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Title Insurance and Surveys

Title Insurance and Surveys

Mission

As a committee within the Commercial Transactions Group, 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

Joint Committees Program Prosposal

September 29, 2016
Title Insurance and Survey Committee, and Purchase and Sale Committee, will submit a joint proposal for a program titled "Title Insurance and Survey Issues in Purchase and Sale Agreements", for the 2017 Spring Symposia, April 19-23 in Denver, CO. Proposals are due Oct. 28, 2016. Suggestions, speakers, &/or comments are invited to the persons listed below.
Title Insurance and Surveys Committee
William A. Just, Chair, Just Title, LLC wajust@att.net                
Joanne Darcy Crum, Vice-Chair, Lemery, Greisler, LLC jdcrum@hotmail.com        
Alvin C. Miester, III, Vice-Chair, Sher Garner, LLC amiester@shergarner.com
Purchase and Sale Committee
Eric D. Lemont, Chair, Sullivan & Worcester, LLP elemont@sandw.com        
Louise C. Adamson, Vice-Chair, Perkins, Coie LAdamson@perkinscoie.com


Prior Programs:

02/17/2016 ABA RPTE Live e-CLE Program: Recent Revisions to American Land Title Association-National Society of Professional Surveyors (ALTA-NSPS) Minimum Standards, and a Discussion of Survey-Related Endorsements.

Commercial Development Team: (Pt.1) Working with the Surveyor and Site Engineer. ABA RPTE Live e-CLE Program 01/07/2015; 04/30/2015 Panel discussion at the 2015 Spring Symposia, Washington, DC.

 
Section Events

    Tax Traps for the Unwary in Annuity Planning

    08/22/2017-08/22/2017

    Annuities are often part of clients portfolios. They can be very complex products or very simple. The tax treatment of annuities can vary depending on the type of annuity and whether it is owned in an IRA or qualified plan. Not understanding annuities or how an annuity will be taxed can lead to disastrous ...

    Navigating Title Insurance and Survey Issues in Purchase and Sale Agreements

    08/23/2017-08/23/2017

    During this program our experts will cover a variety of issues pertaining to title insurance and surveys. They include: Fundamental issues importance of title insurance and survey to the transaction, mechanics and time frames for title objections, conditions to closing, and closing documentations ...

    Model Rules of Professional Responsibility: Adopted Model Rules - Where Do We Go from Here?

    09/26/2017-09/26/2017

    The ABA House of Delegates has approved Resolution 109 to amend Model Rule 8.4 to bring into the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct an anti-harassment and antidiscrimination provision. The amendment has engendered a significant amount of comment and controversy. In addition, the ABA adopted Resolution ...

LISTSERV Communication

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RPTE-TITLEINSURANCE@mail.americanbar.org

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Leadership

Chair:

Just, William
Message From The Chair

Vice-Chairs:

Crum, Joanne
Miester, Alvin

Committee Roster  

Modified by William Just on September 29, 2016

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