Peter Breckheimer to Moderate Panel and Elisa Paster to Speak at the USC Gould School of Law 2016 Real Estate and Business Forum

Peter Breckheimer, a partner in Glaser Weil’s Real Estate Department, will moderate a panel at USC Gould School of Law’s 2016 Real Estate Law and Business Forum on “Avoiding Ethical or Fiduciary Traps: The Real Estate Transactional Attorney’s Guide to Navigating the Ethical and Fiduciary Minefield.” Additionally, Glaser Weil Government & Regulatory Department Partner Elisa Paster will serve as a panelist for a session on “Transit and Development in the L.A. Region.” The panels will take place at 8am and 10:25am, respectively, on Thursday, March 10, at The Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles.

Mr. Breckheimer’s panel will examine ethical and fiduciary issues that arise in real estate partnerships and LLCs and real estate transactions. The discussion will address ethical issues faced by attorneys representing the partners and members in such transactions, including the perils of representing multiple parties and the challenge of determining one’s client. The panel will also cover fiduciary issues for partners and members including problems arising in transactions between the entity and an investor, business opportunities, partnership information, relationships among investors, and relationships between the entities and unadmitted owners.

Ms. Paster’s panel will cover how the real estate community benefit will benefit from the LA region’s unprecedented investment in transit infrastructure and programs. Additionally, the discussion will focus on the new and upcoming way transit will affect development in the LA Region, including the reasons why TODs are dead and TOCs are here, how Measure R and SB375 are changing public investments and regional planning, and why removing traffic lanes will improve congestion. 

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March 10, 2016
Day-long Forum – Registration: 7:30 am and Event: 9:00 am
USC Gould School of Law
The Jonathan Club
545 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA  90071

MCLE and CPE credits available.


Valet parking will be available for $12 at the Club garage.  Self-parking may be available at nearby garages. 

About Peter Breckheimer

Peter Breckheimer, a partner in Glaser Weil’s Real Estate Department, represents owners, developers, private-equity investors, lenders and other sophisticated clients in all aspects of their real estate-related transactions, including, the acquisition, disposition and development of major commercial real estate assets, encompassing retail, office, industrial and multi-family properties; commercial leasing transactions representing both landlords and tenants; real estate secured and mezzanine financings and loan workouts representing both lenders and borrowers, and joint ventures and operating agreements.

About Elisa Paster

Elisa L. Paster is a Partner in Glaser Weil's Government and Regulatory Law Practice Group. Ms. Paster represents developers, land owners, investors and municipal governments in all aspects of land entitlements matters, including CEQA, Subdivision Map Act, and Planning and Zoning Law compliance, redevelopment areas, development agreements, due diligence review, and transactional issues. Ms. Paster has experience entitling a wide range of projects, from urban infill to mixed-use Master Planned Communities, and has successfully defended the land use entitlements and environmental impact reports against litigation challenges in trial and appellate courts.

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