Contracts, Financing, Title, Remote Online Notarization and More!
New technologies, COVID-19, the recession, and other developments mean that real estate transactions have been changing at rapid pace. Are you keeping up with it all? This program will show you significant changes and best practices you should be implementing for the new year. From contracts to cybersecurity issues, get the guidance you need to represent clients with competence and confidence. Register today!
Explore contract drafting lessons that 2020 has taught us.
Know what to expect from real estate financing and loan documents going forward.
Review current best practices for title searches, insurance, and defect resolution.
Familiarize yourself with remote online notarization, electronic notarization, and their legal issues.
Protect clients from cybersecurity issues, wire fraud, and other technology dangers.
Assist clients with short sales, foreclosures, and other issues as economic financial stress spills into real estate.
Real Estate Contracts and Leases 2022
Financing and Loan Agreements
Handling Title Issues
Remote and Electronic Notarizations - What You Must Know
WILLIAM J. AMANN is a partner with Braucher & Amann, PLLC, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, and real estate and commercial litigation. Mr. Amann regularly represents national and regional creditors in bankruptcy courts and the state courts in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He has recently been admitted to the Southern District Federal Court for New York representing a Massachusetts business in a contract dispute. Prior to joining the firm, he served as legal counsel to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for the District of New Hampshire. In addition, he has considerable experience in the areas of commercial turnarounds, debt restructuring, equitable subordination, debt re-characterization, asset sales, title insurance, real estate conveyancing, land use, receiverships, premises liability, employment law, evictions and probate administration. Mr. Amann served on the Board of Directors for the City of Manchester's Public Library Literacy Fund for two years, starting in 2009. He is an editor for the American Bankruptcy Institute and is an annual editor for the New Hampshire Bar Association's Supreme Court At-a-Glance article series and regularly speaks before professional and trade groups on the topics of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and real estate. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Amann was employed by Fidelity Investments as a trade resolution specialist, by Ford Motor Credit Company as an account executive and branch legal liaison and he is a former police officer. He earned his B.A. degree from Saint Anselm College and his J.D. degree from Massachusetts School of Law.
MARK HAZELBAKER is an attorney with Kasieta Legal Group, LLC. He continues to emphasize representation of local governments, small businesses, and litigation. Mr. Hazelbaker began his career as legal counsel of the Wisconsin Counties Association. He served as personnel director/corporation counsel, and later as administrative coordinator for Manitowoc County. Mr. Hazelbaker has been in private practice since 1992, first with downtown Madison law firms, and then in his own firm since 1999. He has lectured many times on labor and employment law, land use law, and municipal law for various business and professional groups. Mr. Hazelbaker has also published law reviews and other articles. He is a member of the Dane County Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin (Litigation and Labor and Employment and Government Lawyers Division sections). Mr. Hazelbaker earned his B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin and his J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
JOHN T. LOTARDO aka the TITLEMAN™ is Senior Vice President, Director of Operations, and National Commercial Counsel for Commonwealth Land Title Company. He is the former senior underwriter and state counsel for First American Title Insurance Company in Arizona and Nevada. Previously, Mr. Lotardo was senior vice president and general counsel for Stewart Title & Trust of Phoenix Inc., as well as state underwriting and claims counsel for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. As a licensed attorney, his practice entails all aspects of real estate, title/escrow and corporate operations. Mr. Lotardo earned his B.A. degree, with honors and academic distinction, from C.W. Post, Long Island University and his J.D. degree from Arizona State University. He is a frequent speaker, instructor, retained expert, and guest commentator. Being past president of the Land Title Association of Arizona, Mr. Lotardo has been a member of many real estate organizations, including holding the position of president for the Arizona Trustee Association, as well as being an active member of the State Bar of Arizona; the Arizona State Escrow Association; and bankruptcy, lending, foreclosure, legislative, judiciary and corporate organizations locally and nationwide. He recently completed his tenure on the Arizona Association of Realtors' Residential Contract Revision Workgroup and served on the Education Advisory Committee for the Arizona Department of Real Estate. Mr. Lotardo is the author of numerous articles and columns including the popular Ask the TITLEMAN™, which is in print throughout the United States. He also has been a guest commentator on talk radio for KFNX 1100 and KFNN 1510. Mr. Lotardo had been the editor for the Real Property Journal for the State Bar of Arizona for a number of years. He has been selected as a Who's Who in the legal community as part of The Business Journal's Leading Lawyers Program. Currently, he is the President of the Real Estate Advisory Board to the Maricopa County Recorder.
DAVID A. WEISSMANN is the founder of the law firm of Weissmann Zucker Euster Morochnik & Garber P.C., where he practices in the areas of commercial real estate, secured lending, corporate, and business law. Mr. Weissmann is the former chairman of the eCLE Committee for Real Property and Probate Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Weissmann also wrote Construction Lending, ABA Real Property & Probate; and Removing Restrictive Covenants as Burdens to a Disaster Response, ABA Real Property & Probate. He earned his B.A. degree, with distinction and Echols Scholar, from the University of Virginia; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia, where he served on the Law Review and was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for constitutional law.
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