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The Section will hold its Tenth Annual Real Property Symposium & Estate Planning Symposium at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC on May 19-23, 1999. CLE and committee meetings will be held in conjunction with the Symposium on May 20-21. At press time, the following programs were selected.

More information and a registration form for the program are available online.

Real Property Programs

* Basic Track: Commercial Finance Basic Skills Series

* Tips, Traps and Technology: Why small office and solo lawyers don't have to practice alone in the new millennium

* Real Estate Deals for the Next Millennium: Will buying real estate from the federal government be the next new deal?

* Adapting to Changing Conditions in the 21st Century Commercial Leased Premises

* How to Build a Profitable Residential Real Estate Practice

* How Rotten Is Securitization?

* Fifth Annual Mortgage Financing Program

* Changes in the Wind: How new legislative and judicial developments in bankruptcy will affect the real estate practitioner

* Basic Track: ABCs of PUDs

* Leasing Roundtable

* Basic Track: The Lease in the Year 2000

* Noah's Ark to Arcturus

* Affordable Housing in the 21st Century

* Basic Track: Gourmet Environmental--The Appetizer Course

* A Premium on the Future: Emerging insurance products covering commercial properties and activities

* The Top Five Issues That Worry Your Malpractice Carrier: An overview and warning for this century and the next

Probate & Trust Programs

* Entity Valuation Update

* Basic Track: Life Insurance

* Installment Sales to Grantor Trusts

* Lifetime Giving: Maximizing Efficiency

* Basic Track: GST Panel

* Charitable Giving Alternatives

* Recent Rulings & Regulations

* To Entitize or Not to Entitize

* Preparing for Client Incapacity

* Uniform Trust Act

* Retained Interest & Business Entities

* Mediation

* Obtaining PLRs

* Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation

* Basic Track: Marital Deduction

* Asset Protection Update

* Total Return Trusts

* Basic Track: Charitable Giving

* Split $ Life Insurance: Including Exit Strategies

* Transitory Community Property

* Ethics & Economics

* Discretionary Distribution Powers

* FLP Litigation Prospective

* Executive Compensation/Non-qualified Deferred Compensation

Joint Program

* Basic LLC & LP Drafting

The Section will be headquartered at the historic Renaissance May-flower Hotel. A part of Washington history for nearly 75 years, the Mayflower is located on Connecticut Avenue, just four blocks from the White House. Plan to attend the Symposium and enjoy all that the nation's capital has to offer visitors.

The deadline for advance registration is April 19. The deadline for reservations at the Mayflower is April 28. For more details on the meeting, call the Section office at (312) 988-6233.

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