Real Property Case Law and Legislation: Year in Review – A09

Real Property/Environmental Law Track
Real Property Section

Session A: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  

About the Program
Participants will be provided with a review and analysis of recent cases of interest to real property practitioners as well as bills that have recently passed in the legislative session, and a review of those bills that may not have passed but bear watching. 

You Will Learn

      • About the important cases of 2018-2019 
      • About the important cases and statutes affecting conveyancing in Connecticut
      • About important statute changes in the 2018-2019 legislative session 

Brian S. Cantor, Law Offices of Brian S. Cantor, Fairfield

Attorney Cantor is a sole practitioner with an office in Fairfield. He has been practicing law since 1987. His practice encompasses residential and commercial real estate, probate, civil litigation and collections. Presently, he is Chair of the Real Estate Section of the Connecticut Bar.  

He is a member of the Connecticut Creditor’s Bar Association and has been active in civic duties including serving on the Fairfield Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Assessment Appeals, as well as Fairfield’s Representative Town Meeting. He has been an instructor at the Metropolitan Real Estate School. He is also a Mason and a Shriner.

Attorney Cantor is admitted to practice in the state of Connecticut and before the U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court. He received his B.S. cum laude from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his J.D. from Western New England University School of Law.

Elton B. Harvey III, Isaac Law Offices LLC, Farmington 

Elton (Bud) Harvey has been in practice since 1986.  Prior to that he worked in the land survey and title insurance industry and owned his own title abstract firm.   His practice involves a concentration in commercial and residential transactional matters and real estate litigation.  He has been selected as a Connecticut Super Lawyer™ from 2010-2017.  Bud provides consultation and expert witness services to local counsel in land boundary and easement disputes.  He is the past Chair and an Emeritus Member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association Real Property Section, and serves on the Residential Uniform Contract and Residential Specialization Subcommittees of the Real Property Section.  A frequent lecturer in real property matters, he has presented before the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors, the National Business Institute, and the Connecticut Bar Association.  He teaches real estate law, basic title searching, foreclosure and short sale classes as an adjunct faculty member of Manchester Community College and Naugatuck Valley Community College.  He is an instructor at the GRI program offered by Connecticut  Realtors® and with the National Association of Realtors.

Eugene Marconi, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties, Wallingford 

Eugene Marconi is the Legal Counsel to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, a full service real estate brokerage with offices serving Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Prior to joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, Attorney Marconi was the General Counsel for the Connecticut Association of Realtors® Inc. for 20 years. During that time, Attorney Marconi served as the Association’s attorney and was also responsible for the Association’s professional standards and risk reduction programs.  As a registered lobbyist for the Association, he appeared before Executive Branch agencies and the Legislature and has testified on numerous occasions before committees of the Legislature.

Gene is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and its School of Law and a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Real Property and Antitrust and Trade Regulation Sections. He is a member of the Real Property Section’s Executive Committee and is also an editor-at-large of the Connecticut Bar Journal and a member of the Editorial Board of the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Gregory P. MuccilliShipman & Goodwin LLP, New Haven

Gregory P. Muccilli is an attorney at Shipman & Goodwin LLP.  Greg practices in real estate development, commercial financing, commercial leasing and land use counseling.  His experience includes counseling clients in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and disposition of commercial, mixed-use and multi-family residential properties, further appearing before various municipal land use boards and commissions throughout Connecticut.  Greg also represents hotel owners and purchasers in the acquisition and disposition of luxury, historic, boutique and franchised hotel properties throughout Connecticut, and developers and investors in government loans, grants and tax credit syndication transactions, including historic rehabilitation tax credit transactions and low-income housing tax credit transactions.

Greg is a member of the CBA Special Committee on Standards of Title, a member of the Executive Committee of the CBA Real Property Section, a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation and has served on the committee that recently revised and updated the New Haven County Closing Customs.  Greg has been named a Connecticut SuperLawyer: Rising Star in Real Estate from 2015 to the present, is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, is a fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and is a past co-chair of the Real Estate Committee of the New Haven County Bar Association.  When not practicing law, Greg practices music at the Institute of Sacred music at Yale University as a member of the Yale Camerata and the Yale Camerata Chamber Chorus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of The Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, where he also chairs the board’s governance committee.  Greg is admitted to practice in the states of Connecticut and New York, and holds degrees from the Quinnipiac University School of Law and the University of Connecticut, where he studied vocal performance under Mark Womack, Constance Rock and Scott Murphree.

Valerie A. Votto, Valerie Ann Votto LLC, Old Lyme 

Valerie Ann Votto has been in practice since 1986. Her practice focuses on residential and commercial transactions. She is a Member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Real Property Section and is the Chairman of its Residential Uniform Contract Committee. Valerie has been appointed as a Real Estate Subject Matter Expert by the Department of Consumer Protection and sits on the Connecticut Real Estate Examination Review Committee and the State of Connecticut Real Estate Commission’s Education Committee. She works with a national leader in professional education to develop online courses, textbooks and exam prep products  for pre-licensing, post-licensing and continuing education for real estate  professionals. In addition, she is Connecticut counsel for the development of an application capitalized by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) that facilitates real estate professionals’ compliance with federal and state law as well as the NAR Code of Ethics, while providing transparency and accountability to clients via instantaneous communication. Valerie is the New Haven Middlesex Association of Realtors counsel for Professional Standards. She frequently lectures on real estate and real estate related matters for real estate associations and schools across the state, as well as Tunxis Community College, Three Rivers Community College, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Middlesex Community College, Norwalk Community College and New London Adult and Continuing Education.


CLE Credit: 2.0 Hours (CT: 2.0 General; NY: 2.0 AOP)