Handle Real Estate Closings with Skill and Efficiency
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Real estate closings are a maze of confusion that require a skilled attorney to successfully navigate. Ensuring proper timing of seemingly disparate elements is critical to ensure closings remain on track and don't lead to further issues down the road. This overview will provide you with the information you need to confidently orchestrate the real estate closing process from start to finish. You will obtain essential information on analyzing key transaction documents, resolving potentially devastating title defects, handling closing funds with efficiency and more. Take the confusion out of the real estate closing process - order today!
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This course has been approved by the Indiana Supreme Court Office of Admissions & Continuing Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 6.0 hours of distance education, which includes 1.0 hour of ethics. Newly admitted attorneys may receive up to 6.0 hours of new attorney CLE. No more than 18.0 hours of distance education CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period, and there is no carry over of excess distance education hours.
JEFFREY A. ABRAMS is a partner in the law firm of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, in the firm's real estate and environmental practice group. He represents banks and lending institutions, developers, landlords, tenants, builders, contractors and all types of business owners. Mr. Abrams has represented companies and lenders in documenting different types of transactions, including acquisition and development of land, shopping centers, office and industrial buildings, acquisition of businesses, development loans, construction loans, and leases for various property types. He is the author of several articles that have appeared in the Indianapolis Business Journal and has frequently spoken for the International Conference of Shopping Center Law, ICLEF, and National Business Institute. Mr. Abrams is a member of the Indianapolis and Indiana State bar associations, and the American College of Real Estate Attorneys (ACREL). He earned his B.S. degree from Miami University and J.D. degree, cum laude, from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
ALEASHA J. BOLING is an attorney with Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP, where she concentrates her practice in the areas of utility, real estate, business and municipal law. Ms. Boling has represented electric and telecom utilities before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and with respect to real estate, right-of-way, contracts, employment and other transactional matters. She also provides full-service support to corporate and municipal clients. Ms. Boling is a member of the NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association, the Indiana State Bar Association (Utility Law Section Council), the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Electric Cooperative Bar Association, the Energy Bar Association, the Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association and the International Municipal Lawyers Association. She earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Ball State University and J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
CRAIG D. DOYLE is the president of the Indianapolis law firm of Doyle & Foutty, P.C., where he practices in commercial civil litigation, particularly involving real estate matters. Mr. Doyle represents numerous title insurance companies, banks and mortgage companies, real estate developers and other business entities. He has written numerous publications involving real estate matters, title insurance issues, foreclosure actions and real estate development. Mr. Doyle has been a member of the Indiana Real Estate Commission. He also has been a member of the USFN, MBA, GIMBA, ILTA and ALTA. Mr. Doyle earned his B.A. degree from Indiana University and J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Indiana University School of Law.
JANET DAVIS HOCKER is the owner and managing attorney of Hocker & Associates LLC. She has practiced law for more than 26 years in the areas of real estate and title insurance. Her clientele has ranged from private individuals needing legal services to address certain life challenges to international casinos desiring real estate and title work for implementation of riverboat casinos along the river banks of Indiana. Ms. Hocker is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, The Indiana Land Title Association, American Land Title Association and is an agent for First American Title Insurance Company and WFG National Title. She is an Indiana and federal government contractor providing closing, escrow and title services to the city of Indianapolis, state of Indiana, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and United States Department of Agriculture. Ms. Hocker also represents a national lender in the states of Indiana and Pennsylvania, primarily in their Refinance Division. She operates and is general counsel for Hocker Title as a division of Hocker & Associates, LLC, which provides full title insurance, closing and settlement services. Ms. Hocker is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and is a licensed title insurance producer for Indiana and Florida. She earned her B.S. from Ball State University and J.D. degree from Valparaiso University School of Law.
MARGARET A. SKLENAR co-owns Metropolitan Title of Indiana LLC, and she has owned and operated several other title insurance and escrow offices throughout the state of Indiana. She earned her B.S. degree from Indiana State University and M.S. degree from Indiana State University. Ms. Sklenar also writes and teaches continuing education classes for realtors, as well as for the Indiana Department of Insurance. She is a member of the Fort Wayne Board of Realtors, the Northeast Indiana Board of Realtors, the Northeast Board of Realtors and the Kosciusko County Board of Realtors.
MARY A. SLADE is the Indiana State Underwriting Counsel for First American Title Insurance Company, providing underwriting analysis and support for commercial and residential transactions. She has seven years of experience in private practice in creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and real estate litigation and transactions. Ms. Slade has also served as a regional counsel in claims and underwriting for three national title insurance carriers in 16 states and the District of Columbia, as well as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Marion County, Indiana. She was a co-founder and the executive production editor for the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review. Ms. Slade has served three years as the education chair for the Indiana Land Title Association. Her programs on title insurance and real estate have been accredited for title insurance license or attorney license credit in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. She is a co-editor of the Indiana State Bar Association Probate, Property and Real Estate newsletter and the ILTA Real Estate Handbook. Ms. Slade is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and currently serves as the 2017-2018 section chair and 2018-2020 real estate chair for ISBA’s Probate Property and Real Estate Section. She earned her undergraduate degree from Butler University and her J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law.