Investments in infrastructure, distressed debt sales and other government-related programs are among the hottest topics in non-traditional real estate investing. Government-related real estate investments not only provide unique opportunities for investors, but also involve partnering with federal, state or local governments. Please join Mayer Brown partners as they provide an overview of these investment opportunities, as well as advice about how to interact with federal, state and local agencies when they act as both your regulator and your investment partner.

Monday, September 21, 2009
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Program (The Roosevelt Room)
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Reception (The Washington Room)

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

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Presented by:

Carolyn P. Osolinik
Partner, Government & Global Trade Practice
Carolyn Osolinik represents corporations and non-profit organizations before the US Congress and federal agencies, including preparing legislative strategies and analyzing pending or potential legislation. She has extensive experience with coalition-building and monitoring and drafting legislation. Carolyn counsels financial institutions on significant developments in federal legislation and regulatory policy. She advises real estate developers on federal design and construction requirements for new projects.

Joseph Seliga
Partner, Global Infrastructure Practice

Joseph Seliga practices in the area of state and local government law, representing public sector and private sector clients in a wide array of transactional, legislative and regulatory matters. He has extensive experience in complex government transactions, particularly in the infrastructure sector. Joe played a principal role in the concession and lease of the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge, the first transaction of its kind in the US, and the Indiana Toll Road and Northwest Parkway concession and lease transactions, each of which received the Project Finance North American Transport Deal of the Year Award.

Jeffrey P. Taft
Partner, Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement Practice

Jeffrey Taft is a regulatory attorney whose practice focuses primarily on banking regulations, bank receivership and insolvency issues, financial services, privacy issues and anti-money laundering laws. Jeff has extensive experience counseling financial institutions and other entities on various federal and state consumer credit issues, including compliance with consumer credit laws, state and federal unfair or deceptive practices statutes, anti-money laundering laws, OFAC regulations and similar laws affecting the real estate industry and international investment.