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Eat, Drink & Be Merry ... In the Right Space: Real Estate Concerns for the Food & Beverage Industry

(1k+ reviews)

Produced on May 05, 2015

$ 89 Real Estate and Food, Beverage, & Agriculture In Stock

Course Information

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Advanced

Course Description

The real estate needs of food manufacturers, processors, distributors and retailers vary and their particular real estate needs play an important part in the life cycle of the product from inception to consumption.   Regulatory standards are also a critical component of how food purveyors, retailers, etc. use space. 


Join Rania V. Sedhom, Founding Member, Sedhom & Mayhew, PLLC, a Bespoke Law FirmTM and Bernard Kennedy, Co-Managing Member of the Garden City office of Bond Schoeneck & King as they discuss the unique real estate needs of the food and beverage industry.


In this course, you will hear a discussion about the most important aspects of a real estate lease and what to focus on during your next lease renewal or initial negotiation and whether and/or how certain food and beverage safety rules affect your real estate options.


Learning Objectives:

I.    Grasp real estate basics in the food and beverage industry

II.   Differentiate the issues between manufacturers vs. distributors vs. processors vs. retailers

III.  Identify key lease provisions

IV.  Recognize liabilities that arise after the move-in


Program Attorney: Sigalle Barness


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.

Bernard P. Kennedy

Bond, Schoeneck and King, PLLC

Bernie advises clients on various matters including business transactions, contracts, real estate and litigation. He is a trusted legal advisor who understands how to translate complex legal issues into practical business terms and fashion common sense solutions to everyday business problems. Bernie brings a solution-oriented focus to the task of helping clients find answers to complex issues expeditiously, cost effectively and completely.


For the last twenty years Bernie has provided general counsel services to King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc., a Long Island-based company with two subsidiaries, 45 retail locations and over 4,000 employees. Serving as outside general counsel to King Kullen, he has been responsible on a day-to-day basis for corporate transactions, real estate, leasing and litigation, as well as coordinating legal services in areas such as ERISA, intellectual property, risk management and employment matters.


In 1989, Bernie was the founding partner of Kennedy and Gillen, a boutique business law and litigation firm located in Garden City, New York. In addition to King Kullen, Bernie’s firm has represented such clients as Hofstra University, Kimco Realty, Westbury Realty Ventures, Bogopa, Inc. and numerous other corporations and institutions, large and small.


Because of his years of experience representing retail businesses, Bernie is experienced in commercial leasing, particularly shopping center leasing, and represents both landlords and tenants in leasing transactions throughout the metropolitan area. Bernie also represents a growing list of independent supermarket operators throughout New York City in transactional and leasing matters.


Bernie also serves as Acting Labor Counsel and Union Negotiator on behalf of the Village of Williston Park.


Bernie has held various roles in civic and pro bono matters, including the following:

  • Serving four years as Trustee in the Village of Williston Park
  • Serving on the Board of the Family and Children’s Association and its Executive Committee and Governance Committee
  • Serving as Board Chair of the Family and Children’s Association
  • Serving as Chair of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Volunteer Lawyers providing pro bono legal services to residents of drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities
  • Serving on the New York State Trial Lawyers advocacy committee providing pro bono legal services to victims of the 9-11 disaster
  • Member of the Class of 2012 of Energeia
  • Member of the Board of the Point Lookout Civic Association


Louis D.

Great explanation of lease provisions common to industry.

Michael V.

Very entertaining (couldn't help it) talk and hit on a lot of subtle industry tricks that are very useful if you aren't an entertainment lawyer by trade and perhaps just dabble.

Thomas B.

Very well done. Both presenters were knowledgeable and concise in their comments.

Richard R.

Straight forward. Practical.

Leo G.

Great presenters, great presentation, great topic!

Kathy B.

great content and interesting presentation

Andrew S.

thorough and clearly presented.

Allan S.

Very thorough. Well done.

igor o.

Good for practitioners

Deanna B.

AWESOME speakers!! One of the best CLE courses I've had in 20 years of practice!

licet g.

I liked the combo of restaurant vs. supermarket. Gives good background.

William R.

well done and informative

Raul R.

Great session on issues to watch out for in leases. Examples were good.

Joyce W.

Very informative and on point.

Steven B.

good course

charles g.

good breakdown of a dense topic.

Lois M.

great interaction between presenters.

Kim R.

one of the best presentations I have seen within the NY RE bundle. Rania is engaging and I look forward to seeing her other CLE courses

James P.

Outstanding presentation - very engaging and informative.

John B.

Good, practical discussion of general lease terms for all landlords and tenants

Roseanne L.

Best one so far!

Kelvin B.

Good presentation

Lawrence G.

good info

ralph d.

helpful overview of the important points in this area of retail leasing

Michael F.

Great course

Mike N.


Francis Gerard H.

Very informative

John W.

This was a really good, practical presentation.

Ayhan O.


Loren G.

Absolutely excellent program. Both speakers were superior!

Chris P.


Patrick P.

thank you for the forms attached

Andrew P.

Well oprganized

Michael M.

I thoroughly enjoyed this CLE presentation. The conversational format is very conducive to learning and easy to watch. Thank you.

Jolie I.

Very informative and concise

barbara p.

I am very impressed with both speakers and generally with most speakers I have watched on lawline

Mark V.

A very helpful review and update on critical lease issues for food purveyors.

Donald O.

I thought the speakers were very clear and concise and demonstrated substantial practical experience with the subject matter.

Kenneth W.

Great course, presenters were excellent and very knowledgeable

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