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  • April 2008


Has the Earth Stopped Shaking?
The State of the Commercial Financing Markets
Since the Subprime Meltdown

Date: Friday, May 2, 2008 - 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

The commercial real estate financing markets are in an upheaval, with the aftermath of the subprime meltdown working its way through the system. How have the CMBS, CDO and traditional lending markets adjusted? How have property values and deal structures been affected? The panelists, representing both business and legal perspectives, will provide an update on the implications of the turmoil in the financing markets on the components of the capital stack, covering securitized and traditional loans, mortgage and mezzanine products. The discussion will cover changes in underwriting and deal terms, and how loan documents reflect those features.

Program Chair
Linda A. Striefsky, Thompson Hine LLP, Cleveland, Ohio

Joseph Forte, Alston & Bird, New York, New York
Richard R. Goldberg, Ballard Spar Andrews & Ingersoll LLP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sally Gordon, Moody’s, New York, New York
Thomas Kaufman, Hunton & Williams LLP, Washington, D.C.
Beth Lambert-Saul, Archon Group LP, Dallas, Texas
Leopard S. Sher, Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana



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