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Current Issues in Real Estate Title and Title Insurance

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Length: 90 minutes

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration for Session Only: $199.00

Registration plus Session Recording and Written Materials: $268.00


Learn practical information to assist you in closing commercial and residential real estate transactions.

This material is a nuts-and-bolts topic designed to give you real life practical information to facilitate the closing of commercial and residential real estate transactions.

 You will gain insight into the workings of the title industry to better prepare you to anticipate problems and assist in developing solutions to ultimately close the transaction.

This material will progress from basic concepts to title problem solving and end with an analysis of complex coverage issues under the current ALTA policies and endorsements.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Title Examination Process

  • Title, Title Insurance and Their Role in Transactions
  • Role of Title Standards
  • Unusual Titles That Defy Conventional Standards
  • The Commitment for Title Insurance: How to Review
  • Clearing Exceptions and Requirements: How to Negotiate

Resolving Common Title Problems

  • Unreleased Liens
  • Mechanics Liens and Other Secret Liens
  • Conflicting Boundaries and Encroachments
  • Access
  • Easements
  • Litigation
  • Intractable Title Problems
  • Title Insurance as a Solution or Enhancement: Problem Profiles
  • Bankruptcy Issues
  • Foreclosure: Transfers During and After

The Title Policy

  • ALTA Extended Coverage vs. Standard Coverage
  • Underwriting Standards: Owner's Policy vs. Loan Policy
  • The 1992 and 2006 ALTA Policy Forms: Significant Differences
  • Endorsements
    • Lender Endorsements
    • Owner Endorsements
    • Commercial Transaction Endorsements
    • Criteria for Obtaining Endorsements
    • The Latest ALTA Endorsements

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CLE
  • NALA
For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.

Instructor Profile:

Duane H. Wunsch, Fidelity National Title Group, Inc.

  • Vice president and state counsel for Fidelity National Title Group, Inc.’s Wisconsin office
  • 30 years of experience as in-house underwriting and claims counsel
  • Frequent lecturer to both attorney and nonattorney customer groups
  • Regularly conducts training sessions for title and escrow staff
  • J.D. degree, Emory University; B.A. degree, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Can be contacted at 262-796-3852 or

(Not available outside the US)