2020 REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE
Live Webcast Seminar
ITEM #:  2030942101   |   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 webcast at no charge.

ONLINE

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - Friday, November 13, 2020

8:15 AM - 5:00 PM

In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

2020 Real Estate Institute

The Event of the Year for Every Minnesota Real Estate Attorney – This Year an Online-Only Conference!

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 40+ sessions, the Institute ensures that you can construct an agenda tailored to your particular work, interest, and experience level.

Unlike Any Other Year
It goes without saying that this year is unlike any other. Because of the pandemic and the gathering restrictions, this year’s Institute will be entirely online. Though we cannot gather as usual we have planned an extremely helpful program – with timely topics that are needed at this moment. We are confident that this year’s conference will be valuable to you.

Institute Benefits and Bonuses

  • A Complete Update on All New Developments
    You'll leave updated on all new laws, cases, regulations and practice developments. 

  • Many Sessions Triggered by the COVID Pandemic 
    We are making the Institute as helpful as possible. Numerous sessions have been impacted by the pandemic – and they provide a great way for you to compare notes with our speakers. Furthermore, you’ll find it easy to ask questions online and get answers to help you in your practice.

  • 5 Post-Course Webcasts – Choose 3 for Free
    To provide you with even more value, we’ve put together 5 webcasts, and Institute attendees can choose to attend 3 of these at no charge.

  • 40+ Helpful Sessions
    As always, you get to create your own curriculum. Choose from a vast array of helpful sessions – those that will benefit you most.

  • Ethics and Elimination of Bias
    We are providing ethics and elimination of bias classes to help you satisfy your specialty credit requirements. 

  • Watch All Breakout Sessions for a Year! 
    One of the benefits of an online event is the ability to view all breakout sessions for the next year. With so many helpful sessions you aren’t forced to watch just a few – choose the ones you want during the Institute and then watch the others later. (Later viewing is for educational purposes only and does not qualify for CLE credit.)

  • $100 in Minnesota CLE “Bonus Bucks” 
    Use $100 toward any Minnesota CLE product – courses, on demand programs, publications, subscriptions, or any other product.

  • Valuable Course Materials
    Our faculty is busy putting together valuable textual material, checklists, sample language and more – all designed to help you in your real estate practice. The value of these materials lasts far beyond the duration of the Institute.

  • Fun, New Networking Event Sponsored by Attorneys Title Guarantee Fund, Inc. 
    We’ve schedule a fun, new virtual networking event that will take place Thursday at 12:15 p.m. – a terrific way to make new contacts.


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

Day 1 – Thursday, November 12


8:00 – 8:15 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


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


8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Hot Topics 

  • New UCB Forms
  • New HUD Animal Regulations
  • PPP Loans and More
  • Moratorium Issues
  • New Personal Property Opinion
  • Construction Issues
  • Residential Landlord Issues
  • Remote Notarization
  • eRecording 
  • The Courts and Hearings

Angela M. Christy & Thomas H. Sellnow


9:30 – 9:40 a.m.
BREAK


9:40 – 10:10 a.m.
The Minnesota Real Estate Market and Predictions for the Future
Robert J. Strachota 


10:10 – 10:30 a.m.
Landlord-Tenant Relations – Lease Restructuring, Amendments and More
Shannon D. Hoagland


10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
Lender-Borrower Relations – Forbearance, Workouts or Foreclosure?
John M. Koneck


10:50 – 11:00 a.m.
BREAK


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Annual Case Law Update
Paul B. Kilgore, Nancy K. Landmark, Samuel J.H. Sigelman & Jennifer M. Warfield


12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD


12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK & VIRTUAL NETWORKING
Virtual Networking sponsored by Attorneys Title Guarantee Fund, Inc.
Don’t miss this fun, new virtual networking event! It will be a fun and terrific way to meet up with colleagues and make new contacts.


1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION A

101
Assume I Know Nothing – Real Estate Fundamentals That You Absolutely, Positively Need to Know

Paul B. Kilgore

102
Title and Conveyancing Tips and Traps – Things I’ve Learned Over the Years That Could Save You Time and Trouble

Cindy K. Telstad

103
Things I’ve Learned About Residential Real Estate Over the Years – Traps, Tips and Tricks to Make Your Practice Better (And Your Clients Happier!)

John H. Brennan

104
Construction Difficulties in the Time of COVID – Owner v. Contractor and More

B.J. Nodzon

105
Commercial Lease Restructuring in the Age of COVID

Gary C. Eidson

106
5 Ways to Subdivide Property Plus Practice Tips

Angela M. Christy

107
Understanding the Law – Force Majeure, Impossibility and Impracticability: What Does Your Existing Contract Clause Mean and What Should Your Next Contract Say?

Spiwe L. Jefferson

108
Remote Notarization and eRecording – The Latest Developments and Practice Tips

John F. Nielsen


2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
BREAK


2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION B

201
The 7 Deadly Sins of Torrens Practice – Mistakes Attorneys Make That Create Title Problems, Create Delays and Cause Recording Rejections
Wayne D. Anderson & Kimberly E. Brzezinski

202
How to Avoid Residential Real Estate Purchase Disasters (and What to do When They Occur)

Bryan J. Huntington & Rob A. Stefonowicz

203
The Annual Bush Nielsen Title Insurance Case Update

J. Bushnell Nielsen

204
Flash Points in Loan Forbearance and Workout Agreements – Borrower and Lender Strategies

Jon J. Hoganson & John M. Koneck

205
Representing Restaurants in a Time of Dire Need – Dealing with Lenders, Landlords, the Government and More: Practical Tips to Help Your Clients

Justin P. Weinberg

206
The Tenant Isn’t Paying – Unlawful Detainer and Collection Practice in Troubled Times

Scott D. Blake & Jeffrey Maleska

207
The Lay of the Land in Agricultural County – Farmers, Banks, the Government and More!

Michael S. Dove

208
Challenging City and County Land Use Decisions – Navigating the Minefield: How and When to Appeal; Challenging the Failure to Act; Creating the Record for Review
Tamara O’Neill Moreland


3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
BREAK


3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION C

301
Is the Property Marketable? Including the Use of the 30- and 40-Year Laws

Back by Popular Demand
Barbara B. Gilmore

302
Using TODDS to Transfer Real Estate – Current Issues and Avoiding Missteps
Jennifer L. Carey

303
7 Important Mechanic’s Lien Issues and Problems Confronting Owners and Contractors: Timing, Overstatements, Excessive Liens, Relation Back and More!
Stephen E. Yoch & Daniel R. Haller

304
Assignments and Subleasing in Commercial Leases – Preparing for Tomorrow’s Issues
Todd M. Phelps

305
Commercial Real Estate Remedies – Step-by-Step Introduction: A How-To Guide for Foreclosure Without Falling Prey to Common Missteps
Steven W. Meyer

306
29 Tech Tips for Working Remotely – Making Your Practice Better and Easier
Repeated at #506
Todd C. Scott

307
New and Revised Uniform Conveyancing Blanks – The Forms and What Is Important in Them

Chad E. Novak

308
Mapping Prejudice: Race and Privilege in Minneapolis

1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
Kevin Ehrman-Solberg
Kirsten Delegard (moderator)


Day 2 – Friday, November 13


8:00 – 8:20 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


8:20 – 8:30 a.m.
INTRODUCTION TO DAY 2


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Title Standards Update
Robert L. Russell & Alison M. Schubring


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


9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Annual 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 D

401
How to Transfer Property Without Probate – TODDs, Life Estates, Living Trusts or Joint Ownership?

Julian J. Zweber

402
How to Solve Access Problems – Using Easements, Cartways, Roads and More!

Shaun D. Redford & Katherine L. Wahlberg

403
Top Questions Facing Residential Landlords in 2020: COVID Impact on Evictions, Housing Operations, Rent-Abatement and Lease-Termination Claims, and Strategies to Address Fair-Housing Risks
Robin Ann Williams

404
Representing Hotels, Motels and Resort Properties in the Time of COVID

Lica Tomizuka

405
Article 9 for Dirt Lawyers – Understanding Security Interests in Fixtures and Personal Property: Obtaining, Preserving and Executing

James M. Pfau

406
Drafting Effective Waiver of Claims and Subrogation Provisions in Commercial Leases

Robert J. Olson

407
5 Retail Lease Clauses That Will Never Be the Same After COVID – Including Force Majeure, Continuous Operations and More!

Gina M. Fox

408
Ethics Issues in Remote Practice: Document Management, eSignatures, and Multi-Jurisdictional Practice

1.0 ethics credit applied for
Eric T. Cooperstein


11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
BREAK


12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION E

501
Probate and Trustee Conveyances – In 60 Minutes You’ll Learn What It Has Taken Us Years to Master: Understanding the White Pages, What to Record and Why, Plus Practical Tips That Can Make Things Easier

Matthew J. Foli & Jennifer L.J. Gilk

502
Representing Contract for Deed Sellers and Buyers – Current Issues Including Sellers’ Registration, Cancellations and COVID-19

Larry M. Wertheim

503
How to Execute an Effective Property Tax Appeal – Includes Both How-To Instruction and Commentary on Valuation in the Time of COVID

Lynn S. Linné

504
Retail Leases: Tips for Achieving Reasonable Compromise on Workouts and New Deals in the Time of COVID

Shannon D. Hoagland

505
3 Pressing Issues in Condemnation in Our Time – The Meaning of Elbert, Post-Taking Damages, and Now COVID-19

Bradley J. Gunn

506
29 Tech Tips for Working Remotely – Making Your Practice Better and Easier

Repeat of #306
Todd C. Scott

507
Big Changes to the Guardianship and Conservatorship Statutes – A Practitioner’s Guide

Robert A. McLeod

508
“Don’t Die Alone at Home” – Meditation Methods for Stress Relief

1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
Spiwe L. Jefferson & Joan M. Bibelhausen


1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Understanding and Using the Title Standard “Guidelines for Legal Descriptions and Survey Matters” – Including the Latest Guidelines Approved by the Real Property Council
Nancy K. Landmark, David Meyers & Robert L. Russell


3:30 p.m.
INSTITUTE ADJOURNS



Free Post-Institute Webcasts

Attendees of the 2020 Real Estate Institute may view 3 of the following 5 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.

Commercial Real Estate Remedies – Thorny Problems and How to Manage Them
Learn how to manage tricky commercial foreclosure issues including real estate located in multiple counties, non-contiguous real property, foreclosure of agricultural property, dealing with the mezzanine lender or B-Note holder and more. 
Steven W. Meyer

The Minnesota Real Estate Market – More In-Depth
More data on all aspects of Minnesota real estate.
Robert J. Strachota

Medical Assistance Update – 2020
The latest word on medical assistance rules, enforcement and planning.
Julian J. Zweber & Amber Hildebrandt

Companion and Service Animals – What Animals Qualify and Where Can They Go?
Covering office space, retail space, multi-family residences and more!
Robin Ann Williams

Senior Housing Basics – Compliance Requirements of HOPA and Its Regulations
A primer on the requirements and pitfalls of compliance with the Fair Housing Act in senior housing developments.
Shannon D. Hoagland

IN-PERSON LIVE PRESENTATIONNO LONGER AVAILABLE
Thursday, November 12 – Friday, November 13, 2020
Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, Minnesota


LIVE WEBCAST
The webcast will include plenary sessions and your choice of breakout sessions.
Thursday, November 12 – Friday, November 13, 2020
Attend online


IN-PERSON REPLAYS

There are no in-person replays.

$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 12.0 total CLE credits. We anticipate that breakout #408 will qualify for 1.0 ethics credit, and that breakouts #308 and #508 each will qualify for 1.0 elimination of bias credit. In no case may you claim more than 12.0 total credits for the Real Estate Institute. 

Application also is being made to the MSBA for 12.0 advanced real estate specialist credits.


POST-INSTITUTE WEBCASTS:

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 1.0 standard CLE credit for each webcast. 

Application also is being made to the MSBA for 1.0 advanced real estate specialist credit for each webcast.

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 webcast at no charge.

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