Woods Aitken Attorneys Contribute to 2017 Nebraska Real Estate Practice Manual

The Nebraska State Bar Association recently published an updated Nebraska Real Estate Practice Manual, commonly referred to as The Red Book.  The manual features editorial direction and contributions from attorneys at Woods Aitken.

Michael D. Matejka, a partner in the firm’s real estate practice group, served as a co-editor for the 2017 edition and authored a section on Real Estate Titles in Bankruptcy in chapter 35. Mike is an active member of the Nebraska Bar Association’s Real Estate Practice Guidelines Committee and is a member and past chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Association. He is a member of the American College for Real Estate Lawyers.

In addition, Kaylen K. Akert, an associate in the firm’s real estate practice group, authored a section on the Electronic Notary Public Act in chapter 12.  Kaylen is a member of the working group considering future legislation regarding remote notarization.   In connection with her passion for real estate, Kaylen also is a member of the Lincoln Downtown Master Plan Project Committee helping to define the future role and vision for downtown Lincoln. 

The 2017 Nebraska Real Estate Practice Manual has been completely updated. The three volume, 2,000 page manual includes detailed discussions on buying, financing, leasing, and selling commercial, residential and agricultural real estate. It includes primers on surveys and descriptions, zoning, HOAs and COAs, oil and gas leases, deeds, quiet title actions, like-kind exchanges, title insurance, SIDs, Fair Housing Act, and partition actions. New chapters include easements and other restrictions, acknowledgments, environmental issues, wind leases, TIF and other incentives, valuation protests and appeals, treasurer’s tax deeds, TODDs, and corrective instruments.