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RP Real Estate Financing Group

RP Real Estate Financing Group

Who We Are

The Real Estate Financing Group is devoted to assisting attorneys in financing techniques involving real estate as collateral. To this end, this group presents educational programs and produces written materials to educate lawyers in all aspects of real estate finance. Separate committees within this group are dedicated to mortgage lending, including construction lending and securitizations, and legal opinions issued in connection with these financings, as well as legal issues and developments in real estate workouts, foreclosures and bankruptcies.

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We are the RP Real Estate Financing Group committee.

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 Sub Committees

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Enforceability Opinions and Their Qualifications

January 15, 2014
This call (at 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CDT/2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT, call 866-646-6488, passcode 557 741 9753) will focus on the meaning of enforceability opinions in connection with real estate secured loan transactions and the need for qualifications to enforceability opinions. Ed Levin and Charlie Menges of the Legal Opinions in Real Estate Transactions Committee will lead a presentation for about 20 minutes. This call will follow with 15 minutes for questions and discussion.

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25th Anniversary RPTE Spring Symposium, Chicago, IL

May 1, 2014 - May 2, 2014
The Real Estate Financing Group will be presenting a program at the Spring Symposium. Title: Eager Client Needs a Loan: Who, What, When, Where, How? Eager Client has come to Ideal Lender for commercial real estate financing. This program will take you through the anatomy of the loan financing process beginning with initial due diligence through closing and post-closing matters. The diverse panel will highlight perspectives from the borrower and lender sides as well as new hot topics in the area of commercial financing.
 
Section Events

    Trump Tax Proposals and their Effect on Planning

    12/15/2016-12/15/2016

    President-elect Trump and the House Republican Leadership have proposed significant changes to the income and transfer tax systems. The proposals are similar in many ways. With Republican control of both the White House and Congress starting on January 20th and the possibility of being able to pass tax ...

    Building Blocks of Commercial Real Estate

    01/11/2017-05/10/2017

    This 2017 RPTE Section series provides a comprehensive introduction to commercial real estate law, focusing on issues as they relate to purchase and sale agreements, leasing, financing, property insurance, and tax issues in real estate and financing transactions. The series features five 90-minute CLE ...

    Due Diligence in the Purchase and Sale of Real Estate – What to Focus on and Ignore

    01/11/2017-01/11/2017

    Due diligence for real estate transactions is a bit of an enigma. What is its goal? What does it entail? What value does it add to a real estate sales transaction? These questions often arise for lawyers and, even more commonly, for less sophisticated (or impatient) parties. We invite you to spend ...

Conference Call on January 15, 2014-Opinions

On January 15, 2014, the Real Estate Financing Group will host a call on the Enforceability Opinion and Their Qualifications.
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Effect of Gulf oil spill on real estate financing

The federal government and private lenders are reacting to the anticipated effect of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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LISTSERV Communication

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-REAL@mail.americanbar.org

In order to access the listserve archive, please click here. Please note that you will need to create a new password, separate from your regular ABA password, in order to use this archive.


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Leadership

Chair:

Trott, John

Council Representative:

Clarke, Kellye

Vice-Chair:

Bernard, Wogan

Committee Roster  

Modified by Adam Bielawski on September 3, 2015

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