This basic-to-intermediate level seminar will outline key legal aspects of real estate development and will benefit: Attorneys, Developers, Lenders, Investors, Brokers, Accountants, Asset Managers, Architects, Business Leaders, Paralegals
Facilitate Cohesive, Efficient and Compliant Real Estate Development Projects
With the real estate market finally showing signs of recovery, it won’t be long before advising on real estate development becomes a major part of your practice again. Are you prepared to give your clients the latest information about the current rules and regulations, tax opportunities, and contract negotiating tactics to facilitate their next project? This fact-packed course will give you the knowledge to ensure your clients’ development projects stay on track. Register today!
Walk through the key steps of a real estate development project and the legal tasks associated with each.
Get the project off on the right foot through due diligence and developing a comprehensive plan.
Choose the right business structure and help clients secure financing.
Learn how legal ethics canons apply to the real estate development practice.
Draft enforceable design and construction contracts.
Effectively advise clients on property disposition.
Key Elements of a Comprehensive Development Plan 9:00 - 10:00, Charles G. Renner
Assessing Economic Feasibility (IRR and Due Diligence) - The Client's Role in the Deal
Risk Management and Insurance Considerations
Environmental Due Diligence
Purchase and Sale Agreements for Land - Development Considerations
Joint Development Agreements: the Public/Private Partnership
Taxation of Incentives: State and Federal
Re-Development and “Gentrification” Projects: Converting Distressed Real Estate Developments
The Use of Corporate Entities for Real Estate Development
Local Government Land Use Regulatory Authority 10:15 - 11:30, James M. Kaup
What is Planning,
What is the Plan, and What are the Purposes for it?
The Planning Process
and the Product it Produces
of the Plan
Authority of Cities
and Counties to Zone
Zoning Maps and Map
Special use Permits
Nonconforming uses, Structures and Lots
Vesting of Development
Boards of Zoning
Appeals, Authority and Procedures
City vs. County
Jurisdiction, and Problems on the Fringe
Authority of Cities
City-County Interlocal Agreements
Financing Options 11:30 - 12:30, Jaclyn Maloney
Private Placements and Securities Law Issues
Creating Public-Private Partnerships
Government Incentives and Subsidies
Dealing with Past and Current Bankruptcies and Foreclosures
Legal Ethics in Real Estate Development Practice 1:30 - 2:30, Roberta L. Wilkes
How Rules of Professional Conduct Apply to Specific Development Issues
Conflicts of Interest
When do the Obligations Tied to a Development End?
Can Clients Sue for Legal Malpractice Over Decline in Property Value?
Architect and Construction Contracts and Liens 2:45 - 3:45, Kathryn R. Persley
Roles of the Parties
Forms (AIA and Other)
Who Has a Lien During the Development Process?
Attachment to the Property
Priority of Liens and Deeds of Trust
Draw Requirements of Lenders and Title Insurers
Assignment of Contracts as Collateral for Loans
Unforeseen Site Conditions
Sale and Lease of Property: Before and After it is Finished 3:45 - 4:30, Jerome E. Murphy
Special Considerations in Multi-Family Residential Property and Common Interest Communities