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36th Annual
REAL PROPERTY LAW INSTITUTE

THURSDAY - SATURDAY  •  MAY 15-17, 2014

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa
One Resort Drive
Savannah, Georgia

CLE Hours:
12 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour and 3 Trial Practice Hours

Co-Sponsor:
Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

For a complete list of Social Sponsors, please download the program brochure

Presiding:
Robert B. “Rob” Brannen, Jr., Chair-Elect, Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Georgia; Bouhan Falligant LLP, Savannah

THURSDAY  •  MAY 15, 2014
7:30

Registration
(All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

8:10
SUICUDE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN:  HOW TO SAVE A LIFE
Video Presentation by the State Bar of Georgia
MORNING SESSIONS
8:20
WELCOME AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Robert B. “Rob” Brannen, Jr.
8:30
judicial UPDATE
Carol V. Clark, Carol Clark Law, LLC, Atlanta
9:30
the trust accounting handbook
Vanessa E. Goggans, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, Atlanta
10:00

what the state bar is doing for you
Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker, President-Elect, State Bar of Georgia; Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., Atlanta

10:30
PRESENTATION OF PINDAR AWARD
Chad R. Henderson, Henderson Legal LLC, Atlanta
10:45
BREAK
11:00

NUTS AND BOLTS OF CFPB COMPLIANCE AND ALTA BEST PRACTICES
Steve Gottheim, Legislative and Regulatory Counsel, American Land Title Association, Washington, D.C.
Kim McConkey, Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, Atlanta
Ramon Scheffer, CPA, Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, Atlanta
Kirsten Pollock, Chair, American Land Title Association Audit Committee; VP-Audit Director, Investors Title Insurance Company, Chapel Hill, NC

AFTERNOON SESSIONS
12:00
TITLE INSURANCE CLAIMS UPDATE
Michele Green, First American Title Insurance Company, Providence, RI
12:45
RECESS
2:00
RAIFORD MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Club at Savannah Harbor (Complimentary Box Lunch and Refreshment Cart)
6:30
SOCIAL HOUR
The Club Pavilion at Savannah Harbor
FRIDAY  •  MAY 16, 2014
7:00
FEAT FOR MCFEE RUN/WALK (Front Entrance of Hotel)
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SESSIONS
Presiding:
Robert B. “Rob” Brannen, Jr.
8:30
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE
Charles B. “Chuck” Waters, Jr., Aldridge Connors, LLP, Atlanta
8:35
SECURING REAL ESTATE RELATED COLLATERAL: LOAN DOCUMENTS, CLUB MEMBERSHIPS, etc.
Blake C. Sharpton, Butler Snow, LLP, Macon
9:15
DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCING OF PRESERVATION HOUSING
Thompson Kurrie, Jr., Coleman Talley, LLP, Atlanta
10:00
BREAK
10:15
EVERYTHING I NEEDED TO LEARN I LEARNED IN A SHOPPING MALL:   OBSERVATIONS OF A RETAIL LEASING LAWYER
Jonathan L. Neville, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Atlanta
11:15
THE LATEST PHASE OF RECOVERY: CAPITAL MARKETS AND THE ACQUISITION/SALE OF INVESTMENT GRADE ASSETS
David N. Heaton, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP, Atlanta
12:00
CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: THE 2013 UCC AMENDMENTS AND THE Real estate SECTION’S MODEL OPINION FOR REAL ESTATE SECURED TRANSACTIONS
William J. Berg, Kitchens Kelley Gaynes P.C., Atlanta
12:45
RECESS
2:00
TENNIS TOURNAMENT
The Club at Savannah Harbor (Complimentary Drinks and Snacks)
3:00
FAMILY RIVER BOAT CRUISE
Sponsored by GRECCA and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Leaving from the Westin dock. Boarding starts at 2:30.
(No charge, Snacks and Cash Bar)
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE SESSIONS
Presiding:
Monica K. Gilroy, Secretary/Treasurer, Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Georgia; Dickenson Gilroy LLC, Alpharetta
8:30
RESPA UPDATE
Loretta Salzano, Franzén & Salzano, P.C., Norcross
9:30
BIGGERT WATERS FLOOD INSURANCE ACT
Jeffrey M. Brady, Rountree, Brady and Associates, Savannah
10:15
BREAK
10:30
REPOSITIONING AND POSITIONING PLANNED DEVELOPMENTS AND CONDOMINIUMS IN TODAY’S (AND TOMORROW’S) MARKET
Darryl R. Moss, Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, P.C., Atlanta
11:15
TRICKS OF THE TRADE: QUICK FIXES FOR COMMON TITLE PROBLEMS
Hilary H. Fentress, Chicago Title Insurance Company/Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, Atlanta
11:45
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE CLOSING PROCEDURES HANDBOOK
Panelists:
Edward P. Hudson, Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis & Rothschild, LLP, Columbus
Triece G. Ziblut, Rubnitz & Ziblut, P.C., Savannah
Monica K. Gilroy
12:45
RECESS
2:00
TENNIS TOURNAMENT
The Club at Savannah Harbor (Complimentary Drinks and Snacks)
3:00
FAMILY RIVER BOAT CRUISE
Sponsored by GRECCA and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Leaving from the Westin dock. Boarding starts at 2:30.
(No charge, Snacks and Cash Bar)
SATURDAY  •  MAY 17, 2014
MORNING SESSIONS
Presiding:
Robert B. “Rob” Brannen, Jr.
7:45
COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
(Sponsored jointly by the Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Georgia, and ICLE in Georgia)
8:15
ANNUAL MEETING OF REAL PROPERTY law SECTION
Jeffrey H. Schneider, Chair, Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Georgia; Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, P.C., Atlanta
8:30
WORST LAWYER MISTAKES: EXPERT WITNESS PERSPECTIVES
William H. “Bill” Dodson, II, William H. Dodson, II, LLC, Atlanta
Danny C. Bailey, Slutzky, Wolfe & Bailey, LLP, Atlanta
9:30
WEBSITES FOR REAL ESTATE LAWYERS
Josh Lewis IV, Georgia Land Surveying, Inc., Atlanta
10:00
BREAK
10:15
2013’S CASES KNOWN TO ALL BY ONE NAME: REESE, YOU, CARR, DAVISTA, GORDON II, AND WOODEN
T. Matt Mashburn, Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Atlanta
11:15
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
John E. Taylor, Taylor Law Offices, LLC, Marietta
11:45
NEW WITNESS ONLY CLOSING ADVISORY OPINION, LEGISLATION, AND UPL ACTIONS
Panelists:
Gayle Camp, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, Atlanta
Paula J. Frederick, General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta
Jeffrey H. Schneider
12:45
ADJOURN