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What Are Mechanic’s and Construction Liens and Why Do They Matter for Your Project?

Mechanic’s and Construction Liens are a powerful tool to secure monies due to contractors and others who provide labor and materials to improve real property. This course will provide an exhaustive discourse on the use of mechanic’s and Construction liens on both public and private improvements, as well as the steps that owners may take to respond to the liens. Brian J. Markowitz, Esq. and Max Rayetsky, Esq. will begin by discussing general principles of the Lien Law, and will proceed with an...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Advanced Planning with Trusts

Starting with a general overview of trusts and fundamental concepts and issues common to all trusts, this CLE presentation will quickly advance to topics like revoking irrevocable trusts, keeping trusts flexible and retaining control through the use of trust protectors, special needs planning and asset protection planning. Topics include: Successfully Revoking Irrevocable Trusts Utilizing Trust Protectors Using Trusts for Premarital Planning Effectively Transferring Real Property to...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Essentials for Lease Drafting, Dealing with Problem Tenants & Doing So Ethically

This CLE course identifies and aims to give practical advice on the “hot button” issues that arise in landlord-tenant contexts. For landlords seeking to manage risks, on issues like tenant screening and security deposits, while avoiding common pitfalls such as discrimination claims and unenforceable penalties, this course identifies and gives practical examples of key lease provisions that will help a landlord effectively enforce its rights and remedies. The ethics of representing landlords...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

Rent Overcharges, Rent Regulatory Status and the Four Year Rule

This CLE program will impart a clear understanding of the meaning of the "four year rule", which is both a statute of limitations and a limit on review of rent history. The course will also review exceptions carved out by the Grimm case and its progeny, amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code and J51 (Roberts) cases. Lastly, the course will examine the Fair Market Rent appeals.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

So Your Commercial Borrower Is In Default? Protecting your Security Interest

Banks, commercial lenders, private investors and loan holders are confronted with a number of important decisions when business owners default on their loan obligations and/or fall behind on their mortgage payments for their commercial property. New Jersey has seen an influx of foreclosures over the recent years. One way that lenders can protect their security interests in their respective properties is by instituting foreclosure proceedings to recover the properties at issue and engage in var...

General Credits
2.25
Price$125

Breaking Up the Home Without Losing the House: Intersection of Foreclosure and Divorce

It took two people to get the house, now that they are breaking up, how does one of them keep it? How do you keep one from sabotaging the other? What happens when one has to decide between the kids and the mortgage? All too often a foreclosure case involves a divorce, or a divorce involves a foreclosure. Major changes to divorce law took effect on January 1, 2018, and additional changes to child support that took effect on July 1, 2017. More of these changes are relevant to a foreclosu...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Planning for Real Estate Owners: Advanced Strategies for Attorneys

Tax considerations often drive decisions in the real estate world. Whether it’s optimization of income tax, gift tax, or estate tax treatment, real estate owners are particularly sensitive to the impact taxes may have on their activities. This CLE program explores how advisors can expand their arsenals to include the widest possible range of techniques when working with clients who have substantial real estate holdings.

General Credits
1
Price$50

2017 Revisions to AIA Documents

Hear from a panel of experts about the recent changes to the AIA documents, including a 2017 version of the A201 and how those changes will affect construction projects going forward. Topics to be discussed include: An overview on the history behind the revisions and an overall summary of the changes. A practical overview of the specific revisions that appear to be of greatest import to Owner and Contractor clients. How the AIA's push to incorporate “green” building, electronic data...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

1031 Exchanges: Rules to Succeed & Common Pitfalls

1031 Exchanges are a useful tool for investors, attorneys, title agents, and real estate agents. This CLE course will give attendees an overview to 1031 Exchanges, in addition to touching on all basic rules, regulations, benefits and other concepts necessary for a successful 1031 Exchange. Attendees will learn how utilizing a 1031 Exchange can not only help defer capital gains taxes on investment and commercial properties, but how it can be used as a tool to reinvest wealth and grow their inve...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Title Insurance Claims

This CLE presentation explores recent caselaw from around the country related to title insurance coverage and closing liability. Attorney Kent Lewis will also discuss what attorneys need to know about Email Compromise Fraud including what red flags to look for, what to do if it happens to you and the position Errors and Omission insurance carriers are taking regarding coverage for losses related to Email Comprise Fraud.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Real Estate Implications of the Health Hazards of Tobacco Smoke

Landlord Tenant author and practitioner Dov Treiman lays out the legal implications of smoking, particularly secondhand smoke as it relates both to regulated and unregulated multifamily housing throughout New York State, with an eye towards the issues peculiar to New York City. In this one hour installment, Mr. Treiman covers: Real Property Legal Consequences of the Four Levels of Cigarette Smoking New York City Administrative Code §17-501 New York State Laws of 1989, Chapter 244 Tr...

General Credits
1
Price$50

What You Need to Know about Negotiating Retail and Restaurant Leases

The smaller tenant is “clout challenged” when it comes to dealing with landlord’s onerous, one-sided lease forms. Sending a 300 comment memo will not advance tenant’s cause—in fact, may well backfire; tenant (unfairly) being branded as a troublemaker. And that goes for legal counsel, too! The objective of this CLE program is to discuss strategic analysis of the lease form and isolate those very significant legal and business provisions which have the greatest impact on the retail and re...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Jack Newton Lerner Landlord-Tenant Practice Institute 2017-2018

Join an unparalleled panel from the bench, bar and government for a full day discussion of the hot button issues in landlord-tenant law today. Topics to be addressed include: What’s New in Housing Court Most Important Co-op and Condo Cases in the Last 24 Months Appellate Update Housing Preservation Violations and Issues Impact of the Altman Case Tenant Harassment and Right to Counsel: A View from Both the Landlord and Tenant Perspective Update on Attorneys’ Fees eDiscovery and...

Total Credits
5.75
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$225

High Rent Luxury Deregulation in New York City: A Brief History

This CLE course will examine the history of Luxury Deregulation in NYC with a focus on the recent Altman case decision and where the current state of the laws stands on this important legislation for both landlords and tenants.

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

The Basics of Estate Administration

The realm of estate administration is often accompanied by a variety of important and complex considerations. Designed to provide an overview of the estate administration, Attorney Jill Miller will guide attendees through an estate's life cycle while revealing the fundamental steps and action items for each phase. Ms Miller covers a wide range of topics including the necessary steps that should be taken at a decedent's death, proper document preparation to ensure a will is admitted to probate...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Managing Construction Risks

Property damage, personal injury, schedule delays, liens and unanticipated costs. Construction projects involve risks, and managing those risks is essential to the successful completion of every project. Join Tannenbaum Helpern construction attorneys and an industry expert for a discussion, including real-world examples, of essential tools that owners can use to anticipate, allocate, control and minimize construction risk. The discussion will cover essential contract provisions, importa...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Managing Rent Regulated Property: Preparing for the Sale, Purchase and Refinance of Rent Regulated Buildings

Join RSA for a program focusing on the due diligence required before the sale, purchase or refinance of a building. The program will provide information on cost saving resources that are available to assist owners complete the process. Topics to be addressed will include review of: HPD and DOB violations Major capital improvements, individual apartment improvements Tenant lease files Required building energy upgrades Housing court and DHCR proceedings DHCR and HPD registration W...

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Illinois Mechanics Liens

This CLE course deals with the Illinois Mechanics Lien statute, 770 ILCS 60 et seq. In the course we’ll discuss the following: What a mechanics lien is What you get by asserting and then being awarded a mechanics lien Who can assert a mechanics lien Who or what can a mechanics lien be asserted against What type of work one must have performed to be able assert a mechanics lien How you assert the mechanics lien Limitations, including notices and times for filing Liens on Public Funds...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Avoiding Problems With Real Estate Clients

This CLE program will cover the most common reasons clients complain about Real Estate Attorneys and offer tips on how to avoid them. By following these tips you will receive referrals instead of grievance complaints or malpractice claims. Best practices for billing and offering consultations to real estate clients will also be discussed. The presenter is Kenneth Landau a partner in the Mineola law firm of Shayne, Dachs, Sauer and Dachs where he concentrates in the areas of negligence,...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Advanced Tax Planning Techniques

The tax code could never be described as simple, but that doesn’t mean it’s unmanageable. This CLE course will present creative tax planning techniques for partnership, real estate, corporate, international, individual and estate tax rules utilized by leading tax professionals. Common obstacles, including judicial doctrines and disclosure rules will also be presented.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The New York City Zoning Resolution at 100: Land Use Controls In New York City Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

This CLE course will examine the origins of the Zoning Resolution, recent zoning initiatives adopted by the City Planning Commission and City Council, and current City Planning Department plans and studies. The program will include discussion of the evolution of the paths to development under zoning. The program also will include discussion of the recent Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability text amendments, as well as adoption of the East New York Community P...

General Credits
2
Price$100

The Challenges to Property Tax Exemptions for Nonprofit Entities

Non-profit organizations provide tremendous services both to local communities and the federal government. They employ hundreds of thousands of workers, purchase goods and services and utilities, pumping untold millions into the local economy, and paying taxes while providing communities with health care, employment training, disaster relief, food for the homeless, counseling and much more. But what does it take to obtain non-profit status and how does that status impact tax exemptions?...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Five Reasons to Read Your Construction Contract

You have agreed on the price. You have agreed on the scope of work. Now what? Well, you still need to memorialize your agreement into a written a contract that includes the acceptance and the shifting of certain risks. This does not mean you should just sign whatever is presented to you though. This CLE course will outline the specific areas to study in a contract including indemnity clauses, order changes and notice requirements, payment requirements, delay damages and dispute resolution.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Nuts and Bolts of Florida Contracting Licensure

Yes, you need to be licensed to perform construction contracting in Florida. What does this entail? Who needs to be licensed? What happens if you are not licensed? This CLE course will explain the contractor licensing process in Florida as well as explain who requires licensing, who does not and the consequences for contracting without a license.

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Attorneys Need to Know About Miller Act Payment Bond Claims

If you are a prime contractor, subcontractor, or supplier on a federal construction project, you NEED to understand the Miller Act and know what your rights are. This includes preserving your rights to payment against the Miller Act payment bond and defending, in the case of the prime contractor, any claim that may be asserted against the bond. This CLE course will explain how the Miller Act preserves your rights to payment under its bond and how to defend that right, particularly agai...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Should I Host that Traveler? Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding AirBnB

Finding short term accommodations via Airbnb is a phenomenon sweeping the nation. Yet behind every host renting out a room in the family home, or renting an entire apartment, are a number of legal issues that cannot be overlooked. Understand the laws restricting owners' ability to host paying guests in their homes for short periods, as well as the penalties that may result from violations of zoning laws, safety and health regulations, failure to register or seek the necessary permits,...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Finding, Keeping and Preventing Problems with Clients is as Easy as A,B,C

This unique CLE program by New York Tort lawyer and radio host Kenneth Landau will offer attorneys in all areas of practice over 100 Tips on Finding, Keeping and Avoiding problems with clients. You will learn how to educate clients about how you can be of help to them in resolving or preventing their legal problems. Best strategies for encouraging consultations, giving seminars and billing will also be covered. You will also learn the ten reasons why clients hate lawyers and how to...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The New NY Maintenance Law Unplugged: A Honed Analysis of the Practical Implications

Join Elliott Scheinberg as he takes a detailed look at the new maintenance procedures which became law last Fall as a result of a Study conducted by the State Law Revision Commission and a panel comprised of members of different interest groups assembled by Hon. Jeffrey Sunshine to arrive at a fair compromise. In additional to gaining an understanding of the new procedures for determining maintenance, Vocational Expert Rona Wexler will discuss the issue of rehabilitating the non-monied...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

The Use of ADR in Construction Law Cases: What the Industry Forms Say About ADR

Join NYCLA’s Construction Law Committee and ADR Committee and a panel of experts for a discussion focusing on: Part 1: Introduction and Different Types of ADR Part II: How Industry Forms Deal with ADR Industry forms use of ADR Mistakes to avoid in ADR Pointers for a successful ADR Tips for drafting a good ADR agreement How to select a good arbitrator/mediator/neutral The future of ADR Pointers for ADR on public projects … and MORE!

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

How Did this Lease Land on my Desk? The Lawyer’s Guide to the Business of Commercial Real Estate Leasing

Obtaining a commercial office lease may seem to be the simplest part of opening and running a business. But the major clauses in a typical lease can greatly impact your day-to-day business. This CLE program will explain the most common clauses of a typical commercial office lease and how to ensure the best lease for your client. The course will also delve into the strategies necessary to negotiate a lease before an attorney needs to intervene.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

An Overview of Construction Lien Law

Like it or not, most lawyers are bound to encounter issues related to a mechanic’s lien at some point in their career. When a mechanic’s lien suddenly appears in a continuation title search at a closing, its important for the real estate practitioner to know what kind of options are available to get rid of the lien and avoid having to adjourn the closing. On the other hand, when a general practitioner who represents an electrician who is owed $100,000 from a general contractor is asked to prep...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Chinese Investment in U.S. Real Estate

The U.S. property market has become a popular destination for wealthy Chinese nationals seeking safe investment opportunities abroad. International real estate transactions implicate legal issues associated with the transfer of funds, taxes, corporate formation, reporting and disclosure requirements, national security and immigration. This CLE lecture will discuss legal strategies for addressing these issues proactively so as to avoid post-acquisition problems.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Accommodating Non-U.S. Investors: Structuring Real Estate and Other Fund Investments to Minimize U.S. Tax Impacts

Tannenbaum Helpern tax attorneys Michele Itri and David Schulder along with RSM US LLP's International Tax Principal Mark Strimber, will discuss how hedge funds and private equity funds can minimize tax burden for non-U.S. investors. These investors are primarily concerned with avoiding U.S. tax filing obligations and paying U.S. tax on "effectively connected income" which can result from a non-U.S. investor's investment in U.S. real estate, certain U.S. loans, U.S. operating companies and fee...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Managing Rent Regulated Property: Complying with State and City Requirements

The seminar will focus on DHCR’s recent J-51 Rent Registration Initiative, the implementation of the Rent Act of 2015 (including deregulation issues and the new City tax credit for major capital improvements), illegal subletting (AirBnB), rent registration requirements and amending rent registrations. The seminar will also include a discussion of the fact sheets and forms issued by DHCR since the 2015 Rent Act, as well as the impact of recent, significant appellate court decisions. The...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Co-ops and Condos: Buying, Selling and Getting the Deal Closed

Learn the important issues involved in negotiating and finalizing co-op and condominium deals, as well as the unique legal and regulatory issues surrounding living in co-ops and condominiums. The respective rights of the co-op/condominium and the shareholder/unit-owner are discussed as well the rights of developers involved in the sale of new buildings. Understand what is necessary to finalize the transaction and ultimately get the deal closed.

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

The Unexpected Broker and Title Insurance Issues You Need to Know When Buying a Home

Learn from a panel of experts about the unexpected issues that can arise when buying or selling a home – from how to discover and cure title issues to entering into broker agreements and dealing with unexpected disputes over commissions. Hear tips and techniques for dealing with these hurdles, and how to get the deal closed.

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Oil, Gas, and Mineral Leasehold Issues

Landowners hold a distinct advantage over oil companies and over the years, their leases have begun to reflect that. Oil companies have no choice but to acquiesce to increasingly land-owner friendly leases and while many still resist, form leases are becoming a rarity. This CLE course, presented by oil and gas attorney Josh Stein, will explain the most common sources of ambiguity and error which may arise in drafting oil and gas leases, even top leases, and how attorneys can protect cl...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Preparing and Reviewing Oil and Gas Title Opinions

The variety in style and particular client needs have resulted in a lack of standardization amongst title opinions. That, combined with the vast amounts of land in Texas with bad title, has made a well-written, professional title opinion a negotiable instrument in a dispute. This CLE course will explain how these opinions are routinely sold between owners and oil and companies and are then used as the basis for future title opinions, sometimes decades later. Presented by Oil and Gas at...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Understanding Easements and Right of Way

Easements are a critical issue in gas and title examinations. Identifying the locations of easements to avoid obstruction or accidental drilling into a pipeline is crucial as is avoiding issues with surface owners. From the perspective of a title examiner, there are instruments that purport to create easements but aren’t, creating a dangerous situation of wherein an oil company drills within a platted subdivision or near a river. This CLE course will offer a broad overview of easements and the...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Understanding Interests in Oil and Gas Lands and Production

Precedent is a central principle in the area of law. As such, working in mature areas of law with long established legislation can be beneficial to attorneys. This CLE course will explore the fascinating legal area of oil and gas, which, while relatively young, is a fairly well developed area and yet is uniquely positioned due to the theory of “ownership in place.” The theory stipulates that certain reserves can continue in perpetuity, regardless of how long ago they were established, and that...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Family Offices: A to Z About Acting as Legal Counsel for a Family Office

Family offices and ultra high-net-worth families have many complex legal issues that need to be met by competent and knowledgeable attorneys. In addition to the legal needs of multigenerational families of wealth, the creation of fast-growing companies in the technology sector and other industries has led to a new class of wealth holders who need qualified legal advisors. Attorneys serving these families are called on to find unique legal solutions to complex issues, and therefore are b...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

CFPB Formation, Powers and Enforcement

The collapse of the real estate industry and the subsequent financial collapse of 2008 led to sweeping changes. One of these was the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) under the Dodd-Frank Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act of 2010. A new and independent regulator, the CFPB was designed to oversee federal consumer protection laws. The mission of the CFPB, the various statutes it regulates and how it evolved will all be discussed in this comprehensive CLE course. T...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Closing Disclosure Under TRID

The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) were both created as protective measures that provide disclosures to eliminate abusive practices. The longstanding congressional goal to integrate the two in order to avoid overlap, inconsistencies and discrepancies, came to the fore with the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which was charged with proposing regulation to combine RESPA and TILA with the hope that a well-informed cons...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Dealing with Difficult Attorneys

Have you ever been frustrated when litigating a case or negotiating a transaction because opposing counsel seems intent on thwarting your every move? Then join NYCLA’s Task Force on Professionalism to learn tips and techniques for dealing with difficult counsel. Civility in and out of the courtroom has never been more important, given the challenges of practicing in the legal profession in the current economic environment. A distinguished panel with members from private practice, the judiciary...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Drafting Joint Venture Agreements

Learn the basics of the issues that need to be addressed when drafting Joint Venture Agreements, as well as the specifics of drafting agreements in the areas of construction, mergers and acquisitions and technology. Some of the areas to be addressed include: M&A and Joint Venture Agreements•Why enter into a Joint Venture? Who has control? How to keep partners in the relationship, and how to get them to leave How to structure profit sharing What happens when the agreement ends...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Hot Topics in Immigration Related to the EB-5 Program

The Immigrant Investor Program, also known as “EB-5,” was created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by immigrant investors by creating a new commercial enterprise or investing in a troubled business. There are 10,000 EB-5 immigrant visas available annually. In 1992 and regularly reauthorized since then, 3,000 EB-5 visas are also set aside for investors in Regional Centers designated by USCIS based on proposals for promoting...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

UCC Insurance & Mezzanine Financing: Pitfalls of Perfection and Priority

Most commercial lenders require their loans to be secured by all the personal property of their borrower. Article 9 as adopted, wholly governs this process. Article 9 is complicated and comprehensive. This CLE course teaches the basics of how to properly secure a loan. In addition, this course teaches the basics of the UCCPlus Policy of Insurance for secured personal property loans. Finally the course explains the basic structure and dynamics of a mezzanine loan transaction.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Construction Delays: Causes, Prevention and Damages

It is well accepted in the construction industry that "time is money." This CLE program will present a case study demonstrating the procedures an owner/developer should implement to avoid delay, mitigate the effects of delay and disruption, and recover damages resulting from the effects of delay. Scheduling techniques and contract clauses will also be discussed.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

What Every Commercial Landlord & Tenant Practitioner Should Know about Yellowstone Injunctions

As any commercial landlord knows, no matter how good a tenant you have occupying your space, sometimes problems arise with the tenant leading to the need to end the tenancy. Similarly, as a commercial tenant even the best landlord can misinterpret your actions and try to terminate your lease based upon those alleged actions. In these situations, the landlord will usually serve the tenant with a notice giving the tenant 5 to 10 days to cure the alleged default under the lease. If the tenant fails...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Surveys, Survey Readings and Exceptions

Surveys are a standard procedure in real estate negotiations, title issues and insurance coverage. What is a survey, how to conduct one, their legal specifications and requirements will all be discussed in this comprehensive CLE course. The course will pay particular attention to survey title requirements and title reports and explain the property requirements for both residential and commercial properties and the regulations under the TIRSA Owner and Loan Policy Covered Risk Section 2...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Handy Causes of Action: Mechanic’s Liens and other Lawsuits

The construction industry is plagued with dysfunction. For every story of delinquent contractors there is an opposing story of crazy and overly-demanding clients. The Mechanic’s Lien Act in Illinois was designed to be implemented in exactly these cases, but what happens when the contractor really hasn't completed the job to the required standards or the client really is unreasonable? This CLE course will review the specifics of the Mechanic’s Lien Act and how it can be applied as well as speci...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Home Sweet Lis Pendens: Defending Residential Foreclosures in Illinois

Defending a foreclosure requires careful planning, execution and above all, solid reasoning. Without cause, a foreclosure defense will never succeed. This CLE course will provide an overview of defending a residential foreclosure in Illinois including the necessary factors required to successfully mount a foreclosure defense. The course will explain the progress of typical defenses and what to expect as well as strategies for navigating the process. The methods of service, applicable m...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Airbnb – Revolutionaries of Sharing Economy or Just Plain Illegal?

Airbnb is an online community marketplace that connects potential home renters with those seeking to lease their properties. It is a service that is adored by some, despised by others and in NYC has been a major source controversy. The NYS Attorney General maintains that nearly three-quarters of all Airbnb rentals in NYC are illegal and in violation of violate zoning and other laws. It has charged Airbnb to clean up its act. What’s at stake? Huge sums of money for Airbnb, millions of potentia...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Advanced Techniques in Transfer Development Rights

The transfer of development rights in the City of New York usually involves an as-of-right transaction between two adjacent properties with a contiguous lot line. Circumstances sometimes require the use of advanced techniques utilizing an air parcel to store development rights for use at a later date. Depending on the location, development rights generated through the Inclusionary Housing program or in Special Districts (e.g., Highline Transfer Corridor, Southstreet Seaport) may also be trans...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Estate Planning for Real Estate Investors in Changing Times

Estate planning can provide a lasting legacy for your clients. This CLE course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how to recognize estate planning opportunities for your client with special attention to considerations and opportunities for real estate owners and investors. Presented by experienced attorney and lecturer Bruce Steiner, the course will explain estate planning under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the 2014 New York Income and Estate Tax changes and...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

The Nuts, Bolts and New Developments in Land Use Practice in New York City

Designed for both the seasoned land use professional and those who are new to land use practice in New York City, this CLE seminar will review the basics in New York City land use practice as well as very recent developments with emphasis upon applications for grants by the City Planning Commission and City Council. The program will examine the paths to development under the New York City Zoning Resolution, including development by right as well as the utilization of zoning text amendments, z...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Ethical Issues in Making Capacity Decisions

“Capacity” is a medical determination that is broadly used to describe a person’s ability to act in a legal environment, as well as the level to which they are accountable or responsible for their actions. The incidence of cases in which capacity is an issue has grown substantially in the past few years because of the aging demographic and the increasing number of cases involving serious mental illness, substance and/or alcohol abuse, or other related mental health concerns. In civil matters,...

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

The Mortgage Contingency Clause and Ethical Issues in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Contracts

There are countless ways a real estate deal can go sour. Anything from the wide range of procedural issues to the emotional state of buyers and sellers can undo even the most ironclad agreement. This CLE course will explain the various contingencies that can stand in the way of finalizing real estate deals, both commercial and residential. Topics include: May the Buyer Apply to a Mortgage Broker? How Soon Does the Buyer Need to Apply? What if the Buyer Obtains a Commitment in a Diff...

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Ethics
Price$75

15 Cases Every Real Estate Lawyer Should Know

Hear from a panel of experts about the most important real estate decisions of the past year. Learn: what the cases held; the implications of the decisions; and the panelists’ views on the law. This is one program no real estate lawyer can afford to miss!

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Real Estate Closings From A to Z

Learn what you need to know to take a real estate deal from start to finish including: Understanding who your client is and how that affects the Deal What are the terms of the deal The role of the real estate broker Proper communication between parties Basic contract of sale, including riders, exhibits, descriptions, surveys and certificates of occupancy Responsibilities of the buyer’s attorney: time limits; ordering title; guiding a client to obtain financing and using mortgage broker...

General Credits
3.25
Price$150

Real Estate Closing Practice in New Jersey

This CLE program focuses on the intricacies of residential and commercial real estate transactions in New Jersey. Topics include New Jersey Bulk Sales Law and its interpretive documents, the applicability of the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) and the Site Remediation Reform Act of 2009 (SRRA) on commercial real estate negotiations and closings.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Environmental Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions

Contamination in a property may be the cause of numerous health and environmental hazards. Just as numerous are the Federal and State laws that apply to such sites. This CLE course will explain these legalities as well as requirements for attorneys representing potential purchasers or companies with potentially contaminated facilities such as evaluating potential risk and constructing protective contracts. The course will review Phase I and II environmental reports, CERCLA issues and due dilig...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Appellate Developments in NYS Landlord Tenant Law: Installment #1

Famed commentator and landlord-tenant practitioner Dov Treiman examines recent developments in Landlord Tenant Appellate Law. In this one hour installment, Mr. Treiman covers: London Terrace Gardens, L.P. v. Heller: Golub Notice Content Marina Tower Assoc., L.P. v. 325 Southend Corp.: Commercial Lease Renewal 49 Terrace Corp. v. Richardson: Stipulations Theodoli v. 170 E. 77th 1 LLC: Spoliation of Evidence Archstone Camargue I LLC v. Korte, Allowing Distressed Tenant Leeway Harv...

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

Appellate Developments in NYS Landlord Tenant Law: Installment #2

Famed commentator and landlord-tenant practitioner Dov Treiman examines recent developments in Landlord Tenant Appellate Law. In this one hour installment, Mr. Treiman covers: DFS of Springfield, Inc. v. DiMartino: Personal Jurisdiction Golden Mtn. Realty Inc. v. Severino: Forum for L&T Disputes Windy Acres Farm, Inc. v. Penepent: Propriety of Conditional Limitations Goldcrest Realty Co. v. 61 Bronx Riv. Rd. Owners, Inc.: Propriety of Conditional Limitations Gaia by the Park LLC v...

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

Hot Issues in Landlord Tenant Practice in New Jersey

Master the fundamentals of landlord-tenant law. From the rental agreement to eviction actions, you need to stay on top of all aspects of New Jersey landlord-tenant law. This CLE course will review: Basic Prerequisites Grounds for Removal of a Residential Tenant pursuant to NJSA 2A:18-61.1 Grounds for Removal of a Commercial Tenant pursuant to NJSA 2A:18-53 Self-Help Evictions And much more

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

An Analysis of the New York City Rent Stabilization Code Amendments

Famed commentator and landlord-tenant practitioner Dov Treiman examines the January 8, 2014 amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code. Topics include: Institutionalization of the Tenant Protection Unit; Setting the rents in buildings entering rent regulation after having been New York City sponsored cooperatives; A new requirement that preferential rents and the claimed legal rent both be set forth in all leases and lease renewals where there is a preferential rent and a procedure f...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Leasing Basics: A Tenant's Perspective

While unfortunate, even a lease agreement made in good faith and seeming accord can end in acrimony and ill-will. This is particularly true with regards to the landlord/tenant relationship and while the obligations of each party seem fairly evenly matched, it’s critical for the various parties to understand their rights and obligations as well as those of the other party. This CLE course will explain every nuance of the standard lease agreement and the various obligations and requireme...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Representing Owners in Construction Matters

The notion of customer protection takes on special significance in construction matters, where owners find themselves at the mercy of contractors and construction companies. This CLE course will explain how to protect your clients by mapping the complex interrelationships between parties involved, and offering a thorough review of contracts and the critical clauses that must be included. The course begins with an explanation of each of the parties involved, the negotiation and construc...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Mechanic's Liens - What's It All About?

Mechanic's Liens are a powerful tool to secure monies due contractors and others who provide labor and materials to improve real property. This CLE course will provide an exhaustive discourse on the use of mechanic's liens on both public and private improvements, as well as the steps that owners may take to respond to the liens. Stuart Zisholtz, Esq. will begin by discussing general principles of the lien law, and will proceed with an examination of work covered, lienable property, enforcement a...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

The Twenty-Two Most Frequently Posed Questions to Title Underwriters

The first title insurance company was formed in Pennsylvania in 1853. Since that time, title insurance has become a requisite step in the purchase of real estate throughout the United States and the laws, requirements, guidelines and protocols have become vast and increasingly complex. This CLE course will address the most frequently asked questions to title underwriters, thereby offering a comprehensive explanation of title insurance, issues of ownership, trusts and estates, judgments,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Fannie Mae and FHA Condominium Regulation and Policy

This CLE course will explore the relevant guidelines and legal requirements that regulate the availability of obtaining end-loan financing for condominium and cooperative developments which attorneys are relied upon by developers for advice and guidance. Starting with a brief discussion of the history and market trends that led to the current regulatory environment, the course will then explore the currently available financing options and methods for obtaining approval from Fannie Mae, the FH...

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

The Fundamentals of Foreclosure Defense and Alternative Remedies

While the panic surrounding the collapse of the real estate market has abated and reports of foreclosures have lessened, home foreclosures are still a daily occurrence across the country and will remain so. Whether because of unexpected illness, unemployment or the rising cost of living, the threat of home foreclosure remains a concern for vast portions of the population. This CLE course will provide an approach to defending residential mortgage foreclosure actions in Illinois with a v...

General Credits
3
Price$125

Commercial Real Estate Transactions: Avoiding Pitfalls when Representing a Buyer or Seller

This CLE course will show you how to avoid the pitfalls and mistakes involved with representing a buyer or seller of commercial property. Topics include Contract review Negotiations Representing a Buyer or Seller? Checklists & Forms included

General Credits
1
Price$50

Home Sweet Home: Handling a Residential Real Estate Transaction

Real Estate closings have a million moving parts. Efficient and effective handling of each of those parts is absolutely imperative to a successful closing. This CLE course will make sure you are well-versed in all the relevant issues and guidelines, strategies and tools to handle real estate closings in Illinois. Topics include: Contract review Negotiations Representing a Buyer or Seller? Checklists & Forms included

General Credits
1
Price$50

Minimize Taxes, Maximize Wealth: Understanding Tax Deferral Strategies When Selling Real Estate

This CLE course is designed to provide an overview of several important real estate tax strategies, as well as the methods used to compute capital gain tax and depreciation recapture. Understanding taxes is one of the key methods to maximizing the profitability of real estate transactions. Using a mixture of examples and anecdotes the instructors will talk about the following topics: Understanding the components that go into computing an adjusted basis and how gain tax is comput...

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Representing an IRC 1031 Exchange Client

If you have never represented a 1031 exchange client, or you need a refresher, this course will provide you with the information you need to get up to speed. This “nuts and bolts” course concentrates on the mechanics of representing a 1031 exchange client from contract to closing. Some of the topics covered in this course are contract preparation, handling of contract and escrow deposits, time deadlines, like-kind properties, and closing procedures.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Introduction to Title Insurance: Essential Things Every Attorney Should Know

Real property attorneys review title reports daily. However, title reports and policies have become so common, that many attorneys have not considered for quite some time the important tenets of title insurance. Mr. Bagwell’s seminar presentation will introduce new and junior attorneys to the basic conceptual framework of title insurance while also re-acquainting senior counsel to the intricacies of various title products. Several common misconceptions regarding various aspects of titl...

General Credits
1
Price$50

An Introduction to New Jersey Property Tax Appeal Process

The volatility of the real estate market is well-known. Prices fluctuate, values vary and the very aspects of your property that were once benefits can become liabilities. This means that when the time comes for a real estate assessment, owners may be very unpleasantly surprised. In New Jersey, one recourse is the Property Tax Appeal Process. This CLE course will explain this process in-depth from an explanation of the assessment and how they are determined, tax calculations, valuation...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Introduction to New Jersey Eminent Domain Law

Whether you are a litigator or a transactional attorney, the basics of New Jersey’s eminent domain process are part of the background and vocabulary that every practitioner should be generally familiar with. This course outlines those basics. How does the condemnation process work? What are the basic valuation issues that a property owner may be confronted with in common taking scenarios? What are the common pitfalls? In this lecture, you will learn these key points as well as se...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Saving the Distressed Homeowner: A View From the Homeowner’s and Bank’s Side

Since this program was first presented at NYCLA in 2009, the law relating to mortgage foreclosures and legal ways for distressed homeowner to save their investments has been evolving. The rules of the game for both homeowners and banks have changed, and the chances of reaching a settlement or obtaining relief from the courts have improved.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Development Rights Transactions

In the City of New York, development rights can be sold and moved –even the air above a property is subject to transfer and sale. But how do the skyscrapers get so tall? The answer often involves the as-of-right transfer of development rights between two adjacent properties sharing a lot line. Such transactions are mapped out and executed with precision requiring substantial due diligence and no small amount of documentation. This CLE course by a top New York City land use lawyer w...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

So You Want to Learn How to Do a Real Estate Closing

Learn what you need to know to take a real estate deal from start to finish including: Understanding who your client is and how that affects the Deal What are the terms of the deal The role of the real estate broker Proper communication between parties Basic contract of sale, including riders, exhibits, descriptions, surveys and certificates of occupancy Responsibilities of the buyer’s attorney: time limits; ordering title; guiding a client to obtain financing and using mortgage...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Selling Property; Deferring Tax - A Basic Guide to 1031 Exchanges

We may be centuries ahead of the old barter system, but there are times when a trade when is more advantageous than a sale. This specifically applies to 1031 Exchanges and its usefulness in avoiding taxes on commercial real estate sales. This informative and comprehensive CLE course will explain the basic tenets of 1031 Exchanges, how and when to establish them, the types of properties that qualify, and deadlines. The course will also review typically applicable taxes, tax deferment, the types...

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

Trusts and Estates – The Title Perspective

What factors run through a title underwriter’s mind when considering whether to insure a conveyance out of an estate or out of a trust? What is the “law” governing such conveyances? As Benjamin Franklin noted, “…in this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” In this seminar, we will consider the first of Franklin’s certainties, death, and how decedents and the strategies which they and their advisers use to avoid the impact of the second certainty, taxes. The ty...

General Credits
1
Price$50

When Brotherly Love Goes Wrong: Defending Against Constructive Trust Claims

One of the first things lawyers learn is that no one can claim an interest in another's real estate without a deed or a written contract. Surprisingly, there is an exception to the rule. Constructive trusts, often filed by disgruntled family members, can tie up real estate claims for years and cost your clients dearly. This comprehensive CLE course will explain constructive trusts and their elements, notices of pendency, and perhaps most importantly, how to defend against constructive trusts...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Basic Landlord-Tenant Practice in New Jersey

There is perhaps no relationship more fraught with conflict than that of a landlord and tenant. And yet, it is a relationship that is governed primarily by specific laws and statutes. This CLE course will review NJ’s various legal requirements which must be adhered to regardless of the specifics of a rental contract. The course will explain the various legal statutes and offer specific examples for illustration.

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Jersey Real Estate Closing Procedures

One would think that after all the bargaining and bidding, contracts and clauses, the real estate closing would be mere formality. But a real estate closing is a complex process with tremendous potential for problems that can weaken and sometimes break a real estate deal. This CLE course will offer a thorough review of real estate closings in NJ and explain everything from closing preparation, client retention, attorney review, negotiations, mortgages, title review, and issues post-close.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Summary Proceedings in New York: Disclosure, Devices & Delays

In this fascinating CLE course, noted author, commentator, and practitioner Dov Treiman takes you through the restrictions both statutes and decisions have placed on getting information from the other side in local court eviction proceedings. Mr. Treiman shows you both the direct and indirect approaches to getting that information and when the search for it can lead to ethical problems. In his accompanying materials, Mr. Treiman cites to dozens of cases giving you all the nuances of the fiel...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

From Contract to Closing: A Guide to Residential Real Estate Transactions

With the real estate boom just a dim memory, the process of real estate closings have become more contentious than ever. A thorough understanding of every step in the process from pre-contract to post-closing is essential to a successful deal. This CLE course reviews each step in detail and includes the differentiation between condos and co-ops, the responsibilities of buyers and sellers, negotiating price, setting closing dates, preparing documents and mortgage issues.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

A Look Forward at the Reverse Mortgage Industry: What an Attorney Needs to Know

The fact that America is aging is not news, nor is it surprising. Experts have been predicting it since the Baby Boomers. This CLE course will explain Congress’s efforts to help seniors age in place through the development of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) a type of reverse mortgage. The course will explain the legal history of the HECM and how it benefits senior citizens. The course will also explain how one can qualify for an HECM, the processes and procedures that are unique to it...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Foreign Investments in U.S. Real Estate: A Legal Guide

Foreign investing in U.S. real estate takes forethought and planning. The many potential advantages may obscure potential pitfalls and the tax ramifications of investing should be understood in advance. This CLE course will tell you everything you need to know including a planning guide for foreign investors, the tax consequences of acquiring U.S. real estate, the advantage and disadvantages of certain tax entities, the income tax vs. estate tax dilemma and the planning opportunities a...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Understanding and Disposing Real Property Liens and Encumbrances

Real estate's recent downturn has sparked renewed interest in the various complexities of Title Insurance. This CLE course examines the issues in their entirety and reviews how title insurance is distinct from other insurance, what it does not cover and the process for underwriting including a brief overview of public records searches, title search production and evaluation procedures. A review of common title claims and clearing title exceptions will also be examined.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Representing the Space Challenged Tenant: Tips and Traps in Small Office Leasing

As in many industries, when it comes to office tenants, it's the little guys who lose. That's why it's important to understand small office tenant agreements and how to effectively negotiate on their behalf. This CLE course will include an in–depth discussion of rental agreements and terms such as: Premises Rent Escalation Rent Terms of Use Alterations Maintenance and Repairs Insurance Subordination Indemnity Subletting And much more

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethical Guidelines Governing Title Company Legal Personnel

This CLE course explores the ethical standards and guidelines specific to title companies and their personnel. The course will review ethical requirements imposed by RESPA as well as: New York State Insurance Law Opinions issued by the Insurance Department's Office of General Counsel Effects of statutes governing the unauthorized practice of law upon title insurance companies and their personnel Opinions of the New York State Bar Association

Ethics Credits
0.75
Price$40

Vital Developments in a Volatile Market: A Review of Mortgage Foreclosure Law

The real-estate crisis has had lasting ramifications in many areas of law, but perhaps none so much as those guiding foreclosures. This timely CLE course will present everything you need to know including Statutes adopted by the State Legislature to provide better notification of foreclosure actions to borrowers, the extensive court decisions regarding who has standing to foreclose, the role of Inter-creditor Agreements in commercial foreclosures and the new Attorney Affirmation requirements....

General Credits
0.75
Price$40

Renewable Energy Law: A National Perspective On Today's Hottest Trend

A comprehensive overview of today’s hottest industry, this CLE course offers a broad perspective on the solar and renewable energy industry nationwide. The course will also explore the specifics of the unique nature of New Jersey’s solar energy market, the SREC market and the impact it has on the industry across the country.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Co-op and Condo Law and Practice: A View from Both Sides

Learn the important issues involved in negotiating and finalizing co-op and condominium deals, as well as the unique legal and regulatory issues surrounding living in co-ops and condominiums. The respective rights of the co-op/condominium and the shareholder/unit-owner are discussed as well the rights of developers involved in the sale of new buildings.

General Credits
2.5
Price$100

Topics in Legal Ethics in the Practice of New York Landlord-Tenant Law

Renowned landlord-tenant attorney Dov Treiman examines the various kinds of ethical issues peculiar to the landlord tenant practice. In this four hour lecture, Mr. Treiman stays away from high flown theory and presents practical resolutions to ethical situations, including citations to case law authority and forms that can be followed for making the argument that there is in actuality no issue. Mr. Treiman's style is conversational and comes across with the same kind of informality and humor...

Ethics Credits
3.5
Price$175

What You Don't Know About the SAFE Act Could Hurt You and Cost Your Clients Dearly

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 included, as a small part of a very comprehensive law, the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE Act). This law has fundamentally changed the manner in which residential mortgage loans are originated in the United States. The SAFE Act has mandated, by the Federal Government, a national and state licensing regimen for mortgage loan officers and has established a nationwide data base of these individuals and companies. This...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Drafting a Basic Trust

A trust is a fiduciary relationship in which property is transferred from the creator to one or more persons, known as trustees, who manage that property for the benefit of another individual called the beneficiary. The purpose of a trust is to insure that property is appropriately managed and its income disbursed to persons whom the creator elects to benefit from the property. This course in drafting a basic trust discusses all of the fundamental requirements to create a valid trust, indicati...

General Credits
1
Price$50


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