How do different defects and encumbrances affect title? How do you uncover them - and how do you remedy them? Our faculty will answer these questions and more with insights gleaned from years of real-world experience. Round out your title instruction with this practical program - register today!
Understand the mechanics of searching a chain of title.
Find out what you should be looking for when reviewing a title commitment.
Learn how to read and understand land surveys.
Discover the best cures for different types of title defects.
Find out how to use a quiet title action to yield clear title.
This course is part of the Real Property Law: Mini Title Series for Attorneys series.
James F. Freeman III is an attorney with Swanson Bernard, LLC, where he practices in the areas of construction, land use, church, commercial litigation, business, contract, employment, probate litigation, appellate practice, transportation and corporate law. He is admitted to practice in Kansas, Missouri, and before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the districts of Missouri and Kansas. Mr. Freeman is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan, Kansas and American bar associations; as well as The Missouri Bar. He earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Norman R. Newman is senior counsel in the Indianapolis office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, practicing within the firm's real estate practice group. Mr. Newman is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He earned his J.D. degree, with distinction, from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and is now an adjunct professor there.
Minturn Wright is a founding partner with Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP, in Alexandria, Virginia, where he primarily represents clients in real estate transactions and litigation matters. His two-plus decades of experience as a lawyer have been almost equally divided between real estate transfers and other transactions and litigation (principally real estate, tax appeals and tax sales, civil rights, and insurance defense). Mr. Wright has had experience dealing with environmental issues, business entities (corporations, limited liability companies, and the like), and patent/trademark issues, particularly licensing. He earned his B.S. degree from Yale University and his J.D., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California. Mr. Wright is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and California.
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