Smoothly Sail Through the Contract, Due Diligence, and Financing Period
A prospective buyer or seller comes to you in need of counsel - do you have the knowledge you need to protect their interests and guide them through the process? This program will reveal all the steps you need to take before closing day. From initial contract negotiations to due diligence, insurance, financing, appraisals, and more, get practical insights for navigating the contract period with confidence. Register today!
Zero in on key purchase and sale agreement provisions for buyers and sellers.
Learn the purposes of different real estate loan documents and what you need to watch for.
Follow along with checklists to ensure comprehensive due diligence.
Discover how to review title insurance commitments and land survey reports.
The Purchase and Sale Contract (With Sample Contract and Checklist)
Financing and Appraisals
Disclosures and Due Diligence: A Checklist Guide
Title and Survey: The Nuts and Bolts
Title Objection Letters and How to Clear Title Issues
William F Hoffmeyer is CEO and founder of the law firm of Hoffmeyer & Semmelman LLC, concentrating his practice on real estate and zoning law, corporate law, estate planning and probate law, and elder law. He also acts as an expert witness throughout Pennsylvania on matters pertaining to real estate law, including attorney and title insurance agent malpractice. Mr. Hoffmeyer has spoken for various organizations on real estate law and the unauthorized practice of law. He wrote The Abstracters Bible, Contracts of Sale for Real Estate and How to Plot a Deed and Settlement Procedures Manual. Mr. Hoffmeyer is a member of the York County (former chairman, Continuing Legal Education Committee; current chairman, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee), Pennsylvania (chairman and co-chairman, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee; past chairman, Mechanics' Lien Law Committee and Marketable Title Committee of the Real Property Section) and American bar associations; and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He is only the sixth recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Pennsylvania Bar Medal recognizing his endeavors in the fight against the unauthorized practice of law and was listed and recognized as Lawyer of Distinction in the New York Times. Mr. Hoffmeyer earned his A.B. degree from Franklin and Marshall College and his J.D. degree from The Dickinson School of Law.
John T Lotardo aka the TITLEMANaka 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.
Jack R Luellen is a principal of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, PC, and the location chair of the Denver office, where his practice is primarily dedicated to oil and gas law, with a particular emphasis on litigation. Mr. Luellen earned his B.S. degree, with distinction, from Colorado State University; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. Mr. Luellen is admitted to practice in California, Colorado, Utah, and North Dakota. He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and Energy Mineral Law Foundation.
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