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Strip mall with vacant storefronts.

Mechanics Liens and the Repurposing of Mall Space and Retail

July 20, 2022 | 1:00 PM
Central Time (US and Canada)

CLE credit will be offered where available.

Class Description

The impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has yet to reveal the entirety of its scope. During this period of time, the filing of Commercial Mechanic’s Liens increased in proportion to the economic impact of the pandemic. We will review the projected scale and impact of the necessity of filing commercial mechanic's liens for work completed pre-pandemic as well as how this impact has helped to determine both the short-term and long-term repurposing of Mall Space and Retail.

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Shawn A. Elpel, Esq.
NCS Seattle

Shawn Elpel is Senior Vice President/Senior Underwriting Counsel/Asst. General Counsel-Commercial Services at Stewart Title Guaranty Company. With over 25 years of legal and real estate experience, Shawn provides commercial underwriting support on numerous multi-site and high liability transactions across the United States. Shawn is a graduate of Eastern Montana College (now known as Montana State University – Billings), and Gonzaga University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona, California and Washington. While in private practice, Shawn represented corporate, institutional, developer and contractor clients in complex real estate transactions. He also litigated construction law and mechanic’s lien cases. Shawn is a frequent presenter and lecturer for continuing legal education and real estate seminars.

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