Real Property

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Effective attorney fee agreements are part of every profitable law practice. Get sample fee agreements and practice commentary for 13 types of matters, plus chapters on ethical requirements, practical issues in fees and billing, and collecting your fees.

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Handle construction lien disputes, or just make sure your clients follow correct procedures. Clearly explains lien priorities; creating, perfecting, and foreclosing on liens; public projects and surety bonds, and bankruptcy considerations.

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Popular handbook covering the 22 most common areas of Michigan practice, from real estate to divorce, employment, probate, debt collection, ADR, and more. Each chapter summarizes the law, gives practical guidance, and includes sample forms.

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Save time and start the case right with bullet-point summaries and complaints for more than 70 causes of action. Find primary authority, related claims, and affirmative defenses for tort, employment, business tort, contract, and real estate actions.

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Understand the damages you can recover in Michigan civil cases, including wrongful death, employment, civil rights, breach of contract, business tort, and real estate cases. Also covers attorney fees, interest, and restitutionary remedies.

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Distilled from the authors' years of experience, this book includes excellent commercial and residential lease forms, with explanations and drafting advice. Also explains summary proceedings, other remedies, and the law regulating landlords and tenants.

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Known as the "real estate answer book," this book covers all major areas of real estate practice, from purchases, land contracts, and closings to easements, condominiums, and water interests. Includes more than 200 practice-tested forms.

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The most authoritative real property treatise in Michigan, covering all major topics related to Michigan real estate law. An excellent starting point for any real estate research question. Frequently cited by the Michigan appellate courts.

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Focused on residential purchases and sales, this practice handbook walks you through negotiating the purchase documents, financing options, handling the closing, and remedies when the deal goes sour.

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Be ready to handle any land use matter, whether your client is the municipality, developer, landowner, or a neighbor. Michigan experts analyze the law and offer practical advice.

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Experienced real property and tax attorneys lead you step by step through an assessment appeal, a classification appeal, a tax foreclosure challenge, or any other real property tax issue your client is facing.

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Live 03/09/18
Understand those tricky line items on many closing statements, including tax prorations, commercial broker lien waivers, payoff letters, and transfer taxes. Become fully prepared to impress clients.

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Presented 01/21/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Residential reverse mortgages are tempting to older clients on fixed incomes, but they carry a unique set of risks. You need to fully advise your client on the costs and benefits of this type of financing so they can make an informed decision.

Presented 07/14/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Boundary disputes are part of any real estate lawyer's practice. Whether closing a transaction or settling a long-standing neighbor feud, select the best strategy to resolve these conflicts efficiently and permanently.

Presented 04/30/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Hear about initiatives aimed at fueling the recovery of the City of Detroit and its surrounding region with a particular emphasis on the legal and practical components necessary to aid in the recovery.

Presented 03/06/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Understanding entitlements and what is needed to move a land project forward is critical. Experts in zoning and land use guide you through key considerations for every stage of the approval process—from initial project evaluation through litigation.

Presented 12/03/15 | Webcast |
Experienced practitioners explain like-kind exchanges under 26 USC 1031, including the role that brokers, lawyers, CPAs, and qualified intermediaries fulfill. Assist clients attempting to exchange properties and help minimize tax consequences.

Presented 11/03/15 | Webcast |
Learn about commercial construction projects from experts in the field. Examine construction contracts from the owner’s and general contractor’s view and get step-by-step guidance through the construction bond and construction lien claims process.

Presented 05/05/16 | Webcast |
Title insurance experts explain the most common issues that arise in real estate transactions. Get advice regarding policy forms, document forms, standard and special exceptions, commitments, endorsements, surveys, and more.

Presented 02/19/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Practitioners often struggle to advise clients on abandoned real estate. Deal with tax foreclosure, mortgage priority issues, foreclosure auctions, and working with land banks and similar agencies to salvage properties and put them back in the market.

Presented 02/10/17 | On-Demand Seminar
Advise clients on the mechanics of condominium and platted community associations. Resolve disputes between the association and the homeowners about issues including paying dues, amending governing documents and use restrictions.

Presented 12/01/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Whether you represent commercial landlords or tenants, get step-by-step guidance on the mechanics of lease negotiations. Walk through a mock case study, discuss competing lease provisions, and see live negotiations that conclude in a final lease.

Presented 11/03/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Experienced practitioners discuss current issues and the most recent caselaw in site condominiums and land divisions. Understand the varying perspectives on this topic and get guidance for your next transaction.

Presented 05/04/17 | On-Demand Seminar
Navigate zoning and municipal approval processes and get tips to ensure due diligence. Understand what approvals are necessary for your project and how to determine the costs and time that may be needed.

Presented 07/16/15 | On-Demand Seminar
The landmark Obergefell v Hodges decision legalized same-sex marriage and will have a dramatic effect on Michigan. Advise your clients on how the decision impacts family law, probate and estate planning, employment law, tax law, and real property.

Presented 01/10/17 | On-Demand Seminar
Lawyers representing governmental entities or landowners need to stay abreast of the latest statutes and cases in zoning and land use. Prepare your clients for changes in municipal autonomy, medical marijuana, sign regulation, and more.

Presented 11/23/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Advise your landlord-tenant clients on using electronic notices and dealing with squatters. Get practice tips for handling deceased tenants, domestic violence, bedbugs, and more.

Presented 05/06/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Land contracts are a viable financing option when buying or selling real property. Advise your clients on the risks and benefits and get the best land contract terms to protect their interests.

Presented 06/30/17 | On-Demand Seminar
Property transfer tax and uncapping must be considered in almost any real estate transaction. Minimizing tax liabilities is essential to fully representing your clients.

Presented 08/24/17 | On-Demand Seminar
Real estate transactions often require a land survey to head off potential issues. Get your client to the closing table quickly by properly using a survey to perform your due diligence.

Presented 12/06/16 | On-Demand Seminar
Commercial leasing requires careful drafting at the outset and cautious decision-making when a default occurs. Even experienced real estate attorneys can benefit from employing some of our experts' time-tested techniques.

Presented 08/12/15 | On-Demand Seminar
Real estate needs to be insured but few owners understand their policies. Our experts break it all down so you can explain a policy to your client, guide them through the claim process, and even create a strategy for taking an insurance carrier to court.

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