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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

    2014 Paralegal eLearning Program: Immediate Pre-Mortem Planning

    08/14/2014-08/14/2014

    What to do when a client is dying or on death bed: retitle assets to avoid probate, make annual exclusion gifts, pre-pay tuition, sell closely held (hard to value) business interests, fractionalize real estate, update beneficiary designations,

    Protection of IRA & Qualified Plan Assets after Clark v. Rameker

    08/19/2014-08/19/2014

    Retirement plan assets have become a major factor in the USA, amounting to approximately $23trillion as of December 31, 2013. Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) were some $6.5trillion of that total, and have been looked upon as a tool for closing out many company and government sponsored retirement ...

    SCINs and Private Annuities

    11/18/2014-11/18/2014

    Program information will be available

List Serv

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RPTE-COMMERCIAL@mail.americanbar.org

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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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