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Karen Abrams and Mark Morfopoulos, Speak at Shopping Center Law Conference

Published: November 16, 2009 | E-Mail

Karen Abrams and Mark Morfopoulos each hosted a Breakfast Roundtable at the U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference held by the International Council of Shopping Centers in Phoenix, Arizona.

Karen Abrams, a member of the Retail Real Estate Law team at Meislik & Meislik explored an often confusing and conflicted area: “First Rights” in leases. Often thought of solely in terms of “Rights of First Refusal,” Karen discussed variants to “First Refusal” rights, such as Rights of First Offer and Rights of First Negotiation.

Mark Morfopoulos, who is also a member of the Retail Real Estate Law team at Meislik & Meislik, discussed “Tenant Pitfalls When Signing SNDA Agreements.” His thoughts on the subject can be found in his in-depth article in the December 2008 and January 2009 issues of the Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy, an ALM Properties, Inc. publication.

Karen E. Abrams is a senior attorney at Meislik & Meislik. Her practice includes a broad range of leasing, banking, and commercial real estate transactions. She has extensive experience in crafting and negotiating commercial leases, representing local, regional, and national commercial landlords, tenants, and brokers with respect to both office and retail space. Her real estate practice also includes the acquisition, sale, and financing of real property. She can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) or by calling 973.783.3000.

Mark Morfopoulos is an attorney in the Commercial Real Estate Group at Meislik & Meislik and has a special focus in the area of Retail Real Estate Law. His writings on areas of commercial real estate, retail real estate law, and attorney professionalism have been widely published in many magazines and newsletters. Mr. Morfopoulos formerly was an in-house attorney for a Fortune 500 company and, as such, regularly handled complex deals at domestic and international locations. While acting as in-house counsel he was instrumental in initiating a company-wide environmental audit program. As a private practitioner, Mark managed the Toys ‘R Us lease in Times Square, New York and negotiated a successful cable franchise contract with Verizon. Mark can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address)or by calling 973.783.3000.

Meislik & Meislik is a law firm focusing on commercial real estate matters with a special knowledge of Retail Real Estate Law. Although located in Montclair, New Jersey, it represents developers, investors, landlords, and single and multiple-location tenants locally as well as nationally and regionally. More about Meislik & Meislik can be found on its website at

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