Section News

2001 Annual Meeting

Members are invited to join the Section of Real Property, Probate & Trust Law at the ABA Annual Meeting August 2-7, 2001, in Chicago. The Section will be headquartered at the Westin River North. Chicago offers a multitude of attractions for both business and pleasure. As usual, the Section will present a variety of CLE Programs on topics that are practical and in step with the current climate of real property and estate planning law. In addition to the CLE programs, the Section will host substantive Committee meetings and its annual Section Business Breakfast and Gala. More information is forthcoming. The following CLE programs are currently planned:

Probate & Trust Division Programs

Sunday, August 5, 2001

  • Hot Topics Program
  • Group B, Estate Planning for Families and other Beneficiaries Roundtable
  • Group C, Estate Planning for Business Owners Roundtable
  • Group D, Charitable Planning and Exempt Organizations Roundtable
  • Group I, Fiduciary Administration Roundtable

Monday, August 6, 2001

  • Basic Track: Post Mortem Tax Planning
  • Managing Investment Risk for Beneficiaries of Intergenerational Trusts: Role of Lawyers and Fiduciaries in Designing and Administering the Trust
  • New Uniform Trust Code
  • Regarding Disregarded Entities
  • Significant Developments in Probate and Trust Case Law, Legislation and Literature
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Final Gift Tax Disclosure Regulations
  • New Legislation Affecting Retirement Plans for Closely Held Businesses
  • Suing and Defending Fiduciaries
  • Fiduciary and Malpractice Liability for Failing to Identify Stolen Art in Trusts and Estates

Real Property Division Programs

Sunday, August 5, 2001

  • “What’s It Worth—Who Wants to Know?”—The Valuation of Real Property in Litigation
  • H Group, Hot Topics Luncheon
  • This Year’s New Developments in Real Estate Law
  • Hot Topics in Environmental Law
  • Task Based Billing and Other Fee Arrangements for the New Millennium
  • Thirteenth Annual Fundamentals of Real Estate Taxation
  • Regulatory Takings After Palazzolo: The Supreme Court Speaks
  • Ethics Program

Monday, August 6, 2001

  • Commercial Leasing Roundtable Breakfast
  • Affordable Housing Breakfast
  • Lease Assignment and Subletting—The Latest Developments on Consent Issues
  • Dealing with Current and Evolving Affordable Housing Financing Strategies: The Chicago Example
  • The Anatomy of a Mixed Use Development: Connecting and Managing the Competing Uses
  • Structuring Leases to Protect Against the Tenant’s Risk
  • Home Improvement Fraud on the Elderly & Minorities
  • Shopping Center Leases and the Internet Economy
  • The Dark (down) Side of Design-Build: Managing the Risks
  • E-Signature and Real Estate—Co-existing in a Digital World
  • Alternative Use of Agricultural Land for Nontraditional Operations and Income Opportunities
  • How Strong is Your Commitment? Construction Loan Commitment Letters in Changing Times

Tuesday, August 7, 2001

  • Land Use in Chicago: A Walking Tour

Section News Editor: Antonette Smith, 750 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60611.