23rd Annual Real Estate Law Symposium
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23rd Annual Real Estate Law Symposium

When: September 04, 2013
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Wyndham Orlando Resort
8001 International Drive
Orlando, Florida  32819
United States
Contact: Professional Development

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Where REALTORS® & Attorneys Meet
  • Florida Realtors®/Florida BAR Residential Contract: An overview of the 2013 revisions and additions.
  • Landlord-Tenant Issues: A panel discussion regarding laws and regulations which impact owners and tenants, the current "squatter" phenomenon, REO properties, eviction, and ejectment.
  • Legal Entities: A high altitude discussion on how entities are created, the benefits and risks of each, and how title to real estate is held and conveyed.
  • DBPR/FREC Update and Discussion from the FREC Woman.
  • Strategies for dealing with distressed property, short sales, fraud and foreclosure from a panel of real estate attorneys.
  • Commercial Real Estate: A general overview of commercial RE practices and procedures and the differences inherent in an agent's handling of commercial and residential RE transactions, listings, leases, contracts and closings.

Today's real estate market presents REALTORS® with challenges and risks. With the large percentage of short sales and REOs, deals have become more complex. And the laws surrounding these types of transactions are constantly changing. Now more than ever, REALTORS® need to be up to date on the latest legal developments so that they can minimize the risk of doing business.

The Real Estate Law Symposium is designed for REALTORS® who are seeking the latest, essential information on today's most pressing issues in real estate law. Join us as we explore the ins and outs of the legislative updates, landlord-tenant issues, and strategies for dealing with distressed properties including REOs, short sales, foreclosures and fraud, investigations by DBPR, recent court decisions, legislative triumphs and fiascos, and much more.


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)
  • Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch
  • Comprehensive reference materials
  • Hotel parking complimentary


7:45 - 8:30Registration and Continental Breakfast12:05 - 1:15Lunch
8:30 - 8:45Welcome and Introductions1:15 - 2:15Landlords and Tenants and Squatters, Oh My!
8:45 - 9:15To Be or Not to Be: What is the Entity?
2:15 - 2:45Dateline: Case law, legislation and regulatory updates
9:15 - 10:05Yes, Virginia, There is an Updated Florida REALTORS® / Florida Bar Contact2:45 - 3:00Break
10:05 - 10:20Break3:00 - 4:15Administrative Law & Order: The FREC Unit
10:20 - 11:20The Good, The Bad and The [No Longer Quite So] Ugly: Update of distressed property
4:15 - 4:30Closing Remarks & Adjournment
11:20 - 12:05So, You Want To Be A Commercial Real Estate Agent?


Roland Acosta assists clients with landlord/tenant disputes, code enforcement issues, remedial title work, formulation of business entities and legal documentation including wills, trusts and other basic instruments. His firm is Roland H. Acosta & Associates, P.A.

G. Thomas Ball practices business law, representing for-profit and not-for-profit trade associations, corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and private clubs. His practice also extends to counseling clients on individual business and personal matters. He is a partner at the firm of Baker Hostetler.

David W. Barkett focuses his practice on real estate transactional law, civil litigation, corporate law, probate, and estate planning. He is founder of Barkett Law.

Stephen 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. He is a partner with the law firm of Mateer & Harbert, P.A.

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

Grace Glavin has more than thirty years of legal experience in a variety of legal areas, including residential and commercial real estate, probate and estate administration, family law, and foreclosure litigation. She owns and operates The Law Offices of Grace Anne Glavin, P.A.

Kristy Harrington is President of the Law Office of Kristy L. Harrington, P.A. Prior to entering private practice, she was Senior Counsel for Florida Realtors®. Kristy now 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. He is board certified by The Florida Bar in real estate law.

Nishad Khan handles title closings and focuses on asset protection, business succession, and estate planning. He represents custom home builders and franchisors in corporate, commercial, and real estate related matters. He is the managing attorney of Nishad Khan P.L.

William J. McCabe has been handling evictions in Central Florida since 1976. He has also been involved in workers compensation appeals since 1980, representing claimants.

Kenneth L. Schlitt practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, commercial leasing, commercial real estate lending, loan workout transactions, and mortgage foreclosure litigation. He is partner with Keating & Schlitt, P.A.

Rania Soliman concentrates her practice in the area of community association law. She works for Taylor & Carls.

Jaisen Stango concentrates his private practice on residential landlord and tenant law. He has handled over 1,000 evictions and has over 200 opinions published in the Florida Law Weekly Supplement.

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. He is the founding partner in the law firm of Taylor & Carls.

Juana Watkins serves as the director for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Real Estate. Before coming to the Division of Real Estate, she served as senior counsel for Florida REALTORS®.

An educational partnership of:

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


Early Bird Registration (before 8/14)
ORRA Members & Attorneys $89
Non-members $104

Regular Registration (after 8/14)
ORRA Members & Attorneys $109
Non-members $124

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Phone: 407.513.7268
Fax: 407.513.9120

Business casual attire requested for education programs.

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