Real estate, environmental, and land use attorneys from Canada, the United States, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Mexico are active in Interlaw’s NARE Special Business Team. They often rely on one another as counsel when real estate deals or litigation require local representation. Although open to anyone, a core group meets telephonically on a quarterly basis, and at least once annually. NARE members also get together informally at professional conferences such as the International Council of Shopping Centers, and Mortgage Bankers Association. NARE is developing several useful tools for one another, such as a LinkedIn site, and “Doing Deals Here” a primer in each location on the rules of retaining local counsel to navigate the market. Using their well-established relationships the group also promotes additional practices within each firm through its “Niche Practice” visibility program, which highlights specialties of members beyond the real estate practices areas.

Bob Brown, Sherman & Howard (Denver)
Tom Gates, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. (Charlotte)

2013 Meeting: NARE SBT, Los Cabos

NARE – The North America Real Estate Special Business Team is celebrating its 20th Anniversary Friday 19 April 2013 in Los Cabos, Mexico, hosted by Capín, Calderón, Ramírez y Gutiérrez-Azpe, S.C. The host firm lawyers and NARE co-leaders Bob Brown and Tom Gates invite Interlawyers and their guests to participate. NARE extends a special welcome to EMARE practitioners.

Deutsche Bank

European investment into the Americas is a powerful trend. Deutsche Bank is sending a top banker to discuss cross-border financing, especially for hotel and resort projects. There is something for everyone to learn from the plenary session. Deutsche Banker will participate fully with the delegation Friday and Saturday to maximize opportunities.

Networking Excursion:

Networking excursion is to a nearby resort for an insiders’ view of planning, financing, and managing a first-class resort even during down economic times to position for the economic upswing as in now, finally pulling out from the long recession. Lawyers and guests alike will benefit from the conversation about the complications of anticipating guests’ expectations of amenities when designing resorts for the future, strategies of cross-border finance deals, smart use of water and other resources, and a myriad of layers. During the tour, delegates and guests will enjoy the view of expansive mansions, gardens and properties built to overlook the resort and the nearby pristine beaches. Luncheon is served as part of the resort excursion.

19-21 Apr 2013: F2F Meeting – Capín Calderon, Cabo, Mexico

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