Summer Conference

Summer Conference
"Reply Hazy – Try Again”
What’s Next in Real Estate

2023 Real Property Law Section Summer Conference
July 19-22, 2023
Mission Point, Mackinac Island

Uncertainty permeates today’s real estate environment. Interest rate hikes, supply chain issues, and other disruptors create risks and opportunities in equal measure. When even the Magic Eight Ball cannot provide answers, practitioners who are well-versed in both current development trends and the latest in distressed real estate law will be at a decided advantage. Co-Chairs Scott Lesser of Miller Canfield in Troy and Aileen Leipprandt of Hilger Hammond in Grand Rapids invite all real estate practitioners to meet their colleagues at Mission Point to exchange and explore creative solutions to modern real estate dilemmas and help you maintain an edge—no matter where the market takes us. 
Thursday, after a legislative update from our lobbyist, the conference will begin with an expert panel discussion exploring how to reposition a distressed commercial asset by examining the Lakeside Mall project. Thursday’s and Friday’s workshops will address workouts in the marijuana sector, renewable developments, three recent significant statutory and regulatory changes – the Marketable Record Title Act, the Corporate Transparency Act, and the Michigan Uniform Assignment of Rents Act – and land title standards. Friday will feature an update on recent Michigan court opinions impacting real estate. The program will also include ten interactive roundtable discussions on a variety of topics such as current land use and zoning issues, vacation rentals, Subchapter V bankruptcies, liquor licenses, and more.  
No summer conference would be complete without a full array of recreational and social activities, including a welcoming cocktail reception on Wednesday evening.  A cocktail reception is scheduled for Thursday evening, followed by the traditional Section dinner. The evening will end with family entertainment – Glow Golf with glow-in-the dark golf balls, golf flag poles and neon glow sticks. Saturday morning will kick off with a special presentation by Kevin Bopp, CEO of Park Rite, who will discuss the shifting interactions between transportation and real estate.  Afterward, another set of exciting roundtables will conclude the conference, before leaving you to enjoy your weekend on beautiful Mackinac Island.

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Before May 19, 2023

  • First time Summer Conference Section Attendees* FREE (*Must be a Section Member)
  • Section Member $325
  • Non-Section Members $385
  • Member of the Young Lawyers Section $100

After May 19, 2023

  • First time Summer Conference Section Attendees* FREE (*Must be a Section Member)
  • Section Members $385
  • Non-Section Members $445
  • Member of the Young Lawyers Section $100

Reserve your room TODAY:

Reservations can be made online by clicking on the booking link: State Bar Real Property Law Section 

or call (800) 833-7711 or emailing group reservations at


Reservations to include early arrivals or later departures can only be made by calling group reservations. 

All reservations must be made before Sunday, June 18, 2023. Rooms are based on availability at the time of calling in. 

An advanced deposit of one night's room and tax is required to confirm your reservation.


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