LOS ANGELES, DECEMBER 3, 2020 — Thomas Lombardi, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, was co-chair of the 2020 Crocker Commercial Real Estate Symposium, while Danielle Hvolka, member of the firm’s Real Estate Group, spoke on a panel. This is the second year in a row that Tom served in this role. He was responsible for organizing the event on behalf of the California Lawyers Association in partnership with the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Tom and his LACBA counterpart lead the activity of the planning committee, along with the organization of the panels. In addition, Tom helped with direct marketing as well as outreach to sponsors. Tom gave opening and closing remarks on behalf of the CLA at the event.
This symposium held on November 12, 2020, featured three panels comprising prominent California attorneys and industry insiders who discussed selected trends and developments in commercial real estate that affect practitioners today and will impact the future of commercial real estate. Diane’s panel titled “Retail Leasing in the Time of COVID: Treading Water Until We Get to the Other Side,” discussed the myriad of current challenges in the retail leasing world. The program was presented by the Real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Real Property Section of the California Lawyers Association. Some of the co-sponsoring bars included the Asian Pacific Bar American Bar Association, Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the Mexican American Bar Association and the Japanese American Bar Association. In addition, Cozen O’Connor was a 2020 sponsor of this event.
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