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Member Testimonials

What Our Members Say

"Membership in RPTE has enabled me to develop a network of attorneys across the nation that has kept me up-to-date on the latest business trends and changes in the law affecting the real estate and mortgage industry. No other association can make that claim."



Daniel J. Homick
Member, Membership
Co-Chair, Special Committee on In-House Council

"As an active member of the Section for over 20 years, the benefits have been significant! The high quality CLE programs and publications have enabled me to stay abreast of current trends and changes in the law impacting my real estate practice. The publications that have been produced are excellent resources written by experts in the field. On several occasions, I have contacted CLE speakers or
publication authors directly for guidance on a particular legal issue and have been very impressed with their responsiveness and willingness to assist a fellow colleague. As a result of regularly attending Section events and interacting personally, as well as professionally with Section members over the years, many have become my life long friends."

Phyllis M. Rubinstein
Member, Corporate Sponsorship
Member, Membership


"After each Section meeting I have attended, I have brought something of value back to my firm: developments in case law, helpful forms or regulatory changes that impact our substantive practices. Both my firm and I have been enriched by all I have learned at each of our Section's events."


Kathy M. Martin
Member, Planning
Chair, Nominations
Representative to Real Property Synergy Summit
Past Chair--Honorary Members

"The Section is all about enrichment: its formal CLE programs, opportunities to learn from colleagues around the country in the informal give-and-take of committee work, and the chance to develop beneficial working relationships that build my business are what makes being active in the Section worthwhile.  And because of the Section's dedication to its diversity mandate, I've had the occasion to work with attorneys from a wide range of backgrounds which helps me to serve clients of varying backgrounds with sensitivity and understanding."

Jo Ann Engelhardt
Officer, Assistant Finance and Corporate Sponsorship
Member, Planning
Member, Special Committee on In-House Council
Co-Vice-Chair, Corporate Sponsorship
Co-Chair, Diversity
Representative to Trust and Estate Synergy Summit

"The availability of cutting edge CLE courses, the opportunities to publish and participate in the same, and the chance to discuss issues facing real estate practitioners across the country has made my membership in the RPTE Section invaluable."


Marjorie R. Bardwell
Member, Membership

"My membership with the RPTE Section has opened many doors... doors of opportunity for networking, for client referrals, for leadership in the ABA, for the benefits of being able to call attorneys in other jurisdictions and get frank answers to legal questions, and doors for new friendships. RPTE membership has provided a network of qualified professionals who care about what they are doing and are the best at what they do, which helps make my job easier."

Julie C. Panaro
Member, Continuing Legal Education
Chair, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies

"Membership in RPTE has afforded me the opportunity to interact with my colleagues across the country, enabling me to stay current with the cutting edge issues of the day and at the same time allowing me to establish friendships with some truly wonderful individuals."


Jack Fersko
Group Chair, Leasing Group,
Member, Membership

"Being a member of RPTE has enabled me to connect with lawyers from across the country and engage with them, both informally and through section-sponsored projects about important issues affecting my practice."

Amy E. Heller
Chair, Generation Skipping Transfers
Member, Membership

"The RPTE membership has helped me keep in touch with legal issues going on across the country. Also, some of my suggestions were integrated by the Treasury into regulations and by Congress into the tax law, which was very exciting!"


Steven B. Gorin
Council, Council Member
Member, Planning
Member, Trust and Estate Governmental Submissions
Co-Chair, Groups and Substantive Committees
Supervisory Council Member, Non-Tax Estate Planning Considerations Group

"I couldn't possibly keep up with regulatory and case law changes without the information I get on an ongoing basis from the RPTE Section."

Eric Mathis
Co-Chair, Diversity
Vice-Chair, Real Property Litigation and Alternative Resolution