Unique Issues With Real Estate Litigation


Real estate attorneys encounter specific types of ethical issues more than others. The topic will discuss issues such as ethical conflicts in real estate transactions and the ways to resolve those issues before they can lead to a mandatory withdrawal or an ethics complaint. The material will cover the duties of confidentiality and the duty of truthfulness, and how those two duties can create a conflict for the real estate attorney. The topic will address issues with limiting or defining the scope of the representation to areas of practice the attorneys is qualified and omitting areas the attorney is unqualified. The material will also cover the duties of safe keeping of property, i.e. funds, related to the transaction.
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Not too many years ago, basic training for most real estate agents consisted of a phone, a reverse directory and the classified section from the local newspaper.


Navigating Loan Workouts and Short Sales for Commercial and Residential Real Estate


While the effects of the Great Recession on real estate are hopefully receding, five-plus years of loan restructuring, foreclosure activity, and short sales have taught us some lessons. This on-demand webinar will review the latest trends in resolving troubled loans secured by real estate and provide an overview of strategies for the borrower and lender in resolving the nonperforming real estate loans that still exist.

Title Insurance Risks in Distressed Real Estate Transactions


This CLE webinar will prepare real estate attorneys to address the title insurance implications of purchasing distressed properties. The panel will explain the unique title issues that arise during mortgage modifications, foreclosures, deeds in lieu, bankruptcy and receiver sales, and note, REO, and short sales. Investors seizing new opportunities to purchase commercial properties out of bankruptcy or from distressed sellers must consider the increased risk of liens and other encumbrances on these properties. In the past, buyers could reasonably rely on title insurance to mitigate risks.However, due to the stringent underwriting requirements for transactions involving distressed properties, during title due diligence real estate counsel must carefully address the title insurance issues that could have significant economic impact for the buyer, including liens, mortgages, and lawsuits.

Adwerx: Real Estate Advertising for the Digital Age (9/15)


Join our weekly webinar to learn why real estate marketing has fundamentally changed, and how you can stay ahead of the competition with smarter local marketing from Adwerx.

Property Redevelopment Due Diligence


Conducting appropriate due diligence is essential to any land acquisition. Developers must comply with a myriad of Federal, State and local regulations, including zoning, wetlands and other environmental requirements. It is important to be aware of deed restrictions, conditions to prior approvals, or other factors limiting development potential. A buyer should be mindful of and sensitive to the expectations and desires of municipal officials and surrounding neighbors. It is also critical to identify up front what physical limitations exist on a parcel, such as subsurface environmental contamination, to avoid or minimize unexpected delays and cost overruns during construction.