24th Annual Real Estate Law Symposium
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24th Annual Real Estate Law Symposium

When: September 04, 2014
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: A panel discussion of the most important provisions in the contract that are overlooked or misunderstood by REALTORS®.
  • Trials and Tribulations of Today’s Property Manager: Real-life scenarios addressing issues such as inheriting or selling a tenant-occupied property, dealing with HOA rentals, landlord-tenant disputes and more.
  • Pre-Contract Considerations: A discussion on the unauthorized practice of law, knowing who has the power to sign to bind the seller, review of entities, estates, and trust; listing agreement intricacies; and seller’s disclosure.
  • DBPR/FREC Update and Discussion from the FREC Director.
  • Challenges in Getting to Closing: A panel discussion of the most common issues in getting to closing using actual “war stories” to include flood insurance, financing, title and survey issues. Includes a brief discussion of on-line auction sites and various lien issues such as code enforcement, municipal and tax liens.
  • Legislative and Regulatory Update: Changes in the law that may impact brokers’ transactions, new foreclosure laws, debt relief tax waiver, QM rules, sales tax on commercial RE and more.
  • Impact of Community Owners’ Associations: How HOA’s impact the brokers’ transactions and how to address and minimize these impacts, including HOA’s purchasing liens.

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 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, contract considerations, closing challenges, and 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 Breakfast 1:00 - 2:0060 Minutes: Today's Challenges in getting to Closing
8:30 - 8:45Welcome and Introductions 2:00 - 2:30 Lien on Me: Impact of Community Owners' Associations
8:45 - 9:30Dateline: Case Law, Legislative, and Regulatory Updates
2:30 - 2:45 Break
9:30 - 10:20 Let's Make a Deal: Pre-Contract Considerations 2:45 - 3:30What Would You Do: Trials and Tribulations of Today's Property Manager
10:20 - 10:35Break 3:30 - 4:25 Administrative Law & Order FREC Unit 2014
10:35 - 11:50 And the Contract Says: Florida Realtors/Florida BAR Contract Review
4:25 - 4:30Closing Remarks & Adjournment
11:50 - 1:00Lunch


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.

Asima M. Azam provides legal assistance to condominiums, homeowners associations and planned communities.

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.

Jacqueline Bozzunto helps clients with their acquisition process, develop and expand their portfolios. Jackie also assists foreign entities and individuals with setting up optimal tax structures for ownership of residential and commercial property in the U. S. Jackie has experience in real estate development and finance, including commercial leasing.

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.


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.

Chad A. Shimel focuses his practices on real estate, probate administration, and general litigation practice to include general litigation pratice to include cases ranging from minor small claims issues and landlord tenant disputes, to complex insurance claims insurance.

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®.

S. Ann Wilson focuses her practice in real estate, landlord/tenant and civil litigation. Prior to obtaining her Juris Doctorate she was a real estate paralegal.

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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