April 30, 2018

Investing in Cuba, urban redevelopment and data protection among topics at ABA conference

CHICAGO, April 30, 2018 — Leading practitioners and professionals from across the country will discuss important developments in real property, trust and estate law during the 30th Annual Spring Symposia hosted by the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law on May 10-11 in Orlando, Fla.

30th Annual Spring Symposia
Sponsored by the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

May 10-11

Four Seasons Hotel
10100 Dream Tree Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836

Program highlights include:

“Planning Considerations for U.S. Investment in Cuba and Other Latin American Countries” — In view of a more receptive local environment for cross-border investments, investors are giving greater attention to Latin America, including Cuba and Mexico. This program will focus on legal, tax and cultural aspects affecting investment in these countries and Cuban, Brazilian and Mexican lawyers will provide insights into the differences among those jurisdictions. The panelists will explore:

  • Legal structures to hold income-producing and personal/leisure real estate
  • United States’ restrictions on foreign investment
  • Financing considerations
  • Exit strategies for selling Latin American real estate
  • Local property, transfer and other real estate tax considerations

Thursday, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Room: Queen

“Urbanization and Gentrification: Tools to Increase Social Equity While Revitalizing City Centers” ­­— Mixed uses, walkability and 24-hour convenience draw young working professionals and aging baby boomers to cities’ cores that, during the latter half of the 20th century, had suffered rapid population loss due to ever-expanding suburbia. Reinvestment in many American cities provides a host of benefits to urban economies and populations, but more desirable living environments can lead to skyrocketing costs of living, displacing individuals and families. This program will explore:

  • How zoning strategies can contribute to or alleviate gentrification
  • Impacts associated with property tax assessment
  • How infrastructure and environmental issues hamper redevelopment
  • Types of incentives available to advance growth and redevelopment in urban areas

Thursday, 3:15-4:30 p.m., Room: Queen

“It May Be a Small World but You Still Need to Wait Your Turn–Issues with Elder Planning and Abuse” — This panel will discuss attorneys’ roles and responsibilities in protecting aging clients (and their assets) from the seemingly well-intentioned next generation. Topics include:

  • Issues with aging clients and their families
  • Planning for diminishing capacity
  • Litigating undue influence and financial abuse claims
  • Ethical rules regarding elder abuse

Friday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Room: Sabal

Other highlights include:

  • “Cybersecurity and Data Breach Prevention: What Every Transactional Attorney Must Know”
  • “When Harvey Met Irma: Drafting Lease and Construction Provisions that Withstand Damage and Destruction”
  • “Cabins and Compounds – Boats and Biplanes: Planning for Vacation and Recreation Assets”
  • “It’s a World of Tears and a World of Fears: Crisis Management of Estates”

A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is free for members of the press. For media credentialing and more information, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or Jennifer.Kildee@americanbar.org.

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