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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.

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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.

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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.


November 10, 2020 Notice

Governor Whitmer recently signed into effect House Bill 6294 through House Bill 6297 to allow certain documents to be signed, witnessed and notarized electronically until Dec. 31. The bills amend the Estates and Protected Individuals Code, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act and the Michigan Law on Notarial Acts, respectively. The bills have largely retroactive effect from April 30 and encourage the use of electronic signatures, witnesses and records, where available.


A Statement from the Real Property Law Section Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 23, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19). It is described as the temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. A link to that guideline is provided here.

On August 7, 2020, the Governor extended the state of emergency through September 4, 2020, by Executive Order 2020-165.

The Real Property Law Section continues to operate but all meetings in the near future will be conducted remotely with call-in functionality. Time will provide more guidance as this experience is negotiated, but in the meantime, be safe and guard your health zealously.


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

 

Homeward Bound “Recent Legislation and Hot Topics on the Horizon”
Thursday, January 28, 2021
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Virtual Seminar
Register Now

Construction Special Committee Presents:
Ask The Expert!
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Register via Zoom

Experts: Ronald A. Deneweth, Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt
Kevin S. Hendrick, Clark Hill
Stephen A. Hilger, Hilger Hammond
Thomas M. Keranen, Clark Hill


Winter Conference 2020 “Earth, Wind & Fire” on-demand webcast available for those who did not attend the conference.
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January 2020 Homeward Bound “Recent Legislation and Hot Topics on the Horizon” on-demand webcast
now available for those who did not attend the seminar.
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Homeward Bound 2018-19” on-demand webcast now available for those who did not attend the series.
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Summer Conference 2019 on-demand webcast now available for those who did not attend the conference.
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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 2020

  • A Developer’s Perspective of the Discussion Involving—Section 67 of the Condominium Act: Time
  • The Evolving Landscape of Housing Sex Discrimination Claims
  • Prescriptive Easements, Deed Restrictions, and the Marketable Record Title Act
  • Common Issues Regarding the Validity, Enforcement and Priority of Construction Liens

The Section's monthly e-Newsletter highlights hot topics in Michigan real property law.
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020

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