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"Real Estate Closings from Start to Finish" is an accredited program under the regulations of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. It is planned that this program will provide a maximum of 6.0 hours of unmoderated activity credit toward the mandatory continuing legal education requirements under the Iowa rule, including 1.0 hour of ethics unmoderated activity credit. No more than 6.0 hours of unmoderated activity CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
JOHN F. FATINO is an attorney with Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C. He is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry. In addition to advising clients and litigating construction and surety matters, Mr. Fatino is the coauthor of several articles on those topics. He also authors the Iowa chapter on Iowa lien laws in the Manual of Credit and Commercial Law, published by the National Association of Credit Management. Mr. Fatino is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Minnesota. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Iowa, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth circuits, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Fatino received his B.A degree, cum laude, from Concordia College and his J.D. degree from Drake University Law School.
SUSAN M. HESS is a shareholder with Hammer Law Firm, PLC, where she practices in personal injury, business and corporate law, criminal defense, insurance, real property, and estates. Ms. Hess is a member of the Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys (District 1 representative), the Iowa Defense Counsel Association (editor - Defense Update), the American Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association (Professionalism Committee), Dubuque County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and the Jo Daviess County Bar Association. Ms. Hess received her B.A. degree from Loras College and her J.D. degree from University of Iowa College Of Law.
JOHN J. SCIESZINSKI is a sole practitioner at Scieszinski Law Office, in Des Moines, Iowa, where he practices in the areas of bankruptcy, creditor/debtor, real estate, business law and probate. Mr. Scieszinski earned his B.A. degree from the University of Iowa and his J.D. degree from Creighton University. He also has an Iowa state teaching certificate. He is a frequent speaker for various business and professional groups, as well as local area colleges and continuing education programs. Mr. Scieszinski was an adjunct professor at Des Moines Area Community College, where he taught constitutional law, criminal law and ethics. He is a member of the National, Polk County, Federal, American, Nebraska State and Iowa State bar associations; and is licensed to practice in Iowa and Nebraska (inactive).