January 11, 2008
An owner's primer on public utility service
In recent years, traditional attributes of “public utilities” have changed with the advent of new technology, new economic theories and some amount of social experiment. Real estate owners need to know how their relationships with public utilities may have evolved in the process.
At the 2008 Real Property Institute, Thomas E. Lodge who is leader of Thompson Hine’s telecommunications practice group, will address both the traditional and the evolving concepts of public utility, and will consider a number of circumstances peculiar to landowners and building owners: Are exclusive arrangements for service still lawful or desirable? By remarketing utility services to tenants through resale or sharing, can an owner become a “public utility?” With the advent of competition, who has a legal obligation to provide service if no one else wants to? Who has to pay for extension of services to new development – the utility or the owner?
In addition to “An Owner’s Primer on Public Utility Service,” the Real Property Institute will address Lazarus, a Case Study in Green Construction; Condominium Potpourri: Hot Topics in Condominium Development and Operation; Tax Essential for the Real Estate Lawyer; Commercial Leasing: Recent Cases and Troublesome Lease Provisions; Representative AIA 2007 Documents; New ConsensusDOCS Construction Contract Documents; Senate Bill 185 Issues; Professional Responsibility in Real Property Transactions; and The Many Faces of Mortgage Fraud.
Register to attend Real Property Law Institute 2008 event #3703 all day Thursday, January 31 and half day Friday, February 1. You may register online or call 221.4112. This seminar provides 9.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.0 ethics. Lunch on Thursday is provided by LandAmerica Commercial Services. Specialization credit has been granted, and real estate and title credit are pending. The Real Property Institute sold-out last year, so make your reservation early. Cost for both days is $225 for members and $275 for non-members.