Investing in real estate can be a very profitable venture, especially in today's market. But that doesn't mean that it's without its hazards. Do you have a solid enough grasp of the area to help your clients (or yourself) increase returns and minimize risks? This program will delve into the key legal and financial aspects of real estate investment while highlighting common issues and opportunities. Expand your knowledge and skill set - order today!
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JAMES A. HOCHMAN is a partner with the Chicago firm of Schain Banks Kenny & Schwartz, Ltd., where he represents commercial real estate brokerage firms, landlords, tenants and commercial real estate investors, assisting in all phases of commercial and residential real estate. Mr. Hochman is a frequent speaker on real estate broker-related legal issues for state and local estate organizations. He co-wrote and sponsored the Illinois Commercial Real Estate Broker Lien Act, and several other states have adopted similar statutes through his drafting and lobbying efforts. Mr. Hochman is also active in support of license portability legislation for commercial real estate brokers, and is the architect and drafter of statutes in several estates on that issue as well. He earned his A.B. degree from Brown University and his J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law.
KRISTINA OGLAND is a partner at Estreen & Ogland, in Hudson, Wisconsin. She has extensive experience in a broad range of real estate transactions involving sales, leasing, development, taxation and litigation. For over 30 years, Ms. Ogland has represented clients with sound guidance and empathetic support. Her range of experience includes representing both individuals and entities seeking tax deferral under section 1031 of the IRS Code, business formations and dissolutions, litigating cases involving boundary disputes, adverse possession, and the interpretation of contractual clauses related to title and ownership interests. Ms. Ogland earned her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and her J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law.
PAUL J. VALENTINE is a member of the law firm of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, in Phoenix. Mr. Valentine's practice emphasizes structuring corporate, partnership and real estate transactions; counseling medium and small businesses and tax-exempt organizations in tax matters; litigating tax cases in federal courts; and handling administrative controversies before the IRS. He also has experience with Arizona state and city tax controversy, including income tax, sales tax, and commercial rent tax. Mr. Valentine earned his LL.M. degree in taxation from New York University School of Law, his J.D. degree from American University Washington College of Law, and his B.S. degree from Leeds University. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Arizona.