Real Estate Institute 2018

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Both Days
Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia PA, 19107
STARTThu., Dec. 06, 2018
8:20 AM
ENDFri., Dec. 07, 2018
4:30 PM
CLE 12 sub/2 eth PRICE Regular: $575.00
New Attorney: $275.00
Day One
Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia PA, 19107
STARTThu., Dec. 06, 2018
8:20 AM
ENDThu., Dec. 06, 2018
4:30 PM
CLE 6 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $350.00
New Attorney: $175.00
Day Two
Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia PA, 19107
STARTFri., Dec. 07, 2018
8:20 AM
ENDFri., Dec. 07, 2018
4:30 PM
CLE 6 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $350.00
New Attorney: $175.00


Keep abreast of the year’s significant developments

As a real estate lawyer, you know that the rules of the game are constantly changing. You can count on the Real Estate Institute to make sure you are up-to-date on all facets of the industry.

Catch up on the year’s most significant case law, current legislation, practice fundamentals, trends and strategies

  • Invigorate your practice with new ideas and approaches to handling the tough issues in real estate practice
  • Over 42 sessions including 10 just the basics, 22 intermediate & 6 advanced level plus 4 ethics sessions
  • Discuss problems and concerns with old friends and new colleagues

Thursday's Sessions:

  • The Year in Review
  • Negotiating the New PAR Residential Agreement of Sale
  • Estate Administration of Real Estate: Issues and Developments
  • Lien Divestiture Starts with a Sale
  • Bad Boys: Negotiating Recourse Carve-Outs in Complex Commercial Real Estate Finance Transactions
  • Annual Community Association Law Update: Formation, Governance & Living
  • Insurance in Commercial Real Estate Documents; Understanding the Nuances
  • Commercial Leasing
  • You can't represent the property! Who is your client? Avoiding liability traps in Transactions, Zoning, and Land Use (ETHICS)
  • 7 in 7 Tech Tips with Jim Tupitza
  • Latest Trends in Municipal, Developer and Homeowner Association Roles in Stormwater Management
  • The Upside-down World of Short-term Rentals
  • Counselling Mom & Pop Landlords
  • Confessions of Judgement – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  • Changes in Property Assessment Law in the City of Philadelphia
  • Wholesaling of Real Estate: A Path to Profit or Prison?
  • The Hardship Standard for Variances
  • The Art of Eviction
  • Key Issues in Real Estate Joint Ventures
  • Payment Bonds, the Prompt Payment Acts and Limiting and Responding to Lien Claims: Practical Responses to Contractors’ Favorite Weapons

Friday's Sessions:

  • Reprisal of state and federal enforcement activity affecting real estate transfer participants
  • Title Insurance
  • Deed Follies: Stories of deeds gone wrong
  • Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign … Signs, “Political” Speech, Religion and the First Amendment in Community Associations
  • PA Construction Law Update: Contractor & Subcontractor Payment Act Changes & Mechanics Lien Update
  • Creating your First Common Interest Community: An Overview for Creating Projects under the Condominium and Planned Community Acts
  • Looking Forward – The State of the Local Economy and Real Estate Markets for the Residential and Commercial Sectors
  • Retail Bankruptcies: Impacts for Landlord and Co-Tenants
  • Ethics issues unique to foreclosures
  • Even More Tech Tips with Jim Tupitza
  • Litigating Common Disputes Under the PAR Agreement of Sale
  • Commercial Loan Transactions – The Borrower’s Perspective
  • Watch Your Words (Statutory Construction Act & municipal ordinances)
  • The tax cut and Jobs Act … its impact on Real estate
  • Land Use: “When is your project by right, when is it not by right”
  • Regulatory taking
  • 1031 Exchanges: The New World
  • Ethics & Social Media
  • Construction Contract Drafting for Owners, Developers & Tenants
  • How to Do 90 Minutes of Legal Work in 60
  • Letters of Intent: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Join us

Whether you specialize in property owners’ rights, contracts, zoning, landlord/tenant issues or any other aspect of real estate law, you will find what you need at the 22nd Annual Real Estate Institute. Over 400 real estate lawyers attended last year’s Institute. If you’re a regular, we look forward to welcoming you back. If you are a “first timer,” come prepared for a great learning experience. Register today – online or by telephone, fax or mail. You’ll be glad you did.

All attendees of this course will receive the course book as a digital download; printed versions of the course books are available for seperate purchase.

If you wish to receive the printed version(s) of the course book with your registration, you must call PBI customer service at 800-932-4637 to register for this course and purchase the printed course book(s).

This Institute is worth a maximum of 12 CLE credits; workshop choices will determine whether credits are in substantive law, practice and procedure or ethics.


Drew E. Aldinger Esq.
Susan A. Apel Esq. Office of Attorney General Bureau of Consumer Protection
Sean Ardes Esq. First American Title Insurance Company
Joseph N. Argentina Jr, Esq. Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (Phila)
Leonard A. Bernstein Esq. Holland & Knight LLP (Phila)
Melissa S. Blanton Esq. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP (Phila)
Liam Y. Braber Esq. Charlson Braber McCabe & Denmark
H. Jeffrey Brahin Esq. Brahin Law Offices
Jacqueline M. Carle Esq. United States Attorney’s Office
Keely Amber Carr Brady Esq. Brady & Cissne Law
Jerry B. Chariton Esq. Chariton Schwager & Malak
Noah Harris Charlson Esq. Charlson Braber McCabe & Denmark
Scott Douglas Crumley Esq. Tactix Real Estate Advisors, LLC
Stephen D. Daly Esq. Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP
Stanley B. Edelstein Esq. Fineman Krekstein & Harris PC
Caroline A. Edwards Esq. The Law Offices of Caroline Achey Edwards
Erin M. Fagnilli Esq. Chicago Title Insurance Company
Richard A. Fineman Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP
Bryan P. Franey Esq. Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP
Ronald M. Friedman Esq. Law Office of Ronald M. Friedman
Kevin C. Gillen PhD Drexel University
Matthew Brian Ginsburg Esq. Dechert LLP (Phila)
Richard W. Goldberg Esq. U.S. Attorneys Office- Eastern District of PA
James L. Goldsmith Esq. Mette, Evans & Woodside
Gregory G. Gosfield Esq. Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP
Blair H. Granger Esq. The Granger Firm
Marshal S. Granor Esq. Granor & Granor PC
Kenneth D. Hackman Esq. Dechert LLP (Phila)
Richard M. Heller Esq., CCIM, CES Law Office of Richard M Heller
Edward Hoffman Jr, Esq. Barrow Hoffman
Erik M. Hume Esq. Saxton & Stump, LLC (HBG)
Eric M. Hurwitz Esq. Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP (NJ)
Frank Kosir Jr., Esq. Meyer Unkovic & Scott LLP
Wendi L. Kotzen Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP
Adam E. Laver Esq. Blank Rome LLP (Phila)
Jeffrey P. Lewis Esq. Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Gary L. Lozoff Esq. Tactix Real Estate Advisors, LLC
Tina R. Makoulian Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP
Sara A McCormick Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP
Margo McDonnell CRE, CES 1031 Corporation
Lisa A. McEntee Esq., CLTP First American Title Insurance Company
Andrew M. Menchyk Jr., Esq. Stepanian & Menchyk LLP
Robert N. C. Nix III, Esq. Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP (Phila)
Merle R Ochrach Esq. Hamburg Rubin Mullin Maxwell & Lupin PC
Raymond Paul Pepe Esq. K & L Gates (Hbg)
David E. Schwager Esq. Chariton Schwager & Malak
Joseph M. Sedlack Esq. Reed Smith LLP
Daniel J. Siegel Esq. Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC
Douglas E. Simon Esq.
Susan J. Smith Esq. Law Office of Susan J Smith
Richard Brent Somach Esq. Norris McLaughlin & Marcus P.A. (Allentown)
Robert Stephen Stigall Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP (NJ)
Andrew K. Stutzman Esq. Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP (Phila)
Steven Lloyd Sugarman Esq. Steven L. Sugarman & Associates
Sherman C. Toppin Esq. Sherman Toppin Law Firm LLC
Paul C. Troy Esq. Kane Pugh Knoell Troy & Kramer, LLP
James S. Tupitza Esq. Tupitza & Associates, P.C.
Andrew H. Wagner MBA Conner Strong & Buckelew (Phila)
Robert R. Watson Jr., Esq. Eastburn and Gray PC (Blue Bell)
Carl N. Weiner Esq. Hamburg Rubin Mullin Maxwell & Lupin PC
Brett M. Woodburn Esq. Tucker Arensberg (Lemoyne)
Kenneth J. Yarsky II, Esq. Sherrard German & Kelly PC
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.