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Title Insurance and Surveys

Title Insurance and Surveys

Mission

This committee provides education on title insurance matters as well as current information and scholarship on new developments in title insurance, title insurance forms, endorsements and closing practice. This committee also addresses legal issues and standards relative to real estate surveys. The committee serves as liaison between the providers and consumers of title insurance and related services.

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Free Webinar

April 8, 2015
The Professors’ Corner is sponsoring a free title insurance webinar.


Sponsored by the Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group, ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
12:30 p.m. Eastern/11:30 a.m. Central/9:30 a.m. Pacific

Title Insurance Developments

Professor Joyce Palomar, Kenneth E. McAfee Chair in Law
          University of Oklahoma
Professor Barlow Burke, John S. Myers and Alvina Reckman Myers Scholar
          American University, Washington College of Law

Join us on April 8 for a discussion of recent developments in title insurance, featuring the country’s two leading academic voices on the law of title insurance.

Prof. Joyce Palomar, the author of Title Insurance Law (Thomson Reuters), will discuss the effect of a full credit bid or failure to pursue a deficiency judgment on a mortgage lender’s title insurance coverage. Her remarks will discuss the full credit bid rule, whether the rule should apply to title insurance policies, and whether a full credit bid prevents the lender from recovering on a Closing Protection Letter.

Prof. Barlow Burke, the author of The Law of Title Insurance (Aspen Law & Business), will discuss the “in for one, in for all” rule (the rule that commercial liability insurers assume a broad duty to defend their policyholders and, if an insurer has a duty to defend one of the underlying counts in a complaint, the insurer must also defend the remaining counts), and recent judicial inroads on the rule in the context of title insurance coverage.

Register for this FREE TITLE INSURANCE program at http://ambar.org/professorscorner and join us on Wednesday, April 8!


 
Section Events

    Commercial Real Estate Zoning and Land Use

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    The panelists will discuss and explain the most common zoning tools jurisdictions use to regulate land use in their respective communities and how lawyers can work with those tools to achieve clients' goals. Topics will include: * Foundation of zoning and land use policy* A review of the common zoning ...

    The IRS T&E Attack List and How to Defend Against It

    06/02/2015-06/02/2015

    Gift and estate tax returns continue to be closely examined by the IRS. What topics are the IRS most commonly raising in audit? Find an overview of these important issues in this program. Topics our panelists will cover include: Indirect gifts Step transactions Annual ...

    Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements – Don’t Forget to Cover These Points!

    06/03/2015-06/03/2015

    Certain issues in the negotiation of commercial real estate purchase and sale agreements tend to be overlooked. Although not gotcha issues, they merit careful review and focus. This program, for both new and seasoned practitioners, will review selected issues that repeatedly arise in the purchase and ...

LISTSERV Communication

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Leadership

Chair:

Toner, Sara
Message From The Chair

Vice-Chairs:

Crum, Joanne
Just, William

Committee Roster  

Modified by Sara Toner on April 7, 2015

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