directions and how
    to play them to your advantage.

    Business Knowledge from the Best Nationally Recognized Speakers: Get the latest
    information on industry trends, real-world strategies for dealing with major
    challenges, and face-to-face interaction with local public officials and industry experts
    from across the country.

    Legal Insight: Learn how to overcome legal pitfalls to maximize the success of your
    project. Discover how to find opportunities in today’s marketplaces. Attend tracked
    programming that allows you to focus on game changing development and land use
    issues, the latest in finance strategies or where the value is in real estate today – as
    you prefer.

    Market Yourself: Nearly 1,400 real estate professionals have registered for the USC
    Law Forum in the past three years. Reconnect with your professional peers at five
    networking events, including a hosted reception. Attorneys are invited to a bonus
    breakfast session on career options after ten years of practice.

    Can’t Miss: For almost a decade, the USC Law Real Estate Law and Business Forum has
    been one of the most highly attended law and business conference in Southern
    California. This is the one real estate law and business conference you can’t miss.



    who should attend?
    The Forum is specially designed for professionals in the real estate industry, including:
    Attorneys ● Developers ● Lenders ● Investors ● Brokers ● Accountants ● Owners
    ● Asset Managers ● Architects ● Business Leaders ● Students




    continuing education credit
    Attorneys: USC Gould School of Law, a State Bar of California-approved provider,
    certifies that this activity qualifies for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit in the
    amount of 7.5 hours. This event may meet the requirements for continuing legal
    education credits in other states. Please check with the State Bar Association or Supreme
    Court in the state in which you are seeking continuing legal education credits to see if
    this program is eligible.

    Real Estate Professionals: This program has been submitted to the California
    Department of Real Estate under the designation of Consumer Service for 6 clock hours
    of credit. Approval by the California Department of Real Estate does not constitute an
    endorsement of the views or opinions that are expressed by the USC Gould School of
    Law or Forum instructors, authors or lecturers. It is the policy of the USC Gould School of
    Law Real Estate Law and Business Forum that in order to receive DRE credit, you must
    attend 90% of the approved clock hours.

    Accountants: This program meets the guidelines set by the California State Board of
    Accountancy in the amount of 6 hours.


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           quick program guide
THURSDAY   TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS
MARCH 8    STARTING AT 11:30 AM, CHOOSE BETWEEN THREE TRACKS:
           TRACK A       Game Changing Development & Land Use Track
           TRACK B       Finance Track
           TRACK C       Where the Value is in Real Estate Today Track


17:30 AM   Registration and Continental Breakfast
18:00 AM   Bonus Breakfast Session
           10 Years Out: Lessons from Roads Travelled
19:00 AM   Welcome and Introductions
19:15 AM   Commercial Real Estate Markets in the U.S.: Value Trends,
           Capital Markets, and Managing Risk
10:25 AM   The California Economy and Future Trends in Real Estate Investment
11:15 AM   Networking Break
11:30 AM   Breakout 1A – Game Changing Development & Land Use Track
           Development in an Evolving Market: Using Available Land Use Tools to
           Thrive in Uncertain Times
           Breakout 1B – Finance Track
           Office and Retail Lease Protections for Landlords and Tenants in Today's
           Troubled Economic Times
           Breakout 1C – Where the Value is in Real Estate Today Track
           Sunrise or Sunset: Peaks and Valleys in the Investment Landscape of California
12:30 PM   Luncheon and Keynote Presentation
           Professor Edward J. McCaffery, USC Gould School of Law
12:00 PM   Breakout 2A – Game Changing Development & Land Use Track
           Redevelopment Redux: Brave New World
           Breakout 2B – Finance Track
           Understanding the Current Role of CMBS in Today’s Capital Markets.
           Practical Tips for Maximizing the Benefits of a CMBS Financing.
           Breakout 2C – Where the Value is in Real Estate Today Track
           Does Chapter 11 Still Provide a Viable Option for Preserving Real Estate
           Companies as a Going Concern? If Not, What Next?
13:00 PM   Networking Dessert Break
13:15 PM   Breakout 3A – Game Changing Development & Land Use Track
           CEQA Reform in 2011: A Missed Opportunity. But Let’s Get Ready for the
           Next Farmer’s Field, Playa Vista and Other Big Projects by Reforming
           CEQA in 2012.
           Breakout 3B – Finance Track
           Hotels in 2012: An Opportunity in a Volatile Market
           Breakout 3C – Where the Value is in Real Estate Today Track
           Clearing the Markets: Outlook for Investments in Distressed Debt
14:15 PM   Passing Period
14:20 PM   Quick Hits on Hot Topics, a Roundup of Key Developments
           over the Past Year
15:20 PM   Wine and Cheese Reception: Meet the speakers and network at our
           annual reception



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    sponsors
    USC Gould School of Law gratefully acknowledges the sponsors and co-sponsors of the 2012
    USC Real Estate Law and Business Forum:


    Sponsors
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP                    Kennerly Lamishaw & Rossi LLP
    Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP        Latham & Watkins LLP
    Alston & Bird LLP                                     Latitude Management Real Estate Investors, Inc.
    American Realty Advisors                              Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
    Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP                     Manderson, Schafer & McKinlay LLP
    Arnold & Porter LLP                                   McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
    Baker & McKenzie LLP                                  Morrison & Foerster LLP
    Ballard Spahr LLP                                     Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
    Best Best & Krieger LLP                               O’Melveny & Myers LLP
    Bingham McCutchen LLP                                 Paul Hastings LLP
    CBRE, Inc.                                            Pircher, Nichols & Meeks
    Commerce Escrow Company                               Playa Vista
    Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP                           Property ID
    Cushman & Wakefield of California                     Proskauer
    DLA Piper LLP (US)                                    R.W. Selby & Company, Inc.
    Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP             Safarian & Choi LLP
    Frost/Chaddock Developers, LLC                        Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    Garrett & Tully, P.C.                                 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP                           Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Goodwin Procter LLP                                   Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP                                Thomas Safran & Associates
    Hill, Farrer & Burrill LLP                            Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP
    Holland & Knight LLP


    Co-Sponsors
    American Institute of Architects                      GlobeSt.com
      Los Angeles Chapter                                 LA Headquarters
    Beverly Hills Bar Association                         Los Angeles County Economic Development
    Building Owners and Managers Association                 Corporation
       Greater Los Angeles                                Real Estate Forum
    California Apartments Association –                   SPIRE – Stanford Professionals In Real Estate
       Los Angeles Division                               Urban Land Institute Los Angeles
    Central City Association of Los Angeles               USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
    CoreNet Global | Southern California Chapter


    For a complete and up-to-date list of USC Real Estate Law and Business Forum sponsors and
    co-sponsors, please visit our website: http://law.usc.edu/cle/realestate.




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                        contact information
                        USC Gould School of Law – Continuing Legal Education
                        1149 South Hill Street, Suite 340, Los Angeles, California 90015

                        Telephone:    213-743-1772          Email:      cle@law.usc.edu
                        Facsimile:    213-743-1830          Website:    http://law.usc.edu/cle
                        Our office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific time



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                                    8:00 AM
                    Bonus Breakfast Session                  MODERATOR
    10 Years Out: Lessons from Roads Travelled               J. David Hitchcock
                                                             Kennerly Lamishaw & Rossi LLP
          Experienced professionals will discuss various
                                                             SPEAKERS
     career paths that lawyers might consider after ten
                                                             Jeffrey A. Heintz
        years of practice, and how best to pursue those
                                                             Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
              paths. Topics include the pros and cons of
     remaining at or joining a “big” law firm, opening       Veronica Perez
       your own firm, and moving in house to practice        Holland & Knight LLP
                 law or to work on the “business side.”      Brian Saenger
    This is a “can’t-miss“ session. Register online or by    Vice President of Acquisitions
                                                             Corporate Counsel
              completing the appropriate portion of the
                                                             The Ratkovich Company
     registration form on the inside back cover of this
           brochure. No additional fee will be charged.      Chris Safarian
                                                             Safarian & Choi LLP




                                      9:00 AM
                     Welcome and Introductions               Leeanna Izuel
                                                             Executive Director
                                                             Assistant Dean
                                                             Continuing Legal Education
                                                             USC Gould School of Law
                                                             Phillip G. Nichols
                                                             Co-Chair
                                                             Pircher, Nichols & Meeks
                                                             Glenn A. Sonnenberg
                                                             Co-Chair
                                                             President
                                                             Latitude Management
                                                             Real Estate Investors, Inc.




                                   9:15 AM
Commercial Real Estate Markets in the U.S.:                  MODERATOR
              Value Trends, Capital Markets,                 Professor George Lefcoe
                         and Managing Risk                   Ervin and Florine Yoder Chair
                                                             in Real Estate Law
 Professor George Lefcoe will be moderating the most         USC Gould School of Law
comprehensive overview of the commercial real estate         SPEAKERS
  market this Forum has ever presented. We start with        Sally Gordon, Ph.D.
  Lawrence Souza, real estate and financial economist,       Managing Director
who will present his analysis of where various types of      BlackRock, Inc.
   real estate (office, retail, industrial, and apartment)   New York, NY
 are trending in major U.S. urban markets. Because of        Hessam Nadji
    the sensitivity of real estate to capital markets, we    Managing Director,
   hear next from Hessam Nadji, Managing Director of         Research and Advisory Services
  Marcus & Millichap, who will present an overview of        Marcus & Millichap Real Estate
 the capital markets for real estate, looking at current     Investment Services
     transactions trends. Our concluding speaker, Sally      Walnut Creek, CA
Gordon, Managing Director of BlackRock, merges both          Lawrence A. Souza
 of these themes in offering specific examples of how        Principal
       BlackRock gauges and prices risks as it builds its    Real Estate and
                        commercial real estate portfolio.    Financial Economist
                                                             Johnson Souza Group, Inc.
                                                             San Francisco, CA




                                                                                              5
                                                   10:25 AM
                The California Economy and Future                   MODERATOR
                  Trends in Real Estate Investment                  Glenn A. Sonnenberg
                                                                    President
              Join nationally-known experts as they address         Latitude Management
               issues affecting California’s economy and real       Real Estate Investors, Inc.
             estate. Topics will include demand generators,         SPEAKERS
                particularly as they pertain to California, the     Professor Steven B. Frates
                   growth of jobs (and the challenges to that       Director of Research,
          growth), California as a competitor for businesses        Davenport Institute
                  that might choose to locate elsewhere, the        Pepperdine University
                  prospects for economic expansion (and the         School of Public Policy
             structural and tax issues that may impede such         John E. Tamny
           expansion) and the potential for further growth          Managing Editor
                       in supply. This is a “can’t miss” session.   RealClearMarkets
                                                                    Editor
                                                                    Forbes Opinions
                                                                    Washington, D.C.
                                                                    Christopher F. Thornberg, Ph.D.
                                                                    Founding Principal
                                                                    Beacon Economics


                                 11:15 AM        NETWORKING BREAK



                                TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS
                  STARTING AT 11:30 AM, CHOOSE BETWEEN THREE TRACKS:
               TRACK A         GAME CHANGING DEVELOPMENT & LAND USE TRACK
               TRACK B         FINANCE TRACK
               TRACK C         WHERE THE VALUE IS IN REAL ESTATE TODAY TRACK



                                                   11:30 AM
     GAME CHANGING DEVELOPMENT & LAND USE TRACK
                                   BREAKOUT 1A

             Development in an Evolving Market:                     MODERATOR
                    Using Available Land Use Tools                  Fernando Villa
                      to Thrive in Uncertain Times                  Pircher, Nichols & Meeks
                                                                    SPEAKERS
     While commercial real estate has in the past few years
                                                                    William Anderson
        experienced much turmoil and dislocation, seeds of          Principal/Vice President
    development opportunity lie in many places and take a           AECOM
       variety of forms. They include long-standing schemes         San Diego, CA
           such as the Development Agreement Act and the
                                                                    Kelly G. Broughton
         Subdivision Map Act, local regulations intended to
                                                                    Director, Development Services
            extend or simplify development rights, and cities       Department
              increasingly inspired to promote development.         City of San Diego
                 Reduced land values, a spate of distressed or
                                                                    Tony Canzoneri
               foreclosed assets entering the sale market, an
                                                                    McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
     increasing willingness of lenders and investors to fund
        construction, and municipalities anxious to rekindle        William A. Witte
     local economies serve as a backdrop to what many see           President
        as an unparalleled chance to create or add value to         Related California
           otherwise beleaguered properties. This panel will
        explore available legal tools and practical strategies
        which developers, investors, local governments, and
    others may employ to develop or re-position properties
             for uses better adapted to new market realities.



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                                       FINANCE TRACK
                                         BREAKOUT 1B

      Office and Retail Lease Protections for                MODERATOR
           Landlords and Tenants in Today's                  Kevin A. Shannon
                                                             Vice Chairman
                   Troubled Economic Times
                                                             Managing Director
  Commercial landlords and tenants are often worried         CBRE, Inc.
         about each other’s solvency in what remains a       SPEAKERS
         tenant’s market. Project lenders and potential      Steven Abram
        buyers are more carefully scrutinizing potential     McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
     solvency issues. What has changed and what have
                                                             John A. Gebhardt
    we learned since the financial crisis in our world of    Principal
       special servicers, receivers and struggling anchor    SEG Advisors
  and shop tenants? Join three of L.A.'s leading office
                                                             Michael E. Meyer
    and retail leasing attorneys and a senior executive
                                                             DLA Piper LLP (US)
        with an owner of several major retail shopping
    centers as they identify issues timely to the current    Tony N. Natsis
  economic environment and debate the best options.          Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory
       This session is moderated by a noted investment       & Natsis LLP
        sales expert and will address real estate leasing
               strategies and terms designed to insulate
            counterparties from uncompensated losses.



WHERE THE VALUE IS IN REAL ESTATE TODAY TRACK
                                 BREAKOUT 1C

   Sunrise or Sunset: Peaks and Valleys in the               MODERATOR
           Investment Landscape of California                James D. Richman
                                                             Arnold & Porter LLP
     Do you know how to capitalize on California real
  estate? Our panelists will critically evaluate the prior   SPEAKERS
                                                             Emile Haddad
 morning panel discussions about California’s economy
                                                             President
     and competitiveness and will apply the structural,
                                                             Chief Executive Officer
       demographic and macro-economic trends of the          FivePoint Communities
(once) Golden State to tell you what is likely to be hot
     (or not) in various real estate sectors of California   Steven Marcussen
                                                             Executive Director
                               over the next three years.
                                                             Cushman & Wakefield of California
                                                             Jason T. Thomas, Ph.D.
                                                             Chief Investment Officer
                                                             Principal
                                                             Aspiriant




                                                      upcoming programs
      INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
                March 15, 2012
                The Beverly Hills Hotel – Beverly Hills, California


      ENTERTAINMENT LAW AND BUSINESS
                October 27, 2012
                USC University Park Campus


      TRUST AND ESTATE
                November 2012
                Downtown Los Angeles


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                                12:30 PM
        Luncheon and Keynote Presentation
                What Tax Reform Could Mean                KEYNOTE
                              for Real Estate             Professor Edward J. McCaffery
                                                          Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law
              Join popular returning speaker Professor    Professor of Law, Economics and
    McCaffery for a thirty minute discussion about the    Political Science
    implications of tax reform to you and your clients.   USC Gould School of Law
                                                          Of Counsel
                                                          Seyfarth Shaw LLP




*        keynote luncheon speaker



                    PROFESSOR EDWARD J. MCCAFFERY
                     Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law
           Professor of Law, Economics and Political Science
                                  USC Gould School of Law
                                                Of Counsel
                                         Seyfarth Shaw LLP


         PROFESSOR EDWARD J. MCCAFFERY is an internationally-recognized
         expert in tax law who studies property law and theory, tax policy, tax
         structures, public finance theory including behavioral public finance, as
         well as intellectual property and law and economics. He teaches at USC
         Law and at the California Institute of Technology.

         Professor McCaffery's scholarship has been widely cited by economists,
         government officials, journalists and policy analysts. His publications
         include Rethinking the Vote: The Politics and Prospects of American
         Election Reform, which he co-edited. Another book, A New Understanding
         of Property, is forthcoming.

         A summa cum laude graduate of Yale University, Professor McCaffery
         received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and a master's
         degree in economics from USC. He served as a clerk to Chief Justice Robert
         N. Wilentz of the New Jersey Supreme Court and was an attorney with
         Titchell, Maltman, Mark, Bass, Ohleyer & Mishell before joining the USC
         Law faculty in 1989. He is an elected fellow of the American Law Institute
         (ALI) and the American College of Tax Counsel. Professor McCaffery is also
         of counsel to the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.




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                                                 2:00 PM
GAME CHANGING DEVELOPMENT & LAND USE TRACK
                              BREAKOUT 2A

     Redevelopment Redux: Brave New World                      MODERATOR
                                                               Amy R. Forbes
        The issue is always money, and how to get your         Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
        project financed. Until recently, redevelopment
  agencies could be counted on to make those difficult         SPEAKERS
                                                               Lewis G. Feldman
   projects feasible by providing subsidies and tools for
                                                               Goodwin Procter LLP
 site acquisition. First came AB 1X 26-27 which was the
 legislature’s attempt to do away with redevelopment,          Kelly M. Martin
    or at least make redevelopment agencies share the          General Counsel
           wealth with the State of California. Then the       CRA/LA
                                                               Senior Assistant City Attorney
redevelopment agencies sued to overturn AB 1X 26-27,
  with unexpected results. Learn about the devastation         Christopher Meany
   to redevelopment caused by the California Supreme           Wilson Meany Sullivan
      Court’s recent ruling in California Redevelopment        San Francisco, CA
       Assn. v. Matosantos. Are there alternatives to tax
                increment financing to support economic
     development? What will happen to projects in the
  pipeline? How can developers respond to the change
     and uncertainty? This will be an up-to-the–minute
                      analysis of the current state of play.




                                        FINANCE TRACK
                                          BREAKOUT 2B

              Understanding the Current Role                   MODERATOR
          of CMBS in Today’s Capital Markets.                  Scott A. McPhee
                                                               Morrison & Foerster LLP
                    Practical Tips for Maximizing
               the Benefits of a CMBS Financing.               SPEAKERS
                                                               Anthony Jaffe
               “CMBS” or “Commercial-Mortgage Backed           Managing Director
         Securities” are widely believed to be one of the      J.P. Morgan
       primary causes of the recent economic downturn.         Michael Lehrman
   When the market for these securities disappeared in         Executive Managing Director
      the latter half of 2008, the general consensus was       Global Head of Real Estate
                                                               Cantor Fitzgerald
       that CMBS had met its demise and was dead. The
                                                               New York, NY
    prognosticators were wrong, and CMBS came back.
      Or did it? This panel will answer the most pressing      Jesse Sharf
                                                               Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
   questions on the minds of those interested in CMBS
   financing. Is there a market for CMBS and what will
      it take to energize and stabilize the market? Does
   CMBS still offer the borrower better economics than
            traditional bank financing? What terms can a
     borrower expect in a CMBS financing, and how are
  these terms different than the pre-2008 terms? What
    can the borrower do to prevent loan servicing from
        impeding the borrower’s day-to-day operations?
        How should the borrower communicate with the
     loan servicer when an issue arises to effectuate the
    best result for the borrower? These panelists are at
  the heart of today’s CMBS, and you will undoubtedly
           find some their answers to be quite surprising.




                                                                                                9
        WHERE THE VALUE IS IN REAL ESTATE TODAY TRACK
                                         BREAKOUT 2C

      Does Chapter 11 Still Provide a Viable Option                MODERATOR
         for Preserving Real Estate Companies as a                 John P. Schafer
                 Going Concern? If Not, What Next?                 Manderson, Schafer & McKinlay LLP
                                                                   SPEAKERS
        Real estate companies and those that advise them are
                                                                   Hugh G. Hilton
        facing a new frontier of marketplace realities and real    Co-Founder
       estate cycle-created legal precedent that make Chapter      Chief Executive Officer
           11 reorganizations and out-of-court workouts more       Alvarez & Marsal Capital Real Estate, LLC
      uncertain. What are the risks and rewards of Chapter 11      The Hon. Bruce A. Markell
         versus an out-of-court workout? A sitting bankruptcy      U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Nev. Dist.)
     judge and leading legal and financial experts will discuss    Las Vegas, NV
                how the changing dynamics in finance and the       Cynthia A. Nelson
     marketplace have changed the viability of Chapter 11 to       Senior Managing Director
          preserve the highest value of a real estate company.     FTI Consulting
           Real estate practitioners will learn how to maximize    Chip Sellers
          value through a real estate reorganization, from the     Executive Vice President
     perspectives of a lender, investor or real estate company.    Latitude Management
                                                                   Real Estate Investors, Inc.

                             3:00 PM      NETWORKING DESSERT BREAK

                                                     3:15 PM
       GAME CHANGING DEVELOPMENT & LAND USE TRACK
                                     BREAKOUT 3A

                              CEQA Reform in 2011:                 MODERATOR
         A Missed Opportunity. But Let’s Get Ready                 Edward J. Casey
           for the Next Farmer’s Field, Playa Vista and            Alston & Bird LLP
       Other Big Projects by Reforming CEQA in 2012.               SPEAKERS
                                                                   William F. Delvac
       Learn about the unique risks posed by CEQA litigation       Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP
         and recent court decisions that showcase continuing       Outside Counsel, AEG
        problems. This expert panel will review recent reform      The Hon. Alex Padilla
                                                                   California State Senate
        efforts, including the business community’s efforts to
                                                                   Sacramento, CA
          reform CEQA during the 2011 budget negotiations,
                                                                   Patricia T. Sinclair
         and the reform legislation that passed (including the
                                                                   Co-President
         Farmer’s Field Bill and the Environmental Leadership      General Counsel
        Development Projects Bill). The panel also will discuss    Playa Vista
                       new ideas for additional CEQA reform.

                                             FINANCE TRACK
                                               BREAKOUT 3B

                                        Hotels in 2012:            MODERATOR
                     An Opportunity in a Volatile Market           Philip N. Feder
                                                                   Paul Hastings LLP
              Investment in hotel properties comes with many       SPEAKERS
               challenges. But in the current, uniquely volatile   Jeff Lugosi
          market, they offer enormous potential for investors.     Senior Vice President
      Deleveraging and repricing have made hotel properties        PKF Consulting USA
        very attractive from a value standpoint. Further, while    Gregory L. Steinhauer
      the global economic markets have yet to stabilize, even      Chief Operating Officer
                a modest uptick in the markets can make hotel      American Life, Inc.
       property plays successful. Hear our panel of one of the     Managing Member
          top hotel consultants, a noted developer and lender      SODO Builders LLC
           specializing in hotel transactions, coupled with two    Seattle, WA
         experienced lawyers, discuss the pros, cons, risks and    Adam B. Weissburg
                       rewards of investing in hotel properties.   Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
                                                                   Thomas C. Whitesell
                                                                   Senior Vice President
                                                                   Lowe Enterprises Investors

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   WHERE THE VALUE IS IN REAL ESTATE TODAY TRACK
                                    BREAKOUT 3C

               Clearing the Markets: Outlook for              MODERATOR
                    Investments in Distressed Debt            D. Eric Remensperger
                                                              Proskauer
        This panel will address some of the big questions
                                                              SPEAKERS
     surrounding legacy assets, such as whether “extend
                                                              Paul A. Fuhrman
        and pretend” is coming to an end. When it does,
                                                              Principal
    what will be the drivers, and how will such assets be     Colony Capital, LLC
    brought into the market? After hearing an “insider's
          perspective” on the extent of various classes of    Constantine Korologos
                                                              Managing Director
               distressed debt holdings and the process of
                                                              Deloitte Financial
         deleveraging, the panel – comprised of a former
                                                              Advisory Services LLP
            Assistant Director of Banking Supervision and     New York, NY
            Regulation with the Federal Reserve Board in
    Washington, D.C., a legal advisor, an executive of an     Tom Muller
       on-line auction house (formerly a special servicer),   Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
      and a principal at one of the more active buyers of     W. Eric Paulsen
  loan portfolios from banks and the FDIC – will address      Co-Chief Executive Officer
      when and how the market will ultimately begin to        Auction.com Commercial
       clear in earnest, how legacy loans will be sold and
     some of the issues arising in the sale of those loans.



                                 4:15 PM      PASSING PERIOD



                                      4:20 PM
       Quick Hits on Hot Topics, a Roundup of                 MODERATOR
        Key Developments over the Past Year                   Phillip G. Nichols
                                                              Pircher, Nichols & Meeks
            Anyone involved in real estate should have at
                                                              SPEAKERS
           least a glancing familiarity with these pressing
                                                              J. Dean Heller
       issues. In one hour, you can get caught up on the
                                                              Seyfarth Shaw LLP
                 LandAmerica bankruptcies and how they
       affected 1031 participants caught in escrow, how       Scott M. Kalt
       to deal with distressed condos and collect unpaid      Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben
                                                              Gartside LLP
            homeowner dues, assessments from deadbeat
         unit owners, foreclosing lenders and developers      Tomas A. Ortiz
                   holding unsold units, the MERS mess in     Garrett & Tully, P.C.
           California foreclosures, how to understand the     Michael W. Rabkin
                   world of note purchases, and points of     Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman &
          contention between senior and mezzanine real        Rabkin, LLP
        estate lenders in the negotiation of intercreditor
                                                              Anita F. Sabine
        agreements. Find out what's going on, and what        O’Melveny & Myers LLP
                                   you might have missed.



                                        5:20 PM
                      Wine and Cheese Reception
Meet the speakers and network at our annual reception.               adjournment<<<



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     planning committee
     Phillip G. Nichols• L                          Lewis G. Feldman•
     Co-Chair                                       Goodwin Procter LLP
     Pircher, Nichols & Meeks
                                                    Amy R. Forbes• L
     Glenn A. Sonnenberg• L                         Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
     Co-Chair
     President                                      Steven K. Fowlkes
     Latitude Management                            President
     Real Estate Investors, Inc.                    R.W. Selby & Company, Inc.

     Leeanna Izuel•                                 James M. Frost
     Executive Director                             Co-Founder
     Assistant Dean, Continuing Legal Education     Frost/Chaddock Developers, LLC
     USC Gould School of Law                        Robert Garrett
     Frederick L. Allen                             Garrett & Tully, P.C.
     Allen Matkins Leck Gamble
                                                    David L. Gold•
     Mallory & Natsis LLP
                                                    President
     John J. Allen                                  Rockland Capital Partners, LLC
     Allen Matkins Leck Gamble
                                                    David A. Goldberg
     Mallory & Natsis LLP
                                                    Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP
     Ronald A. Altoon
     Founding Partner                               S. Gail Goldberg
     Altoon + Porter Architects LLP                 Executive Director
                                                    Urban Land Institute Los Angeles
     Dennis B. Arnold
     Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP                    Michael Gottlieb
                                                    Managing Partner
     James L. Arnone                                Advanced Green Solutions
     Latham & Watkins LLP
                                                    Stuart A. Graiwer
     Sonny H. Astani
                                                    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
     Chairman
     Astani Enterprises, Inc.                       Richard K. Green
                                                    Director
     Ellen M. Berkowitz
     Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP                 Chair
                                                    USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
     W. Randall Boggan•
                                                    Edward C. Hagerott, Jr.•
     Susan J. Booth• L                              Law Offices of Edward C. Hagerott, Jr.
     Holland & Knight LLP
                                                    Timi Anyon Hallem•
     Tony Canzoneri•                                Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
     McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
                                                    J. Dean Heller•
     Daniel J. Ceniceros
                                                    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
     Vice President,
     Strategic Development                          J. David Hitchcock•
     Real Estate Media Group/ALM                    Kennerly Lamishaw & Rossi LLP
     Paul Cliff•                                    Stanley L. Iezman•
     Lobb & Cliff, LLP                              Chairman
     Terence F. Cuff                                Chief Executive Officer
     Loeb & Loeb LLP                                American Realty Advisors
     Mona E. Dajani•                                Bryan C. Jackson•
     Baker & McKenzie LLP                           Allen Matkins Leck Gamble
                                                    Mallory & Natsis LLP
     Dean E. Dennis
     Hill, Farrer & Burrill LLP                     Frank J. Jansen
     Kevin M. Ehrhart                               Senior Vice President, Special Projects
     Allen Matkins Leck Gamble                      Chicago Title Company
     Mallory & Natsis LLP                           Scott M. Kalt
     Keith D. Elkins                                Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP
     Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP      Michael J. Kiely
     Gordon K. Eng•                                 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
     Law Offices of Gordon K. Eng                   George Lefcoe• L
     Scott M. Farb                                  Ervin and Florine Yoder
     Principal                                      Chair in Real Estate Law
     Reznick Group, P.C.                            USC Gould School of Law

     • Member of Program Committee     L   Session Organizer

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Carson Leonard•                              Gregory W. Schultz
Alston & Bird LLP                            Managing Director/Strategic Clients
                                             First American Title Insurance Company
William R. Lindsay
Partner                                      Michael F. Sfregola•
PCCP, LLC                                    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Gregg J. Loubier                             Kevin A. Shannon•
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble                    Vice Chairman
Mallory & Natsis LLP                         Managing Director
                                             CBRE, Inc.
Raymond W. Lowe
Senior Vice President                        Jesse Sharf•
Wells Fargo Real Estate Banking Group        Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Mitchell B. Menzer•                          Carlos Siderman
Paul Hastings LLP                            President
                                             Property ID
Michael E. Meyer•
DLA Piper LLP (US)                           Patricia T. Sinclair•
                                             Co-President
George J. Mihlsten                           General Counsel
Latham & Watkins LLP                         Playa Vista
O’Malley M. Miller                           John R. Sischo
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP                   Co-Chief Operating Officer
Tom Muller•                                  Director
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP               Thomas Properties Group, Inc.
Tony N. Natsis                               David C. Smith
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble                    Senior Vice President
Mallory & Natsis LLP                         DMB Associates, Inc.

Mark L. Nelson                               Arturo Sneider
DLA Piper LLP (US)                           Founding Partner
                                             Primestor Development, Inc.
Michelle Ouellette
Best Best & Krieger LLP                      Hushmand Sohaili
                                             Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Dean C. Pappas
                                             Gary A. Stougaard•
Goodwin Procter LLP
                                             Managing Member
Michael W. Rabkin                            Prospect Street Hotel Investors LLC
Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro,
                                             Fernando Villa• L
Schulman & Rabkin, LLP
                                             Pircher, Nichols & Meeks
Kristina E. Raspe
                                             Ira J. Waldman
Vice President, Real Estate Development
                                             Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
and Asset Management
USC Real Estate & Asset Management           Peter M. Weil
                                             Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard
Christian L. Redfearn                        Avchen & Shapiro LLP
Associate Professor
Director, Graduate Programs in Real Estate   Mark J. Weinstein
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy        President
                                             MJW Investments
D. Eric Remensperger• L
Proskauer                                    Adam B. Weissburg• L
                                             2012 Forum Director of Publications
Benjamin M. Reznik                           and CLE/DRE Compliance
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP         Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
James D. Richman• L                          John W. Whitaker• L
Arnold & Porter LLP                          DLA Piper LLP (US)
Eric V. Rowen•                               Lynn A. Williams•
Greenberg Traurig, LLP                       Executive Vice President
Anita F. Sabine•                             Cushman & Wakefield of California
O’Melveny & Myers LLP                        Lydia W. Wu
Chris Safarian•                              Ballard Spahr LLP
Safarian & Choi LLP                          Jaye A. Young•
Thomas L. Safran                             Marc D. Young
Chairman                                     Morrison & Foerster LLP
Thomas Safran & Associates                   Kev A. Zoryan
John P. Schafer• L                           Managing Director
Manderson, Schafer & McKinlay LLP            Morgan Stanley│Merchant Banking

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     REGISTRATION
                               frequently asked questions



     The registration fees are outlined on the registration form on the inside back cover of this
     brochure. Your fee includes the Forum program, luncheon, refreshment breaks, wine and
     cheese reception, and a copy of the Forum Syllabus (a volume of outlines, articles, forms,
     essays, briefs and other topical materials prepared by our speakers) on CD-ROM, which will
     be distributed at the Forum.

     Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. Separate registration is required for the
     bonus breakfast session – register online or using the inside back cover of this brochure.
     Registration for the bonus breakfast session is at no additional charge.

     REFUNDS
     Refunds (less a $100 processing fee, $25 for students) will be made in response to written
     requests postmarked, faxed or emailed to us on or before February 17, 2012. All refund
     requests must be accompanied by the registrant’s Social Security number or the firm’s
     Federal Tax Identification number for accounting purposes.

     All refunds will be processed following the Forum. Refund requests may be mailed to “Real
     Estate Forum Refund” at USC Gould School of Law, Continuing Legal Education, 1149 S. Hill
     Street, Suite 340, Los Angeles, CA 90015, faxed to (213) 743-1830, or emailed to
     cle@law.usc.edu.

     BADGE PICK-UP
     All badges will be held at Will Call, which is located on the third floor of the Club.

     EXHIBITORS
     The USC Law invites you to exhibit at the Forum. Exhibitor space is limited, so reserve your
     space as soon as possible. Visit our website http://law.usc.edu/cle/realestate for more
     information.

     SYLLABUS
     A volume on CD-ROM containing outlines, articles, forms, essays, briefs and other topical
     materials prepared by our speakers will be distributed at the Forum. Additional copies of the
     Syllabus may be purchased following the Forum. For more information or to purchase a
     Syllabus, visit our website http://law.usc.edu/cle/realestate or email cle@law.usc.edu.

     LOCATION, PARKING AND HOTEL RESERVATIONS
     The 2012 Real Estate Law and Business Forum will be held at:
     Jonathan Town Club
     545 South Figueroa Street
     Los Angeles, CA 90071

     Valet parking will be available at the Club for $10 per vehicle. The Club parking attendants
     will not accept tips.

     Please contact the USC Law Continuing Legal Education office at (213) 743-1772 or via email
     at cle@law.usc.edu if you would like more information about the location, or about
     suggested hotel accommodations in the immediate area.
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     DRESS CODE
     The dress code for the Forum is business attire. Jackets and ties are required for gentlemen
     in several areas of the Club in which the Forum sessions will be held.



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USC GOULD SCHOOL OF LAW 2012 REAL ESTATE LAW AND BUSINESS FORUM



MARCH 8, 2012
                                        REAL ESTATE
THREE WAYS TO REGISTER:
•   Register online at http://law.usc.edu/cle/realestate
•   Fax completed form with credit card information to (213) 743-1830
•   Mail this completed form with check or credit card information to:
    USC Gould School of Law, CLE – Real Estate Forum Registration
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