Adam Klausner is a senior lecturer at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He teaches courses in law: Real Estate Law (HADM 4870), Internet Law (HADM 4890), and Law for Entrepreneurs (HADM 4800/6800), and the graduate class Real Estate Law (HADM 6870). Adam is also a practicing corporate, business and real estate lawyer with 30 years’ experience. He provides counsel to a range of companies in fields that include real estate development, hospitality, software, technology, and manufacturing. Adam also represents non-profit organizations, including groups dedicated to the promotion of culture, music, education, international development, history, and the environment.
In real estate, a few simple words in a contract or on a deed can have a huge downstream effect. Before you decide to purchase real estate, it is therefore important to consider key issues around ownership, incorporation, and co-ownership agreements.
In this course, you will explore and apply key concepts that will help you successfully navigate the real estate landscape from both personal and professional perspectives. You will begin by examining how to identify and assess real estate ownership relationships, rights, and issues. You will then consider how incorporation and other important legal protections can safeguard your financial and ownership interests as well as those of your partners and heirs.
Having a working knowledge of the key issues involved with owning and investing in real estate will help you assess the pros and cons of real estate ownership and help prepare you for your real estate journey.
Note: The information in this course focuses on U.S. real estate law; it is intended for educational purposes and to assist you to interact effectively with your own legal counsel. The information presented may not work for your specific situation. It is not legal advice, and taking this course does not place you in an attorney-client relationship. Always consult your attorney for guidance on legal issues.
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Real estate brokers
- Real estate developers, funds, REITS, and advisory firms
- Real estate asset managers, property managers, and project managers
- Commercial leasing agents
- Professionals involved with real estate financing and investments
- Anyone who owns real estate