Live Seminar

Title Law From Start to Finish



Wednesday, June 06, 2018


9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Hilton Garden Inn North Little Rock

4100 Glover Lane

North Little Rock, AR 72117


$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • AR CLE - 6.00

Program Description

Confidently Work Through Common Problems

Do you understand the intricacies of real estate closings but feel left out of the loop when title becomes involved in the transaction? Are you able to resolve common title problems and utilize title insurance to your client's full advantage? Don't just rely on other professionals' due diligence; learn to use insurance and other cures to protect against title defects found with comprehensive title searches. This course will teach you the fundamentals of real estate title from examination to litigation. Register today!

  • Conduct thorough and accurate title searches by utilizing court decrees, mortgage foreclosures and probate documents.
  • Take the necessary steps to cure defects in the title so you can keep the transaction flowing.
  • Avoid ethical dilemmas such as conflicts of interest during real estate transactions.
  • Confidently draft closing letters that protect the buyer from title insurance claims.
  • Learn how to effectively file and defend title insurance claims.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for:

  • Attorneys
  • Title Insurance Agents
  • Title and Abstract Professionals
  • Paralegals
  • Lenders

Course Content

  • Title Search and Examination Fundamentals
  • Best Practices for Curing Title Problems
  • The Title Insurance Commitment and Closing Letters
  • Overview of Title Insurance Claims and Litigation
  • Ethics

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 *

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  • Title Search and Examination Fundamentals
    9:00 - 10:15, Chris Stevens
    • An Overview of Tenancy
    • Forms, Practice Pointers and Procedures
    • Probate Court and Heirs
    • Short Sale Transactions
    • How to Read Surveys, Descriptions and Plats
    • Open Mortgages, Trust Deeds, Judgments and Other Liens
    • CC&R's, Utility Easements, Other Easements and General Servitudes
    • Property Taxes and Other Public or Private Assessments
  • Best Practices for Curing Title Problems
    10:30 - 11:45, J.P. Sellers
    • Litigation Solutions
    • Non-Litigation Solutions
    • Boundary Line Adjustments
    • Quiet Title Actions
    • Declaratory Judgment
    • Quitclaim Deed
    • Party Wall and Other Party Agreements
    • Monetary Settlement and Escrow Agreements
  • The Title Insurance Commitment and Closing Letters
    12:45 - 2:00, Drew Benham
    • Owner's Title Policy
    • Mortgagees and Lender's Title Policy
    • Schedule A, B-1 and B-2
    • Gap Coverage
    • Opinion Letters
  • Overview of Title Insurance Claims and Litigation
    2:15 - 3:30, Don A. Eilbott
    • How to Submit a Claim
    • Ways to Deny a Claim
    • Steps to Follow When Trying the Lawsuit
    • Current Development in Title Insurance Litigation
  • Ethics
    3:30 - 4:30, J.P. Sellers
    • Duties of Competence and Diligence
    • Conflicts of Interest
    • Disclosure of Defects in Property
    • Liability in Title Examination for Attorneys and Examiners
    • Attorneys' Fees

DREW BENHAM is an attorney with the Davidson Law Firm, where her main areas of practice are commercial real estate transactions and litigation, estate planning and probate, and business law. She is licensed to practice in the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas district courts. She is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association. Ms. Benham earned her B.A. degree from Hendrix College and graduated with high honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where she served as notes and comments editor of the UALR Law Review.

DON A. EILBOTT is a sole practitioner in Little Rock, Arkansas, where his main areas of practice are title insurance defense, real estate law, insurance defense law, and business litigation. He is a member of the Jefferson County, Pulaski County and Arkansas bar associations. Mr. Eilbott is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has represented title insurance underwriters, title insurance agents and has handled title insurance claims in excess of 30 years. Mr. Eilbott's previous experience includes management positions in title insurance, finance and bonding. He earned his B.S. degree, with honors, and his J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

J.P. SELLERS is a senior attorney with Mackie Wolf Zientz & Mann, P.C., in their Little Rock, Arkansas office. His practice focuses on creditors’ rights in foreclosure, eviction and asset recovery actions. Mr. Sellers is a frequent speaker and panelist at mortgage banking conferences and continuing legal education seminars on the topics of foreclosure and real estate title. He is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, the Debtor-Creditor Bar of Central Arkansas, and the Tennessee Bar Association. Mr. Sellers earned his B.A. degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and his J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law.

CHRIS STEVENS is an attorney with Fuqua Campbell, P.A., where he practices in the areas of civil rights defense, commercial law and real estate law. Mr. Stevens is a member of the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, and the Pulaski County Bar Association. He received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville and his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Hendrix College.

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Phone: 866-240-1890


Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

AR CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor in the state of Arkansas. This program is approved for 6.0 hours of continuing legal education credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics, consistent with the rules and regulations of the Arkansas Supreme Court of Professional Programs.

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