2017 Summer Conference & Annual Meeting

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Dates: July 19–22, 2017
Location: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Traverse City

Program PDF
Highlights PDF
Faculty PDF
Schedule of Events PDF

Register: online or by mail form PDF

The Annual Meeting is Friday, July 21, 2017 at 9:45-9:55 a.m. There is no charge to attend the Annual Meeting portion of this event, but registration is required.


The Michigan real estate market continues to strengthen, and so can your real estate practice, with three days of valuable presentations on current topics in Michigan real estate law.  Co-Chairs Brian Holt of Miller Canfield in Troy and C. Lynn Sagar of First American Title Insurance Co. in Kalamazoo invite all real estate practitioners to meet their colleagues at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa and take their practices to new heights.

Thursday, the conference will begin with an expert panel discussion focusing on the practical implications of common contract terms.  Thursday and Friday’s workshops will address technology, insurance, tax incentives for agricultural and forested lands, leasing, alternative energy and real estate implications of estate planning.  A spirited update on recent Michigan legislation and court opinions will be complemented by interactive roundtable discussions on topics such as mineral rights, survey requirements, title objection letters and drones.  The Saturday morning session will conclude with a special presentation by Susan Demas, owner of Inside Michigan Politics, a biweekly newsletter analyzing political and policy trends.

You won’t want to miss Casino Night on Thursday night, a golf scramble, and other special events to get to know your colleagues throughout the state.


Hotel Information:

Book your hotel room today! For online reservations, go to:

Click Here for Reservations at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

To book a condo call 1-800-968-7352 and mention the SBM0717 to receive the discounted rate.
Room Rates: Hotel Room: $209, Tower Guestroom: $235, 1 Bedroom Condo: $279. Room Rates do not include 6% state tax, 5% local assessment and $14.95 daily resort fee.