Virginia's Real Estate Legislative and Case Law Updates (from Annual Real Estate Practice 2015) (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.5
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.5 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $155 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 5/31/2018


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of two sessions from the May 2015 live seminar, 33rd Annual Real Estate Practice.

Learn essential updates on Virginia’s real estate case law and the new 2014 Virginia statutes, including a presentation highlighting the top cases.


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Otto W. Konrad, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. / Richmond

Otto Konrad’s practice focuses on finance, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and commercial real estate. He can help companies obtain the capital they need to grow their business through expansions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial finance and more. He has worked with large companies through the acquisition, financing, development and expansion of their businesses and has represented clients in expansions of as much as $250 million. 

Mr. Konrad also has extensive experience with the lender and borrower sides of commercial lending, including commercial business loans, asset-based lending, letters of credit, bond financings and commercial real estate secured lending.  He has done extensive legal work and has particular industry knowledge in the petroleum distribution and retail sectors.  

Mr. Konrad also practices in the areas of commercial loan workouts, creditor’s rights and asset dispositions. His experience covers a variety of commercial real estate, including the development and leasing of shopping centers, multi-site retail establishments, office buildings and multi-family housing projects. In addition, Mr. Konrad is knowledgeable about commercial foreclosures and commercial bankruptcy, and he is admitted to practice before all Virginia bankruptcy courts.

Mr. Konrad was named to Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” in 2009 and has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available. He graduated magna cum laude from the Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he earned his J.D.

David S. Mercer, MercerTrigiani / Alexandria

Mr. Mercer is a founding partner of MercerTrigiani, a law firm in Alexandria, Virginia providing representation to community associations.  He was previously a partner in the Tysons Corner office of Troutman Sanders LLP, where he served as managing attorney from 1997 - 1998.  Mr. Mercer has been practicing real estate law for more than 40 years.  His practice is concentrated on the representation of common interest community associations.

He was active in the drafting of the Virginia Condominium Act and the Virginia Property Owner’s Association Act.  He served as a member of the Virginia Real Estate Board’s Condominium Advisory Committee and on the Virginia Housing Study Commission’s special subcommittee to study the Virginia Condominium Act.  He has served on the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee and was the National President of the Community Associations Institute (“CAI”).  He is a frequent lecturer on community association law, and is a faculty member of the CAI Law Seminar.  He is a charter member of CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers (“CCAL”) and served as Dean of CCAL in 2006 - 2007.  Mr. Mercer also regularly lectures on legislative changes and current judicial decisions affecting the law governing condominium and homeowner associations.

Mr. Mercer served on the Board and served as chair of the Board of Directors of The Campagna Center in Alexandria, Virginia.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of Rebuilding Together Alexandria.  He served as a member and chair of the Virginia Bar Association Substance Abuse Committee, responsible for administering the “Lawyers Helping Lawyers” program.   In 2002, he was among the volunteer leaders who worked to establish “Lawyers Helping Lawyers,” as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and to expand its mission to include mental health issues.  He served as President of Lawyers Helping Lawyers in 2003 and 2004.

David was elected to the Board of Governors of the Virginia Bar Association in 2013. In January, 2015, he was elected chair of the Board of Governors, placing him in leadership.

In 1999, he was awarded the James R. Treese Award by the Virginia Bar Association for his work and leadership in substance abuse programs.   Mr. Mercer was named to the first class of recipients of the Leaders in the Law recognition by “Virginia Lawyers Weekly” in 2006 for his work on behalf of “Lawyers Helping Lawyers.”

Mr. Mercer was named a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation in January, 2005.  He was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate Law from 2005 to 2014, was named to Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite in Real Estate/Construction in 2004, Business Law in 2005, Civil Litigation in 2006, and in Pro Bono in 2007, 2010 - 2014, and Virginia Super Lawyers in Real Estate in 2008 – 2014 and the Washington DC Super Lawyers in 2012. 2013 and 2014.  He has been recognized in Washington D.C.’s Best Lawyers in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Lucia Anna Trigiani, MercerTrigiani / Alexandria

Lucia Anna (Pia) Trigiani is a founding partner of MercerTrigiani in Alexandria, Virginia.  Prior to entering private practice in 1987, Pia was the property registration administrator for the Virginia Real Estate Board.  Pia served on the Virginia Real Estate Board from 1992 to 1996 and on the Virginia Board of Health Professions from 2006 to 2008.  In 2008, she was appointed by Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine to serve on the newly established Common Interest Community Board.  She was elected the first Chair of the Board in 2008.  In 2011, Governor Robert F. McDonnell reappointed her to the Board and she continues to serve as Board Chair.

In 2006, Pia was elected to the Board of Governors of The Virginia Bar Association.  She served as Chair of the Board in 2009, President-Elect in 2010 and President in 2011.  She was named to the Board of the Virginia Law Foundation in 2012.  Chief Justice Cynthia F. Kinser appointed Pia to the Judicial Council in 2012.  She is also a member of the Boyd Graves Conference.

Pia was President of the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of Community Associations Institute (“CAI”) in 2000.  She has received several awards from the Chapter:  President’s Award in 199, 2002 and 2013;  Educator of the Year Award in 1996, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008 and 2009; a Chapter Appreciation Award in 2009; the first Public Advocate Award in 1998; and, the first Distinguished Service Award in 2000.  In 2001, Pia was named to the Chapter Hall of Fame.  In 2009, CAI National awarded her the Distinguished Service Award and in 2010, the Institute again honored her with the Excellence in Designations Award.  In 2013, she was awarded  the President’s Award.  And, Pia is a charter fellow of CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers.

Pia is a member of the Saint Mary’s College National Advisory Council of the Christian Culture Series.  She is a member of the Board of Commonwealth Human Services Foundation of Commonwealth Catholic Charities and the Advisory Board of the Little Sisters of the Poor.  And, she is a member of the Library of Virginia Foundation Board of Directors.  In 2011, she began a three year term on the Board of Directors of Virginia Free and now serves as vice chair.  In 2012, she joined the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Lead Virginia.  She serves on the Board of Trustees of Flint Hill School.  She was appointed by Governor Terence R. McAuliffe to the Board of Visitors of Longwood University in 2014.

Pia has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate Law for 2006 to 2014.  She was included in the first annual Virginia Super Lawyers list in 2006 and again in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, was included in the 2007, 2010, 2011 – 2014 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list.  She has been recognized in Washington D.C.’s Best Lawyers for 2009 and Virginia’s Best Lawyers in 2012.  Pia was named to the inaugural class of Influential Women of Virginia by Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2009.  And, she was named to the 2012 class of Leaders in the Law, and was elected by the class as 2012 Leader in the Law.  She was named to the Italian American Business and Professional Societa, Inc. Hall of Fame in 2011.  And, the Alexandria Bar Association gave her the Donald F. Mela Distinguished Service Award in 2012.

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