2015 Real Estate Law Institute

37th Annual Real Estate Law Institute

Sponsored by the Real Estate Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

November 12 and 13, 2015 - Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1375 East Ninth Street, One Cleveland Center, Cleveland, OH  44114

Click here for registration information. 

Topics include:

Day One:   

  • Current Developments
  • New Receivership Statute
  • Commercial Evictions: It's Your (De)Fault
  • Commercial Leasing Issues - 2015
  • Debt and Equity Financing
  • CMBS: Then and Now

Day Two:

  • Minding Your (Title Coverage) Gaps: Endorsements and Other Tools to Get the Most Out of Your Title Insurance Policy?
  • Purchase Agreements: Legal Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
  • Environmental Issues
  • Partnership Tax Concepts That Every Real Estate Lawyer Should Know
  • Design-Build: Constructing Better Contract

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 6.00 hours CLE 

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast

8:30 a.m.  Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kevin M. Hinkel
, Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel,Institute Co-Chair
Anne Owings Ford, CMBA President

8:45 a.m.  Bob Rosewater Award Presentation

9:00 a.m.  Current Developments
Lori Pittman Haas
, Ulmer & Berne LLP
Irene M. MacDougall, Tucker Ellis LLP
John W. Waldeck, Jr., Walter | Haverfield, LLP

10:30 a.m.  Break

10:45 a.m.  New Receivership Statute
M. Colette Gibbons
, Ice Miller LLP
Tyson A. Crist, Ice Miller LLP
Linda M. Green, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Moderator

11:30 a.m.  Commercial Evictions: It’s Your (De)Fault
Michael A. Poklar,
Law Office of Michael A. Poklar
Michael R. Stavnicky, Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., LPA

12:30 p.m. Lunch
Brent Larkin
, Plain Dealer

1:45 p.m. Commercial Leasing Issues – 2015
Steven H. Coven
, Stark Enterprises
Leigh A. Hellner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Robert A. Fuerst, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis LPA

2:45 p.m.  Debt and Equity Financing
Anthony D. Delfre
, Brown Gibbons & Lang Company Real Estate Advisors
Robert Katitus, Vice President, Civista Bank
Brian J. Lenahan, Brown Gibbons & Lang Company Real Estate Partners, Moderator
Terence L. Thomas, Thomas Legal Counsel Limited, Moderator

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m.  CMBS: Then and Now
Jim Doyle, Jr.,
Sr. Vice President, Bellwether Enterprise
Thomas W. Coffey, Tucker Ellis LLP
Keith H. Raker, Tucker Ellis LLP, Moderator
John C. (Chaz) Weber, Jones Day

4:45 p.m.  Program Concludes and Cocktail Hour Begins

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 6.00 CLE 

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast

8:30 a.m.  Welcome and Opening Remarks
Paul J. Singerman
, Singerman, Mills,Desberg & Kauntz Co., LPA, Institute Co-Chair

8:45 a.m.  Minding Your (Title Coverage) Gaps: Endorsements and Other Tools to Get the Most Out of Your Title Insurance Policy
Leann Davis
, First American TitleInsurance Company
Michael J. Sikora III, Sikora Law LLC/Omni Title LLC
Mary Robenalt Porter, NorthStar Title Services
Deborah D. Zielinski, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Moderator

10:15 a.m.  Break

10:30 a.m.  Purchase Agreements: Legal Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Nick R. Catanzarite
, Walter|Haverfield LLP
Daniel P. Hinkel, Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel
Madeline T. McGrane, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Arnoff LLP
Mark J. Stockman, Frantz Ward LLP
Joseph M. Saponaro, Dinn, Hochman & Potter, LLC, Moderator

12:00 p.m.  Lunch
Jeff Heinen, Heinen’s
Chef Chris Hodgson, The Driftwood Group

1:30 p.m.  Environmental Issues
David B. Waxman,
Waxman & Blumenthal LLC
Joseph P. Koncelik, Tucker Ellis LLP
Rob Snyder, The Fedeli Group

2:30 p.m.  Partnership Tax Concepts That Every Real Estate Lawyer Should Know
John C. Goheen
, Ulmer & Berne LLP
Larry Hirsh, McGladrey LLP
Christina Novotny, Baker & Hostetler LLP

3:30 p.m.  Break

3:45 p.m.  Design-Build: Constructing Better Contracts
Barry J. Miller,
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Arnoff LLP
Patrick J. Sweeney, Thompson Hine LLP

4:45 p.m.  Program Concludes

Executive Committee

Kevin M. Hinkel, Co-Chair
Paul J. Singerman, Co-Chair
Joseph M. Saponaro, Vice-Chair

Planning Committee

Linda M. Green
Lori Pittman Haas
Daniel P. Hinkel
Brian J. Lenahan
Irene M. MacDougall
Michael A. Poklar
Keith H. Raker
Terence L. Thomas
David B. Waxman
Deborah D. Zielinski

 

The Real Estate Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association is proud to sponsor the annual "Bob Rosewater Memorial Award for Meritorious Service to The Real Estate Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association."

The award is presented every year at the Real Estate Law Institute. The criteria are as follows:

1. Long-term commitment and service to the Real Estate Section.

2. Long-term commitment and service to the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and its other sections.

3. Recognized leader and expert in her/his field.

4. Extra-ordinary accomplishments (i.e., landmark case etc.).

5. Community service related to real estate interests (including service to other real estate organizations).

6. General community service.

This award was established in 2002 to honor Bob Rosewater who received the first award posthumously in 2002.

Other past recipients are as follows:

Samuel S. Pearlman (2014)

 Robert D. Gutin (2013)

Richard L. Reppert (2012)

Robert V. Secrist, Jr. (2011) 

John W. (Jack) Waldeck, Jr. (2010)

Arthur Brooks (2009) 

Robert D. Markus (2008)

Thomas A. Mason (2007) 

Robert A. Blattner (2006)

Jacob I. Rosenbaum (2005)

Richard A. Rosner (2004)

James P. McAndrews (2003) 

The Real Estate Law Section and the CMBA gratefully acknowledge the 2015 RELI Sponsors for their commitment to this program:

Chicago Title Insurance Company

First American Title Insurance Company

HzW Environmental Consultants

Guardian Title & Guaranty Agency, Inc.

Partners Environmental Consulting, Inc.

Surety Title Agency, Inc.

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