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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.

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January 17, 2019
Representing Clients in Industrial and Office Transactions
Breakfast: 7:30–8:00 a.m. | Roundtables: 8:00–9:30 a.m. 
The Townsend Hotel, 100 Townsend St, Birmingham

Registration: online and mail form PDF
Registration deadline January 14, 2019

“Homeward Bound” 2018–2019 Series

Location: Michigan State University–Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Rd, Troy
Dates: February 7, 2019 & June 6, 2019
Time: 2:00–5:00 p.m.

February 7, 2019—All “Good” Things Must Come to an End:  Issues at the End of the Lease
Register: online or by mail form PDF
Recorded webcast will be available.

Winter Conference 2019

Winter Conference 2019

Riding the Storm of RedevelopmentLegal Tactics for Charting the Course Forward

Location: Omni Royal Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Dates: March 79, 2019
Register: online or by mail form PDF

Book a Room or call (800) 578-0500 and ask for Real Property Law for a special rate.

Program PDF
Schedule of Events PDF
Faculty PDF

Real Property Law Academy II
Attendance at Academy I is not a prerequisite for attending Academy II

Program PDF
Faculty PDF

May 8–9, 2019: Troy

Michigan State University-Management Education Center
811 W Square Lake Rd, Troy
Register: online or by mail form PDF

Firm Registration Available


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 2018

  • Michigan Enacts the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act
  • There’s No Use Crying Over Unrecorded Deed Restrictions: The Doctrine of Negative Reciprocal Easements
  • Regulating Short-Term Vacation Rentals in Michigan Using Existing Remedies and New Legislation
  • Emerging Trends in Federal Regulatory Takings Law: The Indirect Dismantling of the State Litigation
  • Judicial Decisions & Legislation Affecting Real Property

The Section's monthly e-Newsletter highlights hot topics in Michigan real property law.
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018

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