Real Estate Law for Non-Lawyers

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - December 13, 2023
Every Wednesday
6 - 8 p.m. MST

Do you wish you had a better grasp of real estate legal issues? Do you need a better understanding and appreciation of the laws and regulations that govern the U.S. real estate industry? Do you need tools to enhance your relationship with the lawyers who work on behalf of your company? The University of Colorado Real Estate Center, along with the University of Colorado Law School, is offering a new, seven-week, 14-hour online evening course, “Real Estate Law for Non-Lawyers”, that will demystify law for the real estate professional or the student who wishes to become one. Taught by members of the faculty of the University of Colorado Law School and legal professionals in the field who can explain in “practical terms” the issues facing people who work in or with real estate, from developers and landlords to listing agents and insurers.
Those who should attend include students seeking a real estate concentration, real estate professionals already in the field, paralegals who work with lawyers on real estate matters, and anyone considering a career in real estate. 

Class Schedule:

Wednesday, October 25: Basic US legal system as it relates to commercial real estate | Taught by Gabrielle Stafford | Please note that this class session will run from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. MT 
Wednesday, November 1: Contracts, leases and mortgages | Taught by Rabea Benhalim
Wednesday, November 8: Principles of property law | Taught by Michael Pappas
Wednesday, November 15: Insurance, risk management and dispute avoidance/resolution | Taught by Nick Budor & Rabea Benhalim
Wednesday, November 22: No class due to the Thanksgiving Holiday break
Wednesday, November 29: Construction law | Taught by Henry Bangert
Wednesday, December 6: Income taxes | Taught by Sloan Speck
Wednesday, December 13: Financing commercial real estate transactions, closings, titles, deeds, & conveyances | Taught by Josh Widoff & Jennifer Sullivan

Key Takeaways from the course:

  • Gain a general understanding of key legal concepts in real estate
  • Understand key legal issues that give a clearer picture of rights of both tenants and landlords
  • Analyze details of a contract or leads with more precision and awareness of key provisions
  • Learn about key U.S. court cases and the implications it has on commercial real estate

Are you ready to register? Sign up now!