Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development


September 26 & 27, 2024

The Boca Raton
501 East Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432

The 49th Institute will cover the latest on key topics for attorneys and professionals involved in condominiums, homeowners and community association law and development, including the latest Surfside legislation.


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  • About the Institute

    Founding Director - Ralph E. Boyer

    Ralph E. BoyerIn the 1970s, the sales of condominiums and similar property interests became a large and growing part of the housing market and at that time legislation and judicial and administrative decisions at the state and federal levels kept condo laws in a state of constant change. Hence, Ralph E. Boyer, who was a professor of law at the University of Miami, established its Condominium and Cluster Housing Institute in 1976 to provide a review of the current state of the law and identify issues facing the industry, government, and consumer.

    Boyer taught at Miami Law from 1951-85 primarily in the area of Property and wrote numerous books and articles on property law, including the original treatise, Florida Real Estate Transactions. In 1988, the Institute expanded and became formally known as the First Institute on Real Property Law and Thirteenth Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments. Read article from Miami Law's 1976 Barrister Magazine on the first institute.

    Current Director - William P. Sklar

    William SklarWilliam P. Sklar, J.D. '80, co-directed the First Institute on Real Property Law with then Professor Emeritus Boyer in 1996. It was coined The Boyer Institute on Condo and Cluster Development. Sklar has been Director of the Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development since 1990. At Miami Law, Sklar studied under his mentor, Ralph E. Boyer, and Miami Law’s real estate program drew Sklar in, so much so, that he co-founded Miami Law's LL.M program in Real Property Development with Boyer.

    Today Sklar is the Director of the Institute and is a leader in the real estate industry, specializing in law practice areas including representation of developers and lenders in a broad range of planning, drafting and development of residential, commercial, and complex mixed-use condominiums and planned developments. His expertise was recognized when he was appointed in July 2021, in the wake of the Surfside collapse, to chair the Florida Bar's Condominium Law and Policy on Life Safety Task Force. Read 2016 article, "William Sklar: Real Estate Industry Leader and Trailblazer in Boyer Institute and Graduate Law Program."

  • CLE & Certification Credits

    PENDING: Florida Bar CLE: 18.0 general credits, including 1.0 in ethics, 1.0 in professionalism, and 1.0 in technology.

    18.0 Certification Credits: in Real Estate and Condominium & Planned Land Development Law.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsorship opportunities are available at several levels. Click here for the full list. For more information, contact events@law.miami.edu.

  • 2024 Hotel Information

    The Boca Raton
    501 East Camino Real
    Boca Raton, FL 33432
    Discount room rate of $329 a night


2024 Conference Program*

Thursday, September 26

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Friday, September 27

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