This course is a study of the legal issues in real estate transfer, development and financing. Classes will focus on problem solving. We will often look at situations where plans and schemes went or were headed awry, consider various solutions to those problems, and how they could have been avoided. The approach generally will be to view individual transactions from various points of view, to discuss what the risks are in those transactions for each participant (i.e., seller, buyer, borrower, lender, tenant, landlord), and how to address those risks with careful drafting. The course will include consideration of the purchase and sale of a single family house, as well as the financing, transferring, development and leasing of commercial properties.