Texas State Bar Offers Advanced Real Estate Course

Monday, July 5, 2010 - 00:00

The State Bar of Texas is offering a three-day Advanced Real Estate Law Course at the Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio.

On Thursday through Saturday, July 8 to 10, the bar has scheduled the advanced course, and on Wednesday, July 7, they will offer a half-day Real Estate Law 101 course to teach the basics.

The basic course will run from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, and the advanced course will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday and adjourn at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday. A golf tournament begins on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Course highlights include four breakout sessions: commercial real property, residential real property, natural resources, and common interest communities. Commercial real property issues include what you do if the other party goes bankrupt, loan renewals, and zoning and land issues in purchasing distressed properties. Residential issues include home equity loans, how securitization has changed residential foreclosures and understanding the new federal consumer disclosure rules for home mortgage loan transactions. Natural resources issues include real estate v. oil and gas developers and the Open Beaches Act and constitutional amendments.The common interest communities segment includes the disappearing developer and property owners association assessments.

Roderick E. Wetsel, Wetsel & Carmichael L.L.P., will discuss current issues in Wind Energy Law 2010, Bruce W. Merwin of Haynes and Boone, LLP will discuss green buildings, andKeenan Lee Kolendo, also of Haynes and Boone, will discuss what's new and what's not in deed restrictions.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To make a reservation, call (800) 204-2222 or go to www.texasbarcle. com.