A Comprehensive, Two-Day Overview of the Real Estate Transaction Process
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Improvements in the real estate market also bring more clients needing guidance through confusing transactional elements. They need confident professionals who can provide clarity while helping them avoid seemingly minor missteps that can have serious consequences down the road. This comprehensive overview will illuminate key facets of real estate transactions and take the confusion out of the process. No matter if you represent buyers, sellers or lenders, you are sure to take away valuable knowledge you can use to ensure your clients' best interests are protected all throughout the real estate transaction process - order today!
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JEFFREY A. ABRAMS is a partner in the law firm of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in the firm's real estate and environmental practice group. He represents banks and lending institutions, developers, landlords, tenants, builders, contractors and all types of business owners. Mr. Abrams has represented companies and lenders in documenting different types of transactions, including acquisition and development of land, shopping centers, office and industrial buildings, acquisition of businesses, development loans, construction loans, and leases for various property types. He is the author of several articles that have appeared in the Indianapolis Business Journal and has frequently spoken for the International Conference of Shopping Center Law, ICLEF, and National Business Institute. Mr. Abrams is listed in Indiana Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business. He is a member of the Indianapolis and Indiana State bar associations, and the American College of Real Estate Attorneys (ACREL). Mr. Abrams earned his B.S. degree from Miami University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
DAVID N. AYALA is the survey manager and a senior engineer for Terra Site Development in Westfield, Indiana. Terra specializes in land surveying, land development contract assistance, civil/site engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental services and construction material testing. Mr. Ayala has 25 years of land surveying and engineering experience. His expertise in land surveying include boundary retracement surveys, and legal document assistance for the preparation of land contracts, easements, legal descriptions, zoning petitions, subdivision platting, right-of-way engineering and route surveys. Mr. Ayala also has specialization in horizontal and vertical control networks, remote deformation monitoring systems for building structures, equipment, dams, headwalls and bridges. He has also been continuously involved with the requirements of local, state and federal permitting for land development projects. Mr. Ayala also has 21 years of engineering design and management experience. He proficiencies include stormwater quantity and quality systems; potable/non-potable water treatment, storage and distribution systems; wastewater treatment, storage, and disposal systems; and utility extensions, improvements and abandonments. Mr. Ayala is also well versed in master planning, site development and layout, and grading design. He earned his bachelor's degrees in land surveying and civil engineering from Purdue University in 1995. Mr. Ayala became a registered professional surveyor in the state of Indiana in 2000 and passed his engineer intern exam in 2004.
KIAMESHA-SYLVIA G. COLOM is a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, focusing her practice in the areas of real estate transactions (acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing, sale leaseback transactions and real estate municipality work), real estate lending and commercial finance transactions, and related business transactions. Ms. Colom helps developers, corporate real estate departments, municipalities, tenants and landlords achieve their real estate goals related to development projects, drafting and negotiating of lease documents, negotiating transfer documents, and ultimately getting the deal done. She has closed numerous SBA, USDA and conventional commercial loans for commercial lenders and borrowers related to real estate, equipment, machinery and C&I lending. Ms. Colom's extensive base of knowledge covers an array of commercial loan types, including government guaranteed lending, asset based line of credits, term loans, real estate transactions and construction loans. Additionally, she has assisted banks with recovery of yearly financial documents, past due funds, liquidation and government guaranteed purchasing processes. Ms. Colom also assists minority, women, veteran and disabled owned businesses with attaining state and city certifications. She is a graduate of Manhattanville College, Mercy College (M.S. Ed.), and Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She is admitted to the Indiana State Bar Association, and the Federal, Northern and Southern districts of Indiana. She has professional affiliations with the Indy Chamber - member, Hispanic Business Council Executive Committee; Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) - IndyCrew member, chair, CREW Network Committee, 2018; co-chair, Membership Committee, 2017; U.S. Small Business Administration 504 Loan Program - designated attorney, 2016-present; Executive Women in Finance, member and the Indianapolis Bar Association, member; Real Estate Executive Committee, 2016-present; Business Law Committee - Executive Committee, 2009-2016; Pro Bono Standing Committee, Legal Line co-chair, 2014-2017.
NICHOLAS K. GAHL is a shareholder in Gahl Legal Group, where he practices exclusively in environmental law. Central to his practice is obtaining funding for contaminated properties through site-specific strategies aimed at insurance coverage, pursuit of responsible parties, and Indiana's Excess Liability Trust Fund. Mr. Gahl routinely defends clients against Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) violations, especially related to underground storage tanks, and manages the investigation and remediation until reaching regulatory closure. Related, he counsels buyers and sellers of property with known or suspected environmental issues. Mr. Gahl earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
SCOTT A. KRAPF is an attorney at Frost Brown Todd LLC, where he practices corporate, finance and real estate law, focusing in the areas of public finance, real estate, and multiple aspects of business matters. Mr. Krapf has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel and purchaser's counsel in a variety of tax-exempt and taxable financings, economic development transactions, public-private partnerships and other financing structures. His representative experience includes real estate purchase agreements and leases, tax abatements, annexation, open door and public records issues. Mr. Krapf also works with clients on contract negotiations, commercial transactions and general corporate compliance matters. He maintains a diverse practice representing both public and private clients in a wide-array of business issues, including serving as outside counsel for a non-profit corporation that provides sports services and programs. Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Mr. Krapf was an assistant commissioner for the Ohio Valley Conference and worked as a judicial law clerk for the Montgomery County Superior Court. He also was twice named an NCAA Division I Academic All-American in cross-country and track and field as a student athlete. Mr. Krapf received his law degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and his bachelor's and master's degrees from Illinois State University.
NORMAN R. NEWMAN is senior counsel in the Indianapolis office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, practicing within the firm’s real estate practice group. He is the author of numerous articles on commercial real estate-related topics and has lectured on these topics for the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, the International Council of Shopping Centers, and other organizations. Mr. Newman is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is listed in Who's Who in American Law and The Best Lawyers in America. He earned his J.D. degree, with distinction, from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and is now an adjunct professor there.STEPHEN L. ROBISON is the owner and manager of Strategic Property Exchanges, LLC, providing tax deferred like-kind exchange services. He is a certified exchange specialist in Section 1031 Exchanges by the Federation of Exchange Accommodators. In addition, Mr. Robison practices in the areas of taxation law; business law; succession planning for family owned businesses; tax deferred exchanges, including forward, reverse, construction exchanges, parking arrangements and personal property exchanges; and estate planning law. He is a certified specialist in federal taxation law by the Ohio State Bar Association. He was voted Ohio Super Lawyer in tax law in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Mr. Robison earned his B.A. degree and his J.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati, and his LL.M. degree in business and taxation from the University of Bridgeport. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association (member, Tax Section, Tax Committee).
MARY A. SLADE is the Indiana State Counsel for First American Title Insurance Company, providing underwriting analysis and support for commercial and residential transactions. She has seven years of experience in private practice in creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and real estate litigation and transactions. Ms. Slade has also served as a regional counsel in claims and underwriting for three national title insurance carriers in 16 states and the District of Columbia; as well as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Marion County, Indiana. She was a co-founder and the executive production editor for the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review. Ms. Slade has served three years as the education chair for the Indiana Land Title Association. Her programs on title insurance and real estate have been accredited for title insurance license or attorney license credit in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. She is the co-editor of the Indiana State Bar Association Probate, Property and Real Estate newsletter. Ms. Slade is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and currently serves as the 2017 chair elect for the Probate Property and Real Estate Section. She earned her undergraduate degree from Butler University and her J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law.