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

    2014 Paralegal eLearning Program: Immediate Pre-Mortem Planning


    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


    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


    Program information will be available

List Serv

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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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