Homeward Bound

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    The Continuing Legal Education Committee is pleased to announce its thirty-ninth season of "Homeward Bound" seminars. This season's series is under the direction of Stephen R. Estey of Dykema in Bloomfield Hills. The Section will be working with ICLE in producing the 2014-2015 Homeward Bound series. If you belong to the ICLE Partnership, there will be no separate charge for attending the seminars. Section members who are not ICLE Partners will still be able to sign up for any or all Homeward Bound programs at the low Section price of $85 per seminar.

    2016–2017 Homeward Bound Series

    Zoning and Municipal Approvals—The Process

    May 4, 2017 | 2:00–5:00 p.m. | Webcast or live at Inn at St. John's, Plymouth
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    Can I Build a Fence? Living In and Operating Member-Controlled Community Associations

    February 14, 2017 | On-Demand Webcast
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    The program will focus on mature associations in condominium projects and platted communities after a developer has turned over control. The panelists will provide practical advice and legal answers to problems arising in the operation of a mature associations controlled by member-elected boards. Topics will include the Michigan nonprofit corporation act, restriction enforcement, secondary market standards, estoppel letters, dues statement letters, rental restrictions dos and don'ts, rights, powers, and duties of directors, defending lawsuits brought by members, and dues collection and lien foreclosures.

    2015-2016 Homeward Bound Series

    Cost per seminar: $85 for Section members, $95 general admission, $45 new lawyers (0-3 years)
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    The ABCs and More of Like-Kind Exchanges

    December 3, 2015 | 2:00–5:00 p.m. | Webcast or live at Inn at St. John's, Plymouth
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    Get step-by-step guidance through the like-kind exchange process from real estate experts who handle them daily. Learn the role that each play in the process and get tips and strategies to ensure a successful transaction. Understand how to assist and counsel your clients attempting to exchange properties to avoid capital gains and minimize their income tax consequences too.

    Moderator: James M. Gudenau, Comerica Bank, Grosse Pointe
    Speakers: Robert A. Gross, Siegel Greenfield Hayes & Gross, Southfield
    Paul S. Hoge, Signature Associates, Southfield
    Patty Meadows-Smith, First American Title Insurance Company, Bloomfield Hills
    Dean A. Rocheleau, Plante & Moran PLLC, Detroit

    Salvaging Abandoned Properties

    February 25, 2016 | Webcast
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    Experienced practitioners and officials from governmental agencies help navigate the uncharted waters around abandoned properties. Learn strategies for making the property marketable and get best practice tips for working with common issues involving tax foreclosed properties, traditional foreclosure sales, and issues arising between senior and junior mortgages and the secondary market.

    Real Estate & Title Insurance: Top Things You Need to Know

    May 5, 2016 | 2:00–5:00 p.m. | Webcast or live at Inn at St. John's, Plymouth
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    Join title insurance experts in analyzing the common and the not so common title issues that can arise during your real estate transaction. From reviewing commitments and negotiating exceptions, to getting solutions to boundary issues, you’ll discover tips to better represent your client.

    Maximize insurance coverage whether you represent the lender or owner by identifying the differences between standard and extended coverage, policy forms and document forms, and the numerous title endorsements, too. Take-away best practices to remedy title risks and ensure a smooth closing.