January 2024

An informative e-newsletter for the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Understanding the Newly Adopted Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA) for Michigan Real Estate Attor

By Amy M. Smith, Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer PLLC

Public Act No. 187, adopted on November 7, 2023, establishes the Uniform Power of Attorney Act in Michigan, and takes effect July 1, 2024. The Act provides a structured approach to the creation and use of powers of attorney (POA).

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Recent Legislation and Hot Topics on the Horizon

Thursday, January 18, 2024

“Virtual” Program: 3:00–4:30 p.m.

Program Description: Stay up to date on recent legislation and executive orders, and get a preview of new legislation, that may be on the horizon! RPLS Legislative Committee Chair Jason Long will begin with a discussion of new legislation affecting real property that has been passed into law during the last year. Next we will hear from the Section’s lobbyist, Tabitha Zimny. Tabitha will provide an update on bills that are currently pending in the state legislature. This virtual seminar is a must for practitioners who want to remain current on new developments in real property law.

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Section Members: $25   Non-Section Members: $45

Winter Conference 2024

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March 7-9, 2024
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

Please join the Real Property Law Section for Winter Conference 2024 at The Westin Kierland resort & Spa in Scottsdale. The program, “Some Like it Hot” will take place March 79, 2024.  

More Information & Registration

Book a Room or call (800) 354-5892 and request the RPLS Winter Conference special group rate of $429. (Room rate does not include $35 resort fee + 12.57% sales tax/night).

Rates will apply 3 days before and after the conference dates based on availability of group rooms at the time requested.

Rooms must be booked by February 13.

Join a Committee!

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. See our committees and how you can join or see the committees you're already subscribed to.

Note to Committee Members:
Communication settings for RPLS Special Committee members have been changed to "Daily Digest." This means when a message is posted on your Committee page, you will receive the message the day after it is posted.

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The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors, and they do not reflect in any way the positions of the State Bar of Michigan or the Real Property Law Section. These columns are meant for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. IRS Circular 230 Disclosure: To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the Internal Revenue Service, we inform you that any U.S. federal tax advice contained in this communication (including any attachments) was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any person for the purpose of (i) avoiding tax-related penalties or (ii) promoting, marketing, or recommending to another person any transaction or matter addressed in this communication.