Houston, TX: Owners Exposure for Premises Liability and Nuisance

Sep 21, 2018 08:30am -
Sep 21, 2018 09:30am

Event Description


The South Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs presents:


Owners Exposure for Premises Liability and Nuisance  


Presented by: 

C. Elaine Howard


Program Description

Ms. Howard is a trial attorney with an emphasis in real estate litigation, and will examine two sources of exposure for property owners, managers or tenants - premises liability and nuisance.  Ms. Howard will discuss current trends in premises liability and give tips to minimize the risks of exposure.  She will also address nuisance law, which is an area that is becoming increasingly active as a way to address unwanted developments in a city without zoning.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand sources of potential exposure for clients who own, manage or lease property;
  • Learn the red flags when a client may be increasing its exposure to premises liability or nuisance claims; and
  • Assist clients in evaluating the risks of development or changes in the use of property, particularly when that development may be out of character for the neighborhood.


Date & Time                                                                    

Friday, September 21, 2018                                                                

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (Breakfast Provided)   



FCA Offices, 791 Town & Country, Suite 250,  Houston, TX



NASBA-approved for 1.0 CPE credit in Business Law; State Bar of Texas approved for 1.0 MCLE credit 


Free Admission

Admission is FREE for all business professionals. For information on the cancelation policy please call 888-ATTY-CPA ext. 2.

About the Presenter


Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, C. Elaine Howard is a trial attorney focusing on commercial litigation, real estate disputes, and employment law. Ms. Howard distinguishes herself by partnering with clients to determine litigation goals up front, to re-evaluate those goals as the litigation progresses, and to advise, inform, and counsel clients to obtain those goals. Ms. Howard frequently becomes involved in disputes at the pre-litigation stage, advising clients on economical workout strategies to resolve the issue, as well as reduce time and expense. Ms. Howard has significant first chair trial, as well as appellate, expertise.


Her broad based litigation practice allows her to understand the client's business and practices in a wide range of industries. In commercial litigation, she has handled numerous cases involving lending practices, disputes over multi-million dollar notes, contract disputes, securities fraud, and insurance regulation including the representation of credit unions and commercial banks in a wide variety of matters. In the real estate context, she has handled landlord/tenant disputes, title claims, lien priority disputes, adverse possession, construction litigation, Fair Housing Act violations, easements, foreclosure on real and personal property, and disputes arising out of the acquisition of real property. In the employment context, she has handled claims involving race, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, and disability discrimination and harassment. She has handled matters involving the FLSA, advising clients on its application, representing them in suits over wages, and in retaliation claims. She has been involved in numerous cases involving workers' compensation retaliation, covenants not to compete, defamation, and breach of employment agreements. Ms. Howard advises her clients in risk avoidance, by reviewing and preparing employment policies, and advising on personnel decisions, such as employee leave, discipline, wages, and termination. She conducts work place investigations and conducts employee training in anti-discrimination, sensitivity and diversity.

Additional Information


Delivery Method: Group-Live

Program Level: Update

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None
Who Should Attend? Attorneys, CPAs, Business Professionals


AAA-CPA continuing education programs are designed to meet the needs of Attorneys and CPAs and to qualify for credit both as CPE and CLE. Of course, the decisions of various state authorities determine the actual credit granted. There are no prerequisites or advance preparation requirements for this course. 

The American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Inc. (AAA-CPA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasba.org



Event Type:Chapter Meeting
Early registration ends on Apr 11, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Apr 12, 2018 and ends on Sep 20, 2018.
Late registration starts on Sep 21, 2018.