38th Annual Real Estate Practice 2020 (On Demand Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Designation Credit: 6.0 Real Estate Law Practice, 1.0 Ethics (Designations Information)
Price: $309 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 05/31/2023


A pre-recorded streaming AUDIO and VIDEO replay of the May 2020 live seminar, 38th Annual Real Estate Practice.

Cosponsored with the Real Property Section of the Virginia State Bar

Now in its 38th 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.

Topics covered:

  • Essential Updates on Virginia Real Estate Case Law and Statutory Law
  • Settlements During Crisis and Continuing Updates on Deeds
  • Landlords, Tenants, and HOAs: Can’t We All Just Get Along?
  • Ethics for the Real Estate Attorney
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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.
Virginia’s Real Estate Case Law Update
Michael Derdeyn

Materials on all real estate−related cases in the past year with a presentation highlighting the top cases.
Real Property—Real Ethics:  Legal Ethics for Real Estate Lawyers in Virginia
James M. McCauley

This session will discuss the ethical and regulatory problems related to “split settlements,” and the ethical and UPL issues that arise when lay settlement company purports to “represent” the seller in a closing.  We will also cover lawyer competence and due diligence to avoid internet scams.

Settlements During Crisis and Continuing Updates on Deeds
Susan Pesner
Landlords, Tenants, and HOAs: Can’t We All Just Get Along? The Interaction Between Rentals and Community Associations
Heather R. Steele

How do renters affect the operation of an HOA?  How can HOAs affect the operation of a rental property?  How can HOAs best handle a situation when renters are not abiding by the Association’s governing documents?  How can landlords handle HOA restrictions on renting?  The areas of landlord-tenant law and community association law often interact.  Find out more about how you can best protect your landlord, tenant, or association clients in situations where all three groups must learn to live with each other!  Reviews concepts from the VRLTA, the POAA, the Condo Act, and general case law and best practices from both the perspective of a landlord and the perspective of a community association.



Michael E. Derdeyn, Flora Pettit / Charlottesville
James M. McCauley, Virginia State Bar / Richmond
David S. Mercer, MercerTrigiani LLP / Alexandria
Susan Pesner, Pesner Altmiller Melnick & DeMers, PLC / Tysons
Heather R. Steele, Pesner Altmiller Melnick & DeMers PLC / Tysons
Lucia Anna Trigiani, MercerTrigiani LLP / Alexandria


Paula Caplinger, Chicago Title Insurance Company / Newport News

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