American Bar Association
 
Committee on Legal Opinions in Real Estate Transactions

Committee on Legal Opinions in Real Estate Transactions

Mission

The mission of this Committee is to provide support and guidance for lawyers who render third party legal opinions in real estate finance transactions and other transactions involving real estate and for lawyers who represent clients that receive such legal opinions. This Committee is involved with all aspects of legal opinions in real estate transactions. The Committee, on its own and in conjunction with other committees and groups, prepares reports, presents educational programs, publishes a newsletter, and monitors cases and other developments in order to work toward consistent opinion practice throughout the country.

Meetings of the Committee

Meetings of the Committee

The Committee meets at least two times a year, in the spring and the fall, with additional meetings as needed. Usually the meetings are telephonic. All Committee members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Committee will hold its Spring, 2017 telephonic meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. ET. For call-in information and the topics to be discussed at the meeting, please see the agenda posted below.

The Fall, 2017 Committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for September 21, 2017 at 4:00p.m. ET.

Subcommittee on Opinions to Federal Agencies  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees

Committee Newsletter

Resources

The Committee's projects are designed to assist the real estate bar in opinion practice. The Committee is currently undertaking the following projects:
Statement of Opinion Practices (4/7/17)
Core Opinion Principles (4/7/17)
Agenda for September 17, 2015 Meeting
Third-Party Legal Opinion Report including the Legal Opinion Accord (1991)
Legal Opinion Resource Center

LISTSERV Communication

The listserve provides an opportunity for any member of our Committee to ask questions of other Committee members on opinion practice.For example, if you are asked to give a certain opinion that you don't normally include in your opinion letter, or are uncertain as to the appropriate assumptions or qualifications that apply to certain opinions, you can submit your questions, which will be emailed to Committee members who will respond if they have experiences or thoughts to share on the subject. For more information on the listserve, you may also contact Dan Devaney at ddevaney@cades.com.

In order to send a message to the listserve, send the message as an email to the address below. You must be a member of the Committee to use the listserve.
RPTE-OPINIONS@mail.americanbar.org
View listserv archives.


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More Resources

Committee CLE, Resources, Opinions, Reports and more.
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Leadership

Chair:

Menges, Charles

Vice-Chair:

Kochanski, David

Committee Roster  

Modified by on August 7, 2017

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