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Real Estate Law

Section Focus

The Real Estate Law Section offers monthly lunch meetings during its fiscal year (September through June). Speakers present topics ranging from leasing, development, loan transactions, landlord/tenant issues, legislative updates and other relevant real estate issues. CLE credit of 1.0 hour is given for attendance at each presentation.

The Section participates in and contributes to several community based fundraising campaigns including Habitat for Humanity, Texas C-Bar, and Historic Records Preservation. Monetary scholarships are awarded to a student at each of Houston’s law schools.

Section Chair

Traci Jackson
Singleton Cooksey PLLC
2608 Edgefield Lakes Dr.
Houston, Texas 77054
(713) 532-6200
Fax (713) 532-6400

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Member Details

Section Members: 570
Section Dues: $25

Section Officers

Immediate Past Chair
Thad Armstrong

Chair Elect
Sterling Minor

Secretary/Treasurer
Lewis Kasner

Section Notes

Appendix items from Nov. 19, 2014 CLE “A Primer of What Every Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know About Architect’s Agreements and Construction Contracts.” Click for Index to Appendix

For attendance at programs, the advance yearly subscription cost is $175.00 for all ten (10) meetings; Non-subscribing attendees may pay a single-meeting price of $30.00 for advanced reservations and $35.00 for walk-ins.

Section Resources

June 2016 Presentation – Weatherbie Case Law Update 2016

May 2016 Presentation – Escalations

April 2016 Presentation – Top 10 Best Practices

March 2016 Presentation – Guaranty of Carve Outs

February 2016 Presentation – Ten Rules for Ethical and Effective Negotiating

January 2016 Presentation – Stuck in the Middle – The Upside and Downside of Being a Sublandlord Powerpoint

January 2016 Handout – Stuck in the Middle – The Upside and Downside of Being a Sublandlord

December 2015 Presentation – Top 20 Beatles’ Songs on Real Estate Ethics

November 2015 Presentation – Oil and Gas 101

October 2015 Presentation – Real Estate Bankruptcies

September 2015 Presentation – Final Report 84th Session (RELACs)

May 2015 Handout 1 – Platting 101

May 2015 Handout 2 – Platting 101

April 2015 – Mineral Issues in Conveyance Documents

March 2015 Handout – Drafting Entity Documents for Holding, Investing and Operating Real Estate Assets

February 2015 Presentation – ASTM Standards re Environmental Due Diligence

January 2015 Handout 1 – ALTA 2011 Standards

January 2015 Handout 2 – (Book) Surveying All in Details

December 2014 Presentation – Ethics

November 2014 Presentation – Construction Contracts

October 2014 Presentation – Series LLC’s

September 2014 Presentation – Title Insurance Endorsements (ALTA and Texas)

June 2014 – Case Law Update

May 2014 – Retail Leasing

April 2014 – Groundwater Rights

March 2014 – PACE

February 2014 – Property Tax Case Law

January 2014 – Capital Markets Overview

December 2013 – Engagement Agreements

November 2013 – Legislative Update

October 2013 – Arbitration Clauses in Real Estate Contracts

September 2013 – Dangerous Drafting Practices

HBA Office

Houston Bar Association
1111 Bagby, FLB 200, Houston, TX 77002
(713) 759-1133 | Fax: (713) 759-1710
Entrance on the corner of Brazos and Dallas
Across from the Double Tree Hotel

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