40th Annual Real Estate Symposium - In-Person

Like a fine wine, the 40th Annual Real Estate Symposium gets better with age, and with 2022 innovation, you can attend in person or virtually! This annual event offers the most up-to-date information to stay ahead of everything in the fast-paced real estate world. It is a unique opportunity to talk about the most critical issues you face with some of the industry's most experienced and insightful people.   
• Keynote from Dr. Artika Tyner, author of The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice, discussing tangible ways lawyers can use their skills, position, and authority to create equal access to justice
• Staple updates you need: legislative update, case law update, 15-minute drill, ethics credits, and EDI credit
• Hot topics that will help your practice: title policy, redeveloping contaminated property, ESG issues, and more  
Real Estate Credits:
The in-person course has been submitted for 14 hours of credit for real estate continuing education requirements under CRS ยง 12-61-110.5(3). The webinar course is NOT ELIGIBLE for real estate continuing education credits.  
Hotel Information:
The Hythe Vail (formerly the Vail Marriot Mountain Resort), 715 W. Lionshead Cir. Vail, CO 81657
CBA-CLE has reserved a block of rooms for attendees. Room rates start at 215.00 plus applicable taxes and fees. Make your reservation online (https://book.passkey.com/go/RealEstateSymposium2022), or call the hotel (970) 476-4444 and mention that you are part of the CBA-CLE Real Estate Symposium. Based on availability, rooms are being held at the conference rate until June 29, 2022.  
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 29, 2022 will forfeit the deposit equal to one night’s room and tax. Resort fee excluded for guests in our room block, but complimentary internet will be provided in guests rooms. Guest may opt to purchase a discounted resort fee ($20/day) at check in. Valet fee is $20/night per vehicle.  
If you are unable to attend, please notify CBA-CLE by July 6, 2022, and we will gladly refund your tuition in full or apply your tuition to the webinar or home study. Cancellations after July 6, 2022, will be refunded less a $150 cancellation fee.    
Special Thanks to our Sponsors!
Fidelity National Title, National Commercial Services
Cordes & Company LLP
First American Title – NCS
Land Title Guarantee Company
Cyberbacker CO/WY/AK
Platinum Filings LLC
Registered Agent Solutions, Inc. A Lexitas Company
Title Company of the Rockies
Home studies will be available approximately 2-3 weeks following the live program.      
For your own safety, the safety of others, and in an effort to provide everyone with the most rewarding in-person meeting and event experiences possible, we request that you attend a CBA, DBA, or CLE meeting or event only if you have been fully vaccinated. Mask wearing is up to personal preference and comfort level. Masks may be required in some clinic settings. Please be cognizant and understanding of others’ preferences and courteous to all attendees. 
Depending on CDC and/or state or local health guidelines, a rise in COVID-19 cases, or other circumstances that may threaten the well-being of our attendees, CBA-CLE reserves the right to convert to a fully virtual event.      
If disability accommodations or special assistance are needed, please contact us at clereception@cobar.org. Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the scheduled program.      
The program will be submitted for CLE accreditation in Colorado. If you need to seek accreditation in another state, please review the process and requirements for that individual state. 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 14, 2022
12:00 pm
Registration Open
1:00 – 1:10 pm
Welcoming Remarks
Extended by Amy Brimah, Esq., Program Chair, Brimah LLP, and Bridgett Moore, Esq., Program Director, CBA-CLE
1:10 – 2:30 pm
Legislative Update
Presented by Tyler Mounsey, CBA Director of Legislative Affairs, and Robin L. Nolan, Esq., Spencer Fane LLP
2:30 – 3:20 pm
Ride Through the Rockies - A Tour of Selected Changes in the 2021 ALTA Title Insurance Policies Through the Lens of a Title Insurance Claim
Presented by Brianna Dowling, Esq., Land Title Guarantee Company, and Peter Griffiths, Esq.
3:20 – 3:35 pm
Networking Break
3:35 – 5:00 pm
The 15-Minute Drill
Moderator: J. Marcus Painter, Esq., Holland & Hart LLP
  • Mechanic’s Lien Tune-Up
Presented by Jean C. Arnold, Esq., Arnold & Arnold, LLP
  • Colorado Real Estate Commission Forms Update – 2022
Presented by Kent J. Levine, Esq., Kent Jay Levine, P.C.
  • The Financial and Insurance Underwriting Issues Emerging with Climate Change
Presented by J. Marcus Painter, Esq., Holland & Hart LLP
  • The Ever-Changing Landscape of Rentals
Presenter Carolin Topelson, Esq., Carolin Topelson Law, LLC
  • From Adverse Possession to Wraps and Wetlands: Oh, the Places We’ve Gone!”  
Presented by Julia T. Waggener, Esq., JAMS Denver
5:00 pm
5:15 – 7:00 pm
Annual Wine Tasting Reception
Sponsored by Fidelity National Title, National Commercial Services
Friday, July 15, 2022
7:30 am
Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:10 am
Welcoming Remarks
Extended by Amy Brimah, Esq., Program Chair, Brimah LLP
8:10 – 9:00 am
The Lawyer as Leader: How Lawyers Can Help to Bring About Change for Marginalized Communities
Presented by Dr. Artika Tyner, Esq., Planting People Growing Justice
9:00 – 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
Plutonium, the Gift that Keeps on Giving; Or Why the Rocky Flats Plant has Nuked Plans for Completing a Metro Beltway (so far)
Presented by Geoffrey P. Anderson, Esq., Anderson Notarianni McMahon LLC
11:20 am – 12:10 pm
Another Top 10 - Did the Pandemic Break Real Estate?
Presenter Christopher R. Payne, Esq., Ballard Spahr LLP
12:10 – 1:30 pm
Lunch on Your Own
Box Lunch and Book Club Discussion of Land by Simon Winchester
Moderated by Geoffrey P. Anderson, Esq., Anderson Notarianni McMahon LLC
1:30 – 2:20 pm
Denver Housing & Homelessness
Presented by Erin Clark, Esq., Vice President of Master Site Development, Urban Land Conservancy and Britta Fisher, Executive Director and Chief Housing Officer of the Department of Housing Stability
2:20 – 3:10 pm
That’s Your Opinion: Legal Opinions in Real Estate Transactions
Presented by Beat U. Steiner, Esq., Holland & Hart LLP
3:10 – 3:30 pm
Networking Break
3:30 – 4:20 pm
Easements in Eminent Domain: A Primer on How Easements are Written, Valued, and Challenged in a Condemnation Scenario
Presented by Jody Harper Alderman, Esq., Alderman Bernstein
4:20 – 5:10 pm
From “Manifest Destiny” to “Redlining”: Understanding Systemic Inequality, Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation in the United States Real Estate Industry
Presented by J. Ryann Peyton, Esq., Executive Director of Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP)  
Submitted for 1 EDI Credit  
5:10 – 5:15 pm
Closing Remarks
Extended by Amy Brimah, Esq., Program Chair, Brimah LLP
5:15 pm
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Cocktail Party
Saturday, July 16, 2022
7:00 – 7:30 am
Virtual Yoga Class
Presented by Sam Abraham, Sam Abraham Yoga (S.A.Y.)
7:30 - 8:20 am
Continental Breakfast
8:20 – 8:40 am
Welcoming Remarks
Extended by Amy Brimah, Esq., Program Chair, Brimah LLP
CBA/DBA/CBA-CLE Presidents
8:40 – 9:30 am
How Dirty is Too Dirty?  Considerations for Redevelopment of Contaminated Property
Presented by Catherine A. Hance, Esq., Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, and Michelle DeVoe, Esq., DeVoe Law LLC
9:30 – 10:30 am
Ethical Issues in Real Estate Transactions, Including the Hazards of Representing Borrowers and Guarantors
Presented by Jonathan G. Pray, Esq., and Katrin (Katie) M. Rothgery, Esq., Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP  
Submitted for 1 Ethics Credit
10:30 – 10:50 am
Networking Break
10:50 – 11:40 am
Staying Ahead of the Curve on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues
Presenters Alicia B. Clark, Esq., Ballard Spahr LLP
11:40 -12:30 pm
Ethics Opinion Update – New and Old
Get rid of that panicky feeling that you have missed an Ethics Opinion or two over the last year. This presentation will discuss several new Ethics Opinions and refresh your memory on a few old opinions to help you make sure you are on top of all of your ethical obligations. Included will be a discussion on Opinion 141 - Ethical Duties Arising from Data Breach, Opinion 142 – A Lawyer’s Duty to Inquire and Opinion 143 – Foundations of a Fee Agreement.
Presented by Deanne R. Stodden, Esq., Messner Reeves LLP
Submitted for 1 Ethics Credit
12:30 – 12:35 pm
Closing Remarks
12:35 pm
1:30 pm
Annual Golf Outing
Where: Vail Golf Club, 1775 Sunburst Dr., Vail, CO 81657
Cost: $153 per golfer
Fee Includes: Green fee, cart, range ball, bag handling fees, and lunch.
First come, first served. Tee times fill up quickly!
Deadline to sign up for golf is June 28, 2022.
Half- Day Fly Fishing Float Trip
Where: Meet Vail Valley Anglers guide at the hotel
Cost: $330 per person
Fee Includes: Transportation, beverages, fishing license (will require communication ahead of time), rod and reel, flies, terminal tackle, wading gear, drift boat or raft, and gratuity.
Not Included: Food
Deadline to sign up for fly fishing is June 28, 2022.
Half-Day Guided Hike
Where: Meet Walking Mountains guide at the hotel
Cost: No cost
Fee Includes: Transportation to trailhead
Not Included: Gear (list to be sent out)
Deadline to sign up for hiking is June 28, 2022.
Location Information
The Hythe Vail
715 W Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657
Get directions
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 $292.00
Active Military $292.00
Public Service/Government $292.00
CLE ELITE Pass Holder $292.00
New Lawyer Edge Member $292.00
Students currently enrolled in Law School $149.00
  • General Credits: 17.00
  • Ethics Credits: 2.00
  • EDI Credits: 1.00

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Start Date - End Date
July 14, 2022 - July 16, 2022
Start Time - End Time
8:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Event Location
The Hythe Vail
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