Special Investors and Investment Structures
RPTE eReport newsletter

October 2013

Group and Committee News

Special Investors and Investment Structures Group

The Special Investors and Investment Structure Group addresses specialized investments in real estate and is comprised of six substantive Committees that cover a diverse array of practice areas: Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Life Insurance Company Investments, Land Trusts, International Investments in Real Estate, and Federal Taxation of Real Estate.

On September 4, 2013, the Special Investors and Investment Structure Group had a kick-off call for the bar year among the leaders of the Group and its Committees to identify goals and objectives for the Group, and to otherwise plan for the upcoming year. For the Group as a whole, it plans to continue to provide meaningful programs for the 2014 Spring Symposia, to host at least one eCLE, to continue improving its presence on social media (primarily LinkedIn), and to expand and energize its membership.

To further those goals, in September, the Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee co-sponsored an eCLE entitled "Creditor Remedies Against LLCs and LPs Other Than Charging Orders". This Committee is now working with the Trust & Estate Division on a joint proposal for the 2014 Spring Symposia program "When Does Fraudulent Transfer Law Trump Estate Planning". The Real Estate Investment Trusts Committee is working on a program on the use of REITs in real estate joint ventures and funds (including associated taxation). The Life Insurance Company Investments Committee is working diligently to plan topics and speakers for its periodic hot topics calls, and to produce at least one eCLE program for the Bar year. The Land Trusts Committee is working on a program to discuss latest development in land trust related laws and its potential as an investment vehicle. The International Investments in Real Estate Committee is going to (i) focus on completing its project and associated article on annotated purchase and sale agreements in multiple countries and different U.S. jurisdictions and (ii) start scheduling periodic "hot topics" calls for its Committee members. The Federal Taxation of Real Estate Committee is going to give a 10-minute presentation during the Hot Topics session at the 2013 Fall Leadership meeting in New Orleans and is also working on some other tax programs either independently or jointly with other Committees and even other Sections of the ABA.

The Special Investors and Investment Structure Group is committed to, and has a track record of, providing outstanding value to its members. Every attorney engaged in those specialty practice areas will benefit from participation in this Group through both the meaningful programs and networking opportunities it provides. The Group can provide needed knowledge and contacts both to experienced lawyers and to attorneys seeking to expand their leasing expertise. This Group has an exceptional collection of leaders and members who are experts in their respective fields and who share their expertise on our calls. Active membership in the various Committees not only enhances an attorney’s legal skills in the field, but also provides an invaluable network of colleagues across the country and even around the globe for sharing ideas, obtaining advice, and keeping updated on current legal trends.

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