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2024 Annual Real Estate Institute

Total Credits: 6.0 Self Study

Practice Area:
Real Property
Audio and Video


Recording and materials available after original program date, 5/10/2024

Corporate Transparency Act: An Overview for Real Estate Practitioners
Speakers: Taylor P. Thompson
and John Fuchs, Seigfreid Bingham, PC, Kansas City; Crystal L. Howard, Armstrong Teasdale LLP, Kansas City
Effective January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) will require most businesses to report beneficial ownership information to the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”). This program will provide an overview of the new reporting requirements, common exemptions, the penalties for non-compliance, and other topics relating to the CTA.
We will review:

  • Background and purpose of the CTA.
  • CTA reporting requirements.
  • Common exemptions under the CTA.
  • Implementing compliance measures.
  • Addressing concerns of real estate industry practitioners and stakeholders.

New effects of old restrictive covenants 
Speaker: Rod J. Hoffman
, Martin Pringle Attorney at Law, Kansas City
Restrictive covenants have been used in Missouri for nearly 150 years. This program will explore current efforts to erase discriminatory covenants. Also, this program will discuss the relationship of covenants to short term rentals in residential neighborhoods.
This program will review:

The landmark 1948 Supreme Court decision of Shelley vs. Kraemer originated in Missouri. The court held that racially discriminatory covenants cannot be enforced. More than 75 years later, these covenants remain in recorded documents.
The popularity of short-term rentals through platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO have created a debate about other restrictive covenants.

Real Estate Commission 1.8 billion dollar trial 
Speakers: Brandon J. B. Boulware
, Boulware Law LLC, Kansas City; Eric L. Dirks, Williams Dirks Dameron LLC, Kansas City

Update on the Show Me USA/Judicial Foreclosure Case 
Speaker: Amy T. Ryan
, Armstrong Teasdale, St. Louis

Artificial intelligence and its intersection with real estate law 
Speakers: Paul D. Callister, Barbara A. Glesner-Fines and Julie M. Cheslik
, UMKC School of Law, Kansas City

Opinions and positions stated by presenters of MoBarCLE programs are those of the presenters and not necessarily those of The Missouri Bar. This program is intended as information for lawyers in Missouri, in conjunction with other research they deem necessary, in the exercise of their independent judgment.

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.



Brandon Boulware's Profile

Brandon Boulware Related Seminars and Products

Boulware Law LLC

Brandon Boulware handles business litigation and catastrophic personal injury matters. He began his legal career clerking for a Missouri Supreme Court judge, followed by a federal trial court clerkship. He then practiced with a business litigation boutique for 13 years. Brandon started his own firm in 2018, and lives in Kansas City with his wife and four children.  

Paul Callister's Profile

Paul Callister Related Seminars and Products


University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Paul Callister has been the director of the Leon E. Bloch Law Library at UMKC for 20 years. He is also a professor of law. Professor Callister teaches Copyright and advanced legal research courses. He is working on the second edition of his book, Field Guide to Legal Research.

Julie Cheslik's Profile

Julie Cheslik Related Seminars and Products

UMKC School of Law

Julie M. Cheslik received a bachelor of arts with highest distinction from the University of Iowa in 1982 and a J.D. with high distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1985, where she was an associate editor of the Law Review.
She was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1985 and was law clerk to United States District Judge Joseph E. Stevens Jr. from 1985 to 1987. From 1987 until joining the Law School faculty in the fall of 1989, she was in practice with the firm of Stinson, Mag and Fizzell, specializing in commercial litigation and general corporate practice. In 1987 and 1988, she served the school as a volunteer writing instructor.
Professor Cheslik teaches the courses Property I and Property II, Land Use and Estates and Trusts. Cheslik also served as the Editor of The Urban Lawyer until 2017.

Eric Dirks's Profile

Eric Dirks Related Seminars and Products

Williams Dirks Dameron LLC

Eric Dirks is a founding attorney of Williams Dirks Dameron LLC. Eric represents consumers, workers, individuals and small businesses who have been injured on a contingency basis. Eric’s litigation practice includes: commercial litigation, class action, and wage and hour. He has extensive experience on both the plaintiff and defense side of cases. Eric serves as lead counsel on numerous class and collective actions in Missouri and elsewhere. 

John Fuchs's Profile

John Fuchs Related Seminars and Products

Seigfreid Bingham, PC

John Fuchs is a corporate transactional attorney focused on technology and privacy transactions and how they impact day to day business operations. In addition, in his twelve years of practice at Seigfreid Bingham, John has developed expertise in understanding and applying complicated compliance programs ranging from HIPAA, COPPA, and the GDPR to securities regulations as well as the PPP and other COVID related relief programs.

Prof. Barbara Glesner Fines's Profile

Prof. Barbara Glesner Fines Related Seminars and Products

University of MO-Kansas City School of Law

Barbara Glesner Fines is the Rubey M. Hulen Professor of Law and Dean Emerita of the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1986.  She served as Executive Associate Dean from 2008 to 2016 and as Dean from 2017 to 2023. Glesner Fines received her master of law degree from Yale University and her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Professor Glesner Fines is an expert on professional ethics, legal education and the professional identity formation of law students. She has authored numerous articles and books on these subjects and is a fellow in the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership. She has created several innovative programs at the School of Law.  She helped to found the UMKC School of Law Child and Family Law Program, which is currently ranked as one of the top four programs of its kind in the United States.  She is also one of the founding faculty members of the School of Law’s Center for Law, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Glesner Fines currently teaches Professional Responsibility, Client Interviewing, and Family Violence.  She also directs the Self-Help Legal Clinic.  Students in the clinic provide instruction, referral, brief advice, and limited scope representation to self-represented litigants in a variety of subject areas.  Students learn technology skills to build self-help resources and community education skills in pro se classes. 

Rod Hoffman's Profile

Rod Hoffman Related Seminars and Products

Martin Pringle Attorneys At Law

Rod’s practice focuses on representing Missouri and Kansas homeowners associations, condominium associations, townhome and other planned communities in day-to-day operations, including board meetings and membership meetings.  He assists associations with enforcement, interpretation, and amendment of governing documents including declarations, bylaws, and rules, while also working to collect unpaid assessments with lien notices, lawsuits, foreclosures, and bankruptcies.  Additionally, he assists with budget matters, reserve funding and special assessments.  He provides defense to his association clients on behalf of many insurance carriers.  He advises board members about changes in laws and court decisions, including federal laws such as fair housing decisions, which affect communities associations.
Rod has significant expertise in insurance premium financing.  He is familiar with premium financing laws across the United States and has assisted these specialized lenders in preparing their finance agreements and related contracts.  He is well-versed in creditors rights and commercial litigation.

Crystal Howard's Profile

Crystal Howard Related Seminars and Products

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Crystal Howard is a skilled corporate and tax attorney in the firm’s Corporate Services practice group. She counsels clients on a wide range of business and tax matters, relating to complex business transactions and tax structuring. Admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas and before the U.S. Tax Court, Crystal concentrates her legal practice in mergers and acquisitions, general corporate issues, emerging companies, and corporate governance, helping business owners with a growth mindset accomplish their business goals and minimize their taxes. Crystal previously served as in-house counsel for a nonprofit organization, and in her practice today, she counsels nonprofits and other tax-exempt organizations on a variety of legal and tax issues, including those related to structure and fundraising. She has been recognized among The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation and Controversy – Tax Law. 

Amy Ryan's Profile

Amy Ryan Related Seminars and Products

Armstrong Teasdale

Amy Ryan is a partner in the firm’s Financial and Real Estate Services practice group with more than 20 years of experience handling real estate litigation and creditors’ rights matters.

Amy has worked on several major federal litigation cases involving complex title insurance coverage as well as a multimillion-dollar action for fraud and replevin of farm equipment and crops.  Her practice often involves real estate, consumer lending, creditors’ rights and business law.

Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Amy was a shareholder and managing partner for the St. Louis office of another Missouri law firm.

Taylor 'Tate' Thompson's Profile

Taylor 'Tate' Thompson Related Seminars and Products

Seigfreid Bingham, P.C.

Tate Thompson joined the firm in 2022 as a corporate associate, focusing his practice on assisting clients with transactional matters and day-to-day business activities. His services include mergers and acquisitions, real estate dealings, sports and entertainment, and other general corporate matters.
Tate received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law. During law school, he served as an Articles Editor for the Iowa Law Review, was a National Moot Court Team member, and was a Supreme Court Day Advocate.
Born and raised in Iowa, Tate is excited to serve the community and make Kansas City home. In his free time, he enjoys reading, golfing, pickup basketball, and spending time with friends and family.

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