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NEW Florida Realtors®/Florida Bar 6 QUICK REFERENCE

In September, the Florida Realtors®/Florida Bar Joint Committee announced approval of their most recent updates to the Florida Realtors®/Florida Bar Residential AS-IS and Standard Contracts which went into effect November 1, 2021.  The Joint Committee also created three new Riders and announced changes to seven others. 

Congratulations Florida Trend Legal Elite!

Each year Florida Trend magazine surveys in-state members of The Florida Bar to name attorneys whom they highly regard or would recommend to others to identify Florida’s Legal Elite.  Less than 2% of active Florida Bar members achieve this designation.

The Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils of Florida Board of Directors would like to congratulate the following Real Estate Council leaders and members who were honored this year.

Realtor® News

On August 10th Florida ARECS hosted its Second Annual International Real Estate Legal Update in support of two of our local RECs, the Broward Attorneys’ Real Estate Council and the Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Palm Beach County.  

Latest REC News

On July 8th the Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys’ Council (CFREAC) welcomed Florida Realtors® Legislative Counsel Trey Goldman and H. French Brown, IV, from Dean Mead's Tallahassee office to share their considerable insights into the 2021 Florida Legislative Session.


Florida ARECS Resource Center

Your Real Estate Council may not be having as many meetings since the pandemic began, and if they are, they are likely on ZOOM.  So maybe you’re not feeling like you are getting all the benefits of REC membership that you were accustomed to.  The good news is that one of your biggest benefits is just a click away – the Florida ARECS Resource Center.  The Florida ARECS Resource Center is located on FLARECS.COM and is full of valuable tools.

Follow Florida ARECS Social Media!

One of the most effective ways to promote our message of the value of involving a real estate attorney in a real estate transaction is through social media because that’s where everyone is. There are over 2 billion active Facebook users in the world and approximately half of them log in EVERY day. 

Latest REC News

On May 12th, the North Dade & Beaches REC hosted a program discussing the evolving landscape of employment law due to the pandemic, entitled Requirements to Keep Your Real Estate Practice Safe in COVID Times.  It was a truly timely topic which the Members could apply to the daily management of their firms.

Realtor® News

August 10:  International Real Estate Legal Update

RECs: Broward Attorneys’ Real Estate Council & Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Palm Beach County

REALTOR® ASSOCIATION:  Broward, Palm Beaches & St. Lucie Realtors®

Message from the President

By: Jeffrey P. Zane, President

The Attorneys’ Real Estate Councils of Florida Board of Directors held their Annual Meeting in May and elected the following Officers and Directors:


New! Realtor® Video Library

Would you like to be a video star?  Florida ARECS is developing a library of videos on legal topics for real estate agents and we need you! 


On March 23rd, West Palm Beach Attorney Manuel Farach presented his very popular Annual Real Estate & Business Case Law Review to members of Capital Region, Emerald Coast, Escambia, Jacksonville and North Florida in what was described as a “Great North Florida Mega-REC Event”!  This two-hour, Florida Bar accredited, review of case law is geared toward the real estate and business practitioner.

Realtor® News

Seeking Speakers on International Topics

We are working with the Broward, Palm Beaches & St. Lucie Realtors®’ Global Alliance to host our second International Real Estate Legal Update later this summer.  The Global Alliance is a division of Broward, Palm Beaches & St. Lucie Realtors® focused on empowering local agents to achieve success in the global real estate arena. 

By: Jeffrey P. Zane, President 

I hope this issue finds you and your family well.  The past year has presented countless challenges to us all personally and professionally.  There used to be distinct boundaries between “personal” and “professional” but with remote work and remote learning for children, we are all adapting to this new hybrid environment, and the Real Estate Councils are no different.

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Florida Realtors® Legal News Advertising Campaign

Are you looking for new ways to reach real estate agents?  If so, we want to remind you that The Fund supports an advertising campaign in the Florida Realtors’ Legal News, a monthly email newsletter that reaches over 125,000 Florida Realtor® members. 

Latest REC News

The North Dade & Beaches REC hosted their first event of the year on January 13th when they featured a program discussing various aspects of the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, a topic of great importance to many law firms and title companies.

Florida ARECS: Bringing Members & Realtors® Together

Florida ARECS and The Fund are always ready to support our Real Estate Councils and their efforts to build relationships with their local Realtor® Associations.

Over the last few years, we have worked with Bay Area, Broward, Central Florida, Highlands, Jacksonville, Palm Beach, North Dade & Beaches, South Miami-Dade and Volusia RECs to host ad-hoc seminars, Law Symposiums and Legal Summits for the Realtors® Associations in their areas.