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Ira Meislik to Present at “Hot Topics in Shopping Center Leasing” Program

Published: May 12, 2014

Shopping center leasing deals most often start with a letter of intent, but these “term sheets” can serve to either move a deal along or set it down a sidetrack. On June 3, 2014, as part of a 3-1/2 hour continuing legal education program for attorneys who craft shopping center leases, Ira Meislik of the Montclair, New Jersey law firm of Meislik & Meislik, will lead off by revealing the good, bad, and the ugly about leasing letters of intent.

Mr. Meislik has been engaged in the practice of retail real estate law for almost 30 years and has been involved in more than a thousand leasing transactions. Based on that experience, he will be discussing such topics as the benefits and shortcomings of “deal sheets,” whether they should be terse or overflowing with detail, what they should contain, and what they shouldn’t contain. In conjunction with his presentation, he has prepared materials of about 60 pages, including a variety of sample letters of intent.

The “Hot Topics in Shopping Center Leasing” program in sponsored by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education and will take place from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4, 2014 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, New Jersey.

Ira Meislik’s practice is concentrated in two areas – Business Law and Commercial Real Estate Law. His business law practice covers general business, commercial, and transactional matters. In this area, he provides business counseling advice and handles business formations, acquisitions, mergers, and contracts. His commercial real estate practice focuses on the needs of landlords and tenants primarily within shopping centers and office properties. In addition, he has extensive experience in the acquisition, disposition, and financing of real property. His weekly blog, Ruminations, covers items of interest to the retail real estate law community and can be found at

The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) was created in 1962 to help lawyers and judges increase their general professional competence, keep abreast of developments in the law, and become more proficient in selected areas of practice. It is a division of the New Jersey State Bar Association. It presents more than 300 seminars each year throughout the State, publishes a wide variety of materials, and administers the Skills and Methods Course on behalf of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Meislik & Meislik is a law firm focusing on business law and commercial real estate law. It represents national and local businesses (large and small), developers, investors, landlords, and single and multiple-location tenants in a full range of transaction, from basic to complex. More about Meislik & Meislik can be found on its website at

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