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Top 8 Title Defects - Cured.

Audio CD + Course Book

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May, 2018

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From Event: Top 8 Title Defects - Cured., held May 2018.

Program Description

In preparation for this practical, nuts and bolts instruction, veteran title practitioners across the nation were asked what they consider the top defects they've had to resolve over the last few years. The responses were compiled and now experienced faculty is ready to take you through the list of problems most often encountered and increasingly litigated. They'll provide you with best practices for curing each one, complete with real-life scenarios and examples. Collect years of experience in resolving defects in one briefing. Order today!

Course Content

8. Break in Chain of Title

7. Mortgage-Related Defects

6. Foreclosure Issues

5. Easements/Encroachments/Setback Issues

4. Legal Description Errors

3. Estate Issues

2. Judgments and Liens

1. Unpaid Taxes


Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State Credit Approval Expiration
CLE 6.00 IL 05/07/2020
CLE 6.00 KS 05/07/2019
CLE 6.00 MO 05/08/2020

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

#8 - Break in Chain of Title
9:00 - 9:45, Renee Howell

  • Missing Documents
  • Name Variances of the Grantor/Grantee
  • Inclusion of all Proper Parties on Documents

#7 - Mortgage-Related Defects
9:45 - 10:30, Renee Howell

  • Improper or No Discharges of Prior Mortgages
  • Lack of Proper Assignments of the Existing Mortgage
  • Gap Mortgage With a Balance
  • Releasing Mortgages From Lenders Who Don't Exist Anymore
  • Having Possession of Adjoining Property Without a Deed

#6 - Foreclosure Issues
10:45 - 11:30, Renee Howell

  • Defective Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Failure to Notify or Serve all Necessary Parties

#5 - Easements/Encroachments/Setback Issues
12:30 - 1:15, John T. Coghlan

  • Access of the Premises (Common Driveways, Private Roads, Partial Interests to Recreational Land, etc.)
  • Indefinite and Unclear Easements
  • Encroachments of a Significant Nature
  • Violation of Setback Requirements
  • CC&Rs and Equitable Servitudes
  • Waterfront Issues Related to Reliction and Accretion
  • Railroad and Mineral Rights

#4 - Legal Description Errors
1:15 - 2:00, John T. Coghlan

  • Incorrect or Incomplete Legal Description
  • Discrepancies Between Legal Description in Mortgage and Legal Description as Assessed by the City/Village/Township

#3 - Estate Issues
2:00 - 2:45, Jerome E. Brant

  • Missing Estate or Heir Information in the Chain of Title
  • Dower or Homestead Issues (Missing Marital Status, Missing Homestead Language, etc.)
  • Unprobated Estate Interests
  • Powers of Attorney - Improper Execution of "Fresh" POA or Defective "Old" POA
  • Life Estates Reserved

#2 - Judgments and Liens
3:00 - 3:45, Jerome E. Brant

  • Unsatisfied Judgment Liens Which Have or Haven't Been Paid Off
  • Failure to Obtain Releases of Mechanics' Liens
  • Springing Liens or Claimed Interests in Property
  • Lis Pendens

#1 - Unpaid Taxes
3:45 - 4:30, Jerome E. Brant

JEROME E. BRANT is the managing partner of the Liberty law firm of Withers, Brant, Igoe & Mullennix, P.C., where he practices in the areas of probate, business and real estate litigation. He is a member of Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Clay County Bar Association (past president), the Lawyers Association of Kansas City and The Missouri Bar (past member, Board of Governors). Mr. Brant was twice the recipient of The Missouri Bar's President’s Award in 1996 and 2005. He is a past chair of the Clay County Economic Development Council. Mr. Brant earned his B.A. degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia; and his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

JOHN T. COGHLAN is of counsel in the Kansas City office of Kutak Rock, LLP. He works in the areas of creditors’ rights, commercial real estate transactions, Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, and regularly defends insureds and underwriters in title insurance litigation. His practice also includes working with banks and other financial institutions in Kansas and Missouri. His overall practice and experience includes handling various aspects of Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases; general corporate and title insurance regulatory work; commercial loan workouts, restructuring, receivership cases and foreclosures; title insurance litigation in connection with insured lenders and owners under their title insurance policies and title insurance underwriters and title insurance agencies on claims against them; and handling regulatory issues and matters that arise for banks and other financial institutions. Mr. Coghlan routinely speaks throughout the United States on bankruptcy issues, title insurance, loan workout and loan restructuring, foreclosures, and various real estate topics. He also authored a chapter for the American Land Title Association on bankruptcy issues in real estate and other trades journals in real estate. He has handled real estate cases, title insurance cases, and bankruptcy cases both locally and nationally. Additionally, Mr. Coghlan has extensive experience in real estate transactions, with projects including sales, acquisitions, lending, and development for land development projects. Representative matters also include underground mining transactions. His work involves expertise with community development districts (CIDs) and neighborhood improvement districts (NIDs), as well as assisting clients with land development matters and zoning issues to develop mixed-use and residential property.

RENEE HOWELL is a senior attorney at Southlaw P.C. She currently supervises the Title Resolution and Post Sale Departments in the Overland Park corporate office. Ms. Howell’s practice area focuses on representing lenders in regard to resolving title defects quickly and efficiently in order to avoid litigation whenever possible. She ensures that the post sale process after foreclosure is a smooth transition for the lender, whether the context is a conventional loan or a conveyance to HUD. In addition to these items, Ms. Howell also assists lenders in facilitating alternatives to foreclosure through deed in lieu measures. She is currently admitted to practice law in Kansas and Missouri. She obtained her B.S. degree in criminology/sociology from Kansas State University in 2000. She obtained her law degree from Washburn University in 2003.

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Continuing Legal Education

IL CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
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