34th Annual Real Estate Practice Seminar

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0; Title Agent (live seminars only): 6.0 (2.0 Laws & Regulations, 4.0 Title)

Live on Site: Wednesday, May 11 / Williamsburg
  Tuesday, May 17 / Fairfax
  Wednesday, May 18 / Lexington
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0); Title Agent Credit (live seminars only): 6.0 (2.0 Laws & Regulations, 4.0 Title)
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Video on Site Options


Why Attend?

You can’t afford to miss these presentations:

  • Essential Updates on
    • Virginia Real Estate Case Law
    • The New 2015 Virginia Statutes
  • Ethics – Best practices with respect to cybersecurity, preserving client data and internet communication
  • Deed Issues and Clearing Title
  • Title Insurance Claims

Cosponsored with the Real Property Section of the Virginia State Bar

Now in its 34th year, Virginia CLE®’s Annual Real Estate Practice Seminar continues to set the standard for currency and quality in continuing legal education for real estate practitioners. Whether you have an established real estate practice or are a general practitioner who occasionally encounters real estate issues, this program is for you.

Buying or selling real estate, whether residential or commercial, may be the largest single investment that your client will ever make. Along with a considerable financial commitment, such transactions usually involve risk, technicalities, and a variety of complex legal considerations.


Can't Attend?
Attend one of the 15 video replays offered statewide in June.
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8:30 Registration
9:00 Virginia’s Real Estate Legislative Update
Lucia Anna Trigiani, David S. Mercer

Learn what has passed and what is on the horizon for next year.

10:15 Break
10:25 Virginia’s Real Estate Case Law Update
Otto W. Konrad, James L. Windsor

Materials on all real estate−related cases in the past year with a presentation highlighting the top cases.
11:40 Break
11:45 Ethics
Seth M. Guggenheim, James M. McCauley 

Best practices with respect to cybersecurity, preserving client data, and Internet communications.
12:45 Lunch (provided at live program only)
1:30 Deed Issues — Every Deed Tells a Story

Title Clearing — When Deeds Tell the Wrong Story

Susan M. Pesner
3:00 Break
3:10 Resolution of Title Claims
Frank McCormick

This presentation will encompass the elements of a compensable claim, options of the title insurer, and calculation of loss under a title policy. The segment will be interactive, comprising 20 multiple choice questions with audience participation via an automated response system.

4:10 Adjourn



Seth M. Guggenheim, Virginia State Bar / Washington, DC
Otto W. Konrad,
Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. / Richmond
James M. McCauley, Virginia State Bar / Richmond
Frank McCormick, Fidelity National Title / Richmond
David S. Mercer, MercerTrigiani / Alexandria
Susan M. Pesner, Pesner Kawamoto / Tysons Corner
Lucia Anna Trigiani, MercerTrigiani / Alexandria
James L. Windsor, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. / Virginia Beach

Locations, Dates and Fees

(All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.)

$255* regular registration (without printed materials).
$285 regular registration plus printed materials.
$240* preregistering VSB Real Property Section member (without printed materials).
$270 preregistering VSB Real Property Section member plus printed materials.
$300 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials included).

*Available until 3 business days before the program


Williamsburg / Wednesday, May 11
Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center (Venue Website / Google Map)
6945 Pocahontas Trail
(757) 220-2250

Fairfax / Tuesday, May 17
Waterford at Fair Oaks (in the Fair Oaks Shopping Mall property ― behind the Extended Stay America Hotel) (Venue Website / Google Map)
12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
(703) 352-3200

Lexington / Wednesday, May 18
Hampton Inn Lexington—Historic District (Venue Website / Google Map)
401 E. Nelson Street
(540) 463-2223

Click here if you wish to register three or more people from the same firm.
A special 15% discount and free shipping on Virginia CLE®–published books will be available for purchases made at the seminar site.

Lower Registration Fee and Greater Functionality with Downloadable E-Book Seminar Materials

ALL seminar registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. E-book materials are searchable, easily accessible, and efficient to use.

When registering, please be sure to provide a legible, valid e-mail address to which Virginia CLE® can send a link to the e-book materials.

Registrants who elect a registration option that includes downloadable e-book seminar materials only and not the printed materials will receive, at the seminar, a short, printed seminar outline with space to take notes.

Printed Materials: You still have the option of receiving a complete set of printed materials for a higher registration fee. Registrants who choose this option will receive printed materials at the program.


To receive access to the downloadable e-book materials BEFORE the seminar AND register for the lower fee, your registration must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar.  A link to the downloadable e-book materials will be e-mailed to you two business days before the seminar.  Once you download the materials, you can review them and print the portions you want to bring with you to the seminar.

After 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar, only the registration options that include printed materials will be available.

Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored through 5:00 p.m. of the DAY BEFORE the seminar.  You will, however, be charged $90 for the materials if you cancel your registration for the seminar, or transfer registration to a different seminar, after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE®.

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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