Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section

The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section is a leading national forum for lawyers, and currently over 25,000 members. The Real Property Division focuses on legal aspects of property use, ownership, development, transfer, regulation, financing, taxation and disposal. The Trust and Estate Division focuses on all aspects of trusts, estate planning, employee benefits, insurance, and probate and trust litigation.

Remote Notarization

Coronavirus Remote Notarization

During the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Executive Committee of RPTE believes that a simple method for RONs should be allowed during this pandemic and since state law controls in most instances, RPTE has sought authority within the rules and procedures of the ABA to send a letter to all governors advocating for such simple method during this time of crisis.

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Member Benefits

Practical Law for Real Estate

Practicing real estate law means you’re drafting a purchase and sale agreement one minute and negotiating a commercial lease agreement the next. How do you successfully manage all the details and still close the deal on time, every time? The answer is Practical Law.

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Law Firm Sponsorship

Law Firm Sponsorship Opportunities

For companies looking to promote their business with RPTE lawyers, the Fall Leadership Meeting and the Annual RPTE National CLE Conference provide an opportunity to directly engage them. For law firms, sponsorship is a low net-cost opportunity to signal their support of the Section.

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Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

The Section offers various levels of corporate sponsorship. As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity promote at live events, through our publications and the Section newsletter as well as our online presence.

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Membership

The Section offers many opportunities for young and senior lawyers through CLE programming; publications; legal discussions and networking.

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FREE Monthly Group and Committee Conference Calls

Group and Committee conference calls are a complimentary benefit of Section membership and normally are limited to Section members. However, prospective members are welcome to join a call without charge to learn more about RPTE Groups and Committees, and how to become involved upon joining the Section

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Section Resources

To find answers to some of the most common questions related to Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, the Section has identified useful resources to assist you in your search.

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RPTE Searchable Document Database

Whether you're looking for information about commercial leasing, or a presentation from the Fall Leadership Meeting, you can find them in the new RPTE Document Database.

Section Staff

The staff of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (RPTE) is known to our members and throughout the ABA as the lead in innovation, superior member service, trending CLE topics and 100% dedicated. Your success is our success.

About Real Property, Trust & Estate Law

The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section is a leading national forum for lawyers, and currently has 25,000 members. The Real Property Division focuses on legal aspects of property use, ownership, development, transfer, regulation, financing, taxation and disposal. The Trust and Estate Division focuses on all aspects of trusts, estate planning, employee benefits, insurance, and probate and trust litigation.