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Welcome to the website of the Real Estate and Land Use (RELU) Section, one of the largest and most active sections of the Oregon State Bar. RELU members are attorneys who practice across a diverse spectrum of real estate, property, and land use matters. The section executive committee meets monthly to oversee the services provided to members, including publishing the quarterly RELU Digest, sponsoring CLEs on real estate and land use issues, monitoring legislation, proposing law improvements, and providing e-mail notices on topics of interest to members. The RELU website offers links and other resources of use to the practitioner and the public, and is a central portal for real estate and land use information. If you are not a member, but would like to join the RELU section, please click here.


Real Estate and Land Use Fundamentals CLE Spring Seminar 

This year, your fellow RELU practitioners will take a look at core real estate and land use issues and updates for general practitioners or newer RELU members on Friday, April 27, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Oregon State bar Center in Tigard.

On the real estate transaction side, the program will delve into the basics of closing and escrow as well as options, rights of first refusal, and rights of first opportunities. Explore jurisdictional issues in land use appeals including statutorily-defined land-use decisions and procedural issues and post hoc actions that may moot appeal. Hone your persuasion skills for use with local decision makers and find out how to negotiate leases from both the landlord’s and the tenant’s perspective by addressing construction issues, assignments and subleases, and defaults. Click here to view a brochure with the program’s full schedule.

This program is eligible for 5.75 General CLE credits and is available as an in-person seminar or as a webcast from your computer. Click here to register for the live seminar. Click here to register for the webcast.

RELU Summer Conference 

2018 RELU Summer Conference
August 9-11 at the Salishan Spa & Resort, Gleneden Beach, Oregon