Highlights of 26th Annual Advanced Real Estate 2022 (On Demand Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 6.5
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

MCLE Credit: 6.5 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Designation Credit: 6.5 Real Estate, 2.0 Ethics
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Price: $319 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 03/31/2025


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of select sessions from the March 2022 webcast, 26th Annual Advanced Real Estate.

Cosponsored with the Real Property Section of the Virginia State Bar

This year’s program has a variety of topics that are relevant and timely for real estate lawyers. Keep current with trends and developments in the law.

HIGHLIGHTS of this educational and entertaining seminar:

  • Eminent Domain: 10 Things Every Real Estate Attorney Needs to Know
  • Opportunity Zones/Tax Updates for Real Estate
  • Ethics for Real Estate Attorneys
  • The Corporate Transparency Act and Repercussions on Real Estate Investors
  • Condo Maintenance Obligations in the Aftermath of Surfside Condo Collapse
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Eminent Domain: 10 Things Every Real Estate Attorney Needs to Know
Michael Coughlin

This presentation provides 10 practice pointers for real estate attorneys, to help dispel myths about eminent domain and ensure that attorneys provide important information to their clients involved in a taking. Topics include important legal developments, condemnation provisions in leases, lenders’ rights, lost business profits, and more. 

Opportunity Zones/Tax Updates for Real Estate
Jenny Connors

Opportunity Zones were created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, to stimulate economic development and job creation, by incentivizing long-term investments in low-income neighborhoods. This session discusses updates to the law and applications to real estate legal practitioners.

The Average Attorney’s Take on Ethical Considerations in Our Real Estate World: Conflicts of Interest—LEO Highlights on How NOT to Be a Lowlife
Bradley D. Foster, Robert E. Hawthorne, Jr., Hon. Darrel W. Puckett

The Real Estate Section of the Virginia State Bar Board of Governors and Area Representatives, under the initiative of former Chairperson Kay Creasman, have lovingly filtered through more than fifty years’ worth of Virginia Legal Ethics Opinions that pertain to topics of interest to the real estate practitioner. These folks were very eager to pass along some of the joy derived from reviewing the written product of old lawyers opining on riveting legal conundrums, culminating in these presentations on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. From LEO 183 to 1896, these are the ethics opinions that may matter the most, presented to you in two one-hour sessions from the perspective of your everyday average attorney.

This Friday afternoon session reviews more than sixty LEOs that address conflicts of interest in the real estate arena, along with the Disciplinary Rules of the Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility and the Rules of Professional Conduct invoked in the opinions. This synopsis hopefully provides a refresher course on staying above board (bored?) and above average in the ethical representation of our clients.

The Average Attorney Returns: Take Two on Ethical Considerations in Our (Groggy) Real Estate World—Miscellaneous Topics from the LEO Hall of Fame
Bradley D. Foster, Robert E. Hawthorne, Jr., Hon. Darrel W. Puckett

This Saturday morning session reviews many of the greatest hits from the real estate genre of LEOs. These are the enduring opinions that get played over and over again, the most recognized real estate ethics tunes of the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, ’10s, and today.

Corporate Transparency Act: What It Means for Syndication Sponsors and Beneficial Owners
Elizabeth Whitman

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) was enacted on January 1, 2021, and is targeted at small, privately held business entities. The CTA requires these organizations to report their “beneficial owners” and “applicants” to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in an attempt to prevent the use of shell companies to evade anti-money-laundering rules or to hide other illegal activities. Learn how this new law will impact your real estate practice.

Condo Maintenance in the Aftermath of the Surfside Collapse
Susan Bradford Tarley

In light of the tragedy of the Surfside Condo collapse in Miami Beach, condo boards need to understand their fiduciary obligations to the condo’s owners and the maintenance and repair requirements under law for common elements of the condo building. This session reviews these obligations under the Virginia Condominium Act and related statutes. Learn how best to advise your condo board clients to help protect the lives in their condominium buildings.



Jenny H. Connors, Williams Mullen / Richmond
Michael J. Coughlin, Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh / Prince William
Bradley D. Foster, Hawthorne & Hawthorne / Farmville
Robert E. Hawthorne, Jr., Hawthorne & Hawthorne / Blackstone
Hon. Darrel W. Puckett, 10th Judicial District / Appomattox
Susan Bradford Tarley, Tarley Robinson, PLC / Williamsburg
Elizabeth Whitman, Whitman Legal Solutions, LLC / Potomac, MD


Sarah Louppe Petcher, S&T Law Group / Falls Church
Heather R. Steele, Pesner Altmiller Melnick DeMers & Steele PLC / Tysons

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