Join Seminar chair Lubos K. Pesta QC (Walsh LLP) and experienced panelists for Real Estate Essentials on March 10 (Edmonton) or on March 17 (Calgary). Solidify your understanding of essential real estate topics by observing experienced lawyers put concepts into action.
Program Benefits and Takeaways
In a recent interview, we spoke with seminar chair Lubos K. Pesta QC, who told us about the program and some of the key program takeaways. Here’s what he had to say.
Attendees are going to learn about new twists, turns, and approaches resulting from the new Purchase Contract introduced in 2016. There are some material changes that lawyers need to be aware of in order to minimize their liability. We are also going to have a sample run of signing a residential closing by a lawyer and a client – on both a purchase as well as a sale. One of the takeaways is that junior lawyers will have the opportunity to observe how to handle closings efficiently. We will also talk about how experienced lawyers deal with issues when they meet with clients on the sale and purchase of a home.”
We also asked Lubos what he find’s exciting about this program.
I’m always excited by engaging the profession in practical discussions and clarifying issues and even being challenged. We want to focus on making this relevant for people. We don’t want to just lecture, we want to deal with issues that are relevant. So, we are going to give every opportunity for the people in attendance to raise questions and concerns and explain circumstances that they may have questions about.”
Faculty and Discussion Topics
Develop critical skills to ensure the use of best practices, and explore essential topics with seasoned practitioners.
Philip Carr | Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association
Kathleen S. Davis | KSD Law
Jesse Mackenzie | Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association
Jason McCulloch | Witten LLP
Jim Reich | Reich Law
Linda L. Wright | Laurier Law Office
Examine residential real property transactions in detail, including:
- the basics of a residential real estate practice;
- key terms and common issues in residential real estate purchase contracts;
- recent amendments to standard form purchase contracts;
- protecting clients’ interests, advising clients, and conducting client meetings;
- the Protocol and title insurance – what they are, why and when to use them, and what to do if something goes wrong;
- assessing the reasonability of trust conditions;
- Real Property Reports and related issues; and
… much more.
Who Should Attend?
If you’re a lawyer in your first five years of practice who has some experience in real estate law and
wishes to explore the fundamentals of a real property transaction. This program is for you. It may also be of interest to legal support staff.
Lubos also told us that this program is relevant for realtors and the real estate industry, and said “realtors would really benefit in terms of learning what goes on in the lawyers office when the home sales and purchases are being closed”.
Register on or before February 7, 2017 to take advantage of our Early Bird discount.
See you there!