NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 3, 2015) - Two Partners at Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm with a strong real estate practice in New York, will be speaking at major forums in the real estate finance space in November 2015:

  • Dan Flanigan, Chair of the Department of Real Estate & Financial Services, will moderate the panel on "The US lending universe today" at the Real Estate Capital Forum 2015 hosted by PEI, a conference producer and global B2B information group, on November 9, 2015 at 11:25 AM at the Convene Conference Center in New York. The panel will focus on the returning importance of CMBS, the breadth and depth of banks' role in private equity real estate lending, conservative lenders, and the challenges facing REITs today.

  • Dan Flanigan will also be moderating a panel at the Borrower & Investor Forum on Real Estate Mezzanine Financing & Subordinated Debt, along with Allen Dickey, a Polsinelli Shareholder and the firm's leading mezzanine finance lawyer. The forum is being hosted by the Information Management Network (IMN) on November 10, 2015 at the Union League Club in New York. IMN is a producer of major real estate educational and networking forums.

Dan Flanigan will moderate the panel on "New Era = New Strategies" at 9:45 AM. The panel, composed of mezzanine lenders, will discuss strategies to compete for deals and chase yield in the current market.

Allen Dickey will moderate a panel entitled "Macro-Economic Viewpoint: When Interest Rates Rise & Other Key Issues Impacting CRE Investment in 2016" at 11:45 AM.

Commenting on the upcoming IMN forum, Flanigan said, "They thought Mezz was dead and buried after the crash. But, as Mark Twain said, 'the report of my death was an exaggeration.' Mezz is playing a vibrant, dynamic, and critical, although radically transformed, role in the resurgence of the real estate finance market. We are happy to be part of the conversation and contribute to these discussions."

About Polsinelli:
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 750 attorneys in 18 offices, serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals nationally. Ranked in the top five percent of law firms for client service and top five percent of firms for innovating new and valuable services*, the firm has risen more than 100 spots in Am Law's annual firm ranking over the past six years. The 183 attorneys in the department of Real Estate & Financial Services, chaired by Dan Flanigan, documented and closed 3,000+ commercial mortgage loans for $28 billion-plus in principal amount, and enforced or restructured $4 billion-plus commercial mortgage loans. *BTI Client Service A-Team 2015 and BTI Brand Elite 2015.

Contact Information:


Dan Flanigan
Financial Services & Real Estate Department Chair

Adam Friedman
Strategic Communications
Adam Friedman Associates