Real Property Law Section Summer Meeting

RPLS Summer Meeting

Thursday, July 11 – Sunday, July 14, 2024
W Montréal, 901 Rue du Square-Victoria, Montréal, QC H2Z 1R1, Canada

Please note: We are unable to refund meeting registration fees for cancellations after July 10, 2024 due to contracted commitments with the hotel and other venues.

W Montréal, 901 Rue du Square-Victoria, Montréal, QC H2Z 1R1, Canada

There is a limited number of rooms available for our group at a discounted rate of $405 CAD per night plus taxes (approximately $301 USD).

Reservations must be made by June 11, 2024 to secure the discounted rate.

This link must be used to secure the discount rate:

Book your group rate for NYSBA Real Property Law Section Summer Meeting Jul2024

Last Day to Book: June 11, 2024

Take a Virtual Tour of the W:

360° Photos – W Hotels Montreal (visitingmedia.com)

W Montreal web site:

Downtown Montreal Hotel | W Montreal (marriott.com)

W Montreal phone: 1-514-395-3100

Daily Valet Parking at $25 plus taxes. Gratuity included.
24-hours Valet Parking at $50 plus taxes. Gratuity included

Thursday, July 11, 2024

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Conference Check-in – The Lightbox

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Executive Committee Meeting – The Gallery

Coffee, tea & snacks served

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Reception – The Gallery

Dress Code: Business or Cocktail Attire

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dinner – The Gallery

Friday, July 12, 2024

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet – The Gallery

CLE Sign In – The Lightbox

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions – Studio 4

Section Chair
Shelby D. Green, Esq.
Susan Taxin Baer ’85 Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
White Plains, NY

Program Chair
Susan E. Golden, Esq.
Venable LLP
New York, NY

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

You’ve Got Invoices: Construction Contract Prompt Payment Law and Retainage Cap
Speaker

Brian G. Lustbader, Esq. | Venable LLP New York, NY

Russell M. Wolfson, Esq. | Venable LLP New York, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Construction Contracts and Construction Management: Sustainability and the Road to Net Zero
Speaker

Amanda MacVey, Esq. | Venable LLP Washington, DC

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tales from the Trenches: Property Condition Disclosure Act Amendments: What Have They Wrought and Taught?
Speaker

David L. Berkey, Esq. | Gallet Dreyer & Berkey LLP New York, NY

Heather CM Rogers, Esq. | Davidson Fink LLP Rochester, NY

Mindy H. Stern, Esq. | Schwartz Sladkus Reich & Greenberg LLP New York, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

1:00 p.m.

Optional Afternoon Activity: Golf & Lunch

Club de Golf de L’Ile de Montréal (Ireland Course)
Advance Registration and Additional Fee Required ($130pp, includes lunch)
Meet in lobby and carpool to golf course.
Lunch included. Groups of 4 will be listed at the Registration Desk. Tee times are 1:00 PM, 1:10 PM and 1:20 PM.

The Ireland Course is an award-winning, typically Irish Links course, proposing a par 71 of 6820 yards of greenery and dunes. Open to wind and pot bunker type sand traps, the course will challenge the boldest players. Yet, five sets of starting tees make this course accessible to all level of golfers.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Reception: L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel

Truteau Hall
426 Saint Gabriel, Montréal QC H2Y 2Z9
Dress Code: Business or Cocktail Attire

Transportation on your own. There is no parking at the venue, but there is a paid parking lot a 6-minute walk away at the Centre des sciences de Montréal on De La Commune Street. Or, from the W Montréal, the restaurant is a 13-minute walk straight up Rue du Square-Victoria, turn right on Rue Saint Gabriel.

Start your evening with our reception at L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel, built in 1688 by a French soldier. This was the first inn in North America to receive a liquor license, on March 4, 1754. Full of Quebec history, it is a mecca of Quebec gastronomy and one of the trendiest destinations in Montréal’s nightlife.

Saturday, July 13, 2024

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet – The Gallery

CLE Sign In – The Lightbox

General Session – Studio 4

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions – Studio 4

Program Chair
Susan E. Golden, Esq.
Venable LLP,
New York, NY

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Real Estate Valuation in Litigation
Speaker

Daniel N. Zinman, Esq. | Kriss & Feuerstein LLP New York, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Cybersecurity, Internet Scams and What Your Liability Insurance Might Be Missing
Speaker

Antony K. Haynes, Esq. | Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP Rye, NY

Jeffrey G. Steinberg, Esq. | Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP Rye, NY

1.0 Credit in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection – General

10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in Land Use Applications (with Chocolates!)
Speaker

Hilary G. Atzrott Hamburg, Esq. | Venable LLP New York, NY

1.0 Credit in Ethics

12:30 p.m.

Board Shuttle Bus to Lunch at Jardin botanique du Montréal, Marquee

Meet at hotel entrance

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Lunch

Jardin botanique de Montréal, Marquee
4101, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal
(Look for the white tent) - Dress Code: Casual

After Lunch: Tour the Jardin botanique
Please indicate when you register for the Summer Meeting if you and any of your guests plan to attend the lunch and/or tour Jardin botanique. There is no extra charge; a count for advance planning and ticket purchasing is needed.
An urban oasis, the Jardin botanique de Montréal has more than 22,000 species of plants, 10 exhibition greenhouses and 20 thematic gardens. Founded in 1931 by a young botany teacher, Brother Marie-Victorin, the gardens reflect the work of the Garden’s first chief horticulturalist, Henry Teuscher.

4:30 p.m.

Load shuttle bus to return to hotel
Optional Evening Activity:

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cirque du Soleil

Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities Under the Big Top
Old Port of Montréal


Shuttle bus to depart the W Montréal at 6:00 p.m.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Shuttle bus will return guests to the hotel.


Pre-Registration and Additional Fee Required- A limited number of tickets can be purchased when registering the Summer Meeting for this performance of Cirque du Soleil

An intense sensory experience that features evocative dance, colorful costumes & vivid lighting. high-energy acrobatics & dramatic dance, set to the thunderous rhythms of the taiko drums.

Anytime

Dinner on your own

Montréal is famed for its food, from a culinary scene that's endlessly innovative and wildly creative to tried-and-true local cuisine traditions such as smoked meat sandwiches and the iconic poutine. Swanky Parisian-style bistros, wine bars and microbreweries, casual eateries and pop-up restaurants all make Montréal's gastronomy experiences as spectacular as they are delicious. Visit the historically Jewish, Asian or Italian neighborhoods for a multicultural experience. Try Canadian maple products: from butter to taffy to ice cream. Our concierge at the W can assist, if needed.

Sunday, July 14, 2024

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet – Studio 4

Departure

Safe Travels and Thank You for Joining Us in Montréal!

A sampling of just some of the countless optional activities to experience Montréal! These are self-directed activities, check location website for directions, hours, fees, etc.  

Club de Golf de L’Ile de Montreal (Ireland Course)
Award winning links golf course
Friday, July 12, 2024

Tee times are 1:00 PM, 1:10 PM and 1:20 PM.

$130 pp (lunch included)

Preview the course:
Ireland Course – Club de Golf de l’Île de Montréal (cgimgolf.com)

The club can provide rentals if players are not bringing their clubs.

Golfers will car pool to the course located about 20 minutes from the hotel.

Golf Chair: David L. Berkey

When you registration for the program, you can opt to sign up for golf for you and a guest.

Cirque du Soleil

Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities Under the Big Top
Old Port of Montréal

Shuttle bus to depart the W Montréal at 6:00 p.m.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Shuttle bus will return guests to the hotel.

Pre-Registration and Additional Fee Required- A limited number of tickets can be purchased when registering the Summer Meeting for this performance of Cirque du Soleil

An intense sensory experience that features evocative dance, colorful costumes & vivid lighting. high-energy acrobatics & dramatic dance, set to the thunderous rhythms of the taiko drums.

Vieux Montréal and Shopping

Neighborhood: Ville-Marie

Step out of the W Montréal into the heart of Old Montréal. To the left, discover Notre Dame Basilica, built in 1656, and known for its intricately designed interior and stained glass chronicling the history of the city. Wander cobblestone streets, embrace chance encounters, and relish historic landmarks. Check out the Bonsecours Market for some unique shopping and stroll along Rue Saint-Paul, the oldest and one of the prettiest of Montréal’s streets. At the enchanting Old Port you can find a Ferris wheel ride, zipline, more shops and a cruise on the St. Lawrence River.

More Shopping in Montréal’s Underground City
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
Alternatively, go right from the W Montréal for downtown shopping and the Place des festivals, Montréal’s vibrant public plaza. RÉSO is a 20-mile subterranean (and largely climate-controlled) pedestrian network with over 1,600 shops and facilities that connects to three major shopping malls. Don’t get lost!

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts is one of Canada’s most visited museums, exhibiting fine arts, music, film, fashion and design. Its rich encyclopedic collection, distributed among five pavilions, includes international art, world cultures, decorative arts and design, and Quebec and Canadian art. For more art, Montréal’s Mural Festival website or app will guide you through the top murals in the city. Boulevard Saint-Laurent is now the largest street art corridor in Canada.

Montréal Complètement Cirque (Circus Festival)
This festival offers circus programming throughout the city. For 11 days ending on July 14, Montréal lives to the rhythm of the circus arts and its theaters, streets, parks and sidewalks become the scene of colorful performances. Some free, some ticketed.

Mount Royal Park
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
This park is one of Montréal’s largest greenspaces. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (who also designed New York’s Central Park), Mount Royal Park boasts miles of trails and superb views of the city. Here, you can stroll down the tree-lined paths, canoe on Beaver Lake, or visit Saint Joseph’s Oratory, founded by Saint Brother André in 1904, a catholic sanctuary and the largest domed Basilica in North America. Nearby in Le Plateau Mont-Royal you can find the Museum of Jewish Montréal, which offers walking tours through the historically Jewish neighborhoods of Montréal.

Montréal Space for Life is the largest natural science museum complex in Canada, guiding human beings towards a fuller experience of nature. Its Biodôme, Biosphère, Jardin botanique, Insectarium and Planétarium offer a variety of programming year-round. Note that the Biosphère is not located at Olympic Park – it is on St. Helen’s Island.

Biodôme, Insectarium and Planétarium
Olympic Park

Built as the velodrome for the 1976 Olympic Games, the Montréal Biodôme now houses five ecosystems of the Americas under one roof. Experience a walk in nature and observe the interactions between animal and plant species!

Immerse yourself in the world of insects in the new Insectarium de Montréal, which gives visitors the opportunity to mix with, in addition to free-flying butterflies, a number of other live and naturalized insect species.

The Planétarium offers an innovative approach to astronomy, using cutting-edge technology to create a unique experience of the universe through its immersive theatres and exhibits.

Located on St. Helen’s Island, the Biosphère de Montréal houses the first museum entirely dedicated to the connections between society and the environment in North America. An architectural emblem of Montréal since the 1967 World’s Fair, its famous geodesic dome symbolizes social innovation and human inventiveness.

Île Sainte-Hélène (Saint Helen’s Island)
The island is situated immediately offshore from Old Montréal, in the St. Lawrence River, and hosts the Saint Helen Island Fort, the Biosphère and La Ronde amusement park. The island can be accessed by public transit via the Montréal Metro Yellow Line (Jean-Drapeau station), or by car, bicycle or on foot over the Concordia Bridge, or by car over the Jacques Cartier Bridge.

La Ronde amusement park is operated by Six Flags and is the largest amusement park in Quebec. Attractions include live shows and 30+ amusement rides, including 8 roller coasters. One of the roller coasters, Le Monstre, holds the record for highest double-tracked roller coaster in the world.

 

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