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Ethics for Real Estate Lawyers (teleseminar)
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his program will provide you with a real world guide to common ethics issues in real estate practice.

When: 10/28/2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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Ethics for Real Estate Lawyers, 1 CLE hour

1:00 p.m. E.T. (60 minutes)


The real estate industry is fiercely competitive as developers and contractors, investors and lenders, brokers and others – most with the aid of legal counsel – seek advantage. This often puts real estate lawyers in difficult ethical spots.  Some of the many conflict of interest issues that can arise include  how to ethically represent a real estate partnership and its partners, or represent a long-term developer client and a long-term lender client in separate transactions, or represent two developers who are seeking to buy the same property.  There are also substantial ethical issues in taking an equity stake in lieu of lawyers’ fees and what to do if you discover your client is engaged in fraud on a lender or counter-party.  This program will provide you with a real world guide to common ethics issues in real estate practice.

• Representing clients with competing real estate interests
• Joint representations of a business entity and its owners in a real estate transaction
• Representation of a client with adverse interests in unrelated transactions
• Communications with unrepresented parties – and with represented parties
• Inadvertent disclosure of confidential deal terms
• Receipt of deal equity in exchange for legal services 
• Special issues when client fraud is discovered


William Freivogel is the principal of Freivogel Ethics Consulting and is an independent consultant to law firms on ethics and risk management.  He was a trial lawyer for 22 years and has practiced in the areas of legal ethics and lawyer malpractice for more than 25 years.  He is chair of the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct. He maintains the Web site “Freivogel on Conflicts” at  Mr. Freivogel is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Champaign), where he received his B.S. and LL.B.

Richard R. Goldberg is a retired partner, resident in the Philadelphia office of Ballard Spahr, LLP, where he established an extensive real estate practice, including development, financing, leasing, and acquisition.  Earlier in his career, he served as vice president and associate general counsel of The Rouse Company for 23 years.  He is past president of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, past chair of the Anglo-American Real Property Institute, and past chair of the International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference.  Mr. Goldberg is currently a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and is a member of the American Law Institute.  Mr. Goldberg received his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University and his LL.B. from the University of Maryland School of Law.


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