2014 Real Estate Law Institute

36th Annual Real Estate Law Institute

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

November 13 and 14, 2014 - Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1375 East Ninth Street, One Cleveland Center, Cleveland, OH  44114

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Topics include:

Day One:  

  • Current Developments 
  • Environmental Update 
  • You Do the Work! You Supply the Materials! Shouldn't You Get Paid? A  Review of Ohio's Mechanic's Lien Laws; Claims Involving Private and Public Improvements; Claims Against the Bonding  Company & Prompt Pay Laws 
  • Place Making and Economic Development in Downtown: The Group Plan 
  • Residential Litigation - Common Claims and How to Avoid Them 
  • Technology Topics for Lawyers 
  • Lake Erie Water Rights 

Day Two:  

  • Legislative Update 
  • 6 Under 60: Representations and Warranties 
  • Resolving Disputes in Real Estate Investment Entities 
  • Cleveland's Happening(s)! 
  • Structuring a Real Estate Investment Deal 
  • Gas and Oil Update 
  • Tax Credits Hot Topics 
  • World War Z - How to Survive the Zoning Apocalypse  

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 6.75 hours CLE 

7:45 a.m.     Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.     Welcome and Opening Remarks
Michael A. Poklar
, Michael A. Poklar & Associates, Institute Co-Chair
Bruce G. Hearey, CMBA President

8:30 a.m.     Presentation of the Bob Rosewater Award

8:45 a.m.     Current Developments
Irene M. MacDougall,
Tucker Ellis LLP, Moderator
John W. Waldeck, Jr., Walter & Haverfield, LLP
Lori Pittman Haas, Ulmer & Berne LLP

10:15 a.m.     Break Sponsored by Guardian Title & Guaranty Agency, Inc. 

10:30 a.m.    Environmental Update
Debora S. Lasch, Esq.,
Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A., Moderator
Matthew Knecht, HzW Environmental Consultants, LLC

11:15 a.m.     You Do the Work! You Supply the Materials! Shouldn’t You Get Paid? A Review of Ohio’s Mechanic’s Lien Laws; Claims Involving Private and Public Improvements; Claims Against the Bonding Company & Prompt Pay Laws
Deborah D. Zielinski, Esq.,
Chicago Title Insurance Company, Moderator
Robert J. Walter, Buckley King
R. Russell O’Rourke, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis

12:15 p.m.     Luncheon Sponsored by Chicago Title
Topic: Place Making and Economic Development in Downtown: The Group Plan (.75 CLE)
Anthony J. Coyne
, Mansour Gavin, Gerlack & Manos Co., LPA

1:30 p.m.     Residential Litigation – Common Claims and How to Avoid Them
Mark L. Rodio
, Frantz Ward LLP, Moderator
Kathleen Nitschke, Giffen & Kaminski LLC

2:30 p.m.     Technology Topics for Lawyers
Timothy M. Opsitnick
, JurInnov Ltd.

3:15 p.m.     Break Sponsored by Erie Title Agency, Inc.

3:30 p.m.     Lake Erie Water Rights
Joseph M. Saponaro
, Dinn Hochman & Potter, LLC, Moderator
Keith H. Raker, Tucker & Ellis LLP
Christopher Brooks, First American Title Insurance Company

4:30 p.m.      Program Concludes -- Cocktail Reception
Drawing for iPad (provided by CMBA Real Estate Law Section)
 

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 6.00 CLE 

8:00 a.m.     Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.     Welcome and Opening Remarks
Cynthia A. Lammert
, Coakley + Lammert Co., LPA, Institute Co-Chair

8:45 a.m.     Legislative Update
Monica E. Russell
, McFadden & Freeburg Co., L.P.A.

9:15 a.m.     6 Under 60: Representations and Warranties
Deborah Lawrence-Auten
, Title Source, Moderator
Coleson R. Braham, Buckley King
Dana B. Weiss, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Elizabeth Zoller Golish, Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP

10:15 a.m.     Break

10:30 a.m.     Resolving Disputes in Real Estate Investment Entities
Paul J. Singerman,
Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz, Moderator
David R. Tavolier, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
David A. Schaefer, McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA
Matthew E. Parkins, Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz

12:00 p.m.     Luncheon Sponsored by First American Title Company
Topic: Cleveland’s Happening(s)!
David Gilbert
, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

1:30 p.m.     Structuring a Real Estate Investment Deal
Kevin M. Hinkel
, Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel, Moderator
Karl E. May, Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel
Anthony Bakale, CPA, Cohen and Co.

2:30 p.m.     Break

2:45 p.m.     Gas and Oil Update
Brett C. Altier
, Ulmer & Berne LLP, Moderator
Daniel Hyzak, Reminger Co., LPA

3:15 p.m.     Tax Credits Hot Topics
Mary Forbes Lovett
, Ulmer & Berne LLP, Moderator
Drew Sparacia, Global X
Renee Beaver, Novogradac & Company LLP

4:15 p.m.     World War Z – How to Survive the Zoning Apocalypse
John P. Slagter
, Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC

4:45 p.m.      Program Concludes

INSTITUTE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Michael A. Poklar, Law Office of Michael A. Poklar
Cynthia A. Lammert, Coakley + Lammert Co., LPA
Kevin M. Hinkel, Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel
 

INSTITUTE PLANNING COMMITTEE:

Linda M. Green, Chicago Title Insurance Company
Lori Pittman Haas, Ulmer & Berne LLP
Deborah J. Lawrence-Auten, Title Source National Commercial
Irene M. MacDougall, Tucker Ellis LLP
Keith H. Raker, Tucker Ellis LLP
Monica E. Russell, McFadden & Freeburg Co., L.P.A.
Joseph M. Saponaro, Dinn Hochman & Potter, LLC
Paul J. Singerman, Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz
Deborah D. Zielinski, Chicago Title Insurance Company

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:

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 2014 RELI Sponsors for their commitment to this program:

Chicago Title Insurance Company

Erie Title Agency, Inc.

First American Title Company

Guardian Title & Guaranty Agency, Inc.

Title Source National Commercial