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Both Days - Webcast

STARTThu., Dec. 03, 2020
8:25 AM
ENDFri., Dec. 04, 2020
4:10 PM
CLE 10 sub/2 eth PRICE Regular: $575.00
New Attorney: $275.00
Webcast - Day One

STARTThu., Dec. 03, 2020
8:26 AM
ENDThu., Dec. 03, 2020
4:10 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $350.00
New Attorney: $175.00
Webcast - Day Two

STARTFri., Dec. 04, 2020
8:25 AM
ENDFri., Dec. 04, 2020
4:10 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $350.00
New Attorney: $175.00

About

Join us at the 24th Annual Real Estate Institute

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 24th 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,” be prepared for a great learning experience.

So join us and catch up on the year’s most significant case law, current legislation, practice fundamentals, trends and strategies.

Invigorate your practice with new ideas and fresh approaches to handling the tough issues in real estate practice.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2020 - DAY ONE

8:25 – 8:30
Welcome & Introductory Remarks

8:30 – 9:30
The Year in Review - Blair H. Granger, Esq., Tina R. Makoulian, Esq. & Carl  N. Weiner, Esq.
What are the most significant cases and legislative statutes in real estate law over the past year? Get a quick summary of the important developments in our lively annual case law and legislative update.

9:30 – 9:40
Break

9:40 – 10:40
Annual Condo/HOA Case Law and Legislative Update - Marshal S. Granor, Esq. & Steve L. Sugarman, Esq.
The 2020 legislative session continues to include new laws affecting community associations. We’ll review those along with our up-to-the-minute case law update in our interactive hour together.  

10:40 – 10:50
Break

10:50 – 11:50
Transfers of Real Estate Title - Frank Kosir, Jr., Esq.
In Pennsylvania, there are countless ways by which title to real estate can be transferred. From the standard arm’s length conveyance to transfer via condemnation, foreclosure, or adverse possession, each method has its own specific nuances and requirements.  In this lecture, we will discuss these different manners of title transfer, as well as the pitfalls that may arise in assuring a valid and legal transfer of title.  

11:50 – 12:50
Lunch

12:50 – 1:50
Negotiating the PAR Agreement of Sale – James L. Goldsmith, Esq.
The residential agreement of sale is ubiquitous.  It is also lengthy!  Understanding it and the practical means of negotiating terms favorable to your client are covered by this offering. Additionally we will explore litigating the deal gone bad.

1:50 – 2:00
Break

2:00 – 3:00
Ethical Issues Dealing with Real Estate – Paul C. Troy, Esq.
This program will focus on ethical issues and other concerns that can give rise to professional liability claims against real estate attorneys. Economic downturns inevitably lead to a rise in such claims, and this program will explain ways that an ounce of prevention can help us avoid such claims.

3:00 – 3:10
Break

3:10 – 4:10
Stormwater in New Developments - Carl N. Weiner, Esq. & Gina M. Thomas, Esq.
This course offers a best practices approach to dealing with the stormwater regulatory process from the perspective of developers’ counsel as well as providing insights from DEP counsel.
Carl Weiner and Gina Thomas

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2020 - DAY TWO

8:25 – 8:30
Welcome & Introductory Remarks

8:30 – 9:30
Plenary – From Brick and Mortar to Change or Mortem: The Transformation and Redevelopment of Malls’ Dead Space - Jacklyn Fetbroyt, Esq., Nancy S. Rendos, Esq. & Edward  J. Thrasher, Esq.
A discussion regarding the failing of traditional malls in America, including its causes, trends in redevelopment plans (from Mega Churches to Experiential Entertainment and Lifestyle Centers), actions of local governments, developers, and retailers, and the role of the real estate lawyer in the overhaul and redevelopment process.

9:30 – 9:40
Break

9:40 – 10:40
Small Fish; Big Pond – Issues Facing Small Retail Tenants and How to Get the Best Possible Lease When You Are Not the Biggest Fish in the Pond - Giuseppina McCarthy, Esq. & Rhonda M. Weaver, Esq.
The course will highlight those lease issues most important to small retail tenants and will provide tips on how these tenants can negotiate the best possible lease terms even when they are not the biggest tenant in the center.

10:40 – 10:50
Break

10:50 – 11:50
Confessions of Judgment – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - H. Jeffrey Brahin, Esq.
A comprehensive review of judgments by confessions including the drafting and negotiating of the cognovit clause, taking and executing on the judgement; petitions to strike and open the judgement, and appeals.  Practical strategies will be discussed regarding negotiations, notices to be filed, discovery, stays of execution, etc.  Forms included.

11:50 – 12:50
Lunch

12:50 – 1:50
I Am Begging You - Don’t Look Like an Idiot on The Web – Jennifer L. Ellis, JD
During this entertaining session the faculty will explore occasions when attorneys engaged in conduct that got them negative attention through the web. Ms. Ellis will discuss these incidents in concert with the ethics rules and also explore the public relations impact that bad behavior which goes viral can have on a legal practice. The Faculty will also explore ethically appropriate ways to use social media and other online tools for publicizing your firm.

1:50 – 2:00
Break

2:00 – 3:00
Commercial Purchase Agreements Basics - John P. Schwartz, Esq. and David B. Lipner, Esq.
This session will cover the basics of negotiating a commercial real estate purchase and sale agreement.  The session will start with a discussion of the ancillary agreements useful during the PSA negotiation stage.  Next, due diligence issues to be considered will be covered.  Finally, the presenters will provide an overview of the general critical issues that practitioners should be wary of.

3:00 – 3:10
Break

3:10 – 4:10
Title Insurance – Effective Use of Endorsements - Kenneth J. Yarsky II, Esq. & Lisa A. McEntee, Esq. CLTP
Understanding all available approved endorsements and how they differ from ALTA Endorsement.  Use of approved endorsements in negotiating coverages for Lenders and Owners/Leaseholders.  Which endorsements should be required by a Lender, and why, in connection with the issuance of a Loan Policy and which endorsements should Owners/Leaseholders be recommended to secure, weighing cost/benefit and Underwriter requirements to issue endorsements beyond payment of the requisite premium.

All attendees will receive the course books as a digital download. A printed copy of the course books are available, at a discount to attendees, for $80. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.

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Practice Areas

Faculty

NameFirm/Company
Melissa S. Blanton Esq. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP (Phila)
H. Jeffrey Brahin Esq. Brahin Law Offices
Jennifer L. Ellis Esq. Jennifer Ellis JD, LLC
Jacklyn Fetbroyt Esq. Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC
James L. Goldsmith Esq. Mette, Evans & Woodside
Blair H. Granger Esq. The Granger Firm
Marshal S. Granor Esq. Granor & Granor, PC
Erik M. Hume Esq. Saxton & Stump, LLC (HBG)
Frank Kosir Jr., Esq. Meyer Unkovic & Scott LLP
David B. Lipner Esq. Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Phila)
Tina R. Makoulian Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP (Phila)
Giuseppina McCarthy Esq. McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC (Hbg)
Lisa A. McEntee Esq., CLTP Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Nancy S. Rendos Esq. MACERICH
John Schwartz Esq. Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Phila)
Steven L. Sugarman Esq. Steven L. Sugarman & Associates
Gina M. Thomas Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Edward J. Thrasher Esq. McCausland Keen + Buckman
Paul C. Troy Esq. Kane Pugh Knoell Troy & Kramer, LLP
Rhonda M. Weaver Esq. McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC (Hbg)
Carl N. Weiner Esq. Hamburg Rubin Mullin Maxwell & Lupin PC
Kenneth J. Yarsky II, Esq. Sherrard German & Kelly, P.C.
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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