The beginning of a new ABA year means the formation of new RPPT committees. The Real Property Division is pleased to announce the addition of the Entertainment, Gaming and Other Related Real Estate Issues Committee. This committee falls under the Hotels, Common Interest and Recreational Communities (Group H) committees. Nancy Appleby of Albuquerque, N.M. will serve as Committee Chair.

The committee will consist of three subcommittees: gaming, entertainment and newsletter. The gaming subcommittee will focus on issues related to traditional casino, riverboat and Indian country gambling, card clubs, horse racing and dog racing. The entertainment subcommittee's topics will encompass stadiums and arenas, multi-purpose facilities, multi-use projects, theater complexes and theme parks. Lastly, the newsletter subcommittee will produce an informative newsletter four times per year. The following committee members will chair the subcommittees: William S. Papazian (gaming), Louis Coffey (entertainment) and Mark A. Smith (newsletter).

Section members interested in joining the Entertainment, Gaming and Related Real Estate Issues (H-2) Committee, should contact Maura J. McHugh, RPPT Committee Assistant, at the Section office (312 988-5651 or

1998 Spring CLE and Committee Meeting

Planning ahead for 1998? Don't forget to include the RPPT Ninth Annual Spring CLE and Committee Meeting as part of your ABA plans. The meeting will be held in San Antonio, Texas from May 13-17, 1998. Over 40 CLE programs will be presented in San Antonio along with committee meetings and the annual Committee Chair Orien-tation program. For more infor-mation, watch future issues of Probate & Property and check the Rppt web site at http://www.

Web Site News

The 1996 edition of Current Probate Decisions and Legislation can be downloaded from the RPPT web site at rppt/new. html. While at the web site, Section members should look for other useful information relating to real estate and estate planning law. For questions or suggestions concerning the RPPT home page, contact us at

Secton News Editor: Stacy Walter, RPPT Committee Manager, 750 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60611.


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