For Young Lawyers

February, 2007

A full-day of continuing legal education designed for lawyers who are new to the fields of real estate or trusts and estates law will be held on Friday, April 27, 2007 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. Topics have been selected to give a overview probate and trust and real estate law as needed for a lawyer just learning to practice in these fields.


The Section hopes that these focused, informative programs as part of the Young Lawyer Institute will introduce many young lawyers to the Section and the quality continuing legal education provided by the Section. The cost to register for the Young Lawyer Institute is $150 and includes a ticket to the Section lunch.


Real estate topics to be covered are: "Purchase and Sale of Commercial Real Estate", featuring the nuts and bolts of a "typical" purchase and sale agreement and due diligence to be conducted; "Choice of Entities in Commercial Real Estate Transactions" to address limited liability companies, partnerships and corporations as alternative entities; "Commercial Real Estate Leasing", discussing problems and pitfalls most often encountered in commercial real estate leasing; "Commercial Real Estate Financing" to discuss construction and permanent lending from loan commitment to loan closing; an "Overview of Title Insurance in Commercial Real Estate" to discuss title policy coverages and endorsements; and "Insurance Issues in Commercial Real Estate" to provide a basic framework for understanding casualty and liability issues.


Probate and trust topics to be covered are: "Review of Estate Tax, Gift Tax and GST Tax", consisting of an overview of these tax systems; "Understanding Asset Protection Planning", focusing on incorporation of asset protection principles into estate planning practice; "Family Limited Partnerships", an introduction with tips on forming, operating and defending family limited partnerships; "Planning with Grantor Trusts", providing an overview of grantor trust rules; "Charitable Giving" basics with bequests and inter vivos gifts; "Basics of Life Insurance Planning", examining use of life insurance and strategies to maximize its effectiveness; "Planning for Retirement Assets" with an overview of IRA's and minimum distribution rules; and "Ethical Issues in Representing Couples (married or otherwise)".


For more information and registration details, please click here.