LOUIS T. ANTOSH, JR. is a partner in the Orange County office of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory and Natsis where his practice focuses primarily upon the representation of national life insurance companies and other institutional lenders and commercial loan servicers in commercial real estate finance transactions, including loan originations, loan servicing matters, loan assumptions, workouts, and other finance-related transactions. Mr. Antosh is an active member of the State Bar of California, the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, the California Mortgage Bankers Association, the American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He has recently co-authored an article entitled "How to Prevents SNDAs from Delaying your Loan Closing" which was published in Real Estate Southern California and a co-editor of the Loan Commitment chapter in the CEB Finance Practice Guide. Mr. Antosh received his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, in Management from Pepperdine University in 1992. Thereafter, he attended Boston University School of Law, where he received his J.D. degree in 1995. THOMAS C. BARBUTI is a partner in the Real Estate Section at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P., Baltimore, Maryland. His practice areas include real estate law, with a concentration in shopping center development, leasing and construction matters. From 1990 to 1996 Mr. Barbuti was Vice President and Senior Real Estate Counsel with a former Fortune 500 retailer. He has been a frequent lecturer at CLE programs sponsored by the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers and was a part-time instructor of Real Estate Law at Essex Community College in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Barbuti has also spoken at numerous ICSC Law Conferences, at the ABA Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust CLE conferences, and at several American College of Real Estate Lawyers conferences. He is the Immediate Past-Chair of the Section Council of the Real Property, Planning and Zoning Section of Maryland State Bar Association. He is also a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the Urban Land Institute, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He serves on the Editorial Boards of ICSC’s “Shopping Center Legal Update” and NAIOP’s magazine “Development.” Mr. Barbuti graduated with honors from Rutgers University-Camden School of Law in 1974 and is admitted to the Bar in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. GREGORY BEEKMAN is a partner in the St. Louis office of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, LC. Mr. Beekman specializes in real estate, business and corporate finance. He has represented developers, lenders, landlords and tenants in the acquisition, financing and development of commercial and industrial facilities. Mr. Beekman’s clients include major “big box” retailers, owners and tenants of office buildings and national and regional lending institutions. Mr. Beekman received his B.S. degree (summa cum laude) from St. Louis University in 1992 and his J.D. degree (magna cum laude) from St. Louis University School of Law in 1995, where he was admitted to the Order of the Woolsack. Mr. Beekman has been a roundtable leader at past ICSC Law Conferences. He admitted to practice law in Missouri and Illinois and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. STEPHEN ARON BENSON has been a shareholder and senior member of the Real Estate Practice Group of Sacks Tierney P.A., in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1978. With over three decades of real estate law experience, Mr. Benson’s practice involves virtually all aspects of real estate transactions. He is certified as a Real Estate Law Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona’s Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Benson represents clients in matters including acquisitions and dispositions of improved and unimproved real property, title issues, environmental assessments, contracting, leasing, and related financing transactions. Mr. Benson is the co-author of “Effect of ‘As Is’ Clauses in Real Property Purchase and Sale Agreements” and “A Potential Pitfall in Non- Recourse Loans.” Mr. Benson is admitted to the State Bar of Arizona (1976), the District of Columbia Bar (1974), and the State Bar of Maryland (1973). Mr. Benson received his B.A. in History in 1969 from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, where he graduated with High Honors and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. Mr. Benson received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1973. He was also an Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He was a member of the Town of Paradise Valley Planning Commission from 1996 to 2000, and has also served on the Town of Paradise Valley Town Council. Mr. Benson is also a member in the following professional associations: American Bar Association, Phi Beta Kappa, the International Council of Shopping Center Owners, and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Benson was born in Washington, D.C. on February 13, 1947. He is married to his wife of 37 years, Karen Benson, who is a travel agent, and he is the father of two children, Melissa and Matthew. VICTORIA S. BERGHEL is General Counsel, Senior Vice President, at CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., one of the largest owners and developers of malls and shopping centers in the country. Until 2004, she was the Vice President, Law, for Real Estate, Construction, and Environmental Affairs at Sears, Roebuck and Co., and was a member of the Corporate Strategic Leadership Team. Before joining Sears in 1996, Ms. Berghel was a partner with the law firm of Weinberg & Green in Baltimore, now merged into the Philadelphia-based firm of Saul Ewing. Ms. Berghel earned her Juris Doctor in 1977 from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she was on the Editorial Board of the Maryland Law Review. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Maryland, where she was Phi Beta Kappa. Ms. Berghel is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She has been a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers since 1989. Ms. Berghel was the Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Planning and Zoning from 1994-96, and served on the Baltimore advisory board of the Chicago Title Insurance Company. She taught a course on Real Estate Drafting and Negotiation at the University of Maryland School of Law from 1986 to 1996, and is a frequent lecturer. Ms. Berghel is on the Advisory Board of The John Marshall School of Law LLM Program in Real Estate. She also is a member of the Law Conference Program Committee for the International Council of Shopping Centers, was co-chair of the Law Conference in 2003, chair of the Law Conference in 2004, and served as Dean of the ICSC University of Shopping Centers School of Shopping Center Law. EUGENE BERNSTEIN, JR. serves as Vice President – Legal at Poag & McEwen Lifestyle Centers, LLC, the creator of the lifestyle center concept and a major national developer of lifestyle centers today. He is a former partner and member of the Shopping Center Practice Group as well as the Real Estate and Lending Practice Group at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, a regional law firm with eight offices in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Mississippi and Colorado. Mr. Bernstein’s practice is concentrated in the areas of commercial real estate development, commercial lending, shopping center law, corporate law, taxation, land use and commercial leasing. Mr. Bernstein has been a speaker at seminars presented by First American Title Insurance Company, the International Council of Shopping Centers, National Business Institute, the U.S. small Business Administration and various public and private legal seminar providers. He was co-author and co-presenter at the 2004 and 2005 ICSC Shopping Center Law Conferences on the topic of Challenges for the Lawyer in Representing Developers and Tenants in Lifestyle Centers and a roundtable leader at the 2006 ICSC Shopping Center Law Conference on the topic of Shopping Center Site Due Diligence. For several years, he hosted a business and investing radio program on WMC Radio News Talk 79. Mr. Bernstein is married to Michelle M. Bernstein, a partner, Chairperson of the Shopping Center Practice Group at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, and a commercial leasing attorney. They are the proud parents of five children and two grandchildren. THOMAS J. BIAFORE serves as the leader of the Capital Markets Team at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP in Atlanta, GA. He focuses his practice on structured finance and servicing matters relating to commercial mortgage-backed securities with an emphasis on federal tax and compliance issues. Mr. Biafore represents a number of servicers and special servicers on a variety of matters relating to securitized loan modifications and restructurings. Mr. Biafore has significant experience with a variety of pass-through finance vehicles including REMICs and grantor trusts. He has given numerous lectures and authored articles relating to tax and servicing issues in structured finance and has represented servicing clients in successful requests to the IRS for private letter rulings on a variety of securitization issues. MATTHEW S. BLIWISE is a Vice President and Counsel at Chicago Title Insurance Company in New York, NY. As an experienced attorney in Chicago Title’s New York National Business Unit, Mr. Bliwise manages complex single- and multi-site transactions involving shopping centers and other commercial properties throughout the country. Prior to his employment with Chicago Title, Mr. Bliwise practiced law at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in New York City. Mr. Bliwise received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Williams College and his law degree, cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board. KENNETH M. BLOCK is a partner of Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP, a New York City law firm, where he specializes in real estate and construction. He has been involved in issues relating to the built environment for more than thirty years, representing design and construction professionals, developers, property owners and lenders. He has also worked with numerous industry and professional associations on issues relating to the indoor environment, building systems, and sustainable design and construction. Ken speaks and writes extensively on real estate and construction matters and co-authors a bi-monthly column for the New York Law Journal. He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Real Estate Board of New York, and the U.S. Green Building Council, where he serves as general counsel of the New York Chapter. CHARLES (“CHARLIE”) A. BRAKE, JR. Mr. Brake’s principal practice area at Hartman, Simons, Spielman & Wood LLP is in commercial real estate. His clients include shopping center, apartment and office developers, banks and life insurance companies. Mr. Brake graduated with High Distinction from the University of Virginia in 1977 with a double major in English and Economics. Mr. Brake then attended the Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Law Review and graduated in 1982. From 1982 to 1999, Mr. Brake worked for Alston & Bird in Atlanta where he was named an equity partner in 1990.Mr. Brake is a member of the State Bar of Georgia as well as the International Council of Shopping Centers and the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks. JEANNA A. BRANNON is a partner in the real estate development and estate capital markets groups of Morris, Manning & Martin. Ms. Brannon focuses her practice on the development of residential resorts and mixed-use developments. Ms. Brannon headed the legal team representing the developers of the Atlantic Station Project, a mixed-use development consisting of 138 acres, located in Midtown Atlanta. She was responsible for overseeing the legal work for all aspects of this development. For over 10 years, Ms. Brannon served as the lead attorney for a real estate developer who has developed over 9 million square feet of shopping center space throughout the Southeast and mid-Atlantic. She also has experience with the complex area of air rights. She received her B.A. degree at the University of Alabama and her legal education from Vanderbilt University. MICHAEL BRODY is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm’s Tax Department. Mr. Brody’s practice focuses upon taxation of partnerships and corporations in a variety of domestic and international contexts, including mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Brody has special expertise in issues relating to real estate investment trusts, and is the chair of the firm’s REIT Practice Group. He provides or has provided tax advice to a number of real estate investment trusts, including AMB Property Corporation, Arden Realty, BRE Properties, Digital Realty Trust, Extra Space Storage, Health Care Property Investors, Kilroy Realty, Kimco Realty, Maguire Properties, National Golf Properties, Pan Pacific Retail Properties, Realty Income Corporation and Watson Land Company. Mr. Brody also regularly represents real estate owners in connection with their contribution or other transfer of properties to existing real estate investment trusts. ANN PELDO CARGILE is a partner in the Nashville, Tennessee law firm of Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC. Ms. Cargile received her J.D. in 1986 from the University of Virginia, where she was an Armour Law Scholar, a member of the University of Virginia Law Review editorial board, and elected to the Order of the Coif. She is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, where she is a member of the Insurance Committee. She is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (Law Conference Committee) and a former Chair of the Board of Equalization of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Ms. Cargile is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women in Nashville, for whom she writes quarterly legal articles. Ms. Cargile has been named to the Editorial Board of The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, published by ALI-ABA, the Board of Editors of The Retail Law Strategist, published by The International Council of Shopping Centers and as a faculty member of the University of Shopping Centers presented by The International Council of Shopping Centers. Ms. Cargile has been selected to be included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2003 through 2007 Editions, and in Chambers’ 2003 through 2006 USA Editions of The Client’s Guide as one of the top 10 Leading Individual Attorneys for Real Estate in Tennessee. Ms Cargile has been named as one of the “Top 101 Lawyers in the State of Tennessee” by Business Tennessee magazine from 2004 through the present and was listed as one of the 2006 “Best of the Bar” by the Nashville Business Journal. JAMES S. CARR, selected as one of the Top Bankruptcy Lawyers in 2006 by The Deal, is Chair of Kelley Drye & Warren's Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Representing owners, developers and management companies of regional shopping centers in retail bankruptcy cases is a major aspect of his national practice. Jim is recognized as one of the country's leading experts on issues that impact landlords. He frequently speaks and writes on landlords' rights in bankruptcy for organizations such as the New York State Bar Association, the Turnaround Management Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers. One of his recent articles, "Desperate Landlords? Not Anymore! The 2005 Bankruptcy Code Amendments Provide Much Needed Relief for Landlords in Retail Bankruptcy Cases," appears in a widely read Practicing Law Institute handbook. Jim received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame School of Law. MATTHEW E. CASH is Chief Counsel for Retail and Leasing & Management with Jones Lang LaSalle. Mr. Cash joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 2005. His responsibilities include contract negotiations and working with senior management to develop company policy and best practices. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Cash was with General Growth Properties, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois where his responsibilities included litigation, labor and employment, bankruptcy and general corporate matters. Mr. Cash graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. degree in 1989 and earned his J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law in 1993. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1993 and the Massachusetts Bar in 1995. LESLIE A. COHEN is a partner with Liner Yankelevitz Sunchine & Regenstreif LLP and Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group. Ms. Cohen has spent her entire career representing various businesses and individuals in financial disputes, structuring, restructuring, and reorganization. Throughout her career, Ms. Cohen has tried dozens of cases and has extensive litigation experience which enables her to handle all aspects of business litigation. In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Cohen is an extremely active lecturer and author and has over 10 published opinions. Ms Cohen speaks at the University of California, Los Angeles, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ms. Cohen was named “Super Lawyer” in Los Angeles Magazine for 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 and has also been recently named one of the to 50 female attorneys in Southern California. CHARLES E. COMISKEY is a shareholder and Sr. Vice President of Brady Chapman Holland & Associates, one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the Southwest. He is also President of RiskTech, Inc., Houston’s oldest risk management consulting firm. Mr. Comiskey has over 35 years hands-on experience in risk management and insurance-related matters and holds several professional designations. He is frequently engaged as an expert witness and is a lecturer on a wide variety of risk management and insurance issues. Charles is also National Chairman of the Construction Practice Group of RiskProNet International, the 5th largest brokerage organization in the U.S. A current CV is available upon request. KENNETH COSTELLO is a partner in Bryan Cave’s Los Angeles office. He has almost 30 years experience in U.S. and international franchising and distribution law, acquisitions and intellectual property law. He co-authored a leading 3-volume treatise, Franchising Law: Practice and Forms, published by STP - Specialty Technical Publishers (and on CD-ROM by Commerce Clearing House) and has presented over 75 speeches and articles on a broad range of franchising topics. He is recognized as among the “Most Highly Regarded Franchise Lawyers Globally” by International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyer’s (Law Business Research, Ltd., London), by “Best Lawyers in America,” by Franchise Times on its "Legal Eagle" list of top US franchise lawyers, by Los Angeles Magazine as a franchise "Super Lawyer." He has testified on franchise trade regulation issues before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and has been consulted on franchising issues by the media including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, CBS News, Forbes, Entrepreneur and SkyRadio. SHARON NELSON CRAIG is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Holland & Knight LLP. For the past 20 years, Ms. Craig's area of practice has been in commercial real estate transactions and development, with a particular emphasis on retail development and leasing, and condominium creation and development. Ms. Craig represents master developers, landlords and tenants in mixed use projects in suburban and urban areas in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina. She also has significant experience in representing developers in transit-oriented mixed use development projects. Ms. Craig earned her B.A. degree in 1983 from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her J.D. in 1987 from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. ROBERT H. CRESPI is a partner in the Environmental Practice Group at Wolff & Samson PC in West Orange, New Jersey. Mr. Crespi represents a diverse client base in transactional and development issues as well as regulatory, compliance and litigation matters. Mr. Crespi has substantial experience in assisting clients with the purchase and sale of environmentally impaired properties, Brownfields development and remediation, along with negotiating environmental insurance and funding mechanisms to facilitate transactions and redevelopment. Mr. Crespi has lectured for the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (“NJ-NAIOP”) and the Rutgers University, Cook College, Continuing Education Program. He is a member of the Regulatory Affairs and Education Committees of NJ-NAIOP, and of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Crespi graduated from Pace University School of Law in 1994 with a Certificate in Environmental Law, and was admitted to the bars of New Jersey and New York in 1994 and 1995, respectively. KATHLEEN A. CROCCO is Senior Vice President- Leasing Counsel for SL GREEN REALTY CORP. Prior to joining SL Green, Ms. Crocco was Vice President- Retail & Real Estate Counsel for Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation and an associate at the Newark-based law firm of Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross. Ms. Crocco is a member of both the New York and New Jersey Bars. She has been a speaker and roundtable leader at past ICSC law conferences. TERENCE F. CUFF is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Loeb & Loeb. His practice is concentrated in the areas of partnership taxation and real estate taxation, particularly tax problems of real estate partnerships and limited liability companies. Mr. Cuff has published several hundred substantive articles in these areas in national circulation professional publications and lectures widely. JERRY M. CYNCYNATUS is Associate General Counsel for Developers Diversified Realty Corporation, a publicly traded real estate investment trust based in Beachwood, Ohio. Developers Diversified owns and operates 800 shopping centers situated in 45 states, Puerto Rico and Brazil totaling approximately 162 million square feet of retail space. Mr. Cyncynatus joined Developers Diversified in 1985 as a staff attorney. His current responsibilities include the supervision of all leasing and lease administration operations for Developers Diversified’s Legal Department which generated leases and related documents for approximately 6.5 million square feet of retail space in 2005 and 2006. Mr. Cyncynatus earned his B.A degree from The Ohio State University and his J.D. from The University of Toledo. He is a member of the Cleveland and Ohio State Bar Associations. NYAL D. DEEMS is a partner in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office of Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLP. His practice focuses on real estate transactions, financing and development. He is the President elect of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and the past chair of the Real Property Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is the co-author of two books on real estate practice in the United States published by Matthew Bender and four books on real estate practice in the State of Michigan published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Michigan. He received his BA degree from Miami University and his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law. He was the Mayor of the City of East Grand Rapids for 10 years and participated in the formation of, and was the chair for the first 5 years, of the Metropolitan Council, created to address issues involving land use development, growth and urban sprawl in the Greater Grand Rapids Metropolitan area. He served in the United States Navy for 5 years and is a Vietnam Veteran. PETER M. DIGIOVANNI is a member of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. Mr. DiGiovanni has represented developers throughout the country in the development of regional mall shopping centers, power centers, and community shopping centers, as well as the development of office projects and mixed use projects. Mr. DiGiovanni also represents a national theater chain as well as other national and regional tenants in connection with their lease negotiations and their fee acquisition of sites throughout the country, and has extensive experience in representing regional mall developers in their negotiations with department store anchors. Mr. DiGiovanni is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Kansas School of Law, teaching courses on real estate finance and development during the years 1985-1987, and 2000-2002. ROBERT R. DIVITA is a Partner at the Newark, New Jersey based law firm of Sills, Cummis, Epstein & Gross, P.C. and chairs its Retail Practice Group. Mr. DiVita focuses his practice in commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, disposition, development, leasing and financing, with a particular specialization in commercial condominiums. Mr. DiVita received his B.A. degree in 1975 from Brooklyn College, City University of New York and received a J.D. degree in 1980 from New York Law School. Prior to joining the Firm, he was Associate Real Estate Counsel at Toys “R” Us, Inc. Mr. DiVita was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1987 and the New York Bar in 1981. Mr. DiVita is a frequent moderator and speaker at the International Council of Shopping Center’s United States Law Conference. RAY EDWARDS is a Vice President at Kimco Realty Corporation and heads up the area of Kimco directed at assisting retail companies to bring additional liquidity to a company through its real estate assets. Transactions include the acquisition or control of large portfolios (e.g., Montgomery Wards, Kmart), providing financing based on owned or leased property interests (e.g., Ames, Gottshalks, Strauss Auto), both in and out of bankruptcy, and providing development funds or other transactions to assist retailers in expansion plans. Mr. Edwards earned his JD from St. John’s University School of Law, and is admitted to practice in the State of New York. JAY A. EPSTIEN chairs the US Real Estate Practice at DLA Piper and is co-chair of the firm’s Global Real Estate Practice, the largest real estate practice in the world. Mr. Epstien has been named the top real estate lawyer in Washington, DC by both the Washington Business Journal and Chambers USA. Mr. Epstien represents local and national owners, developers and users in all aspects of real estate transactions involving urban office buildings, shopping centers, and multifamily residential projects. He has been the lead lawyer on many of the largest downtown office leases in Washington, D.C., representing both landlords and tenants, including numerous law firms that have sought his counsel. In addition, he has represented major corporations, including the Bureau of National Affairs and Verizon, in connection with corporate real estate facilities matters throughout the United States, including major corporate relocations and disposition of significant existing facilities. R. TODD ERVIN, is a member, Tax Team Leader, at the Nashville, TN Law Offices of Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry PLC. Mr. Ervin earned his LL.M. Taxation, and J.D. from the University of Florida; his Masters of Accountancy, and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the of Tennessee Bar, and a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Ervin has published Eye on Investing: TIC Interests, NASHVILLE POST 2003; State Taxation of Financial Institutions: Will Physical Presence or Economic Presence Win the Day?,19 VIRGINIA TAX REVIEW 3 (Winter 2000). DAVID J. FELDMAN currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Regional Director of the National Commercial Services Division of First American and oversees all facets of commercial title insurance underwriting and settlements for the Company in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, as well as throughout the United States. He has over 20 years of title insurance experience and is nationally recognized as an expert in handling sophisticated commercial title matters. David’s career in title insurance began with his position as President and Managing Partner at Settlers Abstract Company, a title agency with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 1997 Settlers Abstract Company was acquired by First American Title Insurance Company. Prior to his work in the title insurance field, David was engaged in the practice of real estate law at Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, a major Philadelphia law firm. David received his law degree from Boston College Law School and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. IRA FIERSTEIN is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw’s Chicago office. Mr. Fierstein has 30 years of experience counseling national developers, shopping center owners, limited liability companies, partnerships and other clients regarding significant investments in retail, office, industrial, telecommunications, residential and mixed-use properties throughout the United States, Canada and in several European countries. Mr. Fierstein has negotiated “vanilla box”, build-to-suit and ground leases totaling in excess of ten million square feet of space. He has represented national developers in the assemblage and acquisition of multi-owner properties for development of shopping centers totaling approximately fifteen million square feet. He also has resolved complex earn-out and master leasing issues in connection with the disposition of several shopping centers. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Fierstein has coordinated the activities of limited liability companies in the acquisition and development of mixed-use projects involving conduit, mezzanine and bank financing, telecommunications uses, various investor and tenants-in- common agreements, participation financing and multi-tiered leasing structures. His experience includes coordinating the development of several regional mall shopping center portfolios, and more than a dozen telecommunications switch facilities (carrier hotels) totaling more than 2.5 million square feet of space throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada. He is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law. LEIGH ANN FIGG is an Assistant General Counsel in the Law Leasing and Operations Department of General Growth Properties, Inc. in Chicago. Her primary focus is the support of all mall teams in Arizona, New Mexico and Southern California and the handling of the Limited Brands, Inc. account for General Growth’s entire portfolio. Before joining General Growth in 2005, Ms. Figg was a Senior Leasing Attorney with Simon Property Group in Indianapolis for 10 years with a practice in both in-line leasing and peripheral development. Prior to her tenure with Simon, she was General Counsel for Paul Harris Stores, Inc., also in Indianapolis. She has been a speaker and roundtable facilitator at a number of ICSC Law Conferences. She holds her undergraduate degree in biology from Indiana University (Bloomington) and her law degree from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. JOSEPH S. FINKELSTEIN is a Partner in the Real Estate Practice Group at Blank Rome LLP, Philadelphia, PA. He concentrates his practice on real estate financing, shopping centers, retail and commercial properties, and title insurance, and has extensive experience in all aspects of sophisticated and complex real estate transactions. He represents developers, institutional investors, REITs, pension funds, financial institutions, insurance companies, retailers, property owners, landlords and tenants, homebuilders, brokers, and title insurance companies, among others, in many national and local transactions, including complex acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, leasing, management agreements, financing, development, construction, workouts, foreclosures, and title insurance claims. Mr. Finkelstein is a member of ICSC, ACREL, and serves on the Editorial Board of the ICSC monthly publication, The Retail Law Strategist. He has been a presenter and panelist for many years at the ICSC's Annual Law Conference. Mr. Finkelstein has also served as faculty member for the American Bar Association CLE programs on title insurance, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE programs on Leasing, and on Developments in Pennsylvania Title Insurance, and for the Advanced Real Estate Finance Institute sponsored by CLE International. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Title Insurance Committee and Commercial Finance Committee. Mr. Finkelstein received his B.A. magna cum laude from Rutgers University in 1973 and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 where he was Editor of the University Law Review. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif. Mr. Finkelstein was admitted to the Bar in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 1976. SCOTT A. FISHER is a partner in the Atlanta law firm of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, where he has practiced law for over twenty-six years. He is the former Chairman of the Real Estate Practice Group. He primarily represents developers and owners in the structuring and closing of commercial real estate transactions. He has historically devoted the majority of his time to transactions involving retail shopping centers. These transactions have included the acquisition, development, financing, syndication, and leasing of raw land, shopping centers and regional malls. Over the last several years he has devoted a substantial portion of his time to the representation of a variety of clients in the development, structuring, financing, and leasing of mixed use projects. As a result of this representation, Mr. Fisher has had the opportunity to address the complex issues that arise in the context of mixed use projects. Mr. Fisher received his B.A. and his M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and his J.D. from Boston University in 1979. DAVID H. FISHMAN is chairman of the Real Estate Department at Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC in Baltimore, Maryland. In over 40 years of practice, he has been involved in every type of real estate transaction, representing developers, lending institutions, department stores, other tenants, and governmental agencies. He is a member of American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) and a frequent lecturer on real estate matters for ACREL and Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL). He is the author of articles on commercial real estate which have appeared in various publications, including The Practical Real Estate Lawyer and the Maryland Law Review, and annually addresses commercial real estate lawyers in Maryland on real estate cases decided by that State’s courts in the prior calendar year. He has also been a speaker at past ICSC Law Conferences. Mr. Fishman is the 2004 recipient of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Distinguished Real Estate Practitioner of the Year Award. He has been listed in all editions of the Best Lawyers in America, the 2007 edition of Who’s Who Legal: The International Guide to Business Lawyers, and the 2006 edition of Chambers: America’s Leading Business Lawyers. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University (A.B. 1959, M.L.A. 1971) and Harvard Law School (L.L.B. 1963). JOHN L. FLORIO is Senior Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary for The Talbots, Inc., a leading specialty retailer and cataloger of women’s, men’s and children’s classic apparel operating under the brands Talbots and J. Jill. Prior to joining Talbots in 1990, from 1985 to 1990 he was Counsel and then Assistant General Counsel for Corporate Property Investors, a New York based national real estate developer. Mr. Florio was Counsel for Melville Corporation from 1983 to 1985, and Assistant County Attorney for Westchester County (NY) from 1981 to 1983. He is a 1977 graduate of Fordham University and received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1980. Mr. Florio is a member of the ICSC and the New York Bar Association, and is a past lecturer at ICSC and American Corporate Counsel Association Conferences. AMY R. FORBES is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from Princeton University (earning a certification in the transportation program) and from the University of Southern California School of Law. Ms. Forbes' practice is focused on zoning and land use planning issues for developers, and investors. During a one-year leave of absence from the firm, as a Luce Scholar, she worked on land use planning issues at the Crown Property Bureau, the Thai government that manages the King of Thailand's property. She is currently lead counsel for the redevelopment of both the Bay Meadows and Hollywood Park racetracks, and the expansion of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. DEAN T. FOURNARIS is a partner in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, where he is co-partner in charge of the firm’s Franchise and Distribution Practice Group and a member of its Litigation and Intellectual Property Groups. Mr. Fournaris handles franchising, licensing and distribution matters involving national franchisors, licensors, manufacturers, distributors and area developers. His work covers franchise and distribution system development and litigation; franchise and distribution system contracts and regulatory matters; service and manufacturing standards; and product safety. Mr. Fournaris is recognized by “Best Lawyers in America” for Franchise Law, by Franchise Times on its list of the top 100 U.S. franchise lawyers, and by Philadelphia Magazine as a franchise "Super Lawyer." Mr. Fournaris is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College (B.A., 1988) and Cornell Law School (J.D., 1991). MICHAEL HUNTER FREESE is currently Managing Attorney for Legal Operations with Simon Property Group and has been with the company for over 12 years. Mr. Freese is a 1983 graduate of Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana. Mike’s responsibilities include supervision of litigation, working with governmental agencies, labor and employment matters, property management and corporate operations, general corporate matters and any other unusual or difficult matter where legal support may come in handy. Prior to joining Simon’s law department, Mike worked as a Senior Trial Lawyer for the EEOC and a Deputy State Public Defender in Indiana. RICHARD S. FRIEDMAN is the Senior Real Estate Partner in the Los Angeles office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, a 350-person law firm with offices in New York, Jersey City, Washington, D.C., Miami, Paris and Tokyo. Mr. Friedman specializes in commercial real estate transactions, with particular emphasis on leasing, financing, development, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, syndications, cross-border transactions, work-outs and restructurings. His clients include commercial and hotel/casino developers and operators, lenders, institutional and private investors and retail chains. In addition to conventional commercial and hotel/casino projects, Mr. Friedman advises clients in connection with the development, leasing and financing of Native American casinos and commercial projects in Indian Country. He is a member of the ICSC U.S. Law Conference Program Committee and has been a frequent speaker at ICSC U.S. Law Conferences and the University of Shopping Centers, at ALI-ABA, CEB and MUFSO real estate programs and at the IMN Tribal Wealth Management Conference. He is a member of the California, Los Angeles and Illinois Bar Associations. Mr. Friedman is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.A.(1965) and a J.D.(1968). KATE FURLONG is Operating Vice President/Assistant General Counsel of Macy's, Inc., where she has worked since 1995. Previously, she was a partner with Pircher, Nichols & Meeks (Chicago), and Altheimer & Gray (Chicago), handling commercial real estate legal matters. She has spoken at several ICSC national and regional law conferences. Ms. Furlong is the author of articles appearing in Shopping Center World and in compilations published by ICSC, the American Bar Association and others. She works with several non-profit groups, and currently serves as President of the International Adoption Center Board and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Cincinnati Legal Aid Society. MARTIN A. GLAZER is a Director of the law firm of Goulston & Storrs and is a member of the firm’s real estate practice group. His practice includes representation of developers, lenders, landlords, tenants and managers of commercial real estate in all aspects of real estate transactions. RICHARD R. GOLDBERG is a partner in Ballard Spahr’s Real Estate Department and is the Partner-in-charge of the Real Estate Development Group. He practices principally in the Philadelphia office. Prior to joining Ballard Spahr in 1994, Mr. Goldberg served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of The Rouse Company for 23 years. Mr. Goldberg is past President of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (1991-1992), Past Chair of the Anglo-American Real Property Institute, Past Chair of the International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference (1986 and 1987), and a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. He also is a member of the American Law Institute and was an advisor to the reporters of the Restatement of Property (Mortgages). SHELDON M. GOLDSTEIN is a senior partner and chair of the real estate group at Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP, Long Island’s Business Law Firm, in Mineola, New York. He specializes in all types of commercial real estate transactions including the representation of (a) Sellers and Buyers of regional shopping centers, office buildings and industrial properties, (b) Landlords and Tenants in regional mall and neighborhood shopping center lease negotiations and (c) institutional lenders in the negotiation of construction, interim and permanent mortgage financing. Mr. Goldstein has also lectured for the Nassau Academy of Law and as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, has presented programs at prior ICSC US/Shopping Center Law Conferences on such topics as Acquisition of Shopping Centers, Complex Issues in Assignment and Subletting, Co-Tenancy, Radius Restrictions and Operating Covenants and Estoppel Certificates and SNDA’s. He has also taught the Real Estate and Mortgage Program at the Paralegal Institute of Adelphi University, Garden City, New York and has written the Keeping Current Column for the publication Commercial Leasing Law and Strategy. Mr. Goldstein is a member of the Massachusetts and New York State Bar Associations as well as the Nassau County Bar Association. He received his undergraduate degree in History from Syracuse University and his law degree from Boston University School of Law. ELLEN M. GOODWIN is the co-chair of Alston + Bird’s 60 lawyer Real Estate Finance & Investment Group, resident in the New York office. Ms. Goodwin concentrates her practice on commercial real estate finance and has represented investment banks, commercial banks, pension funds, and insurance companies on a variety of U.S. loan transactions for both portfolios and securitizations, including permanent, interim, and construction loan financings, loan syndications and participations, co-lending arrangements, mezzanine finance, and mortgage loan foreclosures and workouts. Prior to joining Alston & Bird, she was a partner at Dechert LLP. Ms. Goodwin received her B.A. in economics in 1985 from Boston College and her J.D. in 1989 from Hofstra University. DAVID GORDON is a shareholder of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. headquartered in Woodbridge, New Jersey and with offices in New York City, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. He is a member of the Firm’s Commercial Real Estate Team, Land Use/Environmental Team and Redevelopment Strategic Business Unit. Mr. Gordon is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (“ACREL”) in which he currently serves on the Board of Governors. He is past two-term chair and current member of ACREL’s Leasing Committee, three-term chair of the Membership Development Committee and an active member of the Insurance Committee. Mr. Gordon is also a member of the Faculty and Advisory Board of the Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee of the New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP and a former adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School. Mr. Gordon earned his BA degree from Bucknell University and his JD from Columbia University School of Law. GREGORY G. GOSFIELD is a partner in the law firm of Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg & Ellers LLP, and a member of the Real Estate and Finance Department in its Philadelphia office. Mr. Gosfield's knowledge and skill in the negotiation and execution of client strategies, individually and as a team leader, have been recognized in three intensive peer review processes resulting in his being named to the lists of "The Best Lawyers in America,""Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business", and "The Pennsylvania Super Lawyers." JAMES J. HARRIS is the Managing Attorney for Limited Brands, Inc., a Columbus, Ohio- based national retailer and an owner of Easton Town Center. He is responsible for the management of the real estate legal staff who handles all real estate leasing work for Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Limited and Express. Before joining Limited Brands, Mr. Harris was Associate General Counsel with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., located in Bentonville, Arkansas. He managed a team of 40 associates in the real estate legal department responsible for all transactional legal work for new Supercenter, discount and Sam’s Club stores throughout the United States. While at Wal-Mart, Mr. Harris was asked to relocate to Tokyo, Japan, for 90 days to evaluate and implement changes related to the restructuring of the Seiyu legal department. Seiyu operates approximately 400 grocery stores throughout Japan. Prior to joining Wal-Mart, he has held various legal and senior management positions with Consolidated Stores Corporation; The Kobacker Company; and Cole National Corporation. DAVID J. HARTNESS is the CEO, co-founder, Managing Director and Real Estate Principal for 1031 Exchange Strategies, Inc., a San Diego, CA based Investment Real Estate Advisory Firm. 1031ES has branch offices in Honolulu, Hawaii and is an OSJ Branch office of OMNI Brokerage, Inc. David’s focus in the TIC arena is in providing due diligence for investment real estate properties the firm represents and coordinating client services to support strategic planning for the acquisition and ownership of investment real estate. MARK S. HENNIGH is a founding Partner of the San Francisco law firm of Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP. Mr. Hennigh provides services in a broad range of real estate transactions, including leasing, acquisition, financing, development, tax-deferred exchanges, energy, environmental compliance and land use. His clients include owners, developers, landlords, tenants, retailers, restaurants, law firms, accountants, software/computer companies, agricultural interests and consultants. Mr. Hennigh is a contributing author to “Key Shopping Center Legal Issues” and “Crafting Lease Clauses-Meeting Shopping Center Landlord and Tenant Objectives,” Volumes I and II, published by the ICSC. Mr. Hennigh has been a frequent lecturer and writer for the American Bar Association, the Building Owners and Managers Association, California Continuing Education of the Bar, ICSC and the University of Shopping Centers. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the ICSC Law Conference Committee. NEIL E. HERMAN is a partner in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice. Mr. Herman has experience in the representation of financial institutions, creditors’ committees, trustees and creditors in restructurings, reorganizations and bankruptcy matters. In addition, Mr. Herman has extensive expertise in representing landlords, real estate developers, and shopping center owners in bankruptcy matters. He has lectured on bankruptcy topics at New York Law School and has been a panelist on numerous bankruptcy programs and seminars sponsored by the New York Law Journal, the Practicing Law Institute, the American Bar Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He has written or co-written numerous articles on bankruptcy. RUSSELL P. HINTZE, a board certified tax lawyer, focuses his practice at the Orlando office of Greenberg Traurig in the areas of joint ventures, transactional real estate, transactional tax and tax controversy. He has substantial experience in the areas of negotiating joint ventures and partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, general business tax planning, including corporate tax, limited liability companies, partnership tax and tax planning for real estate. DANIEL S. HUFFENUS is the Managing Partner of the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. He has extensive experience in representing real estate capital markets lenders in the origination of commercial mortgage loans. His practice is national in scope, and covers all asset types. He is particularly well versed in the issues related to lending transactions involving tenants-in-common in which multiple investors aggregate 1031 exchange proceeds to acquire and finance investment property offered by 1031 sponsors. He also has significant experience representing servicers of commercial mortgage loans in a variety of areas, with particular expertise in the defeasance of securitized loans. In addition, he has represented developers in purchasing and selling real estate, forming development entities, and negotiating financing documents, and national retailers in connection with buying, leasing and developing store locations. ALAN M. HURVITZ is a partner in the Oakland County offices of the law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, where he specializes in real estate matters, including the representation of REITS, and development, financing, leasing, management, brokerage, joint ventures, and other related areas of real estate law. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the Commercial Leasing Committee of the Real Property Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Mr. Hurvitz has been named to the lists of "Best Lawyers in America" since 2001 and "The Michigan Super Lawyers" since its inception. Mr. Hurvitz has lectured at numerous professional and ICSC seminars, panels and workshops dealing with various real estate topics including securitization, REITs, joint ventures, leasing, acquisitions, and other topics, and has coauthored an article dealing with real estate tax clauses in commercial leases. He received both his BA and JD from Wayne State University. AARON JOHNSTON, JR. is a shareholder in the Dallas, Texas office of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC. For over 30 years, Mr. Johnston has represented developers and investors in all phases of developing, constructing, financing, operating, leasing, acquiring and selling real estate projects, the coordination of real estate documentation and structures with insurance and risk management programs, and the negotiation of leases and licenses with telecommunications services providers. The range of projects on which Mr. Johnston has worked includes neighborhood, community, specialty and enclosed mall shopping centers, high rise downtown and low rise suburban buildings, office/warehouses, luxury and limited service hotels, apartments, assisted living communities, and motion picture theaters. Mr. Johnston’s undergraduate and law degrees are both from the University of Texas in Austin. Mr. Johnston is a member of the Texas State Bar Real Estate Forms Manual Committee. JAMES B. JORDAN, the co-chair of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan’s national retail practice, regularly represents a number of retail developers and retailers in transactions across the United States, in Puerto Rico and in Mexico. Jim has been named a top real estate lawyer in The Best Lawyers in America in 2003 – 2007, as one of America’s leading business lawyers for 2004 – 2006 by Chambers USA and as a 2006 Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine. He is also a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the past chair of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. SCOTT P. KADISH As partner-in-charge of Ulmer & Berne LLP’s Cincinnati office, Scott is responsible for its leadership, operations, business development and client relationships. He is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Scott chairs the Shopping Center Group as the result of his nationwide representation of landlords and tenants in the development and lease up of shopping centers. Additionally, Scott counsels clients on other real estate and business transactions and general business law. He was named an “Ohio Super Lawyer” (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007). MITCHELL P. KAHN is President of Hilco Real Estate, LLC, the company he helped found in 2000 to provide property disposition services, lease restructuring and termination services, and to acquire fee-owned and leasehold properties as a principal. Hilco Real Estate also provides full MAI certified appraisal services for all types of commercial real estate, whether the assets are leased or owned. Prior to founding Hilco Real Estate, Mr. Kahn was Senior Vice President of Sportmart, Inc., where he directed all real estate activities, including site selection, national store rollout strategy development, property acquisitions, lease negotiations and financing for all Sportmart locations. Earlier, Mr. Kahn practiced real estate law and developed numerous retail shopping centers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, School of Business and Northwestern University, School of Law. NEIL S. KESSLER is a partner in the Richmond, Virginia office of Troutman Sanders LLP. He has extensive experience representing clients in various types of commercial real estate transactions, with emphasis in property and casualty insurance, financing, leasing, development and construction. He is currently Chair of the Committee on Property, Casualty and Other Non- Title Insurance of the Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law of the American Bar Association. He received his undergraduate degree with honors from Washington & Lee University and his law degree with honors from The George Washington University. He is a frequent CLE lecturer and author. KENNETH H. KRAFT is a partner with Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. Focusing primarily on real estate development, Mr. Kraft has represented clients whose projects have received "Deal of the Year" honors from the Atlanta Business Chronicle four times since 2000. Mr. Kraft has written and spoken frequently on real estate related matters, with particular emphasis on commercial development and leasing. He is past Chairperson of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia (1991-92), past Secretary of the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (1995) and a Georgia "Super Lawyer." Formerly with Atlanta developer Taylor & Mathis and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Mr. Kraft holds degrees from Stanford University (A.B. 1972) and Northwestern University (M.M./J.D. 1977). EDWARD R. KRASNOVE established his own law firm in 1996, and is now President of The Krasnove Law Firm. Previously he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Alexander Haagen Properties, Inc., a Partner of Huprich & Krasnove, LLP, and a Partner at the Los Angeles office of Pircher, Nichols & Meeks. He was Co-Chairman of the ICSC Law Conference in 1982, 1983, 1988 and 1989, and has lectured at numerous ICSC Law Conferences, the University of Shopping Centers, ALI-ABA, BLI, ACREL, the California Continuing Education for the Bar, the Georgetown University Law Center and Lorman Education Servicesb. He is past Chairman of the Shopping Center Industrial and Commercial Subsection of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and a current member of The American College of Real Estate Lawyers. In addition he has served on the Legislative Committee of the California Business Properties Association, and the Editorial Board of Commercial Leasing Law and Strategy. He is included in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers and Southern California “Super Lawyers.” Mr. Krasnove received his B.A. from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and his J.D. “With Honors” from the John Marshall Law School. DAVID R. KUNEY is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group of Sidley Austin LLP in its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Kuney’s practice is focused primarily on complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, including cases involving commercial real property, restructurings, public utility bankruptcies, and creditor rights enforcement and litigation. Mr. Kuney is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, where he chairs the Bankruptcy Committee. He is an Adjunct Professor of Bankruptcy Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He has published numerous articles, and is the author of Commercial Real Estate Leases in Bankruptcy. Mr. Kuney also chairs the annual Views from the Bench symposium held at Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Kuney graduated with high honors from the University of Virginia in 1967 and from the University of Virginia law school in 1973. He also served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Viet Nam and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. JOHN M. KURTZ, CPCU, ARM As Marsh’s Real Estate Practice Leader for the South Region of the Company, John’s primary responsibility is the delivery of valued insurance products and risk management services to Marsh’s clients in the Real Estate & Real Estate Development industries. John also works extensively with the National Real Estate Practice in the execution of the firm’s business strategy and it’s investment in the resources necessary to meet the needs of our Real Estate clients. John specializes in project management, risk assessment, and risk finance structuring, including insurance program design and placement and alternate risk financing methods. He has substantial experience in enterprise risk management, captives, and construction project risk management, including owner-controlled insurance programs. John has been with Marsh since 1991 and has been involved in real estate development and construction risk management and insurance since 1986. Prior to joining Marsh, John worked for Wausau Insurance Companies. John received his undergraduate degree in Finance with a minor in Economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and has earned his Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter and Associate in Risk Management designations. JOHN L. LANDOLFI, a partner in Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP’s Columbus office, practices in the area of commercial and business litigation, with an emphasis in retail, consumer protection, advertising, trade secret, real estate, wage and hour, and large class action matters. He provides general representation to a wide range of retail clients, including Limited Brands, Abercrombie & Fitch, MI Homes, Bob Evans and the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, and is a frequent speaker on various retail topics. Mr. Landolfi is a graduate of Westminster College and The Ohio State University College of Law. He is a member of the Columbus Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association (Council of Delegates, 2002-present); Ohio State Bar Foundation (Member, Fellows Class of 2001); and American Bar Association. CHARLES R. (“CHUCK”) LEWIS IV is an in-house attorney with Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation in San Francisco, California where he has practiced for twenty years focusing on municipal and development law issues. Mr. Lewis has served as served as the Mayor of the City of El Cerrito, California and has also been a member of the City Council, Chair of the Redevelopment Agency, a member of the planning commission for three terms and member of the Architectural Design Review Board. Prior to law school, Mr. Lewis had a consulting firm that prepared economic impact analyses for development and redevelopment projects, representing cities. Mr. Lewis received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley (A.B., 1974; M.P.P., 1976) and his J.D. in 1988 from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California. RENEE J. MAGNANT practiced real estate law with the private law firms of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld and Stutzman & Bromberg from 1983 to 1991, when she joined J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc.’s Legal Department. Renee is currently a Senior Managing Counsel with JCPenney. Over the past nine years, Renee has served as a leader or co-lead for ICSC Law Conference workshops, seminars and breakfast roundtables, and she currently serves as a member of the ICSC Law Conference Program Committee. TINA R. MAKOULIAN is a partner in the Real Estate Department of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP. She concentrates her practice in the areas of complex real estate developments, land use, commercial leasing, and the acquisition, development and disposition of commercial properties. Ms. Makoulian represents, among others, developers of hotels, headquarters, and other office buildings, and medical, education, and parking facilities. Ms. Makoulian has been honored by Law & Politics Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine as a "Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer" in the area of Real Estate Transactions. She is also listed in the 2006 and 2007 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as “Leaders in Their Field” in the area of real estate. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.) and Villanova University School of Law (J.D.), where she was a member of the Villanova Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. MARIA MANLEY-DUTTON is an Assistant General Counsel with Developers Diversified Realty (“DDR”) a fully integrated Real Estate Investment Trust that owns, manages and develops community-based shopping centers with over 800 shopping centers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and property investments in Latin America. Ms. Manley-Dutton supervises a staff of attorneys, lease negotiators and paralegals who handle lease negotiations for the southeast region at DDR. Prior to joining DDR, Ms. Manley-Dutton worked as a leasing attorney for the Cafaro Company. JO-ANN M. MARZULLO is a partner in the Real Estate Department of Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. She has represented retailers in the acquisition, leasing and development of big box locations, as well as landlords and various retail tenants in strip centers and regional malls. She is a frequent writer for and serves on the editorial board of the Retail Law Strategist. Ms. Marzullo is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, where she is Chair of the Real Estate Transactions Group and Chair of the Real Property Division CLE Subcommittee. She is on the Steering Committee of the New England Women in Real Estate, a chapter of CREW Network. ANDREW P. MASSMANN is an Associate General Counsel at General Growth Properties, Inc. His practice at GGP includes providing legal services for GGP’s hotel, residential, and master planned community developments. Prior to joining GGP, he was a partner in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP where his practice focused on commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, disposition, development, leasing and financing matters. Mr. Massmann received his J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law where he was editor-in-chief of the Valparaiso University Law Review. He is a member of the California and Illinois bars. ARTHUR MAZIROW received his undergraduate degree and law degree from UCLA. For many years he was a transactional real estate attorney representing clients in several thousand industrial and commercial real estate transactions involving purchases, sales, leases, ground leases, financing, and joint ventures. From 1972 to 1990, he was a principal author of the lease and purchase forms published by the American Industrial Real Estate Association. He now limits his practice to acting as a neutral arbitrator, mediator and expert witness in real estate disputes. He is a member of the Large Complex Case Panel of the American Arbitration Association and the Dispute Resolution Committee of the Counselors of Real Estate of which he is the 2007 Chair. ROBERT M. MCANDREW, Esq. is currently Vice President, Real Estate Law for Ross Stores, Inc. located in Pleasanton, CA. Prior to joining Ross he was Managing Real Estate Attorney of Limited Brands, Inc., Columbus, OH, where he was responsible for the preparation, negotiation and execution of leases for all divisions of Limited Brands, Inc. From 1980 to 1984 he was Legal Counsel to the CVS division of Melville Corporation. He was associated with the law firm of Murphy and Beane in Boston, Massachusetts prior to joining CVS. He is a speaker at various ICSC conferences and is a past Co-Chair of the ICSC Ohio Law Symposium and Dean of the ICSC University of Shopping Centers School of Shopping Center Law. He serves on the ICSC Law Committee and the ICSC Law Conference Committee. Mr. McAndrew received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his JD from the Suffolk University. MARGARET (“PEG”) A. MCCUE is Associate General Counsel and southeast regional manager of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (“MetLife”) Real Estate Investments section of the Legal Affairs department. Peg joined MetLife in May, 2006 from the law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP in Atlanta and practices exclusively in the area of commercial real estate, including real estate finance transactions, joint ventures and acquisition, development, leasing and asset management matters, for a broad range of real estate products located across the United States, including freestanding retail facilities, enclosed, neighborhood and power center retail developments, first class and trophy office properties and industrial and multi-family projects. GARY W. MELSHER is of counsel with Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co. L.P.A. in Beachwood, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland), having retired as a Partner from Jones Day. Mr. Melsher received his B.S. in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and his J.D from Case Western University. He is a member of The Order of the Coif and was editor of the Law Review. Mr. Melsher represents major developers and national tenants, is included in The Best Lawyers in America and was recognized by Inside Business magazine as one of its leading lawyers. PAMELA A. MICHAELS, Esq. is Division Manager with Asset Preservation, Inc. For more than 16 years prior to joining Asset Preservation, she served as an executive and general counsel to diverse financial organizations and real estate companies. Pamela has a strong background in the operational, financial and legal aspects of real estate, real estate acquisitions, financing, construction administration, development, leasing and sales. Pamela received her Bachelor of Science from Kent State University and her Juris Doctor from Ohio State University and various certificates through her travels and studies abroad. She is a member of the Ohio and Florida Bar Associations and a number of real estate organizations. JIM MOOMAW joined The MGHerring Group in January, 2007, as Vice President and General Counsel, and oversees all aspects of the Company’s legal requirements, after serving as outside counsel to the Company for more than 20 years. Prior to joining the Company, Jim was a partner with Dallas-based Hughes & Luce LLP, where he continues an “of counsel” relationship, with a practice focused on department store transactions, major shopping center and other commercial real estate development, acquisition, financing and disposition and retail lease negotiation and administration, at projects throughout the U.S. and in Mexico. Jim is an active member of ICSC and has served as speaker and moderator at various ICSC Law Conference and local events, and is a member of the ICSC U.S. Law Conference Committee. MARIE A. MOORE is a partner in the New Orleans law firm of Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C. where she practices in the area of real estate and general transactional law. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Alabama in 1975 and J.D. degree from the University of Alabama in 1978, where she was Order of the Coif and associate editor of the Alabama Law Review. She was a member of the Louisiana State Law Institute’s Committee for Revision of the Louisiana Civil Code Articles on Lease (the revisions became effective in 2005). She is the Vice Chair of the Retail Leasing Committee of the ABA’s Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, and the Treasurer of the ULI Louisiana District Council. She is a member of the Louisiana and Alabama Bars and is the Louisiana Contributor to State by State Guide to Commercial Real Estate Leases, Mark A. Senn, Editor. JEFFREY H. NEWMAN is a Senior Partner and Chair of the Real Estate Department of Sills, Cummis, P.A., Newark, New Jersey. With over 25 years of experience in real estate law, his specialty areas include shopping center matters, commercial acquisition and disposition. leasing and financing. He is a frequent lecturer on various real estate topics, as well as on marketing and negotiating techniques, and author of numerous articles on the subject of real estate law; a contributing editor of the Real Estate Review; recipient of the ICSC Trustees Distinguished Service Award; past ICSC State Director - New York and New Jersey; current ICSC Divisional Director of Governmental Relations; member and former chair of the ICSC U.S. Law Conference Committee; founding chairperson of the ICSC Pittsburgh Tri-State Idea Exchange and New Jersey Alliance Program; Commercial Buildings Sector Chair – Office of Counter-Terrorism of the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security; member of the Editorial Board of Commercial Law & Leasing Strategy; and lecturer at ICSC, ALI-ABA Law and other conferences. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the Growth Connection Coalition and is also a trustee of The Children's House. He is a graduate of New York University Law School (1969 - J.D.; 1977 - LL.M. - Taxation), and New York University (1966 - B.A. - Economics, Phi Beta Kappa). KEVIN NEWMAN is a shareholder of Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece, P.C., a Syracuse, New York based law firm. He is a 1986 graduate of Albany Law School of Union University. Mr. Newman practices in the areas of bankruptcy, landlord/tenant, lease negotiation and preparation and commercial law, with a particular emphasis on representing clients in retail bankruptcy cases. Mr. Newman has handled matters for major developers, retailers, leasing companies, financial institutions, and many local businesses and has practiced in Bankruptcy Courts throughout the United States. Mr. Newman is a past President of the Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association, a member of and has lectured for, the International Council of Shopping Centers, American, New York and Onondaga County Bar Associations and is a member of the executive committee and board of directors of the Lysander Youth Hockey Association. NANCY J. NEWMAN is a partner with Hanson, Bridgett in San Francisco, specializing in real estate litigation. For over 23 years, she has represented shopping center owners and managers in enforcing leases, recovering money or possession of property, and responding to tenant bankruptcies nationwide. Ms. Newman is author of “Tenant Bankruptcies: Relief From Stay, Rent Claims, and Lease Issues,” a comprehensive chapter in the Landlord-Tenant Practice treatise published by California Continuing Education of the Bar, and has spoken to real estate groups and bar associations on what landlords need to know in tenant bankruptcies and effective strategies in real estate litigation. Ms. Newman is also a past president of both Queen’s Bench in San Francisco and the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations, and has spoken on organizing for justice both here and abroad. Ms. Newman received her JD from UC Davis Law School (Order of the Coif). RORY A. PACKER is Associate General Counsel of Westfield, LLC located in Los Angeles, Ca. Westfield, LLC is part of the Westfield Group, the largest international shopping center company with properties in Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain and the United States. Mr. Packer is responsible for a wide range of real estate matters for the US properties, in particular, all “big box” and department store transactions. Mr. Packer is also involved in strategic planning for development and re-development projects for the US properties. Mr. Packer has been with Westfield since 1986. Prior to joining Westfield, Mr. Packer was Assistant Vice President of Lease Administration at Urban Investment and Development of Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Packer received a B.A. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1976 and a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois in 1979. SUSAN PATELSON has more than 13 years of experience in the commercial insurance arena. Susan specializes in real estate as well as in the formation and implementation of alternative programs for large commercial accounts. She managed the Los Angeles branch of the Lexington and worked as an underwriter for the years prior to joining Gallagher. Susan’s strengths include insurance and reinsurance marketing, alternative market placement, as well as policy form analysis and contract wording. As a Principal in Gallagher’s Real Estate & Hospitality practice, Susan’s expertise is developing and servicing clients such as REITS, Private Equity, Pension Fund Advisors, and Tenant in Common. She is an expert in the casualty field and has helped streamline casualty placements to provide the terms that benefit her clients and help comply with various loan covenants. CAROLE LAUDE PECHI has twenty years of experience in the commercial real estate industry as a business person, client, and attorney, with experience both as in-house counsel at JMB Realty and Homart Development Co., and outside counsel at a regional firm, what is now DLA Piper Rudnick, and Holland & Knight. In February 2007, Ms. Pechi founded Laude Pechi Law in response to the needs of her retailer, landlord, and development clients which are nationally as well as regionally based. Ms. Pechi is a frequent speaker at the ICSC annual law conferences and ICSC CenterBuild Conferences. She is on the Editorial Board of Commercial Lease Law Insider and Commercial Leasing Law and Strategy and has written or contributed to numerous articles listed on her website (www.laudepechilaw.com). Ms. Pechi is a member of the ABA, Chicago Bar Association, ICSC and CREW. M. VIRGINIA (“GINGER”) PERRY is a partner in the Real Estate Department of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP. Ms. Perry concentrates her practice in real estate and commercial transactions. She has represented local, regional, and national clients in real estate matters involving work in the areas of retail, office and industrial leasing, acquisitions and dispositions of commercial, hotel and residential property, and the development, construction, disposition and financing of master-planned communities, apartments, and hotel projects. Ms. Perry is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women, the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association. Ms. Perry is admitted to practice law in Arizona (1979) and Illinois (1976). She is a graduate of DePaul University (J.D., magna cum laude, 1976) where she was editor-in-chief of the DePaul Law Review. CHARLES L. PITCOCK has been with the Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Legal Department since 1978 and has been Associate General Counsel since 1988 and has been Managing Counsel – Leasing Division since 2005. He is primarily responsible for commercial and office leases with an emphasis on shopping center in-line, “big box” and theater leases. He has served on the Law Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”) and has participated as a panel member on numerous local, state, ICSC and University of Shopping Center leasing panels. He has an undergraduate degree in history from Ohio Wesleyan University and has a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan. JEFFREY N. POMERANTZ is a partner with Pachulski Stang Ziehl Young Jones & Weintraub LLP. While resident in the firm's Los Angeles office, he maintains a national practice representing debtors and creditors committees. During the last several years, Mr. Pomerantz has represented retail debtors Breuners Home Furnishings, Gingiss/Gary's Tuxedos, Martin Lawrence Limited Editions, Sunbelt Nursery Group and Party America. Mr. Pomerantz also has an active creditors committee practice, having represented creditors committees in Organized Living, Bugle Boy Industries, Spectrum Restaurant Group, Sega Gameworks and Glazed Investments (Krispy Kreme). Mr. Pomerantz is a member of the Board of the American Bankruptcy Institute, co-chairs its annual Southwest Program in Las Vegas, and is a frequent lecturer for the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum and other bar organizations. Mr. Pomerantz received his B.S. from New York University (1986 Phi Beta Kappa) and his J.D. from New York University School of Law (1989 Order of the Coif). JEFFREY M. POMEROY is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Bayer Properties, L.L.C., a full service commercial real estate development and management company based in Birmingham, AL. Prior to joining Bayer Properties, Mr. Pomeroy was in private practice with Sirote & Permutt, P.C. in Birmingham, AL, where he was a member of the firm’s Business and Financial Services practice group. He was also previously in-house counsel for AmSouth Bank and AmSouth Bancorporation. Mr. Pomeroy is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. GREGORY P. PRESSMAN is a partner in the real estate department of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, a New York City law firm. He is a 1966 graduate of Harvard College and a 1969 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also holds an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. In his real estate practice, he represents lenders, development companies, real estate investment funds and individual real estate investors, with an emphasis on the acquisition, finance and development of commercial real estate. He is a frequent speaker at Bar Association CLE programs on various topics involving real estate law and finance. He is active in the New York State Bar Association, being a member of the Executive Committee of the Association's Real Property Law Section and co-chair of the Section's Legal Opinions Committee, and he is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. DAVID J. RABINOWITZ brings more than 23 years of experience to his practice with Sutherland Asbill’s Real Estate Group. He represents clients in connection with commercial real estate transactions (retail, office, industrial and mixed-use) that involve properties located throughout the country, including acquisitions and dispositions (one-off and portfolio transactions), commercial development and leasing, and finance. Prior to joining Sutherland, David was a member of a New Jersey law firm where he was a senior member of the Real Estate Department and served on the Management Committee and as Co-Chairman of the Hiring Committee. David was named a 2006 New York Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine, a “Leading Real Estate Lawyer” by Chambers USA and one of The Best Lawyers in America for 2006 and 2007. He was named one of the New JerseySuper Lawyers by New Jersey Monthly and has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. David is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law of the American Bar Association, and the Real Estate Board of New York. He is also a frequent speaker on Real Estate topics. NANCY SCHIRMER RENDOS is Vice President/Senior Real Estate Counsel for MACERICH where she practices in retail leasing and shopping center development, provides counsel to the management, development, operations and leasing departments, and participates in company task forces for new initiatives. Prior to joining MACERICH, Nancy was President of Rendos Law Office, Excelsior, MN, and in house counsel with General Growth Management, Inc., Minneapolis, MN and Funco, Inc., a national video game retailer, Minneapolis, MN. Ms. Rendos graduated from the University of Iowa, with a B.A., high academic distinction, Economics and German, was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Eta Sigma, and received a J.D., with honors, from George Washington University – National Law Center, Washington, D.C. where she was a Student Bar Association Representative. Nancy also attended the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria where she received the First Place Student Prize. She is admitted to practice law in Minnesota and is a member of the Minnesota and Hennepin County Bar Associations, and the ICSC. PIERCE RICHARDSON is a partner in the Pittsburgh office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP. He is a practice group coordinator for K&L Gates’ global real estate group. His practice is concentrated on real estate development (retail, office, commercial and industrial facilities), including land acquisition, zoning, subdivision, utility, roadway and other land development matters, property acquisitions and sales, leasing, and all aspects of real estate finance. He has represented national developers in connection with the development of retail and commercial centers, office buildings and light industrial facilities, and has represented purchasers and sellers of regional shopping centers, office buildings and industrial properties. Mr. Richardson has experience in the acquisition or disposition of heavy industrial facilities, including the creative use of subdivision, easements, licenses and other techniques to accomplish the separation of industrial facilities into multi-user properties, and has represented owners and developers of power plant projects in connection with the development, acquisition and financing of power generation facilities. Mr. Richardson is a contributing editor to Banking and Lending Institution Forms, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Western Pennsylvania chapter of NAIOP. He received his B.A. in economics from Miami University in 1983 and his law degree from the University of Akron in 1986. STEVEN J. ROBERTS is Vice President – Real Estate Law for the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC. Prior to joining Stop & Shop he served as real estate counsel to the Limited Inc., Vice President – Legal for Wilmorite Inc. and thereafter was a partner with Altman, Kritzer & Levick, P.C. in Atlanta Georgia. Mr. Roberts has represented developers and retailers in transactions, including the development and leasing of large regional malls, “Big Box” centers, lifestyle centers, outlet centers and mixed use centers. He has also been a speaker for the practicing Law Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers and other trade groups and is on the Board of Editors of Commercial Leasing Law and Strategy. He received his undergraduate degree from St. John Fisher College, magna cum laude, and his law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. MATTHEW J. ROWE, PLS is a Vice-President and partner at Psomas, a nationally recognized engineering firm with over 800 employees with offices in California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Colorado and Mexico. Mr. Rowe has over 20 years of professional surveying experience including Design, Large-Scale, and ALTA surveys (both single-site, multi-site and multi-state), as well as Record Mapping (including many 3-dimensional, or Airspace maps). He has coordinated, managed, and supervised a multitude of projects that have included field survey, aerial photogrammetric mapping, digital orthophotos, utility surveys, title report review, boundary analysis, and the preparation of maps and exhibits. Mr. Rowe is a graduate of California State University, Fresno (B.S. 1983). MICHAEL H. RUBIN is one of the managing partners of the multi-state firm of McGlinchey Stafford and has an active finance, commercial litigation, and appellate practice. He has presented over 215 papers on ethics, professionalism, real estate and other topics throughout the United States and Canada, and his writings on ethics and professionalism have been utilized in law school courses around the country. Mr. Rubin is the author, co-author, and contributing writer of 11 books and more than 30 law review articles and periodicals. He currently serves as President of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He is a past-president of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Bar Association, and the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents, and is member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. GREGORY L. RUSSELL is the Leasing Director for Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri, a mixed use complex that includes the international headquarters of Hallmark Cards, Inc. His primary responsibilities are office and retail leasing. He worked for nine years as Leasing Manager with Hallmark Cards where he devoted the majority of his time to retail leasing and store acquisition for company and operator owned stores. Before joining Hallmark in 1997, he was Corporate Attorney for General Growth Properties, focusing on the negotiation of retail leases for regional and national retailers. Prior to working in real estate, he served as Enforcement Director for the Iowa State Securities Division and Deputy District Attorney for Alameda County, California. He is currently serving as President for the Heart of America Tennis Association. Mr. Russell graduated from Drake University in 1976 and Drake Law School in 1979. He is admitted to the bar in California, Minnesota and Iowa. ROBERT G. RUSSELL is a partner in the San Diego, California law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP. Mr. Russell has been associated with Procopio, Cory throughout his 32-year legal career and is admitted to practice in California and Nevada. Mr. Russell graduated from Rice University in 1968 and from the University of San Diego School of Law (magna cum laude) in 1975. He is a frequent lecturer to lawyers and other business professionals on insurance-related issues. ABE SCHEAR is a partner at the Atlanta firm of Arnall Golden Gregory. He is the chairman of the Firm’s Commercial Real Estate Group, the co-chair of the Firm’s leasing team and the co- chair of the Firm’s Israel team. Before joining Arnall Golden Gregory, Abe worked for a number of companies, including landlords and tenants. Recent articles written by Abe have appeared in Shopping Center Business and Southeast Real Estate (and he publishes a somewhat quirky baseball newsletter). He is a frequent speaker at ICSC functions as well as at NAIOP and IFA meetings. Currently, Abe is on the planning committee of the ICSC Southeastern Conference and a member of the ICSC Law Committee. Twice, Abe has been appointed by Atlanta’s mayor to commissions. He is a graduate of the Emory University School of Business (1973) and the Emory University School of Law (1976). LINDA K. SCHEAR serves as General Counsel to Gregory Greenfield & Associates, Ltd., an advisory company based in Atlanta, Georgia, serving as the landlord’s representative on numerous regional malls situated throughout the United States. In this position, she handles property acquisitions, dispositions and financings, department store transactions, and assists in the day to day asset management of the portfolio. Ms. Schear previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Compass Retail, Inc. and the divisions of Lend Lease and Jones Lang LaSalle into which it evolved. She is a member of the program committee of the ICSC Law Conference and the editorial board of the Retail Law Strategist and has been a regular speaker at the ICSC Law Conference and other industry events. Ms. Schear received her law degree from Emory University and her undergraduate degree from Penn State. DAVID R. SCHENK, Esq. is a partner in the Chicago office of the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg. He specializes in structuring and negotiating real estate transactions and in settling related disputes. Mr. Schenk has developed a subspecialty in construction and design contracting. Representative construction projects include 900 North Michigan Avenue, Union Tower, and NBC Tower in Chicago, Constellation Place in Los Angeles, Marriott Hotels in Scottsdale, Arizona, New York City and Freemont and San Jose, California, Campbell Ranch in Albuquerque and numerous major renovation and expansion projects at regional shopping centers and hotels throughout the U.S. Regional shopping center work includes, among others, Old Orchard, Oak Brook, and Water Tower Place in the Chicagoland area and the Houston Galleria. He is a trained mediator, has authored and published articles on construction law, lectured on construction contracting to professional and industry groups, including at ABA and ICSC conventions, and served as an expert witness in real estate related litigation. Mr. Schenk graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.B.A. (1963) and with an M.B.A. (1965) and received his law degree from the John Marshall Law School in 1968. DANA SCHIFFMAN is a partner in the San Diego office of Allen Matkins, Leck, Gamble, Mallory & Natsis LLP. He is an authority on commercial real estate law whose practice encompasses a full range of issues with special emphasis on shopping center development, expansion and redevelopment. Mr. Schiffman is an expert on acquisition, development, leasing and financing matters associated with regional malls, specialty, power and neighborhood shopping centers and commercial mixed-use projects. He also provides expert counsel on a variety of environmental matters relating to the purchase, leasing and sale of commercial properties. Mr. Schiffman's clients include some of the nation's leading real estate and retail companies. Mr. Schiffman was educated at the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated with a B.A. in economics and a B.S. in biology, summa cum laude. He also received his J.D. and an MBA from UCLA. ANDI SCHMIDT, Vice President at Pritchard & Jerden, Inc., earned a BS from University of North Alabama. She also earned a law degree from Atlanta Law School. She is a member the Georgia Bar Association. Andi has over 20 years experience in both the legal and insurance industries and specializes in Risk Management consulting with an emphasis in Real Estate acquisition and development. MICHAEL SCHNABEL is currently a Principal at Centre Partners. Since joining the firm in 2002, Mr. Schnabel has focused his attention on investing in the consumer products, industrial products and services, restaurant and healthcare sectors. Mr. Schnabel has played a key role in Centre’s efforts to acquire such companies as Bumble Bee Seafoods, the largest North American branded seafood company; Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation, a leading casual dining chain with over 200 company-owned and franchise restaurants; and DSI Holding Company, a diversified healthcare services company that owns, operates and/or manages kidney dialysis treatment centers, specialty hospitals and acute care centers. Prior to joining Centre Partners in 2002, Mr. Schnabel served as Director of Finance at OmniSky Corporation after having worked in Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp.'s investment banking department. Mr. Schnabel is currently a Director of ActionEmco Acquisition LLC, Centre Environmental Partners, Inc., DSI Holding Company, Inc., Group Dekko Holdings, Inc., and Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. Mr. Schnabel received a B.S. from Duke University. GREG A. SCHULTZ is Vice President - Lease Administration for the Westfield, LLC Division of the Westfield Group, one of the world's largest shopping center owners. He is responsible for managing the department, which drafts and negotiates the in-line leases and ancillary documentation for Westfield’s major regional shopping centers in the United States portfolio, producing over 2,500 documents each year. Prior to joining Westfield in 1993 Greg spent 23 years with a women's apparel retailer, Worths Stores, first serving as Controller and then Vice President with responsibilities for leasing, lease negotiation, store construction and maintenance. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Management from the University of Central Missouri. NANCY T. SCULL is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law School and is a senior partner at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps specializing and advising residential and commercial developers on how to set up and govern complicated master planned commercial and residential projects, and other urban and infill mixed-use projects. Nancy has served as Chairperson of the California Building Industry, Department of Real Estate Committee, President of the Downtown San Diego Partnership and is currently a member of the California BIA Urban Council. Nancy is one of 500 attorneys recognized throughout the United States last year who is “carrying the profession to new frontiers”. Nancy is currently working on numerous mixed-use residential, retail and commercial projects throughout California and the northwest. She is currently lead counsel in creating the governance structure for the LA Live Project, which will involve a Ritz Carlton, Marriott Hotel and more than 200 luxury condos, and the redevelopment of a new urban core in Tustin, California, which will involve residential, retail, hospitality, commercial and industrial horizontal and vertical elements for this new downtown community area. STEVEN G. SHAPIRO, LEED AP As an engineer and lawyer, Mr. Shapiro has a distinct experience in the interplay of construction and design as well as project development. At the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Mr. Shapiro serves dual functions of project management and strategic planning. In addition, he serves on the company’s national historic preservation group and its national LEED group.In addition to construction management, Mr. Shapiro formerly practiced law, representing national and regional development entities. Mr. Shapiro earned his undergraduate business administration degree from Georgetown University in 1984 and his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1987. In 2004, he received a Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of Maryland and is now an adjunct professor at the school. He has published articles in scholarly journals and is an allied member of the American Institute of Architects. KEVIN L. SHEPHERD is co-chair of the Real Estate Practice Group of Venable LLP in Baltimore, Maryland and is chair of the firm’s Finance Committee. Mr. Shepherd is a former chair of the ABA Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and is an officer of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). He is a governor of the Anglo-American Real Property Institute, serves on the editorial advisory board of The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, and is a former editor-in-chief of Probate & Property. Mr. Shepherd is a member of the ABA Task Force on the Gatekeeper Regulation and the Profession, the chair of ACREL’s Ethics and Professionalism Working Group, and the chair of the USA Patriot Act and Gatekeeper Task Force of the ABA Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law. TERRI K. SIMARD is Vice President, Law and Assistant Secretary for Target Corporation. Target Corporation operates over 1500 Target Stores nationwide. Prior to joining Target, Ms. Simard was a partner in the commercial real estate department at Faegre & Benson law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) and serves on ACREL’s program and leasing committees. She also is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), serves on the ICSC Law Conference Program Committee and was Chair of the 2005 ICSC Law Conference. She is a frequent lecturer for continuing legal education seminars, including ACREL and ICSC. Ms. Simard received both her B.A., magna cum laude, and her J.D., cum laude, from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. ROBYN MINTER SMYERS is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group at Thompson Hine LLP (Cleveland). Ms. Smyers' practice focuses on commercial real estate acquisitions and sales, development, financing and leasing. Prior to joining Thompson Hine LLP, Robyn was an attorney in the real estate department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York. Her previous experience also includes working for the Corporation for Supportive Housing, which helps develop housing for homeless people. In 1995, Robyn clerked for Justice Albie Sachs on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. From 1991-1992, she was a Benjamin Trustman Traveling Fellow in South Africa, where she worked for Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Ms. Smyers received her A.B. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Yale Law School and is admitted to practice in New York and Ohio. STUART H. SOBEL is a shareholder in the South Florida law firm Siegfried, Rivera, Lerner, De La Torre & Sobel, P.A. He is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and is an “AV” rated Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Lawyer. He is also certified as a civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is admitted to the Florida and Georgia Bars, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the Trial Bar for the Southern District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Supreme Court. He serves as a Construction Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. He is a member of the American Bar Association Forum Committee on the Construction Industry where he serves on the Steering Committee for Specialty Trade Contractors and Suppliers. Mr. Sobel received his undergraduate degree in economics from Brown University, in 1975 and his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Miami in 1978. STEVE SPECTOR has been with Macerich for over 15 years. His responsibilities involve the supervision of legal services relating to leasing, development, management, litigation and other aspects of Macerich's business. One of the nation's largest retail real estate investment trusts, Macerich (NYSE:MAC) has a diverse national portfolio that encompasses 73 regional shopping centers, as well as a dynamic mix of lifestyle, large-format retail and specialty centers. Mr. Spector is a graduate of Duke University’s School of Law. NEIL SPRAGUE is Associate General Counsel for Applebee's International, Inc., with responsibilities for real estate for company-owned and franchised stores, as well as business and liquor licenses for company restaurants. Prior to May 2005, he was a partner in the real estate division of the Kansas City law firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., where his practice included representing landlords, tenants, purchasers and sellers of commercial properties. Mr. Sprague has extensive experience representing national retail clients with the acquisition, operation and disposition of store, restaurant, distribution center and office locations. Mr. Sprague graduated with a B.S.B.A. from the University of Missouri, and received his J.D. from the University of Missouri Law School in 1981. GAIL M. STERN is Senior Vice President – Retail Operations, Legal for Limited Brands, Inc., Columbus, Ohio. Prior to joining Limited Brands, Inc., she was Chair of the Business Services Department at the Baltimore-based law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP. She is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American Law Institute, and is past Chair of the Real Property, Planning and Zoning Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. She is also a member of the ICSC Law Conference Committee. Ms. Stern is co- author of “A Practical Guide to Commercial Real Estate Transactions”, published by ABA Publishing, 2001 and a contributing author to “State-By-State Guide to Commercial Real Estate Leases”, published by Aspen Publishers, 2004. She is a frequent speaker for the International Council of Shopping Centers, ACREL and the Maryland Institute of Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers, Inc. LINDA A. STRIEFSKY is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group at Thompson Hine LLP and is a resident in the Cleveland office. Ms. Striefsky’s practice focuses on real estate and commercial law, including finance; real estate purchases, leasing and development; governmental incentives; and corporate facilities advice, including portfolio transactions and outsourcing. Ms. Striefsky is an active member of the ICSC, the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the Urban Land Institute and the American Bar Association. She received her B.A. from Marywood College in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1974 and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law School in 1977. She has been honored by inclusion among the Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 50 Female Super Lawyers and Real Estate Super Lawyers in Cincinnati Magazine's Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004-2006, and by listing in Best Lawyers in America, 1993-2006 Editions, and America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2003-2006, published by Chambers. CONSUELO TANKERSLEY is Senior Counsel for J.C. Penney Corporation Inc., Plano, Texas. Throughout her tenure within the Real Estate legal group as an Attorney, Senior Attorney and currently as Senior Counsel she has conducted a multitude of real estate transactional work in both a regional and new stores program attorney capacity in response to the Company real estate development strategy. She has interfaced in negotiations of complex documentation with myriad of national, regional, and local shopping center Developers (single asset, multiple asset, individual and REIT ownership) in single and multiple tenanted single and mixed used development sites (traditional department store anchored malls, off-mall/power center development, mall redevelopments, mall de-malling developments, free-standing, and life-style or open-air center developments). Ms. Tankersley received her J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas, with honors. GORDON W. TANNER is a capital member at Stoel Rives LLP and is resident in the firm’s Seattle office. He serves on the Executive Committee of Stoel Rives LLP, and is active in the firm’s real estate and commercial finance practice. His individual practice focuses on general real estate, commercial real estate leasing, secured real and UCC personal property lending, with a special emphasis on UCC Article 9 and agricultural finance law. He also works in the areas of financial transactions, partnership and LLC issues. He graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, and has been selected by his professional peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White 10th, 11th and 12th eds.), has been named one of Washington’s “Super Lawyers” by Washington Law & Politics (2000 – 2007), and was included in Chambers’ America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2004 – 2006). Gordon is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (2001), and currently serves as the chair of its Practice Technology Committee. He is past chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section and the Agricultural Committee of the Business Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association, and is a member of the Pacific Real Estate Institute in Seattle. Mr. Tanner is a frequent author and speaker on real estate and commercial law topics. He is also active in the Law of Cyberspace Committees as they relate to real property and digital signature issues, in both the Washington and the American Bar Associations. JENNIFER R. VAN NESS practices in the area of commercial real estate in the Atlanta office of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. Her practice focuses on commercial acquisition, development, joint ventures and leasing, with a particular emphasis on retail development and leasing. Ms. Van Ness represents a range of clients from developers and investors to retailers and lenders. She received her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Vanderbilt University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. Before joining Sutherland, she served as a law clerk for Judge R. Lanier Anderson, III, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Ms. Van Ness is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, ICSC and of Commercial Real Estate Women of Atlanta (CREW). ANN M. WAEGER is a partner in the Westfield, New Jersey firm of Farer Fersko, where she practices in the Real Estate and Redevelopment Practice Group. Ms. Waeger is experienced in dealing with purchases, sales and leases of industrial and commercial real estate, including transactions involving environmentally impaired properties. In addition, she has broad based experience in reviewing, analyzing, negotiating and consummating significant environmental insurance policies, including policies insuring against cost overruns and pollution legal liability in multi-million dollar environmental cleanups, Brownfields and other high stakes development and redevelopment projects. Ms. Waeger is a frequent lecturer and writer on various aspects of environmental risk allocation, including the use of the current environmental insurance policies, both on a State and National level and she was appointed to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers in 2004. Ms. Waeger graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 1983 and was admitted to the bars of New Jersey and New York in 1984. STEVEN A. WEISFELD is a senior attorney with Beattie Padovano, LLC, a 29 attorney law firm located in Montvale, New Jersey. Mr. Weisfeld's practice is concentrated in representing retail tenants and landlords. Mr. Weisfeld graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986, and graduated in 1989 from Cornell Law School, where he was a member of the Cornell Law Review. In 2005, Mr. Weisfeld led a breakfast roundtable discussion at the ICSC Law Conference in Phoenix, and in 2006 he and Steve Roberts led a workshop on signage rights at the ICSC Law Conference in Orlando. Mr. Weisfeld has also been a professional boxing judge since 1990, and has judged almost 1,000 professional bouts. This March, he judged the Wladimir Klitschko-Ray Austin heavyweight championship in Germany. SENATOR JOHN WILES is the founding partner of the Georgia based law firm Wiles & Wiles and represents a broad range of commercial real estate clients. Senator Wiles represents Georgia Senate District 37. He chairs the State and Local Governmental Operations Committee and is a member of the Higher Education, Health, Appropriations, and Judiciary Committees. Senator Wiles received his undergraduate degree from the George Washington University and his Juris Doctorate from The Stetson University College of Law where he served on the Stetson University Law Review. He is admitted to practice in Georgia, Colorado, Florida, Tennessee and Texas. NORMA J. WILLIAMS is a commercial real estate attorney whose practice focuses on acquisition and disposition and financing transactions. Ms. Williams' clients include utility companies in real estate transactions, entities purchasing and operating shopping centers, grocery and restaurant chains, entertainment firms, banks and other financial institutions, pension funds and entities in which pension funds are members or partners, governmental agencies and others. Ms. Williams is the most recent Chair of the Real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Ms. Williams is a frequent public speaker, has published numerous articles and has authored major California real estate legislation. She received her B.A. degree magna cum laude from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut where she was elected to member of Phi Beta Kappa and received her law degree from University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall). JANET H. WINNINGHAM is a partner in Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP where she concentrates her practice in real estate, real estate development and construction, and real estate finance. Ms. Winningham has represented shopping center owners and developers, lenders and anchor tenants. Prior to joining Katten, Ms. Winningham was in-house real estate counsel with McDonalds’ Corporation. Ms. Winningham earned her Bachelor's degree with distinction from DePauw University and her Juris Doctor from the Loyola University of Chicago. She is a member of ICSC, and the American Bar Association and is admitted to practice in Illinois and the Northern District of Illinois. MICHAEL ZERMAN has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry as an attorney, investment advisor and developer. His law practice at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP focuses on all aspects of real estate transactional work, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing and construction agreements. He represents pension funds, developers, REITs, banks, insurance companies, retail chains and government entities. Mr. Zerman has negotiated and documented numerous purchase and sale transactions, ground leases and exchanges involving shopping centers (including ten regional malls), office buildings, industrial parks, hotels, apartments and unimproved land. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Zerman was an officer of two major investment banking firms and developed several commercial properties in New York City. Mr. Zerman is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1993) and Wesleyan University (B.A., with honors, 1981).
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