Thorough title due diligence is key to protecting clients from stress, costs and potential legal liability after a real estate purchase and sale. Can you successfully spot encumbrances on the chain of title and other issues prior to closing? This guide will teach you how to conduct an effective title examination, review title commitments, read land surveys and more. Give your clients peace of mind - order today!
Session time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern
Presenter: Sean M. Burke
This course has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.50 hours of pre-recorded credit, of which 0.0 hour will also apply in the area of legal ethics or professionalism. Attorneys may earn a maximum of 8.0 credit hours annually using pre-recorded programs.
SEAN M. BURKE is president and managing director of McQuaide Blasko, a mid-sized firm with four locations in central Pennsylvania. He leads the firm’s mergers and acquisitions team, on which he often serves as the firm’s real estate attorney. Mr. Burke is a title agent. In that role, he examines title abstracts and commitments, works to clear exceptions, and issues policies upon the transaction’s settlement. He serves as title counsel to many lenders, examining the commitments and exceptions prepared by borrower’s attorneys and title agents. Mr. Burke also practices land use and zoning law. He has unique qualifications and expertise. He served on the Hollidaysburg Borough Planning Commission for several years before being elected to the Hollidaysburg Borough Council. As a result, he has dealt with land use issues like variances, non-conforming uses, and special exceptions, both as counsel to the developer and as a municipal officer. Mr. Burke earned his B.S. degree from St. Vincent College and his J.D. degree from Washington University.