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Thurs. Aug 20: Commercial Real Estate Practical Considerations for Your Business

January 1, 1970
Thursday, Aug. 20 
11:15 a.m.


Has the COVID-19 global pandemic changed the way your workforce is operating? Many businesses executives are contemplating how workforce productivity in a virtual environment may impact their short- and long-term commercial real estate decisions. Plunkett Cooney attorneys will discuss what businesses need to know about commercial real estate, leases, franchise agreements, and much more.

The rapid-fire discussion is designed to cover a range of topics from financial considerations to landlord or tenant issues to workforce management concerns related to COVID-19. Panelists will offer their expert point of view on:

  • What are the primary concerns right now for landlords and tenants?
  • Will COVID-19 change the future of commercial real estate lending?
  • What are commercial lenders concerned about right now?
  • Is there flexibility in the market for renegotiating leases and commercial mortgages?
  • What are the potential HR pitfalls to instituting a long-term remote work option?
  • How can I get relief from onerous lease requirements during the pandemic?
  • What are the property owner’s duties to tenants for a safe environment?
  • Are employers liable for employees allegedly infected while at work?
  • How do you see the future of commercial real estate evolving post-pandemic?

Moderator: Darren Nichols, Free Lance Journalist; Contributing Columnist, Detroit Free Press

Douglas C. Bernstein, Partner and Business Law Department Leader, Plunkett Cooney
Scott K. Lites, Partner, Business Transactions and Planning Practice Group, Plunkett Cooney
Sydney R. Puricelli, Senior Attorney, Labor and Employment Law Practice Group, Plunkett Cooney