Committee Membership

11 total


The members of this committee are interested in the interplay of real estate law with bankruptcy law and debtor/creditor law. The emphasis is on education, and the members participate in seminars, write articles for Michigan Real Property Review, and sponsor events that provide opportunities for networking and sharing of ideas.

  last person joined 3 days ago

Commercial Development, Ownership, & Finance  

This committee is focused on issues important to real estate developers and mortgage loan borrowers and strives to tackle the practical issues affecting developers, such as choice of entity, financing, due diligence, purchase agreement, title, economic incentive, and distressed real estate issues relative to developers and borrowers. The committee meets at least twice per year, and will host guest speakers to address issues important to attorneys in advising their developer clients. Committee will also be responsible for contributing to the Michigan Real Property Review, presenting seminars, and speaking at gatherings.

  last person joined yesterday

Commercial Leasing  

This committee is interested in commercial leasing and landlord/tenant law and discusses issues relating to office industrial and retail leases. The committee consists of sole practitioners, lawyers from law firms of all sizes, and in-house counsel of real estate developers and major retailers. The committee annually contributes at least one article to the Michigan Real Property Review as well as significant programs to both Homeward Bound and ICLE. Each fall and spring meeting is focused on at least one particular topic of current interest; past topics include insurance issues, SNDA agreements and estoppels, the res judicata effect of landlord/tenant court decisions, and the liability of landlords, tenants, and management companies for the criminal acts of others.

  last person joined 11 days ago

Condominiums, PUDs, & Cooperatives  

This committee's members represent developers, community associations, financial institutions, and title companies. The committee meets at least biannually and members are called on to lecture for the Real Property Law Section and ICLE presentations, as well as write an for the Michigan Real Property Review.

  last person joined one month ago


The committee meets twice a year to discuss new developments in construction law as it relates to real property, including public, private, and residential projects, alternative dispute resolution, and the construction lien act. Our meetings usually feature a guest speaker on a current topic. Our members are regular contributors to the Michigan Real Property Review and also review and comment on proposed legislation affecting construction issues pertaining to real property.

  last person joined 3 days ago

Eminent Domain  

This committee meets 2-3 times a year to discuss issues in eminent domain, current case law, proposed legislation, and individual cases. Members regularly submit articles for the Michigan Real Property Review, as well as peer review articles.

  last person joined 2 months ago

Energy Law  

The objective of the committee is to ensure that members of the Section receive timely updates of recent developments in state and federal environmental statutes, regulations, and judicial opinions that impact real estate. Members of the committee publish articles in the Michigan Real Property Review and maintain a relationship with the Environmental Law Section. The committee co-sponsors seminars and programs with the ELS on topics of mutual interest.

  last person joined 11 days ago

Residential Transactions & Finance  

The committee takes pride in presenting a broad range of interesting and challenging opportunities for professional growth and development through seminars, publications, legislation, and pro bono. Committee meetings feature prominent speakers on "hot topics" affecting residential transactions.

  last person joined one month ago

RPLS Officers & Council  

Collaboration area for Real Property Law Section Officers & Council.

  last person joined 2 days ago

Titles & Conveyancing  

The committee focuses on reviewing, discussing, and disseminating new case law, pending legislation, and other matters pertaining to real estate title and conveyancing matters. The committee writes amicus briefs in pending litigation involving title and conveyancing questions and provides articles for publication in the Michigan Real Property Review. The committee usually communicates by e-mail and periodic conference calls.

  last person joined 12 days ago

Zoning & Land Use  

This committee usually meets four times a year on Saturday mornings and provides a forum for discussing the latest case law, pending cases, proposed legislation, and statutory enactments that affect this ever evolving and complex area of the law. The committee is responsible for publishing one article per year in the Michigan Real Property Review.

  last person joined one month ago