Larsson & Scheuritzel P.C. sent a contingent of 5 attorneys and paralegals to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Law Conference in Hollywood, Florida.  Over 1,400 participants attended numerous lectures, seminars, and social activities from October 26 to October 29, 2016.

David Larsson presented “Exclusives After Winn-Dixie and Its Progeny: When Exclusive-Use Covenants Get Personal.”  Dave and his co-presenter, Elizabeth Hamilton, cautioned the need for careful drafting in negotiating leases, whether representing Tenant or representing Landlord.  Otherwise, the evolution of retail sales in the modern economy can lead to litigation over the meaning of everyday words like “groceries” and even “sandwich”.  Worse yet, centuries-old distinctions – such as the difference between a real covenant and a personal covenant – can come into play on account of minor differences in contract language.

Bruce Ritter presented “Subtenant Recognition Agreements:  To Recognize Me or Not to Recognize Me, That Is Not a Question.” Bruce and his co-presenter, David S. Lima, carefully dissected the competing perspectives between Landlords, Tenants, and their Subtenants, with the complicating layer of a Lender’s perspective looming over them all.  Bruce, David, and the engaged audience discussed ways to balance these concerns in protecting a client’s interests.

We thank the great participants at these lectures and the amazing work and dedication of the other presenters and the ICSC Law Conference Program Planning Committee.  Next year’s conference is in San Antonio, Texas.  See you there!