Schedule and Faculty

Day 1 – Thursday, October 31, 2019

 

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.

CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

MORNING PLENARY SESSIONS

 

8:30 – 8:50 a.m.

Overview of 2019 Real Estate Market and Forecast for 2020

Robert J. Strachota

 

8:50 – 9:25 a.m.

2019 Minnesota Case Law Update

Paul B. Kilgore, Nancy K. Landmark, Samuel J.H. Sigelman & Jennifer M. Warfield

 

9:25 – 9:45 a.m.

Hot Topics – New ALTA Forms, Opportunity Zones, Green Acres & Homestead, Vapor Intrusion, Short-Term Rentals, Fair Housing, Gun Laws

Angela M. Christy & Thomas H. Sellnow

9:45 – 9:55 a.m.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

9:55 – 10:15 a.m.

BREAK

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION A

 

101

Repeated at #501

Is the Property Marketable? Including the Use of the 30- and 40-Year Laws

Barbara B. Gilmore

 

102

Keys to Developing and Using Escrow Agreements (Including an Annotated Sample Agreement)

Nancy K. Landmark

 

103

The Most Common Probate Questions in Real Estate – PR Deeds, Purchase Agreements, Sales and More

Kimberly A. Prchal

 

104

7 Pitfalls in the Development Project – Including Potential Economic Disasters

Patrick E. Mascia & Justin P. Weinberg

 

105

Kepple Commercial Purchase Agreement Panel – Focusing on the 7 Biggest Minefields and How to Avoid Them

Tammera R. Diehm, Joseph L. Nuñez, Larry M. Wertheim & John R. Wheaton

Lloyd G. Kepple (moderator)

 

106

Back by Popular Demand!

Introduction to Tax Credits and Other Governmental Assistance in Real Estate Developments

Peter J. Berrie

 

107

How to Handle the Purchase or Sale of Farmland – Sales to Family Members or Third Parties

Shari P. Fischer

 

108

Repeated at #708

Tips for Drafting Short-Term Rental Agreements for Residential Dwellings – The Law, Regulations and Best Practices

Christine L. Eid & Diane B. Galatowitsch

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

BREAK

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION B

 

201

Back by Popular Demand!

Understanding Torrens and How It Works – With Special Focus on Certifications, Examiner’s Directives and the Use of Proceedings Subsequent

Wayne D. Anderson & Kimberly E. Brzezinski

 

202

The Annual Bush Nielsen Title Insurance Case Update

J. Bushnell Nielsen

 

203

Back by Popular Demand!

How to Subdivide Property – A Step-by-Step Guide

Mark S. Radke

 

204

Building Cities of the Future through Public-Private Partnerships

Mark E. Hamel & Jay R. Lindgren

 

205

Environmental Due Diligence for the Real Estate Attorney – Focus on the Vapor Intrusion Problem

Joseph G. Maternowski

 

206

Repeated at #605

Key Modifications to Make to the AIA A102 and A201 Construction Documents When Representing the Owner

Gina M. Fox

 

207

Opportunity Zone Basics

April Hamlin, Lara Page & Mary J. Streitz

Angela M. Christy (moderator)

 

208

Repeated at #506

1031 Basics – When and How to Complete a Successful §1031 Real Estate Exchange

Paul J. Linstroth

 

209

Key Issues in Drafting or Reviewing Farm Leases

Reed H. Glawe

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

INSTITUTE LUNCHEON

(provided to all attendees)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION C

 

301

Dealing With the “Bad” Metes and Bounds Legal Description – Why It Is a Problem and How to Fix It

David J. Meyers & Dennis Pederson

 

302

How to Conduct a Quiet Title Action

Cindy K. Telstad

 

303

Back by Popular Demand!

20 Important Things to Know About Real Estate – But Few People Do

Matthew J. Foli

 

304

Current Lessons and Trends in Land Use

John M. Baker & Tammera R. Diehm

Stuart T. Alger (moderator)

 

305

Top Ten Issues in Retail Leases (Including Special Considerations for Restaurants)

Stephen P. Cohen & Mary S. Ranum

 

306

Construction Defects and Disputes – Focus on the Right to Inspect and Repair

Aron J. Frakes & Kyle W. Ubl

 

307

The Challenges and Complexities of Opportunity Zone Investments

April Hamlin, Connor Irish & Allison Woodbury

Angela M. Christy (moderator)

 

308

Answers to 10 Tricky Questions About Agricultural Estate Planning

Shari P. Fischer & Toni M. Sandin

 

309

Commercial Real Estate in Indian Country – A Checklist Approach

Shauna L. Coons

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

BREAK

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION D

 

401

When Multiple Owners Can’t Agree – Is a Partition Action the Answer?

Charles H. Andresen

 

402

Getting Title Right – Drafting Title Examination Language in the Purchase Agreement and Writing and Responding to Title Objection Letters

John H. Brennan

 

403

Trust Law for Real Estate Lawyers

Taylor N. Kaspar

 

404

Basics of Creating a Common Interest Community – Focus on Condominiums and Planned Communities

Jennifer L. Carey

 

405

An Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Tiered Financing – Preferred Equity, Mezzanine Financing, A/B Note Financing, Intercreditor Agreements and More

Steven W. Meyer & Tyler K. Olson

 

406

7 Things That Every Real Estate Lawyer Should Know About Energy Law – Including Key Statutes, Regulations and Contracts

Lisa A. Crum

 

407

Key Issues in Structuring Joint Ventures for Real Estate Projects – With Special Emphasis on Governance and Decision-Making Between Joint Venture Partners

Brian S. McCool

 

408

Back by Popular Demand!

Understanding Agricultural Foreclosures – Including Farmer-Lender Mediation and Rights of First Refusal

Michael S. Dove

 

409

Medical Assistance Update 2019

Julian J. Zweber

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

BREAK

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION E

 

501

Repeat of #101

Is the Property Marketable? Including the Use of the 30- and 40-Year Laws

Barbara B. Gilmore

 

502

Surprising and Creative Title Insurance Solutions: Learn Why Title Insurers Refuse Certain Risks, and 5 Types of Solutions That Insurers and Customers Rarely Consider but That Really Work

J. Bushnell Nielsen

 

503

Negotiating and Drafting the Key Provisions in a Non-AIA Construction Contract for Small- to Medium-Sized Projects (Including a Sample Annotated Document)

Justin P. Weinberg

 

504

Drafting and Reviewing Loan Guarantees (Including an Annotated Loan Guarantee Agreement)

Gary C. Eidson

 

505

1.0 ethics credit applied for

Multijurisdictional Practice and Ethics for Real Estate Lawyers

Susan M. Humiston

 

506

Repeat of #208

1031 Basics – When and How to Complete a Successful §1031 Real Estate Exchange

Paul J. Linstroth

 

507

Reviewing and Revising Wind Contracts When Representing the Landowner (Plus a Word About Solar)

Craig M. Byram

 

508

1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for

Diversity and Inclusion in Real Estate Practice – Focus on the Real Property Section’s Diversity Plan

Chelsy M. Jantsch & Sarah Lynn Oquist

Micheal D. Fleming (moderator)

 

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.Join Us for the Institute Reception!

Hosted by Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. Featuring complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

 

Day 2 – Friday, November 1, 2019

 

7:30 – 8:10 a.m.

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:10 – 8:30 a.m.

MSBA REAL PROPERTY SECTION MEETING

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

MORNING PLENARY SESSIONS

 

8:30 – 8:55 a.m.

2019 Title Standards & Update

Robert L. Russell & Cindy K. Telstad

 

8:55 – 9:10 a.m.

Overview of the Proposals to Modernize Land Records in Minnesota

Susan T. Ledray

 

9:10 – 9:35 a.m.

2019 Legislative Update

Jennifer L. Carey & Kevin J. Dunlevy

 

9:35 – 10:30 a.m.

2019 Minnesota Case Law Update (continued)

Paul B. Kilgore, Nancy K. Landmark, Samuel J.H. Sigelman & Jennifer M. Warfield

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

BREAK

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION F

 

601

Modernizing Land Records – A More In-Depth Discussion With Your Feedback

Susan T. Ledray

 

602

Reviewing Your Client’s Plat – The Statutes That Guide and Common Mistakes That Delay Recording

Matthew J. Foli & Chris Mavis L.S.

 

603

Development 101: Preparing for the Development Project and Conducting Due Diligence

Jana C. Ott & Lica Tomizuka

 

604

Responding to Investigations When the Department of Commerce or Labor & Industry Are Knocking at the Door

Matthew Boyer, Charlie Durenberger & Stephen E. Yoch

 

605

Repeat of #206

Key Modifications to Make to the AIA A102 and A201 Construction Documents When Representing the Owner

Gina M. Fox

 

606

Understanding HUD, Fannie May and Freddie Mac Financing

Lindsay L. Case & Jim Provenzale

 

607

Premises Liability – Drafting Indemnity, Maintenance, Inspection and Other Document Language to Minimize Risk

Spiwe L. Jefferson

 

608

Probate Litigation Lessons for Real Estate Attorneys

Spencer C. Butts & Kirstin E. Helmers

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

BREAK

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION G

 

701

Applying the Newest Guidelines for Legal Descriptions and Survey Matters

Nancy K. Landmark, David J. Meyers & Robert L. Russell

 

702

How to Use and Create Conservation Easements

Todd M. Phelps

 

703

Negotiating the Construction Loan Agreement

Jon J. Hoganson & David A. Meyer

 

704

The Developing Landscape of Condemnation Cases – Including Construction Interference, Evidentiary Matters, Damages, and More

Peter G. Mikhail & Jon W. Morphew

Bradley J. Gunn (moderator)

 

705

Using the Non-Profit Sales Tax Exemption in Construction Projects

Eric H. Galatz

 

706

1.0 ethics credit applied for

Ethics for Real Estate Attorneys: New Developments in Confidentiality

Eric T. Cooperstein

 

707

An Introduction to Bankruptcy Concepts Affecting Real Property – The Effects of the Automatic Stay, Treatment of Commercial Leases, the Homestead Exemption, and More

Julie N. Nagorski & Patrick C. Summers

 

708

Repeat of #108

Tips for Drafting Short-Term Rental Agreements for Residential Dwellings – The Law, Regulations and Best Practices

Christine L. Eid & Diane B. Galatowitsch

 

Friday Afternoon Institute Bonus Seminar

Choose a bonus session to attend for FREE!

1:20 – 3:20 p.m.

1. Negotiating and Drafting the Commercial Office Lease

2.0 standard CLE credits applied for

2.0 advanced real estate specialist credits applied for

Discussing the most important provisions from both the landlord and tenant perspective.

Steven R. Katz & Allen Wheeler

 

2. Residential Landlord Tenant Law In-Depth

2.0 standard CLE credits applied for

2.0 advanced real estate specialist credits applied for

Presenter Larry McDonough, a national expert on landlord and tenant law, will walk through a residential lease, highlighting areas that are ripe for issues or disputes if not appropriately and adequately addressed. He’ll cover key, practical tips for attorneys representing both landlords and tenants and dispel common myths about Minnesota landlord-tenant relationships.

Lawrence R. McDonough

 

Free Post-Institute Webcasts

View 3 of the following 6 webcasts for FREE after the Institute!

Instructions on how to register for free will be distributed at the Institute.

 

Dated and Times TBD

1. Legal Issues for Residential Contract for Deed Sellers and Buyers

1.0 standard CLE credit applied for

1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit applied for

Topics include: Licensing as a mortgage originator; Disclosure requirements for multiple sellers; and Alternative structures.

Larry M. Wertheim

 

2. State of the Real Estate Market in Minnesota

1.0 standard CLE credit applied for

1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit applied for

Bob Strachota examines the commercial and residential real estate markets in both the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.

Robert J. Strachota
 

3. Basics of Residential Foreclosure by Advertisement – A “How To Do It” Session

1.0 standard CLE credit applied for

1.0 basic real estate specialist credit applied for

Kibongni Fondungallah & Michael van Muelken
 

4. The Complete Guide to Companion and Service Animals – What Animals Qualify and Where Can They Go (Covering Commercial and Residential Spaces and Even Planes!)

1.0 standard CLE credit applied for

1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit applied for

Laurel J. Pugh & Robin Ann Williams

 

5. Has It Been Notarized Correctly? Best Practices and Common Mistakes

1.0 standard CLE credit applied for

1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit applied for

Wayne D. Anderson

 

6. Resolving Boundary Disputes with Easements and Alternatives

1.0 standard CLE credit applied for

1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit applied for

Shaun D. Redford