Real Property Law Section to Host Summer Conference

The Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will host its Summer Conference, “Mission Possible: Traversing Michigan’s Real Estate Landscape,” July 19-22 at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme.

The conference will begin Thursday, July 19, with an expert panel discussion focused on the practical implications of common contract terms. Educational workshops on Thursday and Friday will address technology, insurance, tax incentives for agricultural and forested lands, leasing, alternative energy, and the real estate implications of estate planning. An update on recent Michigan legislation and court opinions will be complemented by interactive roundtable discussions on topics like mineral rights, survey requirements, title objection letters, and drones. The Saturday morning session will conclude with “Expecting the Unexpected: The Wild State of Politics Today,” a special presentation by Susan Demas, owner of Inside Michigan Politics, a biweekly newsletter analyzing political and policy trends.

The RPLS Summer Conference will also feature many networking events, including a welcome reception on Wednesday evening, a golf scramble on Thursday afternoon, a reception and casino night on Thursday evening, and roundtable discussions each morning.

Prior to May 14, the registration fee is $285 for RPLS members who are also first-time attendees, $325 for other RPLS members and $375 for non-section members. After May 14, the registration fee is $325 for RPLS members who are also first-time attendees, $385 for RPLS members and $430 for non-section members. Members of the Young Lawyers Section can register for $100 both before and after May 14. To register or learn more about the Summer Conference, visit the RPLS website.

For more information, contact Karen Schwartz at For more information on other upcoming RPLS events, visit the RPLS website or become a fan of the section on Facebook.