Two Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin attorneys will be teaching courses for the upcoming American Bar Association Philadelphia Community Outreach Series. David M. Scolnic, a shareholder with Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin is co-chairing the Philadelphia series, which is entitled “The Real Estate Law You Wished You Learned in Law School – A Practitioner’s Course.” Scolnic will also teach a course on “Residential Agreements of Sale,” while Hangley Aronchick shareholder Yvonne Lee Clayton will teach a course on “Title Insurance, Survey, and Due Diligence.”

The Philadelphia Community Outreach Program is sponsored by the American Bar Association and aims to involve minority attorneys in bar associations and legal organizations. The program seeks to promote membership in minority bar associations while providing basic practical skills in real estate law. From March to September, one Monday each month will feature an hour-and-a-half session, taught by seasoned real estate attorneys, on a different aspect of real estate law. In addition to Scolnic’s and Clayton’s courses, topics will include residential closings and loans, foreclosures, office lease negotiation, ethics in real estate, and Philadelphia zoning basics.

Members of sponsoring local minority bar associations can sign up for the full course for only $90. An individual who completes the course will earn 9.0 substantive credits and 1.5 ethics credits.

A shareholder in the firm’s Real Estate Practice, Scolnic helps clients realize their goals in acquiring, developing, constructing, financing, investing, leasing, and managing large and small projects and portfolios. In addition to representing traditional players in the real estate market—developers, investors, lenders, and brokers—he represents prominent companies that do not consider themselves to be in the real estate business but nonetheless have substantial ongoing real estate needs. In his corporate practice, Scolnic represents clients in significant contracts of numerous types, including the purchase and sale of companies; asset-based, secured, unsecured, and less conventional financing; contracts for the purchase, sale, and transportation of goods; and a vast array of other business transactions and contracts. Scolnic earned his law degree from New York University School of Law in 1986, and his Master of City Planning (1983) and undergraduate degree (1982, cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Clayton, a shareholder in the Real Estate Practice, concentrates her practice in the acquisition, financing, and transfer of commercial properties; the leasing of commercial and office properties; and the development of commercial and office buildings. She has been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as an Up-and-Comer in the field of Real Estate, and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine named her a top attorney in 2005, 2007, and 2008. She currently serves as Treasurer of the firm’s Board of Directors and practices in the Philadelphia and New Jersey offices. Clayton graduated in 1992 from Columbia University School of Law, where she was Articles Editor for the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts. She received her BA, cum laude with Distinction in the major, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989.