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Jack Fersko, co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department, will be a panelist at a two-day event focused on “Negotiating Commercial Leases 2021,” to be presented by the Practising Law Institute (PLI) on Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26, 2021 as a live Zoom webcast.

The legal framework of commercial leases has been greatly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic shifts of 2020, and it is critical to understand the changed circumstances under which landlords, tenants, and lenders are now operating as well as the courts’ interpretations of those circumstances.  This comprehensive program will provide important insights into the following issues:

Mr. Fersko will participate as a panelist in the following segments, scheduled on Thursday, February 25:


COVID-19-Health and Lease Related Regulations 


COVID-19 Landlord Defenses and Enforcement Actions – Tenant demands, rent defaults/terminations and attacks on Leases

Mr. Fersko’s practice reflects his extensive experience as a commercial real estate and general business lawyer. His legal services emphasize industrial and commercial real estate activities, with a particular focus on industrial leasing, project financing, sustainable development and alternative energy initiatives, urban redevelopment, and the impact of environmental laws on commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition and redevelopment of environmentally contaminated sites.   

Additional program information and registration at: Negotiating Commercial Leases 2021