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Fashion Retail Leases: If You've Seen One, Have You Seen Them All?

(690 reviews)

Produced on June 10, 2015

$ 59 Real Estate and Fashion Law In Stock

Course Information

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

The retail real estate needs of fashion companies may vary, but real estate consistently plays an important part in the life cycle of the product from inception to consumption. Real estate not only serves the practical role of providing a space to sell their wares but also assists brands in maintaining their identity and properly interacting with their customers. 


Join Rania V. Sedhom, Founding Member of Sedhom & Mayhew, PLLC, a Bespoke Law FirmTM ,and Laura Brandt, Founder of Brandt Law, as they discuss the unique real estate needs of fashion retailers. 


In this course, you will hear a discussion about the most important aspects of a retail real estate lease and what to focus on during your next lease renewal or initial negotiation, and whether and/or how certain mixed-use building rules may affect your operations. 


Learning Objectives: 

I.      Grasp real estate basics in the retail fashion industry 

II.     Differentiate the issues amongst stand-alone retail, retail within a mall, and retail in mixed-use buildings such as condominiums

III.    Identify key lease provisions 

IV.    Recognize liabilities that arise after the move-in


Laura McCabe Brandt

Brandt Law PLLC

Prior to the formation of Brandt Law PLLC, Laura gained extensive experience serving as senior in-house counsel:

-          General Counsel for fashion retailers H&M, Syms Corp., Filene's Basement and C. Wonder;

-          Associate General Counsel at Apple Core Hotels, a hotel and property management company operating multiple hotels, office buildings, and an assortment of other real estate and investment assets; and

-          Associate General Counsel for Ranieri & Co., Inc., a private investment firm.

In these roles, Laura provided strategic and operational advice and counsel to facilitate the formation, operation and growth of these businesses and their assets. Laura’s responsibilities were wide and deep in scope to include the legal areas of real estate, construction, corporate governance, labor and employment, regulatory compliance, contracts, licensing, and litigation oversight. As such, Brandt Law PLLC is in the position to provide i) one-stop legal services, ii) expertise in specific areas of the law depending on a client’s preferences and needs, and iii) appropriate referrals as needed.

Laura has presented at the NYC Bar Association, Association of Corporation Counsel, Touro Law Center, Fordham Law School Fashion Law Institute, the National Retail Federation, and Lawline.

Rania V. Sedhom

Sedhom Law Group, PLLC

Rania V. Sedhom, Managing Partner of the firm, is an attorney who provides practical and efficient solutions to complex problems. Rania has extraordinary interpersonal skills that allow her to forge win-win relationships across diverse organizations and cross-functional stakeholders. She is also a skilled legal and business commentator with appearances on national print and TV media, including L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, Forbes, Inc., Business Week, and CNN Money. 

 Rania is admitted to the Bars of the State of New York and New Jersey, the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit. Rania attended Syracuse University College of Law, where she was Editor of The Labor Lawyer and The Digest and served as Vice-Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Prior to law school, Rania attended Columbia University where she majored in political science.




Mary Carol D.

The two instructors were way above average in conveying the material clearly.

Donald W.

practical advice. well done!

James B.

Good speakers. Lively discussion.

Anita B.

This is the second course I have taken with this attorney. I like her and the guests she brings. She is interesting, and to the point, which is most appreciated. Keep this one.

Steven B.

good course

Deanna B.

I enjoyed this format and the speakers tremendously! Great program full of excellent practice advice.

Roseanne L.

very interesting

Ilia Yvette F.

I usually don't like when speakers sit but both presenters did a very good job. I enjoyed the back and forth and insightful comments.

ralph d.

helpful overview

Peter S.

A little more detail on the slides may be helpful. Otherwise great topic and speakers.

Shannon C.

Very informative

Sharon H.

Great presentation.

Andrew B.

Great chemistry between the two instructors. Maybe a podcast is in order.

Patricia R.

I always like Ms. Sedhom's presentations! Even though I am not in the business or representing fashion clients, I still find her examples and practical information very helpful!

Cynthia R M.

I really learned some things I can use plus the presenters were very good.

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