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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 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


Winter Conference 2020
Winter Conference 2020
March 12–14, 2020
Hotel del Coronado, Coronado
Register: online or by mail form PDF

Book a Room
Program PDF
Schedule of Events PDF
Faculty PDF

Summer Conference 2020
Summer Conference 2020

July 15–18, 2020
Mission Point, Mackinac Island
Book a Room or call (800) 833-7711 and ask for State Bar Real Property Law Section to receive a group rate.

Homeward Bound” 2018-19 “on-demand webcast” now available for those who did not attend the series.

Summer Conference 2019 “on-demand webcast” now available for those who did not attend the conference.


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.

Spring-Summer 2019

  • Amendments to the Michigan Construction Lien Act: A Jumpstart to Priority for Design Professionals
  • Public Act 572 Amends Marketable Record Title Act Creating a Clash of Titans with Michigan Recording
  • The FDCPA and the “Meaningful Attorney Involvement” Standard
  • The Michigan State Housing Development Authority
  • Judicial Decisions & Legislation Affecting Real Property

The Section's monthly e-Newsletter highlights hot topics in Michigan real property law.
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019

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