Advanced Real Estate Transactions – 6844
This course is intended to be a “hands on” program which would expose the law students to the real world issues, documentation, and experiences that an attorney in the area of commercial real estate law would encounter. Much of the course material is similar to the type of training and education that is provided to young associates at law firms such as Kirkland & Ellis. There would be both an emphasis on the theory behind the provisions that are contained in various transaction documents as well as the realistic results of negotiation and their effect upon actual transactions. The course would require the students to do actual drafting and preparation of real estate documentation, participate in negotiation sessions between students with follow up discussion regarding the results of those negotiations, and case studies evaluating real estate investment. The students should finish the class with a well-rounded understanding of basic commercial real estate documentation and transactions. The class will also provide an excellent foundation for all transactional lawyers both real estate and otherwise. The major topic to be addressed during the seminar include the following: 1. Real Property Contracts and Conveyance Documents; 2. Mortgages, Deeds of Trust and other Loan Documents; 3. Leasing Documentation; 4. Title Insurance Surveys; 5. Real Estate Markets, Securitization and Development; and 6. Real Estate Investments and Analysis.