2018 Annual Real Estate Institute
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When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CT
Where: Nebraska Innovation Campus
2021 Transformation Dr
Lincoln, Nebraska 
United States

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MCLE Accreditation
NE MCLE #162875 (Regular/live), #162876 (Distance learning). 6.5 CLE hours.
Only 5 distance learning CLE hours may be claimed per year for Nebraska.

IA MCLE #305043 (Regular/live), #305044 (Distance learning). 6.5 CLE hours.

NE Abstracters Board of Examiners credit: 3 hours credit
NE Dept. of Insurance credit: 7 hours/38857
NE Real Estate Commission credit: 6 hour/1097
*Credit for these entities only available via the live seminar, not via webcast

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Registration Fees
$422 - Regular registration
$325 - NSBA dues-paying member
Free - Law students

Optional Fees
$45 - Attending Seminar Want Printed Materials (added to registration fee)
$95 - Printed Materials Only (not attending seminar)

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8:30 am    Common Errors on Deeds
Jill Fiddler, Woods & Aitken

This session will review the most common errors on real estate deeds and the consequences that can flow from the errors, along with best practice suggestions to avoid errors.

9:00 am   Cell Tower Leases and Easements from a Landowner Perspective
Amy L. Lawrenson, Baird Holm LLP

Cell towers continue to be added statewide. Learn what every property owner should consider and negotiate for in a lease or easement, including coverage for liability and requirements for decommissioning a tower that’s no longer needed.

9:30 am    Nebraska Real Estate Tax Credits
Thomas C. Huston, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP

This session will discuss the incentives the State of Nebraska offers to target redevelopment and job creation in both rural and urban communities across the state, including the Nebraska Historic Tax Credit, the Nebraska New Markets Tax Credit, and the Nebraska Affordable Housing Tax Credit. Whether utilized alone or as a supplement to tax increment financing resources, these incentives often permit meaningful development to occur that otherwise would not.

10:15 am    Break

10:30 am   Transfer on Death Deeds
LeRoy Peterson, Law Office of LeRoy Peterson, PC, LLO

This session will discuss the new form of property transfer as a result of the changes made in 2013 to the Nebraska Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act (NURPTODA). These changes created a new way of transferring property at death without probate, and the Act specifically exempts it from the probate process by declaring it to be non-testamentary (i.e., not a will).

11:00 am   Environmental Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions
Michael S. Mostek, Mostek Law LLC

Environmental due diligence in real estate transactions involves a variety of potential risks and liabilities, including risks associated with contamination of soils and groundwater, compliance with necessary permits, and general threats to human health and the environment. Environmental due diligence plays an important role in all transactions involving real estate and can have a significant impact on the value of a company or property. This session will discuss the environmental due diligence process and documents typically found in transactions involving real estate.

11:45 am    Lunch (included with registration)

12:45 pm   Agricultural Purchase Agreements and Leases
Adam D. Pavelka, Agri Affiliates, Inc.

This session will discuss agricultural purchase agreements and leases, including the current issues lawyers should be aware of when executing such agreements and leases and provide lawyers with examples of such agreement and lease forms to use in their practice.

1:45 pm    Financing: Mortgages, Trust Deeds and Land Contracts
Andrew R. Biehl, Walentine O’Toole LLP

This session will discuss various types of instruments which can be used where title to real estate provides security for debt.

2:15 pm     Break

2:30 pm     AIA Construction Documents from the Real Estate Owner Perspective
Patrick T. Vint, Woods & Aitkens LLP

The American Institute of Architects has updated its construction documents. These documents, commonly used in the construction industry, will be reviewed from the real estate owners’ perspective. Learn what to expect when the documents are used, including what can be negotiated.

3:15 pm    Condemnations
Vanessa A. Silke, Baird Holm LLP

This session will provide a general description of eminent domain, including its use in Nebraska, the procedures to acquire real estate interests through eminent domain, and the law applicable to the ultimate question of what constitutes “just compensation.”

3:45 pm    Issuance of Treasurer’s Tax Deeds
Joe W. Wright, Deputy County Attorney, Lincoln County Attorney’s Office

This session will discuss tax sale certificates sold and issued between January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2017; after December 31, 2017; and  iscellaneous statutes applicable to tax sale certificates. This session will also provide lawyers with examples of relevant forms e.g., notice of application for tax deed, application for tax deed, affidavit of service of notice).

4:30 pm     Adjourn