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About the Real Property Law Section

The Real Property Law Section provides education and information on real property law issues through seminars, publications, and networking events, as well as advocacy in the Legislature and in precedential cases involving real property law.

Benefits for members/Business opportunities
As a member, you will receive the Section’s quarterly publication, the Michigan Real Property Review, and the Section's monthly e-Newsletter, which consistently highlights hot topics in Michigan real property law.

Our CLE programs include Summer and Winter Conferences, "Groundbreaker" Breakfast Roundtables, Homeward Bound Series, and "Meet & Greet" programs which provide an opportunity for all members to gather for outstanding educational programming, networking, and most importantly, a lot of fun. To become a member, click here PDF.

Become a Member and Get INVOLVED!


Take the opportunity to get involved by writing for one of our publications, presenting at a conference or seminar, or joining one of the committees that cover virtually every area in real estate law. Click here to find a list and description of our Committees and how you can join, or check out the committees you're already subscribed to.

How to Use SBM Connect by David Nykanen, 2016–2017 RPLS Chair


April 19, 2018: "Groundbreaker"

Developments in Construction Law
Roundtables: 3:30–5:00 p.m. | Reception: 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Downtown Market, 435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids
Register: online or mail form PDF

May 9–10, 2018: Troy

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Michigan State University Management Education Center
811 W Square Lake Rd, Troy
Register: online or by mail form PDF
Firm Registration Available

Michigan’s “New” Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act

May 23, 2018
3:00–6:00 p.m.
Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, PC, Southfield
Program Information & Registration

Summer Conference 2018

Summer Conference 2018

Great Lakes, Great Times: Michigan Real Estate from the Mountaintop
July 18–21, 2018
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville
Register: online or by mail form PDF

Room Reservations
Book a Room or call (855) 520-2974 and use special code 45U4MQ to receive the Real Property Law Section group discount.
Crystal Mountain Room Information PDF


The Michigan Real Property Review provides peer-reviewed, in depth analysis of current topics in real estate law, and is considered a preeminent publication in real estate law in the State of Michigan. Login to view the Review.

Winter 2016-Spring 2017

  • Receiver Sale of Real Property Free and Clear of Liens
  • Receiver Sales: A Better Alternative to Foreclosure?
  • Judicial Decisions & Legislation Affecting Real Property

The Section's monthly e-Newsletter highlights hot topics in Michigan real property law.
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018

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