Homeward Bound

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The Continuing Legal Education Committee is pleased to announce  its forty-third season of "Homeward Bound" seminars. This season's series is under the direction of Jessica Hallmark  of Adkinson, Need, Allen, & Rentrop. Section members are able to sign up for any or Homeward Bound programs at the low Section price of $85 per seminar. Or register for all three seminars for $210. Recorded webcast will be available.

2018–2019 Homeward Bound Series

Michigan State University–Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Rd, Troy
Dates: December 6, 2018, February 7, 2019 & June 6, 2019
Time: 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Buy Seminar Series & SAVE—(Includes all 3 Seminars) Register: online or by mail form PDF

December 6, 2018—Navigating the Rapids: Understanding the Nuances of Water Rights in Michigan

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There are distinct rights and obligations concerning the use and protection of surface and groundwater in Michigan, including inland lakes, the Great Lakes and the aquifer.  This seminar will address key common law and regulatory standards that govern water rights in Michigan.

Moderator: Ronald E. Reynolds, The Murray Law Group
Speakers: Catherine A. Riesterer, Cooper & Riesterer; and Nicholas Schroeck, Detroit Mercy Law

February 7, 2019—All “Good” Things Must Come to an End:  Issues at the End of the Lease
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A successful conclusion to a lease relationship depends a lot on foresight at the time of drafting the lease.  This program will examine drafting considerations for lease end issues, as well as what to do in both commercial and residential contexts if the parties can’t agree on how to conclude their relationship, including litigation and bankruptcy matters.

Moderator:John Gaber, Williams Williams Rattner & Plunkett
Speakers: Brandy L. Mathie, Kerr, Russell and Weber; Phillip J. Neuman, Couzens, Lansky, Fealk, Ellis, Roeder & Lazar; and Michael P. Deighan, O’Keefe  

June 6, 2019—Accounting for Real Estate Lawyers
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This seminar is designed to increase the practitioner’s knowledge of and comfort with accounting and tax issues that frequently emerge in real estate transactions.  Topics will include operating agreement terms regarding allocations and distributions based on capital accounts, inside and outside basis, capital gain vs. income treatment, recourse vs. non-recourse debt, Internal Revenue Code Section 704 and disguised sales.

Moderator: Roshunda L. Price, Meritor Inc
Speaker: Cathy Lorenz, Cohen & Company