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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.

More About Us

We are the RP Real Estate Financing Group committee.

Sub Committees  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees

Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Novel (and Not So Novel) Approaches to Adapt an Irrevocable Trust to Meet Today's Needs


    The program will outline different methods available in a modern practitioner's tool box to modify, update, or sculpt an existing irrevocable trust to meet an evolving family's needs and planning. A trust may be irrevocable in that the settlor may not change its terms or demand return of trust property, ...

    Section 199A -- Planning to Maximize the Deduction


    The new section 199A deduction for passthrough entities creates opportunities for businesses that are not C corporations but may require new and creative planning to maximize the deduction. - Understanding the computation of the 20% deduction - Applying the limitations on the deduction - Understanding ...

    Exit Mechanisms and Dispute Resolution in Real Estate Joint Ventures


    Sharing a joint vision for a new real estate venture is a critical element of future success. However, life throws many curveballs and the long-lasting partnership the venture partners had initially envisioned may not come to fruition. Therefore, it is crucial that the joint venture agreement include ...

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.

LISTSERV Communication

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Trott, John

Council Representative:

Cunningham, Candace


Bernard, Wogan

Committee Roster  

Modified by Adam Bielawski on February 14, 2018

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