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Judge Straniere, Vincent Gallo, Cathy Schiavone, Mario DiRe (and others) - CLE Real Estate Law Weekend (Save the date)!

posted Jan 15, 2018, 4:34 PM by Pete Weinman
Friends/Colleagues:  

I have, once again, been entrusted with the honor and privilege of chairing the St. John's University School of Law 2018 CLE Real Estate Law Weekend which is a comprehensive 16 credit CLE Weekend Real Estate Law Seminar focusing exclusively on real estate law, "From Contract through Closing". The last few years that I have chaired this Program have proven to be an overwhelming success, with sell-out crowds, that I attribute primarily to the pro-active participation by the attendees. We are pleased to advise that this year’s Lecture is being offered under the auspices of the newly established Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law, which through the generosity of Joseph M. Mattone, Sr ’53, ‘55L, ‘93HON, the Institute makes a first-rate education in real estate law available to all St John’s Law students as well as CLE programming to practitioners, taking note of the rapidly-evolving world of real estate law in New York and beyond. I am, once again, pleased to advise that the Hon. Philip S. Straniere, Acting Supreme Court Justice and Supervising Judge of the Civil Court, will accompany me on the panel, together with Catherine Schiavone, Esq., Chief Clerk, Operations Group: Office of the Richmond County Clerk. New to the panel this year are Paul Malon, Esq., Senior VP & Senior Agency Counsel for Fidelity National Title Insurance, Mario DiRe, Esq., Chief Deputy County Clerk in the Office of the Richmond County Clerk, and Christopher Kidonakis, Esq., whose practice concentrates on real estate law. As many of you know, the Judge’s knowledge of real estate law is without equal as many of you know from his published decisions, and from having attended his prior lectures. Mr DiRe and Ms Schiavone will be able to provide invaluable insights as to matters involving recordings with the County Clerk and the City Register, which oftentimes perplex the most seasoned Real Estate Attorney. Mr Malon will be focusing on the daunting endeavor of understanding title insurance. Mr Kidonakis will be joining me in addressing the pitfalls of the day-to-day practice of real estate law. The lecture will, no doubt, be cutting edge and the materials will be as current as the day of the lecture. I intend to cover recent cases and other new matters involving the practice of real estate law in order that you, as real estate legal practitioners, may remain on the cutting edge of the law. I anticipate a highly inter-active dialogue on the topics that will be discussed. Furthermore, I will cover ethics as it affects Real Estate Legal Practitioners. A more formal announcement as to the details of the Program will be forthcoming shortly. For those of you who are interested in attending, please contact Claire C. McKeever, Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations and CLE at 718.990.6028 or by E-Mail at mckeevec@stjohns.edu or feel free to contact me directly at my contact information below.

In summary, the St. John's University School of Law 2018 CLE weekend, will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 (8:00AM – 5:15PM) and Sunday, February 11, 2018 (8:00AM – 3:15PM) at the Law School, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY. The entire weekend will qualify for 16 credits – 3 Ethics, 6 Skills and 7 Practice, for veteran and newly-admitted attorneys.  There will be breaks during the day and registration will include a Continental Breakfast and Lunch. Since I do have a wide latitude as to the topics, I have the luxury of focusing on those topics from the materials that the attendees consider important.  So feel free to E-Mail me with suggestions that you would like for me to focus on.  The materials are quite comprehensive, and they will be made available upon registration in hard copy format, in PDF format and on-line by a website link that will be provided to those Registrants who would prefer to view the materials directly from their laptop, their I-Pad, their I-Phone or other mobile device. Click the following link to access the brochure: St John’s 2018 CLE.


VINCENT J. GALLO, ESQ.
Telephone: 718.273.1699

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