Section of Real Property, Trust and 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.

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2019 Skills Training for Estate Planners CLE Program

Join us for our annual Skills Training for Estate Planners CLE Program, this year to be held at the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, SC. The Fundamentals Program will be held from Sunday, July 14 – Friday, July 19, 2019. The Advanced Program will be held Wednesday, July 17 – Friday, July 19, 2019. More details coming soon.

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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.

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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Corporate Sponsorship

The corporate sponsorship committee oversees all activity relating to corporate sponsorships of Section programs. The committee works with all Section standing committees, division groups and committees to identify the potential for sponsorable activities and to assist in securing sponsors.

Section Staff

RPTE staff can be contacted using this online form.

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.