Hot Topics in Residential Real Estate

Date: Oct 4, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $180

Non-Member Price: $225

Section Price: $169

Event Code: I110123

Areas of Law: Ethics, For All Attorneys, Real Estate, Young Lawyers Division

Earn up to 6 credits, including 1.0 in Ethics! (More Information)




Tracey Goldstein, Esq.
Feinstein Raiss Kelin Booker & Goldstein LLC, Livingston
is a Partner in Feinstein, Raiss, Kelin, Booker & Goldstein LLC in Livingston, New Jersey, where she represents and counsels multi-family apartment owners, property managers and developers in real estate-related litigation. Her areas of concentration include novel and complex landlord/tenant issues, contract and real estate disputes, residential and commercial evictions, rent control and housing discrimination matters, and toxic tort defense (mold and lead paint). She has been involved in several published decisions and also counsels the New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) on emerging landlord-tenant issues and key legislation.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, Ms. Goldstein is a member of the New Jersey State, Essex County, Hudson County and Creditor’s Bar Associations. She serves on the Board of Directors of the NJAA, is a member of the Property Owners Association and the New Jersey Affordable Housing Management Association, and has collaborated with the Office of the Governor. She has testified before the New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee and has served as a panelist for the Division on Civil Rights.

Ms. Goldstein has lectured for ICLE, Rutgers Law School, the Hudson County Bar Association, NJ Cooperator, NJAA, the Property Owners Association and the New Jersey Affordable Housing Management Association. She is a sought-after media resource and has garnered numerous business and industry honors, and her articles have appeared in New Jersey Lawyer and the NJ Apartment Industry Magazine. In 2021 she was the recipient of ICLE’s Distinguished Service Award for her many years of service to the Institute.

Ms. Goldstein received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany and her law degree from Western New England School of Law.


Tamer M. Abdou, Esq.
Abdou Law Offices, Clark
Matthew K. Blaine, Esq.
Davison Eastman Munoz P.A., Freehold
Joseph E. Hajjar, Jr., Esq.
Castano Quigley Cherami LLC, Jersey City
Carol Johnston, Esq.
Supreme Court Clerk's Office, Trenton
New Jersey Supreme Court Clerk’s Office in Trenton, New Jersey, joined the Administrative Office of the Courts in 2006 and serves as Secretary to the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, the Committee on Attorney Advertising and the Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. She also answers the attorney ethics research assistance hotline.

Ms. Johnston formerly served as a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Law, for 15 years. She was Ethics Officer for the Department of Law and Public Safety and a member of the Prosecutor’s Code of Ethics Committee.

Ms. Johnston has lectured for ICLE, the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey Judiciary, the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, and several county bar associations and American Inns of Court. In 2017 she was the recipient of ICLE’s Distinguished Service Award for Excellence in Continuing Legal Education.

Ms. Johnston is a graduate of Hamilton College and New York Law School. She clerked for Chief Justice Robert N. Wilentz.
Greg Krueger
LEW Environmental Services, Mine Hill Township
Nicole Timpanaro
Fortune Title Agency, Roseland
Earl P. White, Esq.
Law Firm of Earl P. White, Rutherford

The law governing residential real estate transactions continues to evolve. Each year, new situations present themselves that you need to know how to handle. Whether you are a general practitioner or you limit your practice to real estate matters, attending this practical annual seminar will bring you up-to-speed on some of the current situations dealt with in a residential real estate practice. Gain an understanding of these issues in the real estate deals you may handle.

Make plans to join us and learn about how to deal with these situations in your practice.

  • 9:00 - Welcome- Tracey L. Goldstein, Esq.
  • 9:05 - Vacant lot scams and Lease to Own contracts- Joseph E. Hajjar, Esq.
  • 9:35 - Flips- Earl P. White, Esq.
  • 10:10 - Lead Paint Oil Tanks and Asbestos- Greg Krueger
  • 10:45 - Break
  • 10:55 - Appraisal contingencies- Tamer (“Tom”) M. Abdou, Esq.
  • 11:30 - Wire Fraud- prevention techniques and what insurances and products you can get that can protect you against a full loss of funds- Nicole Timpanaro
  • 12:05 - Morning Q&A and recap
  • 12:15 - Lunch
  • 1:00 - How AI /Chat GPT are changing the landscape of real estate practice- Matthew K. Blaine, Esq.
  • 1:35 - Landlord Tenant Update – Tracey L. Goldstein, Esq.
  • 2:05 - Ethics & Professionalism component- Carol Johnston, Esq.
  • 2:55 - Q&A and Closing comments
  • 3:00 - Adjourn

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 6 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.0 in Ethics (Full Credits Available: NJ Ethics: 1.0, NJ General: 5.0).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Ethics Transitional: 1.0, NY Professional Practice Transitional: 5.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 0.5, PA Substantive Credit: 4.0
$20.00 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program


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