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26th Annual Real Estate Legal Summit

When: September 8, 2016
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Wyndham Orlando Resort
8001 International Drive
Orlando 32819
United States
Contact: Professional Development

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Formerly known as the Real Estate Law Symposium



Today's real estate market presents REALTORS® with challenges and risks and now more than ever, REALTORS® need to be up to date on the latest legal developments and changes so that they can minimize their risk of doing business.

Benefit of the Attorney / Agent relationship
Why is it important for REALTORS® to establish trusted relationships with real estate attorneys? The greatest benefit of the Attorney-REALTOR® relationship is risk management - the REALTOR® can avoid violations pertaining to the unlicensed practice of law (UPL) and can better serve their buyers and sellers by knowing when to seek legal advice.

Property? Probate? Problems.
A presentation on the interplay between real estate and probate issues.

Legislative Update
An update on recent real estate cases, legislation and administrative changes.

The ABC's of REO's
A primer on foreclosures, auctions and REO sales. These areas are constantly evolving and the challenges faced by parties to a transaction can be positively or negatively affected by this evolutionary process.

Practice Update
Panel will discuss updates to the FAR/BAR, riders, FIRPTA, construction lien waiver requirements, fraudulent inducement rules, post-TRID issues and other practical transaction related updates.

Potpourri of Property Management Delights
Interactive opportunity for the audience to help spot the issues in various aspects of the world of property management, leasing, and eviction issues. Topics that are fair game for analysis include leasing, general property management adventures, eviction fun, quirky HOA scenarios, and passing that tenant along with the sale of a house.

Survey Says Doc Stamps!
Panel will discuss issues involving surveys, easements, title insurance and the basics of transfer and mortgage taxes.

When It Just Won't Sell
Creative alternatives when surrounding circumstances simply don't work for a traditional sale.

Agent Beware
Discussion on the methods for risk management and practical tips for your practice.


CE credits
7 CE Specialty credits
(Does not qualify for Core Law CE credits)
7 CLE Credits Pending




Early Bird Registration (before 8/31)
ORRA Members & Attorneys $89
Non-members $104

Regular Registration (after 8/31)
ORRA Members & Attorneys $109
Non-members $124

Phone: 407.513.7268
Fax: 407.513.9120

Business casual attire requested for education programs.


The Real Estate Law Symposium will benefit REALTORS® at all levels of experience. By hearing from experienced real estate attorneys, every participant will find answers to even the most challenging issues.

Your registration includes:

  • 7 CE Specialty Credits (does not qualify for Core Law CE credits)
  • 7 CLE Credits Pending
  • Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch
  • Comprehensive reference materials
  • Complimentary parking
  • Meet and greet with attorneys during designated break times

7:45 - 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and Introductions
8:45 - 9:15 Property? Probate? Problems.
9:15 - 9:45 Legislative Update
9:45 - 10:30 The ABC's of REO's
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:50 Practice Update
11:50 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Potpourri of Property Management Delights
2:00 - 2:50 Survey Says Doc Stamp
2:50 - 3:05 Break
3:05 - 3:35 When It Just Won't Sell
3:35 - 4:05 Agent Beware
4:20 - 5:20 Cocktail Hour: Sponsored by Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys Council
Enjoy a complimentary drink and hors d'oeuvres with the CFREAC presenters, attorneys, and members of your REALTOR® family.


Roland Acosta assists with landlord/tenant disputes, code enforcement issues, remedial title work, formulation of business entities and legal documentation including wills, trusts and other basic instruments. 

Jaime Billotte Moses has practiced general civil litigation with a concentration in the areas of professional malpractice litigation, insurance coverage and appellate practice.

Stephan Chong concentrates his practice on real property, corporate, probate, and estate planning matters. He is board certified in real estate law, and is a frequent lecturer and author on legal issues.

Bruce Elliott an agent with Regal Real Estate Professionals, is the 2016 president-elect of the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. He has 20+ combined years of finance and luxury real estate experience in addition to have regularly closed deals around the world.

Andrew M. Fisher focuses his practice on REALTOR® association and multiple listing service, along with issues related to opening, running, and managing a real estate office.

Sultana Haque helps clients resolve a variety of legal issues, from keeping them in their homes following a foreclosure action or bankruptcy to negotiating a key contractual agreement to helping them start new businesses.

Kristy Harrington focuses on brokerage, property management, licensee representation, estate transactions and litigation and business and contract matters.

Frederick W. Jones practices in the areas of real estate, mortgage, wills, trusts and estate law, focusing on residential real estate, estate planning, and probate.

Jessica Parker Malchow represents clients in commercial real estate activities, including acquisitions and sales, leasing, financing, management and operations, development and redevelopment, and land use.

Alexandre M. Mestdagh focuses in the areas of transactional real estate, real estate finance, land use and development and business law. Alex represents international and Florida-based clients in connection with the acquisition, financing, development and disposition of real-property projects.

John Lazenby an agent with with Colony Realty Group, Inc., is the 2016 president of Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. He has been a REALTOR® for more than 20 years and has served in leadership roles for both ORRA and Florida REALTORS®

Ray Schumann concentrates his practice on commercial and complex real estate transactions

Rania Soliman concentrates her practice in the area of community association law

Robert L. Taylor focuses his practice on condominium and homeowners association law, civil and commercial litigation, construction defect litigation, appeals, contracts, real property law, general corporate counsel, and lien foreclosures.

An educational partnership of:

Sponsored By:

 Sponsorship Opportunities

Our unique sponsorship packages give you the opportunity to gain visibility for your company and show your support for the real estate industry. Sponsorships start at the $500 level.

For more information, please contact Miriam at 407.513.7555

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