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257 sec. 001 - Real Estate Transactions and Litigation (Fall 2023)

Instructor: Susan P Reinstra  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Sean Michael Wilkinson  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


W 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 140
From August 23, 2023
To October 04, 2023

Course Start: August 23, 2023
Course End: October 04, 2023
Class Number: 32080

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 44
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 44
As of: 02/07 02:03 PM

This is a nuts-and-bolts course designed to provide students with an overview and understanding of common commercial real estate transactions in California, including key issues in the transaction documents, focusing on the issues facing users of real estate. The course also covers the types of claims and remedies that come into play when disputes arise and land use issues. The main transactions covered by the course include commercial leases, subleases and related agreements, purchase and sale agreements (including title and survey), construction contracts and architect agreements and real estate financing documents.

The class is taught by Susan Reinstra, a partner in the real estate group at Wilson Sonsini, and Sean Wilkinson, a senior associate in the real estate group at Wilson Sonsini. Susan has an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, graduated from Stanford Law School and has been practicing real estate law for 30 years. Sean has an undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University, a law degree from University of Southern California and has been practicing for 10 years. Their practices are focused on the real estate needs of technology and life science companies.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

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Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 4 hours
Course Category: Business Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Litigation and Procedure

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