About the Real Property Law Section

Leon T. Sawyko, Chair 2015-16 


Leon T. Sawyko - Real Property Law Chair

Leon T. Sawyko is the chair of the Real Property Law Section.

Sawyko is a member of Harris Beach PLLC and practices in the Commercial Real Estate Practice Group. He serves on the financial institutions, capital markets, real estate developers and health care providers industry teams, and is involved in all aspects of the purchase, sale and financing of property.

He has served on the executive committee of the State Bar’s Real Property Law Section and was co-chair of the Development, Real Estate Financing and Not-for-Profit Entities committees.  He obtained his undergraduate degree from St. John Fisher College and earned his law degree from Columbia University School of Law.

The following items will be helpful in navigating the Section and its goals.

The 2014-15 New York State Bar Association Annual Report is now available online. View a brief overview of the Real Property Law Section’s accomplishments, activities and events this past year. 

Mission Statement

Guidelines for Officers

Section Bylaws

Former Chairs of the Section

Executive Committee (roster)

The next meetings of the Executive Committee will be:

Friday, April 15, 2016

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
January 29, 2014

April 11, 2014

July 17, 2014

October 17, 2014

January 28, 2015

April 17, 2015

July 16, 2015

October 16, 2015

January 27, 2016

Committees of the Real Property Law Section