Join the New York City Bar Association's Real Property Law Committee for "Critical Insights

Critical Insights from In-House Real Estate Practitioners — Best Practices on Effective Relationships Between In-House and Outside Counsel

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Click here to register. City Bar members: Free Non-members: $20

The program will provide a practical framework of how outside counsel can attract and maintain clients by meeting and even exceeding their clients' expectations. The program will also discuss how outside counsel can help their in-house client achieve their goals and advance within their legal departments or within their profession.

Discussion points will include:

  • Qualities for which in-house counsel looks when selecting outside counsel.

  • Issues that raise concerns for in-house counsel (e.g., what drives them crazy).

  • Expectations of outside counsel.

  • Effective ways for in-house and outside counsel to communicate needs and expectations.

  • How outside counsel can and should assist in-house counsel in addressing the challenges with which in-house counsel is dealing.

  • Qualities that cause in-house counsel to stay with outside counsel.

  • Methods of addressing concerns by in-house and outside counsel.

  • Preferences on alternative fee arrangements (e.g., flat fees).

  • Handling requests from in-house counsel that are not part of the budget that has been provided by outside counsel and accepted by the client.

Moderator: Alan F. Kaufman, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Panelists Adam Gang, Coach, VP Real Estate; Alan Garten, The Trump Organization, Executive VP & General Counsel; Jillian Joseph, Executive Counsel, GE Capital Real Estate; Jeffrey T. Steiner, SL Green Realty Corp., Assoc. General Counsel, SVP

Sponsored by: Committee on Real Property Law, Lesley Horton, Chair

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