American Bar Association

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law


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Our Group focuses on the varied and numerous issues involving the development, structuring, management and operation of certain real property developments, most specifically common interest ownership projects (ranging from condominiums, subdivisions and master planned communities and mixed-use projects to the specialized areas of timesharing and fractional interests), and hotels, resorts and tourism. There are three committees within the group, each of which specifically addresses its designated subject matter (although there is often a significant amount of overlap between the committees). Each committee pursues the unique issues presented in their respective areas of practice, including such issues as the acquisition, financing, development, operation, management and disposition of these special types of development. The three committees are:

The Group is very active in the RPTE Section's activities, having consistently presented CLE programs at the Section's meetings, and we are always looking for new members and participants. We look forward to your involvement with our Group.

Events You Should be Attending! Be There!

Committee Events

2014 RPTE Spring Symposia

May 1, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Group Events

    Resources for Individuals with Special Needs for their Families


    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


    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


    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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Group Leadership


Orvin, Daniel
Message From Group Leadership

Council Representative:

Freedman, Robert


Lubinski, Joseph

Committee Roster  

Modified by Adam Bielawski on July 1, 2014

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