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Message from the Chair

Hello! Happy Fall.

There were numerous Quick Hits covering both national and international topics. Someone once told me that everything has to sit on something.  Every domestic and international transaction has a real estate component to it. Therefore, we also covered topics that not your normal real estate issues, but rather, topics that the real estate lawyer should have some exposure to.  For example, one of the topics concerned was “How to Minimize or Insulate Owners and Managers Against Lawsuits Based on Inadequate Security Resulting in Injury or Death at the Hands of Known and Unknown Third Parties.”  Which was presented by St. Louis attorney, William Taylor. Other topics included an overview of new TRID Regulations. 

The Real Estate Committee Vice Chair, Dawn Haghighi organized a round table with  the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on September 24 and 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C.  The two day round table will include Deputy Director and the General Counsel. Thereafter there will be meetings with the Senate Financial Services Committee.  There was an overwhelming response at the GC level.  There are 35 registered for event. The meetings are sponsored by ACC, Amar Sarwal, Vice President and Chief Legal Strategist and co-chaired by and the Financial Services Committee Chair, Laura Dorman.

These are exciting times for the Real Estate Committee.  If you are interested in becoming involved please contact Rodolfo Rivera at, or Dawn Haghighi at
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International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus)

Primerus is excited and eager to work with the ACC Real Estate Committee. With more than 100 of Primerus’ 180 member law firms handling real estate matters, Primerus through its independent elite law firms is uniquely positioned to serve the ACC and its members.
Primerus seeks out, accepts and retains only the best firms for membership. Membership in Primerus is by invite only and each firm is pre-screened to ensure its commitment to excellence. By connecting with small to mid-sized law firms ACC members can expect responsive, partner-level service at reasonable rates – almost anywhere in the world.
Primerus law firms are experienced in the area of real estate and are standing by to assist ACC Members with any and all of their companies’ real estate needs. Primerus real estate attorneys routinely handle acquiring, financing, developing, managing, constructing, leasing and selling of commercial real property of all kinds. Primerus attorneys are also capable of handling the most complex real estate disputes and regularly advise companies as to issues with liability. Whether you need conflicts counsel, are unhappy with your current representation, or you are exploring business in a new jurisdiction, you should feel confident in contacting a Primerus law firm for assistance.
To find a Primerus real estate attorney in a given jurisdiction click here. For a complete list of Primerus law firms access our online directory. For further information about Primerus and its attorneys, please contact Primerus Associate General Counsel Chris Dawe at or 800.968.2211.
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