2019 Summer Conference & Annual Meeting

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Summer Conference 2019
July 10-13, 2019
Boyne Mountain Resort

It seems like there is a new construction project on every corner. Michigan real estate attorneys need to keep pace with changing laws that affect both new and existing projects. Co-Chairs Brian P. Foley of Dickinson Wright in Troy and Roxana Zaha of Butzel Long in Bloomfield Hills invite all real estate practitioners to meet their colleagues at Boyne Mountain Resort to participate in discussions on current legal issues that impact real property law in the State of Michigan. 

Thursday, the conference will begin with an expert panel discussion of public-private partnerships (sometimes referred to as “P3”). Thursday’s and Friday’s workshops will address marijuana and real estate, short-term rentals, online auctions, shopping center debt considerations, workouts and foreclosures, and technology. There will be an update on recent Michigan legislation and court opinions. The program will also include twelve interactive roundtable discussions on a variety of topics such as subleasing, amendments to the marketable title act, opportunity zones, liquor licensing, and 1031 exchanges.

No summer conference would be complete without a full array of recreational and social activities, including a welcoming cocktail reception on Wednesday evening. A golf scramble is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, followed by a cocktail reception and the traditional Section dinner. The evening will end with family entertainment – a chance to have fun and win lots of prizes with Trivia Night. The Saturday morning session will conclude with a special presentation by former United States Congressman and Michigan lawyer David Trott.
Please join the Real Property Law Section for three days of fun and learning in northern Michigan this July.

Register: online or by mail form PDF

Before May 31, 2019
1st time Summer Conference Section Attendees—FREE;* Section Members—$325;* Non-Section Members—$375; and Members of the Young Lawyers Section—$100

On or After May 31, 2019
1st time Summer Conference Section Attendees—FREE;* Section Members—$385;* Non-Section Members—$430; and Members of the Young Lawyers Section—$100
* MUST be a Real Property Law Section Member. The cost to become a member of the section is $45. Become a member and save.

The Annual Meeting portion of this event is free to attend. Please contact Karen Schwartz if you wish to attend the Annual Meeting only.

Book a Room online. In the “Location” box, click on Boyne Mountain Grand Lodge & Spa to book a hotel room. To book condo, click on Boyne Mountain Hotel & Condos. Or call 1-800-462-6963 and ask for Real Property Law Section to receive the discounted rate.
Room Rates: Parlor/Queen/King: $179
One Bedroom: $260
Two Bedroom: $281-$336
Room rates do not include 6% state tax, 5% local assessment and 9% resort services fee. Hotel Cancellations: An individual’s deposit is refundable if the resort receives notice of cancellation seven days prior to arrival date. 

Golf Scramble, Thursday, July 11 at 1 p.m.
Please contact Boyne Mountain’s Pro Shop by June 30th at 231-549-6028 to reserve your individual tee times on the Alpine course. Please mention “Real Property” to receive a special price of $69 which includes cart. All golfers will be billed individually.



Schedule of Events


Thank you to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor—
First American Title National Commercial Services

Silver Sponsor—
Giffels Webster

Bronze Sponsors
Chemical Bank
Comerica Bank
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company 
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company