8:00 am Legislative Update
William Mueller, Mueller Robak LLC; Timothy G. Hruza, Mueller Robak LLC
Begin the morning with an overview of real estate-related legislation from the 2019 Legislative Session and preview expected legislation for the 2020 session.
8:30 am eNotarization: Technology and Trends
Kaylen Akert, Woods & Aitken LLP
Recent statutory changes now allow for electronic and remote notarization in Nebraska. This presentation will demonstrate the technology facilitating the process, highlight the differences between electronic and remote notarization, and review the substantive and practical issues still surrounding e-notarization.
9:00 am Construction Contracts—Clauses and Conduct That Can Create Problems on the Project
Craig Martin, Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP
Contract clauses can, and often do, create problems on construction projects. This presentation will review these clauses, the recent Nebraska Supreme Court case U.S. Pipeline v. Northern Natural Gas Co., 330 Neb. 444 (2019), and the court’s interpretation of contract provisions and conduct that can result in a waiver.
9:45 am Break
10:00 am A Primer: What you need to know about Real Estate Tax Certificates
Lilly A. Richardson-Severn Richardson-Severn Law, PLLC; Deana K. Walocha, US Assets, LLC
This presentation will discuss the tax certificate process and what actions a holder of a tax certificate must take to recover their investment.
11:00 am Tax Deferred Exchanges under IRC § 1031
Jennifer Strand, President And General Counsel, Nebraska Title Company
This presentation will focus on the basic rules for forward, reverse and improvement exchanges under the Internal Revenue Code.
11:45 am Lunch
12:45 pm What Real Estate Lawyers Need to Know About Hemp
David Bracht, Kutak Rock LLP
Hemp, now a legal crop in Nebraska, is heavily regulated. Learn what’s required for hemp growers and processors to operate, and how growing and selling hemp and its derivatives impacts land use, rental properties, real estate lending, and other aspects of real estate practice.
1:45 pm Operation of Condominium Owners and Homeowners Associations
Robert Dailey McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO
This presentation will provide an overview for lawyers on the legal frameworks for and responsibilities of condominium and homeowners’ associations.
2:30 pm Break
3:00 pm Deeds of Trust: Procedure and Litigation
Andrew Biehl, Walentine O’Toole, LLP; Matthew McKeever Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht P.C, L.L.O.
This presentation will review the basics of Trust Deeds, the role of the trustee, the trustee’s sale process, deficiencies, litigation, the effects of bankruptcy, and when a judicial sale may be preferable.