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Contemporary Real Estate Law, Third Edition

  • C. Kerry Fields
  • Kevin C. Fields
Series / Business Law Series
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​​Thoroughly Revised Real Estate Text Designed for Today’s Student 

​Contemporary Real Estate Law, Third Edition, contains all the traditional topics on real estate law as well as the fresh, current information needed by real estate practitioners, brokers, investors, developers, homeowners, and anyone interested in the dynamic field of real estate. The authors focus on teaching the legal principles that create both rights enjoyed and the corresponding duties imposed upon parties to a real estate transaction. 

​The accessible writing style combined with thoughtful pedagogy makes this text ideal for undergraduate students. Features include chapter outlines, objectives, and concept summaries; opening scenarios to prompt class discussion; thoughtful exercises; marginal definitions; legal terms in the bolded text; and key terms, problems, and assignments at the end of each chapter for review. Contemporary Real Estate Law features the best and most current cases on each topic from courts across the United States. Exercises throughout the book challenge students to apply the law to real-world settings, and the “Focus on Ethics” sections highlight managerial decisions. Time-tested real estate forms and practice tips are provided to stimulate class discussion.  

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​New to the Third Edition:  

  • ​Thoroughly updated, with current cases included in every chapter. 
  • ​Addition of more than 40 new charts, figures, forms, and exhibits to enhance student learning. 
  • ​The addition of practical management applications throughout the chapters to engage students in practical applications of the material. 
  • ​The addition of many new examples throughout the chapters. ​ 

Professors and students will benefit from: 

  • Clear, logical organization, structured into four learning units.  
    • Part I, Real Property Interests, introduces students to real property, including the basic rights and interests constituting real property, how they can be possessed, and how those interests may be described.   
    • In Part II, students become familiar with how real estate is purchased, financed, and conveyed.  
    • Part III discusses how real property is owned, operated, insured, and conveyed.  
    • Part IV covers special real estate concepts, including zoning and land use; real estate taxation; construction law; bankruptcy aspects involved in real estate transactions and financing, and environmental law. 
  • Many case-based examples throughout the text ensure students can apply the principles they learn. 
  • Written with the student in mind, keeping legal theory to a minimum and introducing the practical applications of concepts in a logical manner. 
  • Exercises challenge students to apply the law to real-world situations. 
  • “Focus on Ethics” sections highlight managerial decisions.
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About the authors
C. Kerry Fields
University of Southern California

C. Kerry Fields is a professor at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, where he teaches courses in employment law and in business law. He is also a practicing attorney who has represented employers in administrative forums and federal and state courts with respect to employment and discrimination claims and has tried many cases to verdict in the state and federal courts. When he is not teaching, he spends his law practice time assisting business managers in identifying and solving business problems. He has received a number of teaching awards and is a frequent media commentator on issues in employment law and business ethics. Professor Fields received his bachelorrsquo;s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Kevin C. Fields
University of Southern California

Kevin Fields teaches business law and real estate law to USC Marshall's undergraduates as Associate Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics. Professor Fields is a practicing attorney specializing in business litigation and representing clients in business and real estate transactions. He has tried real estate, employment and real estate business cases in state and federal courts and administrative forums. He is also a licensed California broker. In 2012 he received Gamma Sigma Alpha's Professor of the Year Award. He is a co-author of Contemporary Real Estate Law, a real estate law textbook for undergraduate and graduate business schools scheduled for national release in 2013.

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