Early Bird Section Member: $395 (before 6/29)
Regular Section Member: $445

Early Bird Non-Section Member: $445 (before 6/29)
Regular Non-Section Member: $495

Call in your villa reservations to 866-224-2612 or complete and submit the Lodging Reservations form to the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Reservations Department, following the instruction on the form. Please reference group as SC Bar – Real Estate Workshop and/or group number 9701. You may also email reservations to group_reservations@kiawahresort.com. The group rates available to attendees are:

East Beach 1-Bedroom Villa – $310*
West Beach 1-Bedroom Villa - $276*

*Plus applicable taxes and resort fees. 
The cut-off date to make your reservations is Tuesday, June 12th.  

Bring your family and join us in beautiful Kiawah Island as we honor the memory of Dave Whitener. This workshop will provide a timely and interactive discussion of issues facing real estate practitioners in today’s economy. As we visit this picturesque coastal location, our topics will invoke memories of the spirited songs of ABBA in the week preceding the release of the Mamma Mia sequel. 
On Friday, following a continental breakfast, you will participate in a panel discussion concerning construction, development and redevelopment, including environmental issues, zoning matters, development agreements and due diligence. Following the panel, Tricia Wharton Whitener will lead us in a discussion on easements and surveys, including hands-on examples from her own commercial real estate practice. Next, keep current on the law as Bobby Stepp presents a real estate case law update including a fascinating easement case in which he was involved that may have substantially changed South Carolina law. During lunch, we will hear an update on opinion practice from the three lawyers who worked together to develop a form opinion letter for our use, Jennifer Blumenthal, Bill Higgins and Mark Sharpe. 
Enjoy an afternoon on your own, and then on Friday, take your family to an evening reception at beautiful Osprey Point Clubhouse. This venue offers stunning views, which may or may not include an alligator or two. 
A very special segment is planned for Saturday morning following our continental breakfast. Lawyers aren’t often fortunate enough to participate in field trips, but Professor Josh Eagle will take us on a field trip to the beach to discuss the law surrounding beachfront management, base lines and setback lines. Professor Medlin describes this presentation as “brilliant in its simplicity.” Closing this year’s program will be a riveting presentation on ethical issues facing attorneys in and out of the workplace led by Professor Alan Medlin.

8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:50 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Professor S. Alan Medlin - USC School of Law
Claire T. Manning - Chicago Title Insurance Co.

9 a.m. Take a Chance On Me: Construction, Development and Redevelopment Issues
Christine A. Cafagna - F&ME Consultants, Inc.
Kara Bailey Hamilton - Rogers Townsend & Thomas, P.C.
Cynthia Spieth Morton - Womble Bond Dickinson, LLP
Claire T. Manning - Chicago Title Insurance Co.

10 a.m. Knowing Me, Knowing You: Easements and Surveys (Elements and Examples in Commercial Development Including Curb Cut & Access Issues)
L. Patricia Wharton Whitener - Whitener and Wharton, P.A.

11 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. The Winner Takes It All: Real Estate Case Law Update Including Gooldy
Robert E. Stepp - Sowell Gray Robinson Stepp & Laffitte, LLC

12:15 p.m. Break for Lunch - Sponsored by Investor Title Insurance Company

12:45 p.m. Lunch Presentation

Money Money Money: Developments in Opinion Practice
Jennifer Cheek Blumenthal - McNair Law Firm, P.A.
William O. Higgins - Graybill, Lansche & Vinzani, LLC
Mark S. Sharpe - K&L Gates, LLP

1:45 p.m. Adjourn

6:00 p.m. Evening Reception at Osprey Point Clubhouse
Dress is business/resort casual

Sponsored in part by the Chicago Title Insurance Company and the SC Bar Real Estate Section

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Waterloo: Real Estate Issues for Beachfront Properties, Baselines and Setback Lines, Including a Visit to the Dunes (weather permitting) 
Professor Josh Eagle - USC School of Law

11:30 a.m. Break

11:45a.m. The Name of the Game: Ethical Dilemmas Facing Real Estate Lawyers 
Professor S. Alan Medlin - USC School of Law

12:45 p.m. Adjourn

All registrations must be pre-paid. Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25 administrative fee, will be made for cancellations received in writing to the CLE Registrar at registrar@scbar.org by 5 p.m., one week prior to the seminar. Cancellations will not be accepted within one week of seminar date. One-time transfers to seminars of like value or to the live web cast of the seminar (if available) will be accepted for a $25 administrative fee in lieu of cancellations within one week of seminar. Requests to transfer to the live web cast must be received by 1p.m. the day prior to the program. Designated substitutes may take the place of registrants unable to attend.

If you have a disability, please call ahead to let us know how we may accommodate your needs.

  • Kiawah Island
    In-Person Seminar
    Kiawah Island Golf Resort
    Turtle Point Clubhouse , Kiawah Island, SC 29455