Section Events


  • Real Property: 2018-2019 Homeward Bound Series Recorded Seminars

    Sep 30, 08:00 AM - 08:01 AM (ET)
    RPLS is pleased to announce that Homeward Bound 2018-2019 on-demand webcasts are now available for those who did not attend the series. The Series includes three webcasts: “Navigating the Rapids: Understanding the Nuances of Water Rights in Michigan,” “All ‘Good’ Things Must Come to an End: Issues at the End of the Lease,” and “Transactional and Tax Planning for Real Estate Lawyers.” Cost: Real Property Section Member: $210, Non-RPL Section Members: $300 Purchase online   (pay by MasterCard or Visa only) and receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to access the series. No refunds. Note for Non-Attorneys. Before registering for this event please create an SBM non-member account so you can access the materials for this and future events. To create an account, visit e.michbar.org/Member-Type/Registration/P/NON . If you have registered for previous events, you should already have an account and can login or reset the password at e.michbar.org . If you are unsure if you already have an account, contact Member Services at (888) 726-3678 for assistance. Navigating the Rapids: Understanding the Nuances of Water Rights in Michigan (3 hr, 35 min) Moderator: Ronald E. Reynolds, Murray Law Group Speakers : Catherine A. Riesterer, Cooper & Riesterer; Nicholas Schroeck, Detroit Mercy Law There are distinct rights and obligations concerning the use and protection of surface and groundwater in Michigan, including inland lakes, the Great Lakes and the aquifer. This seminar addresses the key common law and regulatory standards that govern water rights in Michigan. All “Good” Things Must Come to an End:  Issues at the End of the Lease (2 hr, 53 min) Moderator : John Gaber, Williams Williams Rattner & Plunkett Speakers: Brandy L. Mathie, Kerr, Russell and Weber; Phillip J. Neuman, Couzens, Lansky, Fealk, Ellis, Roeder & Lazar; Michael P. Deighan, O’Keefe    A successful conclusion to a lease relationship depends a lot on foresight at the time of drafting the lease.  This program examines drafting considerations for lease end issues, as well as what to do in both commercial and residential contexts if the parties can’t agree on how to conclude their relationship, including litigation and bankruptcy matters.  Accounting for Real Estate Lawyers (2 hr, 45 min) Moderator: Roshunda L. Price, Meritor Inc. Speakers: Cliff Holmyard, Cohen & Company; Cathy Lorenz, Cohen & Company; Richard Shapack, Shapack Law Firm This seminar is designed to increase the practitioner’s knowledge of and comfort with accounting and tax issues that frequently emerge in real estate transactions. Topics include operating agreement terms regarding allocations and distributions based on capital accounts, inside and outside basis, capital gain vs. income treatment, recourse vs. non-recourse debt, Internal Revenue Code Section 704 and disguised sales. #Webinar

  • Real Property: Summer Conference 2019 Recorded Seminar

    Sep 30, 08:00 AM - 08:01 AM (ET)
    The RPLS is pleased to announce that Summer Conference 2019 “on-demand webcasts” are now available for those who did not attend the conference. Topics include: Building Michigan: Anatomy of a Public Private Partnership, Online Auctions of Commercial Real Estate, Marijuana and Real Estate, Technology, Commercial Real Estate Loan Workouts and Lender Enforcement Actions, Key Concepts in Shopping Center Law – Debt Considerations, and Short-Term Rentals: History, Recent Case Law and Creative Solutions. Cost : Real Property Section Member: $255, Non-Section Members: $300 Register online (pay by MasterCard or Visa only) and receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to access the series. No refunds. Note for Non-Attorneys . Before registering for this event please create an SBM non-member account so you can access the materials for this and future events. To create an account, visit e.michbar.org/Member-Type/Registration/P/NON . If you have registered for previous events, you should already have an account and can login or reset the password at e.michbar.org . If you are unsure if you already have an account, contact Member Services at 888-726-3678 for assistance. 2019 Summer Conference Topics Building Michigan: Anatomy of a Public Private Partnership (2 hr, 3 min) Melissa N. Collar, Warner Norcross + Judd, Craig W. Hammond, Dickinson Wright, Thomas M. Keranen, Clark Hill, Christian E. Meyer, Warner Norcross + Judd, and Lawrence M. Dudek , Miller Canfield P3s, otherwise known as Public Private Partnerships, is garnering a lot of attention in Michigan and across the nation as a delivery model for public projects. The panel will outline what P3s are and what they are not, how they are structured, considerations necessary to determine whether a P3 is the right delivery model for a project, the benefits and the challenges of a P3 along with insight into some of the higher profile P3 projects. Online Auctions of Commercial Real Estate (50 min) Patrick Karbowski, McDonald Hopkins Online auctions of commercial real estate have been increasing in recent years. In this workshop we will look at the evolution of real estate auctions to establish the foundation and development of what would become the online auction and discuss best practices for the real estate attorney involved in an online auction. We will also discuss how the real estate attorney may be a value-add for the buyer or seller of commercial real estate via online auctions. Marijuana and Real Estate (47 min) Benjamin M. Sobczak, Dickinson Wright and Blair D. Gould , Cousino Law Commercial leases and real estate dispositions/acquisitions are nothing new to the legal community. But, those transactions involving cannabis and related uses are new, and the resultant regulatory landscape (and evolving view of existing third-party service providers and business channels) creates a number of nuanced, and at times, peculiar, issues that attorneys and clients have to consider, address and manage when working on transactions in this space. Saying “no” to the work currently generated from these transactions is hard to imagine, but attorneys need to have an understanding of the cannabis-specific issues and particularities before saying "yes". Luckily, this panel will shed light on this otherwise hazy practice area by way of an introductory crash-course in cannabis real estate transactions including discussion of the licensing process, legal implications and considerations for landlords/tenants and buyers/sellers, the evolving mindset and response of third-party service providers (e.g., title insurers, escrow agents, lenders/investors, insurance companies) with respect to these transactions, and drafting considerations. Whether buying or selling, those wishing to “elevate” their work portfolio with cannabis-based real estate work will greatly benefit from this workshop discussion. Technology (50 min) David Nykanen, Friedlaender Nykanen & Rogowski Dave Nykanen will be demonstrating a variety of technology tools to use in your practice. Although some lawyers view technology as a panacea, and others view it as a nuisance, Dave will attempt to navigate a middle route, showcasing technology tools that not only make the life of a lawyer easier, but also add value to your day-to-day practice. This presentation will showcase many possibilities quickly, with the hope that every attendee will leave the workshop with one tool that makes the life of a lawyer more pleasant (or at least slightly less unpleasant). Commercial Real Estate Loan Workouts and Lender Enforcement Actions (52 min) Nicholas P. Scavone, Jr., Bodman PLC This workshop will provide an overview of commercial real estate loan workouts and mortgage lender enforcement actions from both the lender’s and borrower’s perspectives. Nick Scavone will cover the goals of the respective parties in a workout, the preliminary diligence of the parties, pre-negotiation agreements and forbearance agreements, and the various remedies of the mortgage lender, including exercise of an assignment of rents, mortgage foreclosure, receiverships and receiver sales (including discussing the newly adopted Uniform Commercial Receivership Act), and deeds in lieu of foreclosure. Key Concepts in Shopping Center Law – Debt Considerations (47 min) John D. Moran and Eric M. Stein of Miller Canfield This workshop will provide a general overview of the most common sources of shopping center financing, including non-traditional financing sources such as subordinate, mezzanine, and preferred equity financing, and will touch upon underwriting and closing considerations unique to each. The workshop will also highlight issues and considerations that are uniquely prominent in shopping center financing transactions, including issues with common provisions in retail leases. Short-Term Rentals: History, Recent Case Law and Creative Solutions (58 min) Joseph Doerr, Doerr Law Firm and E. Joseph Wloszek, Hirzel Law In recent years, the increased usage of short-term rentals such as AirBnB and VRBO has resulted in numerous decisions by the Michigan Court of Appeals relating to the nature, scope and practicality of short-term rentals in Michigan. This presentation explores the historical nature and context of short-term rentals, whether the usage of short-term rentals constitutes residential or commercial use, recent court decisions in Michigan and elsewhere, proposed changes in the law by the Michigan Legislature, creative arguments to avoid short-term rental deed restrictions, ordinance and zoning issues related to short-term rentals and the benefits and drawbacks of short-term rentals, particularly in community associations. #Webinar #SummerConference

  • RPLS: Homeward Bound “Recent Legislation and Hot Topics on the Horizon” Recorded Seminar

    Sep 30, 08:00 AM - 08:01 AM (ET)
    RPLS is pleased to announce that Homeward Bound “Recent Legislation and Hot Topics on the Horizon” on-demand webcast is now available for those who did not attend the program. The on-demand webcast is included for all those that registered for the program at no additional costs. Just sign in to SBM Connect, go to “My Groups” and the webcast is available to download in the “Library” section. “Recent Legislation and Hot Topics on the Horizon” Program Chair: Jessica Hallmark, Adkison, Need, Allen, & Rentrop Speakers: Gregory J. Gamalski, Bodman Tabitha Zimny, Karoub Associates Philip T. Savich, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company David Pierson, McClelland & Anderson Program Description: Stay up to date on recent legislation, and get a preview of new legislation that may be on the horizon! The first hour of this seminar will include an overview of real property legislation that has passed during the last year, and an update from our lobbyist regarding bills that are currently pending in the state legislature. In the second hour we will learn more about two “hot topics”: the recent amendment to the Marketable Record Title Act and issues surrounding short term rentals. This program is a must for practitioners who want to remain current on new developments in real property law. The program contains a two-hour recorded presentation Cost: Section Members: $85; Non-Section Members: $115 Purchase online   (pay by MasterCard or Visa only) and receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to access the series. No refunds. Note for Non-Attorneys. Before registering for this event please create an SBM non-member account so you can access the materials for this and future events. To create an account, visit e.michbar.org/Member-Type/Registration/P/NON . If you have registered for previous events, you should already have an account and can login or reset the password at e.michbar.org . If you are unsure if you already have an account, contact Member Services at (888) 726-3678 for assistance. For additional information, contact Karen Schwartz at: rplsks@gmail.com

  • RPLS: Winter Conference 2020 “On-Demand” Recorded Seminar

    Sep 30, 08:00 AM - 08:01 AM (ET)
    RPLS is pleased to announce that Winter Conference 2020 “on-demand webcast” is now available for those who did not attend the conference. The “on-demand webcast” is included for all those that registered for the conference at no additional costs. Just sign in to SBM Connect, go to “My Groups” and the webcast is available to download in the “Library” section. Burning Issues with Marijuana (One-hour recorded presentation) Dan Buchanan, VP., Senior Title Counsel, Corporate Underwriting Department, First American Title Insurance Company An Action to Quiet Mineral Title, the Marketable Record Title Act, and Other Thoughts from an U.P. Title Examiner (One-hour and 45 minute presentation) Brandon J. Evans, Kendricks, Bordeau, Keefe, Seavoy & Larsen Winds of Change – Surviving Ethical Traps and Legal Missteps Created by Evolving Technology (One-hour presentation) Catherine A. Riesterer, Cooper & Riesterer Michigan Legislative/Case Law Update (½ hour presentation) Lorri King, King & King Cost: Section Members: $395; Non-Section Members: $475 Purchase online  (pay by MasterCard or Visa only) and receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to access the series. No refunds. Note for Non-Attorneys. Before registering for this event please create an SBM non-member account so you can access the materials for this and future events. To create an account, visit e.michbar.org/Member-Type/Registration/P/NON . If you have registered for previous events, you should already have an account and can login or reset the password at e.michbar.org . If you are unsure if you already have an account, contact Member Services at (888) 726-3678 for assistance. For additional information, contact Karen Schwartz at: rplsks@gmail.com