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Webinar: Liability and Issues Arising From Real Estate Sales Transactions

May 20 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Hour MCLE

This webinar will cover relevant case and statutory law that is impacting parties in real estate sales transactions.

Cassandra Francois, Moderator

Speaker: Fredric Trester

Fredric W. Trester is a named partner with Manning & Kass, where he leads the Professional Liability and Real Estate Teams. Mr. Trester has represented professionals—including lawyers, real estate brokers, escrow agents, insurance agents, architects and engineers—in litigation, for more than four decades. Mr. Trester is well known in the real estate brokerage community as a go-to attorney for high end real estate related litigation. He has also been called upon to provide expert witness services in cases brought against real estate professionals and attorneys.

He was an adjunct professor at Southwestern University School of Law, where he taught the Real Estate Transactions course. Mr. Trester is a frequent speaker on behalf of the California Education of the Bar, presenting courses on annual real estate updates and real estate broker practice. He authored the chapter entitled “Litigation: Suing & Defending Real Estate Brokers” in the California Education of the Bar treatise entitled “California Real Estate Brokers Law in Litigation.” He has been a certified instructor for the California Department of Real Estate, for which he taught courses on risk management.

Mr. Trester serves as general and litigation counsel for numerous real estate companies, including Sotheby’s International Realty, Coldwell Banker, RE/MAX, Keller Williams, The Agency, Rodeo Realty, and First Team Real Estate. He has managed real estate “hotlines” for clients advising on day to day issues that arise in real estate broker practice. Mr. Trester has also supervised and/or been involved in numerous commercial and multi-unit residential real estate syndications.

Mr. Trester has been a California licensed real estate broker since 1984, has acted as a mediator for the California Association of Realtors. He also has served as the co-chair of the State Bar Committee on Real Estate Brokerage and Sales Transactions, and was nominated in 2012 for State Bar Real Property Person of the Year.

Mr. Trester is a frequent lecturer and author on issues involving risk management and recent developments in the law impacting real estate brokers, design professionals, attorneys, businesses and property owners.

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