Hopping Green & Sams is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Course entitled, “Secrets of CDDs: Unveiling the Mysteries and Unlocking the Possibilities.” This intermediate level course includes panels addressing, among other things, the implications of community development districts for real estate transactions; the current and future trends of municipal bond markets; ethical considerations for CDD transactions; and the future trends in the CDD practice area. It also includes a panel discussion regarding how, when a project fails, CDDs can help to stabilize the project and more quickly move it back into productive use. Key industry leaders including district managers, district counsel, bond counsel, trustee counsel, underwriters, and others are on the speaking panels. This is a timely event in light of recent developments in the industry relating to, among other things, emerging case law involving CDDs, the IRS’s recent audit positions, and the recovery of the housing industry.
Hopping Green & Sams lawyers participating include Jason Merritt, who will be speaking on the 9:30 a.m. panel entitled, “Implications of CDDs for Real Estate Transactions: Real Estate and Association Issues,” as well as Brian Crumbaker, who will be presenting at both the panel discussion on “Anatomy of a Real Estate Project Meltdown: District, Developer, Trustee and Conventional Lender Perspectives” (at 1 p.m.) and on “Future Trends for CDDs” (at 2:45 p.m.). Jere Earlywine, also from the firm, is serving to co-chair the event. The event is scheduled to occur at the Tampa Airport Marriott on January 25, 2013, with a “mixer” on the evening of January 24. For more information, please see the event description on the Florida Bar website, or contact Jere Earlywine at 850-222-7500. We look forward to seeing you there.