• Excellent overnight room rate at The Ritz-Carlton for just $229 per night plus taxes and fees. Rate expires June 22!
  • 6.5 MCLE credits, including 1.0 in Ethics
  • Discounted registration for guests/spouses and children
  • 50% off registration for first time Summer Meeting attendees (membership in the Real Property Law Section required)
  • An evening at the Museum of the American Revolution including private access to its extraordinary exhibits
  • Optional group activities in the afternoons for Golf at RiverWinds, Independence Hall, Eastern State Penitentiary tour
  • Reception and dinner at The Ritz and an off-site reception
  • Daily breakfast buffet

Section Member Price: $550 (includes 3 breakfast buffets, coffee breaks, program materials, 3 cocktail receptions, 2 dinners including an evening at the Museum of American Revolution, shuttle to Museum and exhibits).

NYSBA Member: $675 (includes 3 breakfast buffets, coffee breaks, program materials, 3 cocktail receptions, 2 dinners including an evening at the Museum of American Revolution, shuttle to Museum and exhibits).

Non-Member: $850 (includes 3 breakfast buffets, coffee breaks, program materials, 3 cocktail receptions, 2 dinners including an evening at the Museum of American Revolution, shuttle to Museum and exhibits).

1st Time Attendee (50 percent discount)| Available only the Real Property Section Members attending their first summer meeting:
$275.00 (includes 3 breakfast buffets, coffee breaks, program materials, 3 cocktail receptions, 2 dinners including an evening at the Museum of American Revolution, shuttle to museum and exhibits).

Guests: $200 (includes 3 breakfast buffets, coffee breaks, program materials, 3 cocktail receptions, 2 dinners including an evening at the Museum of American Revolution, shuttle to museum and exhibits).

Children 13 – 18 yrs: $100 (includes 3 breakfast buffets, coffee breaks, program materials, 3 cocktail receptions, 2 dinners including an evening at the Museum of American Revolution, shuttle to museum and exhibits).

Children 12 and under: $25 (includes 3 breakfast buffets, coffee breaks, program materials, 3 cocktail receptions, 2 dinners including an evening at the Museum of American Revolution, shuttle to museum and exhibits).

Optional Activities
Saturday Afternoon July 23 | RiverWinds Golf & Tennis Club | Golf (includes 18-hole green fee, shuttle bus and lunch): $175.00
Saturday Afternoon July 23 | Eastern State Penitentiary | Admission and Shuttle: (ages 7 and up includes shuttle): $35.00
Eastern State Penitentiary: Admission and Shuttle: (Child 18 and under) $0
Friday Afternoon July 22| Independence Hall Admission and Shuttle Adult: 20.00Friday Afternoon July 22 | Independence Hall Admission and Shuttle Child 18 and under: $0

Use the following reservation: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1629141418455&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Online Group Code: YORYORA

Last Day to Reserve at Discounted Rate: June 22

Or Call: 1-800-542-8680

Please reference the “NYSBA Real Property Summer Meeting” when making reservations over the phone.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Conference Check-in – Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Executive Committee Meeting – Grand Ballroom

Coffee served

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Reception – The Petite Ballroom foyer, 2nd Floor

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dinner – The Petite Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Friday, July 22, 2022

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Committee Breakfast Meetings

Grab breakfast in The Exchange Room (lobby level) and join one of the Committee meetings listed below which are on the 8th Floor: Climate Change Committee Meeting – Benjamin Franklin Boardroom - 8th Floor Title & Transfer Committee Meeting – Thomas Jefferson Boardroom – 8th Floor

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet – The Exchange Room – Lobby Level

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions - Grand Ballroom

Section Chair Spencer Compton First American Title Insurance Company New York, NY Program Chair Gilbert Hoffman, Esq. Vanguard Research & Title Services, Inc. Syracuse, NY

9:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

ew York State and City Real Estate Legislative Update: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Speaker: Spencer Compton First American Title Insurance Company New York, NY

0.5 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

9:45 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

Real Estate Update

A summary of recent cases affecting all of our practices: some troubling, some groundbreaking, some humorous, and often entertaining. Stay up to date with the cases shaping real property law and practice. Speakers: Michelle H. Wildgrube, Esq. Cioffi Slezak Wildgrube P.C. Schenectady, NY Peter V. Coffey, Esq Niskayuna, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

10:35 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

From Passive Inequality Watchers to Inclusion Builders: What Disenfranchisement Teaches Us About How to be Positive Change Makers

The session will discuss the disenfranchisement of women and all in historically underrepresented groups; Unconscious and confirmation bias -- what these terms mean and what the studies tell us about the invisible barriers women and minorities face; the profitability of diversity; and tools we can use to become diversity champions. Speaker: Sheryl L. Axelrod, Esq. President & CEO The Axelrod Firm, PC Philadelphia, PA

1.0 Credit in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

11:35 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Remote Online Notarization is Here to Stay

New York has joined a majority of states in enacting remote online notarization ("RON") allowing notaries to remotely "meet" and identify signers with electronic means. In this segment, we will look closely at New York's new RON statute's requirements and evaluate best practices for using RON in our practices. We will also examine how the pandemic prompted efforts to approve RON, review national trends with RON, and identify the important changes for RON in NYS built into the current law. Speaker: Joshua S. Werbeck, Esq. Bousquet Holstein PLLC Syracuse, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

1:30 p.m.

Optional Afternoon Activities

Independence Hall Tour – Please Pre-Register for this group outing to ensure space on the shuttle. Meet in Lobby by 1:30. We will board the shuttle bus on the side entrance to the hotel (south 10 Square Street side). After passing through security, the tour given by the National Park Service and is about 15-20 minutes long. Visitors will see the Assembly Room (where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed) on the first floor of the building. Once exiting the tour, please feel free to visit the other building in Independence Square: West Wing exhibits, Congress Hall, Old City Hall, National Constitution Center, Ben Franklin’s grave at Christ Church and the Liberty Bell across the street. Return The Ritz-Carlton: The shuttle bus will pick up at Independence Hall at 3:00 p.m. and 4 p.m.

5:15 p.m.

Boarding shuttle bus to Reception

You may drive to the Sedgeley Club, limited parking is available.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Reception

Sedgeley Club 15 Kelly Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130 On the shores of the Schuylkill River, just beyond the towering skyline of Philadelphia, lies Sedgeley Club, which houses the city’s only operating lighthouse and has a beautiful view of the river. The evolution of this charming building began in 1897 when a group of athletic-minded women longed for shelter, a spot of tea, and a storage facility for their bikes and barges. The dedicated women of this club have maintained the building and the lighthouse for more than 120 years.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet – The Exchange Room – Lobby Level

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

General Session – Grand Ballroom— Not for Profit Transfer Basics

Speaker: Emanuela D'Ambrogio, Esq. Barclay Damon LLP Syracuse, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

9:50 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Bankruptcy Sales of Real Estate

This presentation will cover the process of sales of real estate in bankruptcy, and discuss various legal issues in connection therewith, including transfer tax avoidance, and how such sales are free and clear of all liens, claims and encumbrances, and how to protect lessees from sales free and clear of their leases. Speaker: Daniel N. Zinman, Esq. Kriss & Feuerstein LLP New York, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:50 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Ethics In Action

The panelists will discuss (with the help of the audience and chocolate) recent ethics opinions, together with common ethical issues encountered in real estate practice. Speakers: Nancy A. Connery, Esq. Schoeman, Updike Kaufman & Gerber, LLP New York, NY Anne Reynolds Copps, Esq. Copps DiPaola Silverman PLLC Albany, NY

1.0 Credit in Ethics

12:15 p.m.

Optional Afternoon Activities

Golf – RiverWinds Golf & Tennis Club 270 Eagle Point Rd, West Deptford, NJ – Advance Registration Required Meet in lobby and board the shuttle bus on the side entrance to the hotel (south 10 Square Street side). Shuttle will return golfers to hotel following golf and lunch. https://www.riverwindsgolfandtennis.com/ The golf course at RiverWinds stays true to the heritage of historic courses in Scotland and Ireland. Nestled in the grasslands between scenic Woodbury Creek and the deep harbor marina on the Delaware River, the 18 hole championship course invokes visions of seaside golf. The water, surrounding wetlands and mile-long twisting burn create an intriguing setting. Across the water are breathtaking views of Philadelphia skyline. RiverWinds provides a challenge for the best player; with five sets of tees, golfers of all skill levels enjoy the course. At the start, the mounded terrain is gentle, but becomes gradually more imposing as play progresses. The holes vary in direction, requiring players to use every club in their bag to battle the crosswinds and the tough terrain. Other natural landforms, indigenous foliage and sod-walled bunkers add to the excitement of the golf experience at RiverWinds.

1:30 p.m.

Eastern State Penitentiary Tour

2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA – Advance Registration Required Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America's most notorious lawbreakers, including "Slick Willie" Sutton and "Scarface" Al Capone. Meet in lobby and board the shuttle bus on the side entrance to the hotel (south 10 Square Street side). We will return to The Ritz-Carlton as a group.

5:45 p.m.

Shuttle Departure from The Ritz-Carlton to Reception and Dinner at Museum of the American Revolution

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Reception, Dinner and Exhibits Museum of the American Revolution

101 S. 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA The Museum of the American Revolution uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government. Through the Museum’s unmatched collection, immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive elements, visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in ensuring that the promise of the American Revolution endures. Shuttle will return guests to The Ritz-Carlton as needed.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast – The Exchange – Lobby Level
  • Peter V. Coffey, Esq., Niskayuna, NY
  • Spencer Compton, First American Title Insurance Company, NYC
  • Nancy A. Connery, Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Gerber LLP, NYC
  • Anne Reynolds Copps, Copps DiPaola Silverman PLLC, Albany
  • Emanuela D’Ambrogio, Barclay Damon, Syracuse
  • Joshua S. Werbeck, Bousquet Holstein PLLC, Syracuse
  • Michelle H. Wildgrube, Cioffi Slezak Wildgrube P.C., Schenectady
  • Daniel N. Zinman, Kriss & Feuerstein LLP, NYC
BH Law PLLC

Bousquet Holstein PLLC

Bronze Sponsor

Mattone Institute

Mattone Institute

Bronze Sponsor

Vanguard

Vanguard Research & Title Services

Bronze Sponsor

Please check these or other web sites for the latest on COVID in Philadelphia prior to departure:

https://www.phila.gov/programs/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/updates/the-latest-news/

For those driving to The Ritz-Carlton, please see parking information and charges:

https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/philadelphia/hotel-overview/directions