Real Estate Interests for the LGBT Community: Securing and Adapting Your Real Estate Structures in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Elsewhere

Independence Business Alliance

Although gay and lesbian marriage is now legally recognized in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, sorting out the impact of marriage on real estate matters in your professional and personal life can seem more complicated than ever. For instance, you may have questions as to documentation of co-ownership of your home or real estate investments between partners. This can be especially confusing if you were married in one state but live in another state, or own properties in more than one state, or if one or both of you purchased property before you were married. Many couples developed real estate strategies when their relationships were not legally recognized and have now married, which might allow for more favorable treatment. The bottom line is, when it comes to mortgages and home purchases or business agreements, gay and lesbian couples and business partners still remain in a unique situation. 

During our program, we will explore the different approaches that now legally-married same-sex couples can take when applying for a mortgage or establishing ownership of a home, and whether it may make sense to revisit a strategy implemented before your state recognized your marriage. We will also explain the types of legal documents that will protect you if disputes over property ownership or other legal issues arise, for instance, if the couple breaks up or divorces or if one partner dies. Finally, we will address unique real estate concerns that could potentially affect LGBT business owners and their partners.

Attendees of the seminar will leave with a better understanding of:

This event is free for IBA members; $20 for non-members*. Advanced registration is required.



Flaster Greenberg PC
1600 JFK Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Date and Time:

February 12, 2015
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Should inclement weather force the postponement of the seminar, a snow date has been scheduled for Thursday, February 19, 2015.

CLE Credit: 

1.0 PA Substantive CLE credit

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