In-Person Live Seminar
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Monday, February 24, 2020 - Tuesday, February 25, 2020

8:55 AM - 4:15 PM   |   Check-In:  8:30 AM

Minnesota CLE Conference Center

600 Nicollet Mall # 370

3rd Floor, City Center

Minneapolis, MN 55402

Real Property Law in Minnesota

Increase Your Knowledge and Expertise in Minnesota Real Property Law

Comprehensive Overview at an Exceptional Price
Experienced practitioners deliver essential, timely content and answer your questions – all for a reduced tuition rate.

3 Reasons to Attend

  • Highly rated overview or refresher on the fundamental principles of 12 areas of real property law.
  • Strategically designed to prepare attorneys for the Specialist Certification Examination offered April 25, 2020.
  • You receive a course book of practice enhancing materials and resources, including current statutory and case law

Schedule times below are for the live seminar. Please refer to DATES & LOCATIONS for individual replay start times.

Day 1  –  February 24, 2020

8:30 – 8:55 a.m.

8:55 – 9:00 a.m.

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Best Practices for Purchasing and Selling Real Property
Forming enforceable purchase agreements; selected legal doctrines applicable to purchases and sales; warranties; fraud and misrepresentation; option contracts; remedies; required disclosures.
– Lica Tomizuka; Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Minneapolis

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Understanding Common Interest Communities
A survey of the essential characteristics of planned communities, condominiums and cooperatives under Chapter 515B, with particular attention to applicability of the statute, common and less common uses of the statute, and drafting choices.
– Jennifer L. Carey; Hanft Fride PA; Duluth

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
What Every Real Estate Lawyer Should Know About
Contracts for Deed and Cancellations
Characteristics of contracts for deed; uniform provisions; remedies of the parties; statutory cancellations.
– Larry M. Wertheim; Kennedy & Graven Chtd.; Minneapolis

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH (on your own)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Professional Responsibility in Real Estate Matters
1.0 ethics credit applied for
Conflicts; candor; file administration.
– Timothy M. Burke; Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility; Saint Paul

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Nuts and Bolts of Land Use Regulation
Land use controls of cities, counties, townships and miscellaneous controls affecting development of real property; development contracts; exactions and impact fees.
– Patrick B. Steinhoff; Malkerson Gunn Martin LLP; Minneapolis

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Avoiding Environmental Liability in Real Estate Transactions
Performing environmental due diligence and the “All Appropriate Inquiry” rule; understanding the risks associated with pre-existing contamination; obtaining liability assurances from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; considering environmental insurance.
– Paul S. Moe; Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Minneapolis

Day 2  –  February 25, 2020

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Do’s and Don’ts for Mortgages and Foreclosures
Foreclosure by advertisement; foreclosure by action; voluntary foreclosure; reinstatement and redemption; deficiency judgments; specific agricultural property rules; limitation times; marshalling of assets.
– Brian S. McCool; Fredrikson & Byron PA; Minneapolis

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Mechanics’ Liens – How They Are Won and Lost
Prelien notice; persons entitled to mechanic’s liens; property and interests subject to mechanic’s liens; payment and lien waivers; mechanic’s lien statement; priority; foreclosure action; foreclosure sale; redemption; recent case developments.
– Christopher R. Grote; Ballard Spahr; Minneapolis

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
How to Successfully Examine Title in Minnesota
Various types of title; where to research title and what is being examined; what issues to look for; where to find help or guidance; how to frame or disclose your results.   
– Barbara Buhr Gilmore; Old Republic National Title Insurance; Minneapolis

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
LUNCH (on your own)

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Taking the Mystery Out of the Torrens System
Original registration of title; effect of the decree of registration; rights of registered owners; transactions involving registered land; proceedings subsequent to initial registration; registration of title without a court proceeding under Section 508A.
– Racheal M. Holland; Melchert Hubert Sjodin, PLLP; Waconia

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
Key Issues of Residential Landlord/Tenant Law
Residential leases; tenants’ remedies; landlord remedies; unlawful detainer.
– Robin Ann Williams; Bassford Remele PA; Minneapolis

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Key Issues of Commercial Landlord/Tenant Law
An overview of commercial landlord/tenant law, including assignment and subletting, options, retail concepts, ground leases and guaranties.
– Mary S. Ranum; Fredrikson & Byron PA; Minneapolis

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Overview of the Real Property Specialist Certification Exam

Monday & Tuesday
February 24-25, 2020

Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Schedule times for replays may differ from those for the live program. Start times are as indicated below. Please register at least one week in advance to secure your copy of the course materials on the day of the seminar.

Minneapolis – March 12-13, 2020 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street and Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center

Duluth – March 26-27, 2020 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Pier B Resort, Pilot House Boardroom
800 West Railroad Street

Moorhead – March 30-31, 2020 (Check-In 9:00; Replay 9:15)
Moorhead Public Library
118 Fifth Street South

Rochester – April 8-9, 2020 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Samaritan Bethany
24 Eighth Street Northwest

Saint Cloud – April 2-3, 2020 (Check-In 8:15; Replay 8:30)
Rinke Noonan Law Firm
1015 West St. Germain Street

In-Person Live:  $225 MSBA members / $225 paralegals / $275 standard rate
In-Person Replay:  $195 MSBA members / $195 paralegals / $245 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 11.0 standard CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 11.0 credits.

Minnesota CLE also has applied to the Minnesota State Bar Association for 11.0 advanced real property law specialist credits.

Included in registration fee.

Can't attend? The course materials are available for $95 (plus tax and handling). To order, call Minnesota CLE at 800-759-8840. Available in hard copy. Orders will be filled after the live seminar.