State Bar of Michigan

Real property law section to host winter conference March 15-17 in Orlando

The State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section (RPLS) will host its 2012 winter conference, "Redevelopment After the Great Recession, Lessons from the Sunshine & Great Lakes States," from March 15-17 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.

Programs and workshops will cover such topics as “Ghost Towns and Zoning Overhauls: Local Government Strategies for New Master Planning and Rezoning,” “Florida Snowbirds and Retirees: Issues Facing the Out of State Buyer,” “Crumbling Foundations: Construction Litigation and Contract Drafting Tips,” and “Everything You Need to Know about the Michigan Construction Lien.”

Prior to January 15, the registration fee is $345 for Real Property Law Section members who are also first-time attendees, $395 for other Real Property Law Section members and $475 for non-section members. After Jan. 15 the fees will increase by $75 for all registrants. Members of the Young Lawyers Section can register for $100 both before and after Jan. 15. More information and registration forms can be found on the SBM website at

For more information contact Arlene Rubinstein at (248) 644-7378 or e-mail For more information on upcoming RPLS events, become a fan of the section on Facebook by visiting


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