2021 REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE
Institute
ITEM #:  1037802201   |   EVENT CODE:  PENDING    |   CREDIT STATUS:  PENDING
MEMBER PRICE
$475.00
STANDARD PRICE
$575.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live simulcast at no charge.

Thursday, November 11, 2021 - Friday, November 12, 2021

8:15 AM - 4:45 PM   |   Check-In:  7:45 AM

LIVE ONLINE ONLY
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live simulcast at no charge.

2021 Real Estate Institute 

The Nation’s Best Conference Features Timely Education, Valuable Resource Materials and a Great Time With Colleagues and Friends!

The Nation’s Best Real Estate Event
The Real Estate Institute is the premier real estate conference in the nation. That reputation is built on more than 30 years of outstanding annual program line-ups, educating thousands of real estate lawyers and professionals from Minnesota and across the Upper Midwest. The Institute provides a complete update on all new developments regarding your practice – plus practical, how-to sessions. And by offering 50+ sessions, the Institute ensures that you can construct an agenda tailored to your particular work, interest, and experience level.


Special Bonus for All Attendees – The “Watch Again” Feature
All attendees gain the additional benefit of the Minnesota CLE “watch again” feature for 1 year. Rewatch sessions that were especially helpful or watch breakout sessions you were not able to watch live. And, of course, all conference materials are available to all attendees.


A Very Helpful Array of Topics at This Year’s Institute
In addition to all the case, legislative and other updates, we have enlisted a talented group of instructors to present many helpful and new sessions. Here are just a few of the 54 sessions at this year’s Institute:

  • Tenant Defenses: Force Majeure, Impossibility, Impracticability, and More
  • The New ALTA Survey Standards
  • 15 Bothersome Real Estate Questions and Their Answers
  • Tips to Expedite Survey Reviews in Commercial Deals
  • A Checklist Approach to Farm Transition Planning
  • Commercial Real Estate Contracts Going Forward – How They Will Be Changed Forever
  • What Is Market? The Panel That Give the Inside Scoop on Current Market Rates on Everything
  • Boundary, Survey and Legal Description Disputes in Lakeshore Property
  • The Future of Downtown Minneapolis
  • The Top 10 CIC Problems and Their Solutions
  • The Ending of the Residential Moratorium and Evictions and Terminations
  • And Many More Helpful Sessions!


Another Bonus for Attendees – 4 Free Post-Institute Webcasts
In addition to the many sessions at the Institute, every attendee will have the opportunity to select 4 post-Institute webcasts to attend at no additional cost. You’ll get more practical education and be able to satisfy more of your credit needs by attending these post-Institute programs.


Don't Miss the Nation's Best Real Estate Law Conference!

Day 1 – Thursday, November 11


7:15 – 8:15 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION


8:30 – 9:20 a.m.
Hot Topics

  • Recent U.S. Supreme Court Eminent Domain cases
  • New ALTA Polices and Survey Standards
  • Eviction Moratorium
  • Biometrics and Building Access
  • Death of LIBOR
  • Minnesota Court Records On-line
  • Fair Housing and HUD

Angela M. Christy & Thomas H. Sellnow


9:20 – 9:50 a.m.
The Current State of the Minnesota Real Estate Market in 2021
Robert J. Strachota


9:50 – 10:30 a.m.
The Annual Real Estate Case Update – All the Cases Analyzed
Katherine A. Johnson, Paul B. Kilgore, Nancy K. Landmark & Samuel J.H. Sigelman


10:30 – 10:40 a.m.
DISTINGUISHED SERIVCE AWARD


10:40 – 11:05 a.m.
BREAK


11:05 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION A

101
Title Basics – Reviewing Title and Survey Objection Letters

Barbara B. Gilmore

102
Non-Traditional Affordable Housing: Including NOAH, Tiny Houses, Land Use Solutions, H1B and Infrastructure Monies

Angela M. Christy & Mark E. Hamel

103
Lessons Learned from Commercial Lease Disputes During the Pandemic

Force majeure, impracticability, impossibility, frustration of purpose, and other defenses to reduce or eliminate obligations and liabilities.
Christine L. Eid & Timothy M. Kelley

104
The Financial Language of Real Estate Lending: LIBOR, SOFR, Debt Yield, Debt Coverage, Financial Covenants and More! – Why It Matters to Your Clients

Jon J. Hoganson

105
4 Big Construction Issues Facing Contractors, Developers and Buyers Today: Including Price Escalations and Impracticability, Lien Issues, Cancellations and “As Is” Sales

Stephen E. Yoch

106
Ask the MPCA! New Regulations, Priorities, Practices, and Problem Areas

The latest information on best practices for addressing indoor air, soil vapor and other contamination concerns.
Amy K. Hadiaris & Joseph G. Maternowski

107
Medical Assistance Update for Real Estate Attorneys 2021

New numbers for asset limits, asset transfer penalties and community spouse allocations; Recent court decisions affecting irrevocable trusts; Estate recovery update; Medical assistance traps for unwary real estate attorneys.
Amber M. Hildebrandt & Julian J. Zweber

108
How to Create an Effective Management Strategy for an Estate Planning and Probate Practice – Including Process, Workflow, Client Management and More

Jennifer L.J. Gilk


12:05 – 1:15 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION B

201
Condemnation 101 – What Every Real Estate Attorney Should Know, Including the New U.S. Supreme Court Developments

Thomas J. Radio

202
New 2021 ALTA Survey Standards – What You Need to Know to Order or Review a Survey

Nancy K. Landmark & Max Stanislowski

203
15 Bothersome Real Estate Questions and Their Answers – Thorny and Unclear Real Estate Matters Made Understandable

Paul B. Kilgore

204
Commercial Lease Assignments and Subleases

Todd M. Phelps

205
Avoiding Foreclosure in Distressed Times – Understanding Loan Workouts and Forbearance Agreements from Both Sides

Marcus A. Mollison & Breia L. Schleuss
Sachin J. Darji (moderator)

206
Real Estate in the Post-Pandemic World: How Will Real Estate be Developed, Redeveloped, and Repurposed to Adapt in the Years (and decades) to Come?

Thomas Fisher & John R. Wheaton

207
Transfers of Property Relating to Estate Planning – From Trustees, Personal Representatives, Custodians, and TODD Beneficiaries

Barbara B. Gilmore

208
Lake Property Boundaries – How to Resolve Issues Involving Inaccurate Markers, Surveys, Bad Legal Descriptions and More

David J. Meyers


2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
BREAK


2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION C

301
Construction Law for the Non-Specialist: The Things Every Real Estate Attorney Should Know

Jennifer A. Thompson

302
Annual Bush Nielsen Title Insurance Case Update

J. Bushnell Nielsen

303
Adverse Possession of Real Estate in Minnesota – Including the Latest Minnesota Cases

Shaun D. Redford & Katherine L. Wahlberg

304
What Is Market? What Are Current Rates and Other Costs Associated With Loans, Leasing, Sales and More?

Lynette Dumalag, Nate Podratz, Tom Sullivan & Lica Tomizuka

305
Property Tax Appeals – Background and How-To Instructions for Executing a Successful Appeal

Lynn S. Linné

306
The New World of Commercial Real Estate Contracts – 10 Provisions in Lease, Sale, Management and Other Contracts That Will Forever be Negotiated and Changed

Justin P. Weinberg

307
How Housing Cooperatives Work and How They Are Similar to and Different From Other Types of CICs

Phaedra J. Howard

308
A Checklist Approach for Successful Farm Transition Planning

Christopher M. Roe


3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
BREAK


3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION D

401
Commercial Purchase and Sale Basics – An Overview of the Commercial Transaction

Marvin A. Liszt

402
The Complete Guide to Manufactured Homes and “Mobile Home Parks”

The unique aspects of title, buying, selling and financing manufactured homes and manufactured home communities.
Victoria Clark & Shannon D. Hoagland

403
Focus on Downtown Minneapolis – Values Now and in the Future

Robert J. Strachota

404
Practitioner “Tricks of the Trade”: Expedite Your Title and Survey Review on Commercial Real Estate Transactions

John M. Schmid

405
10 Things to Know When Representing Farmers or Selling Farmland

Shari P. Fischer

406
Top 10 Problems Facing CICs Today – Out-of-Date Documents, Construction Defects, Rentals and More!

Jennifer L. Carey

407
Cancelling Contracts for Deed: How To (and How Not)

Larry M. Wertheim

408
Multijurisdictional Practice, Working Remotely and Meeting Virtually – An Ethics Primer for the Real Estate Lawyer

1.0 ethics credit applied for
Susan M. Humiston


4:45 – 6:00 p.m.
INSTITUTE RECEPTION
Sponsored by Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.



Day 2 – Friday, November 12


7:30 – 8:10 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


8:10 – 8:30 a.m.
MSBA REAL PROPERTY SECTION MEETING


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Title Standards Update – Including Work on New Guidelines
Robert L. Russell & Alison M. Schubring


9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
2021 Legislative Update
Jennifer L. Carey & Kevin J. Dunlevy


9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
The Annual Real Estate Case Update (continued)
Katherine A. Johnson, Paul B. Kilgore, Nancy K. Landmark & Samuel J.H. Sigelman


10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
BREAK


10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION E

501
7 Tips for Navigating Federal Indian Land Issues – With Lessons From The Lower Sioux Agency Transfer

Shauna L. Coons

502
TODDs: Exploring All the Things They Can Do, and a Few Things They Can’t Do – With Forms

Marty G. Helle

503
Residential Lease Terminations and Eviction Actions in the COVID Era
Practice Pointers, Applicable Law, Update on Financial Assistance, and the View from Housing Court.
Referee Melissa J. Houghtaling & Robin Ann Williams

504
What Real Estate Lawyers Need to Know About Municipal Law and How Cities Work

Helping You With Project Approvals, Rezoning, Street Vacations, Variances and More.
Matthew J. Foli & Corrine A. Heine

505
8 Non-Real Estate Things You Need to Know: Practical Answers to Client Questions
Work-From-Home Risks, Service and Support Animals, Vaccine Mandate Exemptions, and More.
Shannon D. Hoagland

506
10 Essential Things Real Estate Attorneys Should Know About Bankruptcy Law

Benjamin J. Court & George E. Warner, Jr.
Karl J. Johnson (moderator)

507
Purchase Agreement Defaults: Commercial Rights, Remedies and Creative Solutions

Tammera R. Diehm & Katherine A. Johnson

508
It’s (NOT) a Trap: Common Ethical Pitfalls in the Beginning, Middle and End of Representation

1.0 ethics credit applied for
How attorneys fail to comply with specific ethics rules in real estate matters including retainers, conflicts, confidentiality and withdrawal.
Nicholas M. Ryan


11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
BREAK


12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION F

601
Torrens 101 – Understanding the Torrens System and Purpose – Plus the Basics of the Torrens Process and Proceedings Subsequent

Kimberly E. Brzezinski & Racheal M. Holland

602
New and Approved ALTA Title Insurance Forms

John F. Nielsen

603
Lessons Learned from the Tragic Collapse of Champlain Towers in Florida: Advising Board of Directors Regarding Safety, Reserves, and More

Angela M. Christy & Gretchen S. Schellhas

604
Determining the Impact on Medical Assistance Eligibility for Various Real Property Interests

How ownership of  contracts for deed, mortgages, LLCs member units and other property arrangements are treated for medical assistance eligibility as well as planning options for medical assistance applicants holding such interests.
Mary Frances Price

605
The Commercial Tenant Isn’t Paying – Unlawful Detainer and Collection Practice in Troubled Times

Scott D. Blake & Jeffrey J. Maleska

606
Survey of Short-Term Rentals and the Present State of Regulation and Enforcement in Minnesota

Kurt W. Porter & Mark A. Severson

607
Representing Parties in Residential Real Estate Arbitrations – Tips for Success for You and Your Clients

John H. Brennan

608
Understanding Stress, Trauma, Addiction and Bias in the Legal Profession

1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
Joan M. Bibelhausen


1:00 p.m.
INSTITUTE ADJOURNS



Free Post-Institute Webcasts in January
Attendees of the 2021 Real Estate Institute may view 4 of the following 6 webcasts for FREE after the Institute! Instructions on how to register for free will be provided to attendees during the Institute. Dates and times to be determined.

7 Things Every Real Estate Lawyer Should Know About Energy Law – Including Key Statutes, Regulations and Contracts
Lisa A. Crum
1.0 standard CLE credit applied for
1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit applied for

Remedies for Landlords and Tenants for Non-Monetary Breach of Lease Obligations
Tammy J. Schemmel
1.0 standard CLE credit applied for
1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit applied for

Notarization of Documents in Minnesota – An Overview and Update
Wayne D. Anderson
1.0 standard CLE credit applied for
1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit applied for

Packing a Punch: How to Grow Your Law Firm Digitally in 2022
Adam Chubak & Ryan Tauer
1.0 standard CLE credit applied for

The Latest Word on Companion and Service Animals – What Are the Rules of the Road?
Robin Ann Williams
1.0 standard CLE credit applied for
1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit applied for

Commercial Real Estate Remedies – Step-by-Step Introduction: A How-To Guide for Foreclosure Without Falling Prey to Common Missteps
Steven W. Meyer
1.0 standard CLE credit applied for
1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit applied for

IN-PERSON LIVE PRESENTATION  IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Thursday, November 11 – Friday, November 12, 2021
Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, Minnesota

LIVE SIMULCAST
Thursday, November 11 – Friday, November 12, 2021
Attend online

$475 MSBA members / $475 paralegals / $575 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 customerservice@minncle.org.

INSTITUTE:

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 10.0 total CLE credits. We anticipate that breakouts #408 and #508 each will qualify for 1.0 ethics credit, and that breakout #608 will qualify for 1.0 elimination of bias credit. In no case may you claim more than 10.0 total credits for the Real Estate Institute.

Minnesota CLE also is applying to the Minnesota State Bar Association for 10.0 advanced real estate specialist credits.


POST-INSTITUTE WEBCASTS:

See the Schedule/Faculty tab for a list of the webcasts and credits applied for.

SPONSORED BY:
MEMBER PRICE
$475.00
STANDARD PRICE
$575.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live simulcast at no charge.

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