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RP COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS GROUP

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law

RP COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS GROUP

Who We Are

This group analyzes the transactional and ownership issues which confront commercial real estate attorneys when dealing with land transfers, construction, brokerage services, servitudes, title insurance, property and liability insurance, and ownership of commercial real estate. Each committee within the group focuses on one of these topics.

See links below to the ICLG Comparative Real Estate Guide for 2014 which allows for free downloads of Chapters. Specifically, check out the separate link to Chapter 2 addressing the emergence of Canada in global real estate investing which is co-authored by Mario Paura, of Stikeman Elliott, LLP, Vice Chairman of the our Purchase and Sale Committee.

Sub Committees  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees

Programs, Meetings & Events

Committee Events

Title Commitment eCLE

November 20, 2013
This program will review and discuss the negotiation process with the title insurance company and title insurance agent. It will include a discussion of commitments and their terms, the exceptions that commonly appear in commitments, requirements and the means for satisfying those requirements, survey review, and pro forma policy negotiation.
Topics of discussion will include:
•        A general review of ALTA Forms, including Commitments, and similar forms available in the United States;
•        The provisions of the commitments, including conditions for an effective commitment, expiration of commitments, and authority of title insurance agents;
•        Commonly used standard exceptions and means from removal of those exceptions, surveys and the ALTA/ACSM Survey Standards, authority documents, standard affidavits used in closings, and procedure to amend commitments;
•        How lawyers need to deal with requirements and exceptions, what changes they should make, the means to secure removal or amendment of exceptions and requirements, and curative tips;
•        The use of Pro Forma Policies in commercial transactions;
•        Commonly requested endorsements and considerations in evaluating the need for endorsements; and
•        Areas of coverage that generate claims.
 
Group Events

    Resources for Individuals with Special Needs for their Families

    09/16/2014-09/16/2014

    Participants will develop an understanding of the unique needs, issues and concerns of families that have a member with special needs, including: · The defining characteristics of intellectual and developmental disabilities;· The prevalence of cognitive disabilities and most common diagnoses;· ...

    New IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and Related Procedures: Compliance Options for Foreign Assets in a Transparent World

    09/23/2014-09/23/2014

    On June 18, 2014, the IRS announced substantial changes to its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). Taxpayers who have failed to report interests in foreign assets now have three different paths available to them to come into compliance: OVDP, streamlined filing, and delinquent FBAR/information ...

    October Session

    10/14/2014-10/14/2014

    The event will be held on 10/14/2014. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

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Leadership

Chair:

Miller, Nelse

Council Representatives:

Wine, James

Vice-Chair:

Bray, Amy

Committee Roster  

Modified by Adam Bielawski on July 1, 2014

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