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Guest Speaker: Scott Lindquist


Scott Lindquist practices in the area of real estate law, with a broad range of experience covering virtually all aspects of real estate practice. He has handled a multitude of financing transactions involving all types of real estate, major acquisitions and sales, joint venture equity investments, and complex leasing transactions. He has advised clients on investments in a wide variety of real estate projects, including office buildings, hotels, community shopping centers, regional malls, apartments, condominiums and multiple-use projects. This breadth of experience has also involved Mr. Lindquist in many areas relating to real estate, including asset securitization, loan participations and syndications, business organizations, securities law, tax law, foreclosure, lender liability issues, bankruptcy, and zoning and land use regulation. Mr. Lindquist is co-chair of Dentons' Tax Advantaged Investments practice, and he is a prominent practitioner in the new markets tax credit area. Since the inception of the program, he has advised a multitude of allocation recipients, investment sponsors, investors and qualified businesses on all aspects of the New Markets Tax Credit program. He has provided commentary on proposed guidance, regulations and program forms; developed many of the investment documents that are now in common use in the industry; and handled virtually every kind of new markets transaction, including some of the earliest investments, as well as some of the largest investments, under the program. To date, he has represented dozens of clients in hundreds of new markets transactions involving many billions of dollars in qualified investments. Mr. Lindquist also has extensive experience in historic, energy, and low-income housing tax credit projects and investments, as well as in joint venture investments in real estate, through both partnership and limited liability company vehicles. He has represented institutional clients in joint ventures involving retail, office, hotel, industrial and multi-use properties, and has helped clients develop the structure and documentation for their equity investment programs. In the area of financing, Mr. Lindquist has represented many of the firm's largest lending clients on a multitude of commercial loans, many of which have involved hundreds of millions of dollars and some of the most complex and sophisticated financing structures utilized over the last 20 years. Mr. Lindquist has particular expertise on issues arising in loan participation and co-lending arrangements in real estate loan transactions, as well as on workouts and restructurings of troubled loans. He has also developed special expertise in hotels and hotel management agreements. He has represented a number of major institutional owners and investors in negotiating and renegotiating hotel management contracts and has advised them on management issues relating to their hotel properties.

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