42nd Annual Real Estate Symposium: Understanding the Past, Preparing for the Future - In-Person

42nd Annual Real Estate Symposium: Understanding the Past, Preparing for the Future
Co-sponsored by the Real Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association

A 42-Year Tradition of Excellence . . .

The 42nd Annual Real Estate Symposium promises to continue the tradition as the premier continuing legal education event in Colorado for real estate practitioners. This year the Symposium will combine outstanding presentations by the state’s most knowledgeable practitioners with social events designed to provide the opportunity to mingle with colleagues of the real estate community. The Symposium is excited to return to one of Colorado's most beautiful locations - Vail! The Hythe Vail guarantees outstanding lodging accommodations with spacious and comfortable meeting facilities. Be sure to take advantage of the great room rates which the Symposium has procured to make this educational experience into an enjoyable mini-vacation. Thanks to our partnership with our Sponsors, the Symposium is a tremendous value.

Work and Play with the Best of the Colorado Real Estate Bar

It continues to be the goal of the Symposium to reinforce the collegiality of the real estate community while providing timely topics for the real estate law practitioner and other real estate professionals. This year’s faculty will provide insight on such timely issues as AI in law practice, affordable housing developments, the Corporate Transparency Act and more, along with our regular case law and legislative updates.

We learn from each other, we develop a lifetime supply of contacts, and have a great time at social functions. All in beautiful Vail! We hope to see all of the familiar faces, and many new ones too. Join us in Vail for a delightful and stimulating weekend!

Register today!  
Real Estate Continuing Education Credits: The in-person course has been submitted for 14 hours of credit for real estate continuing education requirements pursuant to C.R.S. ยง 12-10-213. The webinar course and home study are NOT ELIGIBLE for real estate continuing education credits.      
Cancellation Fee: If you are unable to attend, please notify CBA-CLE by Friday, June 28, 2024, and we will gladly refund your tuition in full or apply your tuition to the webinar or home study. Cancellations after June 28, 2024, will be refunded less a $150 cancellation fee.
Hotel Information
The Hythe Vail
715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657
CBA-CLE has reserved a block of rooms for attendees. Room rates start at $299 plus applicable taxes and fees.
To receive the group room rate, please indicate that you are a guest of the Colorado Bar CLE Real Estate Symposium when you make your reservation.
Based on availability, rooms are being held at the conference rate until June 24, 2024.
Reservations will be accepted online at: https://book.passkey.com/go/RealEstateSymp2024
All reservations will require a credit card guarantee, and a deposit equal to one night of lodging is due at time of booking. The balance is due at check-in. Reservations cancelled after June 24, 2024 will forfeit the deposit equal to one night’s room and tax.    
Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!
Fidelity National Title  
Cordes and Company
First American Title Insurance – NCS
First Integrity Title Company
Land Title Guarantee Company
Registered Agent Solutions, Inc. A Lexitas Company
Stewart Title Guaranty Company  
Title Company of the Rockies  
CBA-CLE will email webinar access information 24-48 hours before the program.  
Home studies will be available 2-3 weeks following the live program.
CBA-CLE is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, and employment. To request an accommodation please contact [email protected] at least 14 business days in advance.
The program is accredited in Colorado. CBA-CLE staff can provide a Uniform Certificate of Attendance, and it is the attendee's responsibility to complete the accreditation outside of Colorado.      

Thursday, July 11, 2024
12:00 – 1:00 pm
1:00 – 1:05 pm
Opening Remarks
Extended by Angela “Angie” M. Schmitz, Esq., Homestead Law, Program Chair, and Ben Skeen, Esq., Program Attorney, CBA-CLE
1:05 – 2:20 pm
Legislative Update
Presented by Adam Aldrich, Esq., Aldrich Legal, LLC
2:20 – 2:30 pm
Recognition of Outgoing Real Estate Section Chair, James M. “Jim” Meseck, Esq.
Presented by Angela “Angie” M. Schmitz, Esq., Homestead Law
2:30 – 3:20 pm
Underwriting Distressed Properties: Trustee Sale, Judicial Foreclosure, Deed in Lieu, and Title Guarantees
Presented by Seth P. Holley, Esq., and Blake T. Hardwick, Esq., First American Title Insurance Co. NCS
3:20 – 3:40 pm
Networking Break
3:40 – 5:00 pm
The 15-Minute Drill
Moderated by J. Marcus Painter, Esq., Holland & Hart LLP
- Revised Colorado Real Estate Commission Forms
Presented by Kent J. Levine, Esq., Kent Jay Levine, P.C.
- Top 10 Issues in Subleasing: Issues Facing Landlords, Tenants, and Subtenants in an Evolving Real Estate Market          
Presented by Amy E. Brimah, Esq., Brimah LLP
- Mineral Interests for the Real Estate Developer          
Presented by Jonathan D. “Jon” Tjornehoj, Tjornehoj Hack and Lovell LLC
- Real Estate Mediation and Arbitrations – More Good Stuff!
Presented by Julie Waggener, Esq., JAMS
- Removal of Unlawful Restrictions from Land Records- Colorado Law and the New Uniform Act
Presented by Cynthia M. “Cyndi” Stovall, Esq., Sherman and Howard LLC
5:00 – 5:05 pm
Closing Remarks and Adjourn
Extended by J. Marcus Painter, Esq., Holland & Hart LLP
5:05 – 6:30 pm
Annual Wine Reception – Sponsored by Fidelity National Title  
Friday, July 12, 2024
7:00 – 8:00 am
8:00 – 8:05 am
Welcome Back Remarks
Extended by Angela “Angie” M. Schmitz, Esq., Homestead Law
8:05 – 8:55 am
Colorado Attorney General Perspectives on Real Estate Issues
Presented by Brady Grassmeyer, Esq., Office of the Colorado Attorney General; Jordan May, Esq., Frascona Joiner Goodman & Greenstein PC; and Gina M. Simonson, Esq., Office of the Colorado Attorney General
8:55 – 10:00 am
Case Law Update
Presented by Joseph (Joey) Lubinski, Esq., MDH Law Group LLC
10:00 – 10:20 am
Networking Break
10:20 – 11:20 am
Presented by Geoffrey P. Anderson, Esq., Anderson Notarianni McMahon LLC
11:20 am – 12:10 pm
Conservation Easements- Basics & New Developments
Presented by Heather J. Haney, Esq., and Stephanie M. Pope, Esq., Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP
12:10 – 1:30 pm
Lunch Break – Lunch on Your Own
Optional: Brown Bag Lunch and Killers of the Flower Moon (by David Grann) Book Club Discussion
Read ahead and join your colleagues in a lunch discussion about the book. Bring your own lunch- lunches available for purchase at the hotel.
Moderated by Erin Clark, MPL/JD, Denver Housing Authority
1:30 – 2:20 pm
NIMBY or Not?
Presented by Sarah M. Kellner, Esq., and Katie M. McDermott, Esq., Davis Graham and Stubbs LLP
2:20 – 3:10 pm
Short Term Rental Regulations: Legal Considerations and Case Law
Presented by Jennifer McCallum, Ph.D., Esq., The McCallum Law Firm, P.C., and  
Todd Messenger, Esq., Fairfield and Woods, P.C.; additional speaker to be named  
Moderated by Carolin Topelson, Esq., Carolin Topelson Law, LLC
3:10 – 3:30 pm
Networking Break
3:30 – 4:20 pm
Common Interest Community Maintenance Disputes: Finding Room for Resolution Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Presented by Miro Kovacevic, Esq., Goodspeed Merrill, and Lindsay S. Smith, Esq., Winzenburg Leff Purvis & Payne LLP
4:20 – 5:10 pm
Corporate Transparency Act and Other Financial Crime Regulations- Where Are We Now
Presented by Robin Nolan, Esq., Spencer Fane LLP; J. Marcus Painter, Esq., Holland & Hart LLP; and Jordan J. Bunch, Esq., Holland & Hart, LLP
5:10 – 5:15 pm
Closing Remarks and Adjourn
Extended by Angela “Angie” M. Schmitz, Esq., Homestead Law, Program Chair
5:15 – 7:00 pm
Cocktail Party with optional Geeks who Drink Trivia
Want to prove to yourself that all of those hours you spend reading Wikipedia are worth it? Join us for Geeks who Drink Trivia! What better place to exorcise meaningless knowledge from your brain than Friday night’s cocktail party! Please be sure to sign up when you register for the Symposium to help us get an accurate headcount.
Saturday, July 13, 2024
7:00 – 8:00 am
Yin Yoga Class
Presented by Tanya Griscom, Mobile Healing Yoga
7:30 – 8:30 am
8:30 – 8:40 am
Welcome Back Remarks
Extended by Angela “Angie” M. Schmitz, Esq., Homestead Law, Program Chair
8:40 – 9:30 am
Artificial Intelligence
Presented by Colin E. Moriarty, Esq., Underhill Law PC
9:30 – 11:00 am
Where Tax, Real Estate, and Social Impact Collide: The Nuts & Bolts of Affordable Housing Development
Presented by J. William “Bill” Callison, Esq., Holland & Hart, LLP; Pedro Alejandro Monarez, Esq., Ballard Spahr; Erin C. Nave, Esq., Holland & Hart, LLP; and Y. Melinda M. Pasquini, Esq., Holland & Hart, LLP
11:00 – 11:20 am
Networking Break
11:20 am – 12:10 pm
Unlicensed Practice of Law for Lawyers and Brokers
Presented by Kevin D. Homiak, Esq., Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP; and Eric L. Nesbitt, Esq., Law Office of Eric L. Nesbitt PC
Submitted for 1 Professional Responsibility Credit
12:10 pm – 1:00 pm
Land Use and Environmental Considerations in Drafting and Negotiating Purchase and Sale Agreements
Presented by Polly B. Jessen, Esq., and Sarah M. Rockwell, Esq., Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP
12:30 – 12:35 pm
Closing Remarks and Adjourn
Extended by Angela “Angie” M. Schmitz, Esq., Homestead Law, Program Chair
1:00 PM
1:30 pm
Annual Outing Activities Begin
1:30 – 6:00 pm
Real Estate Symposium
Saturday, July 13, 2024
Where: Vail Golf Club, 1775 Sunburst Dr., Vail, CO 81657
Cost: $184 per person
Fee Includes: Green fee, cart, range ball, bag handling fees, and box lunch.
First come, first served. Sign up when registering for the program. Tee times fill up quickly!            
Location Information
The Hythe Vail
715 W Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657
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Registration Fees
Non Member $779.00
CBA Member $584.00
CBA Real Estate Section Member $479.00
CLE Basic Pass Holder $389.00
Paralegal/Support Staff $295.00
Active Military $295.00
Public Service/Government $295.00
CLE ELITE Pass Holder $295.00
New Lawyer Edge Member $292.00
Students currently enrolled in Law School $149.00
  • General Credits: 17.00
  • Ethics Credits: 1.00
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Start Date - End Date
July 11, 2024 - July 13, 2024
Start Time - End Time
1:00 PM - 12:35 PM
Event Location
The Hythe Vail
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