The Annotated Real Estate Finance Opinion: Gambol, Guide, Goal, or Gift?

April 28, 2011

Event| Real Estate Services

The ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law will hold its 22nd Annual Spring Symposia in Washington, DC.  This year’s symposia will feature a remarkable number of cutting-edge CLE programs designed to provide both practical and useful information to all levels of practitioners.  Attendees will have opportunities to expand their working knowledge of the latest issues and techniques as well as encounter unparalleled relationship-building opportunies.  This dynamic meeting, featuring the most experienced, diverse and innovative speakers in the legal field, will keep attendees on the leading edge of real property and trust and estate law.

Robert Krapf’s panel entitled “The Annotated Real Estate Finance Opinion: Gamble, Guide, Goal, or Gift?” will discuss the Annotated Real Estate Finance Opinion, a collaborative endeavor of the ABA RPTE Legal Opinions in Real Estate Transactions Committee, the ACREL Attorneys’ Opinions Committee, and the ACMA Opinions Committee.  The panel will address the update of the 1998 Inclusive Real Estate Secured Transaction Opinion, including:

  • The role of customary practice
  • Benefits of an illustrative opinion
  • Positives and negatives of an illustrative opinion
  • The angels are in the footnotes
  • Is inside-out better.