The Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) requires that residential tenants in the District of Columbia be given the opportunity to purchase their rental property before the property is sold to a third party.

Join us for breakfast and a lively discussion with our team of panelists about the requirements and complexities of the TOPA process and the differing perspectives and strategies of title insurers, developers, and tenant representatives to negotiate and navigate TOPA.

At the breakfast, our panelists will discuss:

  • District of Columbia regulatory and procedural requirements applicable to a TOPA transaction
  • A developer's perspective when buying/selling a project subject to TOPA requirements
  • Title conditions/requirements when insuring a TOPA purchase/sale deal
  • Tenant considerations and options when the rental property is offered for sale

Date & TIme

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM ET


Roger D. Winston, Partner
Ballard Spahr


Lauren Pair, Conversion and Sale Administrator
District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development

Asheel Shah, President, Multifamily Development

Elizabeth Ussery, Assistant Vice-President
and Underwriting and Closing Counsel
Fidelity National Title

Jay Forth, Tenant Association Representative
Housing Counseling Services

For more information, contact Jennifer D. Boehm at



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