PITTSBURGH, PA –  On November 14, 2017, Alisa Carr, Real Estate and ADA Partner with Leech Tishman, participated in discussions on federal legislation to address the volume of ADA lawsuits in Washington, D.C.,  on behalf of the International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”).

The ICSC supports H.R. 620, The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (“the Act”). The Act seeks to address the rise in ADA Title III lawsuits, by requiring a plaintiff to provide written notice to a business owner about alleged violation to the ADA and allowing them 120 days to correct the potential problems, before attorney fees can be charged. The Act also adds safeguards that incentivize the remedy of alleged violations.

On September 7, 2017, the House Judiciary Committee voted to advance The Act, and it will now move to a full House floor vote.

In Washington, D.C., Alisa joined a small panel and met one-on-one to brief Congressional counsel and staff on this issue.

About Alisa Carr
Alisa N. Carr is a Partner with Leech Tishman and is both a real estate transaction lawyer and an experienced litigator with a track record of successful results for clients. A member of the Litigation, Real Estate and Energy Practice Groups, Alisa focuses her practice on litigation, arbitration and mediation before federal and state courts and administrative and regulatory agencies with an emphasis on real estate, ADA Title III and FHA defense, oil & gas, zoning, landlord/tenant issues, land use and construction law. 

About the ICSC
The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. The Mission of the ICSC is to ensure the retail real estate industry is broadly recognized for the integral role it plays in the social, civic and economic vibrancy of communities across the globe. Founded in 1957, today we have over 70,000 members joined together in one vibrant global community.

Read more about the ICSC’s support of H.R. 620 by clicking here.