The Center for Real Estate Law celebrates 20th anniversary

As published by Yahoo

The Center for Real Estate Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago celebrated its 20th anniversary on Thursday, September 22.

A reception highlighted the work of the Center over the last two decades, which has educated and trained attorneys and real estate industry professionals in the substance and practice of commercial real estate transactions.

Gina Giannella, vice president and Illinois state counsel for the local division of Chicago Title’s National Commercial Services also was honored.

“We have benefitted greatly from the generous participation of the leaders in commercial real estate law nationwide,” said John Marshall Professor Celeste Hammond, the Center director.

“Our advisory board has members from large law firms, major corporations and professionals who have been elected to membership in organizations like the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Lambda Alpha International, Counselors of Real Estate and CREW,” Hammond added. “Our full-time and adjunct faculty have national reputations in facilitating the commercial real estate transaction of their clients.”

The Center for Real Estate Law also produces scholarship relevant to the commercial real estate industry and its lawyers. Over its lifetime, the Center has held conferences relating to emerging issues like adapting to climate change, fracking and the interaction between scientists and transactional attorneys, as well as ones dealing with commercial leasing, shared ownership communities and global real estate investment. An upcoming conference will look at how technology is disrupting the commercial real estate industry.

The Center’s annual Kratovil Conference brings together leading scholars, practitioners and industry professionals to consider cutting-edge issues important to commercial real estate attorneys, their clients and our society.

The 20th Anniversary celebration was sponsored by Chicago Title Insurance Company, National Commercial Services.

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