Real Property

Ronald D. Wiley Jr., Chair

The Real Property Section continues to serve the needs of Virginia lawyers in all fields of real estate practice and procedure in the Commonwealth by sponsoring seminars and projects of special interest and relevance to the members of the section, including publication of the FEE SIMPLE.

The section currently has 1975 members, of which 1912 are active. The annual budget for 2019-2020 was $35,780.00, with a balance of $1,208.45 as of June 30, 2020.

The Real Property Section co-sponsored the 24th Annual Advanced Real Estate Seminar and the 38th Annual Real Estate Practice Seminar with Virginia CLE® and published two issues of the FEE SIMPLE in 2019-2020, as well as contributing to the October 2019 issue of Virginia Lawyer. Quarterly meetings of the Board of Governors and Area Representatives were held in August, January, and March and were well-attended.

Attendance at the advanced real estate seminar in early March was the largest in memory thanks to the excellent and challenging program chaired by Ben Leigh and Sarah Louppe Petcher. Our section also remains grateful for the steadfast support of our liaison with Virginia CLE®, Tracy Winn Banks.

Lori H. Schweller will chair the section in 2020-2021. Kathryn N. Byler will be Vice Chair and Karen L. Cohen will be Secretary. The section’s Board of Governors will include ten members with three or four serving in each year of a three-year term according to the section bylaws.

With the cancellation of our annual meeting in conjunction with the Virginia State Bar’s annual meeting in June, the Real Property Section regrettably missed the chance to enjoy one of its cherished professional fellowship events. We look forward to the resumption of normal section events in 2020-2021.

Updated: Aug 05, 2020