APA Connecticut Chapter


Friday, October 19, 2018
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT

CM | 1.50
L | 1.50

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This session provides planners with an understanding of real estate law and how a planner’s day-to-day work relates to real estate transactions. The program will: provide an overview of estates/interests in land (i.e. fee interests, easements, licenses, dedications); review the role of zoning and subdivision law in real estate transactions; discuss how property interests get conveyed, such as by deed, grant of easement, conveyance by plat, eminent domain; review government interests in land, including fee ownership, right-of-ways, easements; discuss where planners fit in during a real estate transaction, such as in contract contingencies; and provide a basic understanding of the players in a real estate transactions, such as brokers, title companies, and attorneys. The session will also answer questions such as, “what gets recorded?”, “what does a seller of land have to tell a buyer of land?”, and “what are covenants and how are they different from zoning?” The presenters will use a variety of real-life case situations to give attendees a hands-on understanding of the concepts being discussed.


Michele Maresca

Invited Speaker

Michele L. Maresca is Counsel in the Hartford office of Robinson+Cole LLP and is a member of the firm’s Real Estate + Development Practice Group. Michele has a decade of experience negotiating, documenting, and closing complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, development agreements and financings. Throughout her varied ... Read More

Brian Smith

Invited Speaker

Brian R. Smith is Chair of Robinson+Cole’s Landlaw Section, where he concentrates his practice in land use and real estate, as well as in litigation concerning these topics. He represents municipalities, developers, and neighbors in land use, planning, wetland, and coastal resources issues. He has been lead counsel ... Read More

Evan Seeman

Invited Speaker

Evan J. Seeman is the Chair-Elect of the Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association. He is a lawyer at Robinson+Cole in Hartford, where he concentrates his practice in land use and zoning, real property litigation and municipal law. He advises clients on meeting requirements for land development ... Read More

Contact Info

Brian Smith, bsmith@rc.com