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Changes in the Practice of Law Post COVID-19


The Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies presents

Changes in the Practice of Law Post COVID-19

Wednesday, May 27 | noon-1 p.m. | Held via Zoom

As business begin to reopen it is critical to consider how law firms will adapt to the new work environment.  We will focus on the critical issues including whether law firms will reorganize, how work will be dividded, who will work from home, and most importantly, how these changes will effect employment opportunities and working conditions for students and recent grads.

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Amy S. Leder '92 serves as the executive partner of Holland & Knight's New York office and as co-leader of the firm's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group in the New York/Stamford region. Ms. Leder advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, strategic alliances, capital-raising transactions and general corporate matters. She handles transactions such as the representation of underwriters and issuers in public offerings of equity and debt, divestitures, strategic investments and joint ventures.

John P. Napoli is the co-managing partner of Seyfarth’s New York office and also co-chairs the firm’s national tax practice. John practices federal, state and local tax law, and advises public and private clients on tax issues relating to corporate mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, restructurings, consolidations, financing, real estate (including REITs), tax free like kind 1031 exchanges, subchapter S corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, and limited liability companies. He is highly skilled in shaping tax-efficient real estate transactions, including the formation, operation, and liquidation of REITs and UPREITs.

Keith E. Reich is a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. He has been practicing law for more than 30 years and concentrates his practice in the area of real estate law. He has wide-ranging experience with commercial leasing, lease and loan restructuring, sales and acquisitions of commercial, industrial and residential properties, ground and net leasing and green building and sustainable development. He also represents lenders and borrowers in mortgage financing and negotiates brokerage, construction and other forms of real estate agreements.

Wes Rudes '94 is an executive director in Cushman & Wakefield's Manhattan office with 25 years of commercial real estate experience. In his career he has represented both tenants and landlords, completing transactions all over the country with tenants from a wide range of industries. Mr. Rudes has completed over 400 transaction in his career with tenants from a wide range of industries. His clients include financial, tech, media, PR, legal and non-profit firms. Additionally, he has served as building leasing agent for over 6 million square feet of office space. Mr. Rudes was the top producing broker in New York and one of the top national brokers at Cresa in 2013 and 2014. Mr. Rudes holds a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Albany, a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020



Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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