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Back to Basics: Real Estate Valuation Principles For The Legal Professional (6.7.10)
The seminar will provide you with an understanding of key investment and underwriting parameters that drive real estate price and value dynamics. Practice areas for which this seminar will be especially useful include real estate finance and investment; tax certiorari and condemnation; workouts and bankruptcy; various estate and income taxation.

This course will begin with the most basic principles of real estate valuation. It will define in concrete terms net operating income, cap rate, and property value. It will also explore the subtleties associated with industry use of each of these terms. In the process the legal professional will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of real estate valuation as well as the semantics of everyday uses of valuation terminology. The culmination of the class will be a discussion of how underwriting criteria and return expectations of investors are shaping the current real estate market.

http://www.legalspan.com/nycbar/onlinecle.asp?UGUID=&CategoryID



Basic Title Insurance
This updated program will cover title search and examination prior to issuance of a title insurance policy; reading and understanding a Certificate of Title; what a title insurance policy covers and what it excludes; obtaining maximum coverage through affirmative insurance and endorsements; how to select a title company; co-insurance and re-insurance; what a survey should show and how to read it; role of attorneys and other real estate professionals in resolving title issues; discussion of the new ALTA Owner’s policy, endorsements and other title company products/services; and what to do when a title defect is discovered post-closing. Whether you are a new practitioner looking for a comprehensive overview of the area or would just like to keep up to date with all the developments, this program is a must to attend.

http://www.legalspan.com/nycbar/catalog.asp?UGUID=&CategoryID=2



Current Governance Issues in Coops & Condos (4.21.10)
This updated seminar is intended for attorneys who represent cooperatives and condominiums and, in particular, those who serve as directors on cooperative and condominium boards. Issues addressed concern board governance, including the role of counsel, conflicts, indemnification and confidentiality as well as those issues that arise when considering prospective purchasers in both cooperatives and condominiums.

http://www.legalspan.com/nycbar/catalog.asp?UGUID=&CategoryID=&



Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives & Condominiums (4.4.11)
This program will provide practitioners with an overview of important issues affecting cooperatives and condominiums, including updates on recent case law and legislation and a consideration of current issues facing cooperative and condominium boards and owners, such as insurance and employment issues.

http://www.legalspan.com/nycbar/catalog.asp?UGUID=&CategoryID=2



Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives & Condominiums 2010 (3.24.10)
This program will provide practitioners with an overview of important issues affecting cooperatives and condominiums, including updates on recent case law and legislation and a consideration of current issues facing cooperative and condominium boards and owners, such as insurance and employment issues.

http://www.legalspan.com/nycbar/catalog.asp?UGUID=&CategoryID=&



Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives & Condominiums-Cases & Marketplace Developments in the Last Six Months
This program is essential for those who practice coops/condos law. First there will be a review of recent cases decided in the past six months. A discussion dedicated to sponsor problems, issues and remedies will follow. Each segment will have a short presentation followed by a full panel discussion to delve into and examine the fine points of each topic, including ILSA, construction defects, the Martin Act, and sponsor’s refusal to give up control of the building.

http://www.legalspan.com/nycbar/catalog.asp?UGUID=&CategoryID=2



Land Use for the 21st Century: Basics for Real Estate Practitioners (3.9.11)
This program will provide transactional real estate practitioners a basic understanding and working knowledge of land use regulations affecting both developed and to-be-developed land in New York City. Participants will learn tools for land use due diligence screening for financings, acquisitions, debt purchases, and leasing and an overview of the agencies involved in land use regulation. Topics covered will include basics of zoning, including development rights transfers and inclusionary housing; identifying landmark buildings and issues associated with ownership and alterations; Department of Buildings role in the development process, including plan review and interpretive authority; and the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and what to expect for a site that will, or has gone through, “ULURP”.

http://www.legalspan.com/nycbar/catalog.asp?UGUID=&CategoryID=2



Protecting Your Client in the Current Environment: Residential Real Estate Contracts & Leases – Using, Drafting & Negotiating Riders (8.4.10)
The use of "riders" to alter and expand the standard forms of real estate contracts and leases (co-ops, condominiums and houses) is becoming more and more prevalent and important in the ever changing residential real estate market. This program will focus on the important provisions which attorneys are including in these riders. Examples of provisions that will be discussed and evaluated include:

· “Rent to Own” Agreements

·Mortgage Contingencies (loss/expiration of commitments after contingency period)

·Sale of Existing Property Contingency

·Requirements of Co-op Boards Regarding Maintenance Escrows

·Co-op & Condo Riders – Representations regarding Noise, Leaks & Construction

· “As-Is” Provisions

·Certificate of Occupancy Provisions

·Post Closing Possession

This program is a must for all attorneys wanting to gain the knowledge needed to properly safeguard and advise clients in real estate transactions. This program’s updated content will provide CLE credit to all attendees, even if they attended in the past.

http://www.legalspan.com/nycbar/onlinecle.asp?UGUID=&CategoryID



Real Estate Workouts: Where Have All The Workouts Gone? (11.1.10)
Restructuring commercial real estate loans made in the boom years has been a slow process. A panel of lawyers and lenders will discuss the current state of the marketplace and successful completion of a loan restructuring given the current market. The program will end with hypotheticals relating to common restructuring issues. This program’s updated content will provide CLE credit to all attendees, even if they attended in the past.

http://www.legalspan.com/nycbar/catalog.asp?UGUID=&CategoryID=&



Residential Real Estate Closings: What You Need To Know From Pre-Contract to Closing (9.20 & 27.10)
This updated program will cover the purchase and sale of cooperatives, condominiums and houses. The panelists will review such general matters as forms of ownership, pre-contract due diligence, transfer and mortgage taxes, title insurance and lien searches, and the contract of sale, including a review of the loan contingency clause and other most frequently negotiated contract provisions, general estate planning considerations, commonly encountered problems (such as combined apartments), and “how to” close a transaction. This program’s updated content will provide CLE credit to all attendees, even if they attended in the past.

http://www.legalspan.com/nycbar/onlinecle.asp?UGUID=&CategoryID



SURVIVING THE RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE CLOSING: Better Than Reality TV (2.9.11)
Do you ever wonder what actually happens at a residential real estate closing? Or, having participated in a few, do you now want to become more adept at anticipating and preventing problems before closing and troubleshooting at the closing table when unanticipated situations arise? Are you worried about representing yourself, a family member or friend at an upcoming closing? Here is your chance to "eavesdrop" on mock coop and house closings conducted by seasoned practitioners. Bring your sense of humor to this informative-yet-entertaining program. This program’s updated content will provide CLE credit to all attendees, even if they attended in the past.

http://www.legalspan.com/nycbar/catalog.asp?UGUID=&CategoryID=2



Construction Law for Leasing Lawyers- The Nuts and Bolts (Original Live Program Date: 6/12/09)
Real estate lawyers need a general review of construction law both because they are often asked to review construction contracts and because construction issues arise in virtually all leases. The panel will discuss the issues that arise when leasing space in a building under construction, in landlord buildouts, and in tenant buildouts; and will also cover the basics of construction contracts. This program provides 3.0 credits total: 2.0 professional practice & 1.0 skills

http://clecenter.com/programs/description.aspx?id=1807&redirect


Estate Planning Primer: Everything You Need to Know About Estate Planning, But Were Afraid (or Didn't Think) To Ask (Original Live Program Date: 1/14/09)
Estate planning attorneys are not the only practitioners who need to understand trusts & estates issues. Such issues arise in virtually every matter from corporate to real estate to matrimonial cases. This program will provide non-estate planning attorneys with a basic understanding of estate planning and insurance issues in order for you to better serve your clients' needs. This program provides 3.0 credits in professional practice

http://clecenter.com/programs/description.aspx?id=2024&redirect


Ethical Issues in the Practice of Real Estate: What Every Attorney Must Know When Handling a Transaction (Original Live Program Date: 1/26/09)
A vast majority of attorneys, whether in a small firm or large firm will be involved in a real estate transaction in the course of their practice. There are a great many ethical pitfalls which one may fall into while handling a real estate transaction. Some of these ethical issues are obvious and others are far more difficult to recognize. This updated course will examine in detail day-to-day ethical issues that confront real estate attorneys and the general practitioner. Special emphasis will be made on conflicts of interest; the holding of escrow monies and title issues. This program provides 3.0 credits in ethics

http://clecenter.com/programs/description.aspx?id=2027&redirect


Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums (Original Live Program Date: 4/1/09)
This program will provide practitioners with an overview of important issues affecting cooperatives and condominiums, including updates on recent case law and legislation and a consideration of current issues facing cooperative and condominium boards and owners.

http://clecenter.com/programs/description.aspx?id=1806&redirect


Licensing: Beyond the Basics (Original Live Program Date: 3/18/08)
This program will address some of the more complex issues that arise in drafting and negotiating trademark, copyright and technology licenses. A panel of experts will offer practical advice on how to negotiate contested issues related to fashion, sports, consumer brands and a host of other areas, with an emphasis on avoiding litigation post-execution. Common pitfalls, alternative dispute resolution and industry trends will also be addressed.

http://clecenter.com/programs/description.aspx?id=2037&redirect


Real Estate Valuation Principles for the Legal Professional (Original Live Program Date: 6/1/09)
The seminar will provide you with an understanding of key investment and underwriting parameters that drive real estate price and value dynamics. Practice areas for which this seminar will be especially useful include real estate finance and investment; tax certiorari and condemnation; workouts and bankruptcy; various estate and income taxation. This course will begin with the most basic principles of real estate valuation. It will define in concrete terms net operating income, cap rate, and property value. It will also explore the subtleties associated with industry use of each of these terms. In the process the legal professional will gain a grounding in the fundamentals of real estate valuation as well as the semantics of everyday uses of valuation terminology. The culmination of the class will be a discussion of what went wrong with debt underwriting and equity return expectations in the recent real estate appreciation cycle and the likely fall-out from the current down cycle

http://clecenter.com/programs/description.aspx?id=2095&redirec


The Basics of Real Estate Lending(Original Live Program Date: 7/17& 7/24/07)
This basics program will provide an overview of real estate-related loans, including mortgage portfolio loans, securitized loans, mezzanine loans, and construction loans. The speakers will cover, among other things, the application and commitment process, lender concerns, borrower concerns, negotiation hot spots, bankruptcy issues, special purpose entities, and loan opinions.

http://clecenter.com/programs/description.aspx?id=1825&redirect