I participated in the ICSC (International Conference of Shopping Centers) Law Conference in Phoenix last month along with my GSB law partner, Joseph West, and was impressed with the high quality of the legal presentations and the aggregation of industry talent of the attendees. I anticipated seeing colleagues in private practice with experience representing landlords and tenants, but we were joined by the country’s major retailers and their in-house counsel, as well as shopping center leasing teams. Quite often, the most interesting insights came from interactive seminars in which conference participants as well as presenters could share their own experience and knowledge with the group.
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