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Real Estate Finance (Blanton)

Spring 2024   LAW 675-001  

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Faculty
Melissa Blanton

Lecturer in Law

mblanton@schnader.com
Additional Information
Experiential Course

Yes

Skills Training
Team Projects
Drafting Legal Documents
Other Professional Skills: Negotiation Skills

Grading
20% Participation,
80% Other (Drafting assignments throughout the course will constitute 30% of the final grade. The final assignment will constitute 50% of the final grade.)

Exam
Essay,
Take Home,
Open-Book (Although "Essay" was selected, the exam will actually consist of take home project. The project will be the drafting of a set of loan documents.)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Location

Class meets in person.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- Class sessions are regularly recorded. I will make these recordings routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

- I will make PowerPoint slides or other class materials routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

- When you are better, please make an appointment to meet with me and I will review/answer questions about what you missed.

Meeting Times/Location
M 4:30PM - 6:20PM
Silverman Hall 240B

Category
Upper-Level

Credits
2.0

Real Estate Finance.

This is a drafting and negotiation course that will examine the fundamentals of real estate finance from a legal perspective. The course will attempt to develop skills in the drafting of finance documents and in using legal concepts in a real estate transactional setting. The main topics covered will include the following: drafting and negotiating real estate finance documents; understanding due diligence (entity documents, development permits and approvals, title, etc.); understanding financial covenants as they related to real estate secured financing; leasing; understanding the various types of payment and completion guarantees; and negotiating and drafting multi-lender and work-out documents. Given the importance of negotiation in this course, class participation and attendance will be a large factor in the grading.

Course Concentrations

Business and Corporate Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of business and corporate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of business and corporate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to business and corporate law; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between the world of business and finance and that of business and corporate law, and how they affect other areas of law and society.

Property and Real Estate Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of property and real estate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of property and real estate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to property and real estate law; Demonstrate an understanding of how property and real estate law affect other areas of law.