PACDC Calendar

  • Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM
    The Philadelphia Bar Association in Philadelphia, PA

    Philadelphia's Lobbying Ordinance: A CLE for Attorneys

    This CLE program will review the registration and reporting requirements imposed by the Philadelphia Lobbying Ordinance and Regulations, including updates on clarifying advisory opinions and guidance issued by the Board of Ethics.

    Panelists will focus on what real estate lawyers and their developer clients need to know lobbying in Philadelphia, including what contacts with the City are covered or what are exempt.  Join your colleagues in the Real Property Section to hear an examination of what activities may be defined as lobbying, any exceptions to the ordinance and how it may affect the day-to-day dealings with the City of Philadelphia.

    Lunch and registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the program will run from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    J. Shane Creamer, Jr., Esq.
    Executive Director
    City of Philadelphia
    Board of Ethics

    Matthew N. McClure, Esq.
    Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

    **CDC staff lawyers seeking CLE credits MUST register directly with the Philadelphia Bar Association by clicking here: (There will be a nominal charge applied to cover the cost of CLE documentation.) 

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 05:30 PM · $150.00 USD

    25th Anniversary Gala & Award Ceremony

    Help us celebrate 25 years of strengthening Philadelphia neighborhoods and honor this year's award recipients. Enjoy an open bar, including fine wines from Moore Brothers and delicious food from Catering By Design. Along with the Blue Ribbon, Community Leader, and Rising Star Awardees we will be recognizing individuals with our Lifetime Achievement and Quarter Century Awards.  We hope you'll join us in recognizing the great work our neighbors and colleagues are doing around our city.

    Find a full schedule of events for our 25th Anniversary year here.  




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  • Wednesday, June 07, 2017 at 09:30 AM
    SEPTA Headquarters in Philadelphia, PA

    New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Training Institute Visits Philly: Attracting and Negotiating with Equity Investors

    Equity has become a more essential source of capital for residential and commercial development projects and developers are forced to contribute more equity capital in development projects.  Since the recent economic crisis, most projects will not support and lenders will not allow more than 80 percent, and sometimes 60 – 70 percent of debt financing in the deal.   So how do you attract the equity capital after you have exhausted all debt financing alternatives?  The first step in attracting equity capital is “penciling out” the project to know what you have to work with, then structuring and negotiating a suitable partnership.  Our workshop leader will be George Vallone, President of the Hoboken Brownstone Company.  Seats are limited.

    Key learning objectives:

    *Introduce how to determine what is potentially available for an equity investor; 
    *Explore the different types of projects and structures preferred by equity investors; 
    *Learn who are potential equity partners and where to find them; 
    *Discuss equity investors’ critical decision factors; and 
    *Understand how to best present an investment opportunity to an equity investor. 

    Tickets are $125 - To register:

    Limited discounts available to PACDC Members in good standing.  For details contact

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