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Summer Conference 2014

Rebuilding the Dream: Michigan Real Estate Revitalized

Early registration discount extended to May 31. Register now and SAVE!

Date: July 16-19, 2014
Location: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Traverse City
Cost Before May 31: $325 section members; $285 first-time attendees; $100 Young Lawyers Section; $375 non-members
Conference Registration: online or by mail/fax form PDF

Program & Faculty   Roundtables   Activities & Golf  

Hotel Reservations: Online at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa or you can call the Grand Traverse Reservations Department directly at (800) 968-7352 and mention the State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Conference to receive the discounted rate.

NOTE: The Section's Annual Meeting will be held Friday, July 18. There is no fee to attend the Annual Meeting portion of the day.

Real estate transactions are gaining steam, more developers are announcing plans, and is that really a crane on the horizon? In light of the revitalization in the market, Leslee M. Lewis of Dickinson Wright PLLC in Grand Rapids and Michael A. Luberto of Chirco Title Agency, Inc. in St. Clair Shores are planning a power-packed three-day conference for real estate attorneys looking to hone their skills in construction and planning, corporate and tax structuring, easements, restrictive covenants, rural real estate, new developments in the law, and an intriguing variety of roundtable topics.

For the first time ever this year's summer conference will provide an entire series of opportunities focused on newer practitioners. Recognized experts in the field will offer a series of four training sessions on real estate fundamentals: purchase agreements, leases, lending and title insurance. Newer practitioners even get a private Q&A session with our feature panelists. These opportunities, combined with State of the Law and interesting roundtable discussions, will provide a comprehensive training experience for the newer real estate practitioner.

Thursday, the conference will begin with an expert panel discussion focusing on construction, from contracts, liens, and planning to title underwriting and current issues. Friday's workshops will address (1) the drafting of restrictive covenants and easCraig Fahle from NPRements, (2) rural real estate matters, (3) corporate and tax structuring and issues for real estate, and (4) fundamentals of purchase agreements and leases. A spirited update on recent Michigan legislation and court opinions will be complemented by interactive roundtable discussions on topics from fracking and HUD regulations, to the condominium act, historic preservation, tax deferred exchanges, foreclosure, surveys, appraisals and title issues. Craig Fahle from NPR will bring his insiders knowledge of Michigan's economy and politics as our guest speaker on Saturday morning. And you won't want to miss Casino Night, golf scramble and other special events to get to know colleagues throughout the State.

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