Real Property Law Section Mission Statement

The Real Property Law Section serves New York real property lawyers and the public, promotes the successful transaction of real estate business in New York State, and contributes to the sound development of real property law in New York State.  Toward that end, we:

Identify and draw attention to problems, abuses, and issues affecting real property, recommending improvements in real property law, procedure, and practice as appropriate;

Publish a high quality journal to keep Section members informed of developments and the latest thinking in real property law;

Provide a Section website and give Section members a variety of forums to discuss the state of the law and possibilities for improvement;

Offer high quality continuing legal education programs to Section members sufficient to meet all their CLE requirements;

Act as a resource for legislators and government officials and comment on and, where appropriate, initiate legislation;

Establish and operate committees and task forces that seek to achieve the Section’s goals within numerous areas of real property law;

Educate the public about real estate law and the benefits of using lawyers in real property transactions, particularly residential transactions; and

Work with the real estate finance, brokerage, title insurance, surveying, and other related industries, to improve practices, communications, and working relationships.