Real Estate Financing Group Leadership

Legal Opinions in Real Estate Transactions Committee Leadership

This committee is involved with all aspects of legal opinions in real estate transactions. The committee provides support and guidance for lawyers who (a) render third party legal opinions in real estate finance transactions and other transactions involving real estate and (b) represent clients that receive such legal opinions. In addition to publishing a semiā€annual newsletter called Opinions Matters, the committee meets at least two times a year, usually by telephone. The committee, on its own and in conjunction with other committees and groups, prepares reports, presents educational programs, and monitors cases and other developments in order to work toward consistent real estate opinion practice throughout the country. The committee's webpage contains copies of the committee newsletter and other information.

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Mortgage Lending Committee Leadership

This committee focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate financing, including construction, acquisition, rehabilitation, bridge, and permanent financing and covers all types of real estate collateral, including mixed-use developments, housing and industrial properties. Specifically, the committee stays abreast of recent developments in loan documentation, property-level due diligence review and borrower structures. This committee presents educational programs and produces written materials to educate lawyers in all aspects of mortgage lending transactions.

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Workouts, Foreclosures and Bankruptcy Committee Leadership

The Workouts Foreclosure and Bankruptcy committee concerns itself with developments on the law of enforcement of remedies in real estate transactions. The committee stays abreast of trends in workouts, legal issues in foreclosures and the impact of the bankruptcy process on relationships in real estate matters.

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RPTE Connect

RPTE Connect is a community made up of Group and Committee members to share resources with others through email, discussion threads and a shared library. As a community member you have access such features like community blog, member created events, document sharing, networking and much more. Members can easily email, post threads and connect with other community members. All within a member-only community.

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RPTE members can join a Group or Committee (or several) online. For questions regarding membership, contact the Section at (312) 988-5651 or e-mail rpte@americanbar.org.

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RPTE Connect is a community made up of our Group and Committee members to share resources with others through discussion threads and a shared library. Our Group community has such features like a Group community blog, member created events for recurring conference calls, document sharing, impromptu meet-ups and much more. All within a member-only community.

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