Real Estate and Law (REAL) Symposium

Join California’s leading real estate professionals at the 2018 REAL Symposium to hear a leading climate change scholar discuss the dramatic changes in environment regulation under the current administration and potential impacts. Our panels of experts will discuss innovations in design, construction and the law as solutions to the housing crisis, as well as the “cannabis economy,” including its wide-ranging policy implications and impacts from land use to finance.

The Real Estate and Law (REAL) Symposium is a collaboration of the State Bar Real Property Law Section and SPIRE. Distinguished speakers will address cutting-edge business and legal issues pertaining to the real estate industry. The REAL Symposium is designed:

  • to provide real estate professionals, academics and government personnel with critical information and perspectives from industry leaders on current and future challenges and trends;
  • to provide real estate attorneys with continuing legal education and a greater appreciation for the context in which legal services are provided; and
  • to provide real estate business professionals with current “best practices” and a greater appreciation for the legal issues involved with their properties, projects, and work.

The REAL Symposium is also designed to provide attendees with an opportunity to ask questions, to engage in meaningful discussions and to network with speakers, other leaders and attendees, both during the Symposium and at the hosted reception that follows.

Registration is now open -click here.

REAL Registration


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Registration

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Opening Remarks: Welcome

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM: Panel I: Fixing the Housing Crisis: Innovations in Design, Construction and Law

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM:Networking Break and Refreshments 

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM: Keynote Speaker: Michael Wara (JD ’06) – Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy 

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Networking Break and Refreshments 

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM: Panel II: The Cannabis Economy 

5:30 PM – 5:35 PM: Closing remarks 

5:35 PM – 7:30 PM: Reception

For the full program and schedule, click here.

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Earn 3 Hours Participatory MCLE Credit

Upcoming Event

7th Annual REAL Symposium – February 8th, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Paul Brest Hall, Stanford Law School

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