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LAWS 8900 Real Estate Development & Finance (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The course, clinical and practical, explores a lawyer’s role and responsibilities, and the myriad of transactional documents and agreements, in residential and commercial real estate transactions from offers through acquisition and loan closing. The course examines, dissects and teaches how to represent buyers, sellers and lenders during the due diligence, development and permitting, and the financing phases of a real estate transaction. The course teaches practical lawyering skills such as drafting, negotiation and problem solving. A variety of ethical issues are reviewed. Commercial leasing transactions, zoning, environmental and due authorization opinion letters, and zoning and environmental law and considerations in sale, lease and finance transactions are taught. Case studies are presented and negotiation exercises conducted to summarize the areas of real estate law studied and to explain how the legal principles, cases, and issues work in real-life situations.


Instructor(s): Howard Levine

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 28-Feb-17