COVID-19 Stimulus and Relief Packages with Brian Crist and Josh Christie of Ice Miller LLP


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In this episode of Real Estate for Breakfast, Phil is joined by two of his Ice Miller colleagues: partner Brian Crist and partner Josh Christie. Phil, Brian and Josh discuss the ongoing economic impact of COVID-19 across a variety of sectors and the hot topics surrounding stimulus and relief packages. They also discuss legislation and federal stimulus packages including: the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, the Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Stabilization program, the Main Street Lending Program, the Fannie-Freddie Mortgage Forbearance Program and other available programs. In addition, they discuss what landlords and tenants are doing in the current situation. The impact of various state and federal orders to suspend or stay rent and tax collections, evictions and mortgage payments is also explored.

The purpose of this podcast is try to wrap our arms around the various stimulus and legislative packages at play, provide some practical tips and guidance from practitioners who are living this on a daily basis and see how businesses are responding at this current time.


Brian Crist is a partner at Ice Miller and concentrates his practice in business, real estate, environmental, public/private partnership and privatization law. He represents and counsels clients on all aspects of the acquisition, disposition, redevelopment, leasing and financing of commercial real estate assets across the country.
Brian has provided counsel to an international real estate development company on numerous transactions related to its Shari'ah compliant real estate investment funds, including serving as lead counsel with respect to a $100 million acquisition of leasehold interests in two office parks in Boca Raton, Florida in a multi-tiered ground lease structure owned by several municipal entities. He has also represented publicly-traded real estate investments trusts and privately held developers over a sustained period of time with respect to the development, acquisition, sale and financing of single property and portfolio transactions throughout the country.
Brian also has provided counsel with respect to properties with environmental problems commonly called "brownfield redevelopment projects." His legal practice also includes extensive experience in advising clients with respect to public/private partnerships and public infrastructure transactions.

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Joshua Christie is a partner in the Firm's Business Group. Josh primarily focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, commercial agreements, general corporate matters and financing transactions including commercial lending transactions. Josh's practice also includes advising clients, including governmental entities, municipalities, bidders and developers, in public-private partnerships. His P3 experience involves a number of jurisdictions, projects and industries.
Josh has assisted clients in the analysis, negotiation, documentation and consummation of a variety of transactions, including the acquisition and sale of assets and equity, equity issuances, financing and re-financing, mergers and joint venture formations. Josh also has experience representing borrowers, lenders and investors in financing transactions. He has assisted entrepreneurs in entity formation and other legal matters related to starting new businesses.

Josh also assists clients in the preparation, drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements, including the sale, purchase, supply, distribution and manufacture of products and services. His experience in this area also has touched a number of areas, including the manufacturing, distribution, logistics, chemical, life sciences, food products and consulting industries.
In addition, Josh helps clients navigate and make informed decisions with regard to general corporate matters, including entity formation, the sale and issuance of securities, advising boards of directors and other corporate governance issues, including fiduciary duties of directors and officers and corporate policies and procedures.

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