Live Seminar

Top 8 Title Defects - Cured.



Tuesday, May 08, 2018


9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Holiday Inn KCI Airport & KCI Expo Center

11728 N Ambassador Drive

Kansas City, MO 64153


$349 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • IL CLE - 6.00
  • KS CLE - 7.00
  • MO CLE - 7.20


  • Insurance - 7.00
  • IACET - 0.60

Program Description

Collect Years of Title Experience in One Day

In preparation for this practical, nuts and bolts course, 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 in an engaging presentation of real-life scenarios and examples. Collect years of experience in resolving defects in one full-day course. Register today!

  • Learn best practices for curing the most common defects that attorneys are encountering today, so you can ensure a clear title.
  • Prevent real estate transactions from falling through because of a break in the chain of title, legal description errors or unreleased secured loans.
  • Find out how experienced practitioners are curing access, easement and encroachment problems.
  • Obtain releases for judgment liens, mechanics' liens and other claimed interests attached to real property.
  • Discover how to resolve a defective mortgage foreclosure and how to release mortgages from lenders who don't exist anymore.
  • Confidently satisfy missed tax liens or redeem unpaid taxes bought by tax purchasers.
  • Don't let missing information in the title stall probate procedures upon the property owner's death.
  • Ensure it's possible to obtain title insurance coverage against any remaining problems.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level course provides practical information on the most often encountered defects for:

  • Attorneys
  • Real Estate Professionals
  • Title Professionals
  • Settlement Agents
  • Closers
  • Underwriters
  • Paralegals

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
CLE 6.00 -  IL
CLE 7.00 -  KS
CLE 7.20 -  MO

Insurance – Insurance: 7.00 *

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60

* 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.

Please refer to Continuing Education Credit FAQ for general information about seeking credit for your participation in one of our continuing education programs.

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Phone: 866-240-1890


Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

IL CLE: 6.00
This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 6.0 hours of CLE credit.

KS CLE: 7.00
Approved by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 7.0 hours of continuing legal education credit, which includes 0.0 hour of ethics and professionalism credit.

MO CLE: 7.20
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with Missouri Minimum Continuing Legal Education. This program qualifies for 7.2 hours of CLE credit, which includes 0.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or malpractice prevention credit.


MO INS: 7.00 Includes - Title: 7.00
Approved for 7.0 hours of credit by the Missouri Department of Insurance. Category(ies): Title.

International Association for Continuing Education Training

N IACET: 0.60
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)

Upon completion of this course, attendee will be able to: 1. Explain how to resolve break in chain of title issues. 2. Describe how to handle rights of third parties. 3. Identify mortgage-related defects. 4. State methods for resolving easement issues. 5. Describe common legal description errors. 6. Explain how to resolve defective mortgage foreclosures. 7. Explain how to prevent missing information in the title from stalling probate procedures. 8. List common types of real estate liens. 9. State how to deal with unpaid taxes. 10. Restate how to handle fraud and forgery issues.

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