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Spot Critical Transactional Liabilities Before They Bite Your Clients!

Critical liability issues lurk in seemingly unexpected corners in many real estate transactions. Can you recognize and eliminate them before they come back to haunt you and your client? Don't be caught unprepared. Attend this essential program and spot liabilities hidden in seller disclosures, closings, chains of title and more. You'll leave better equipped to safeguard against transactional perils before they create extensive legal headaches - register today!

  • Maximize title insurance protections for your clients - know where policies begin and end.
  • Make sure seller disclosures provide necessary information while protecting against lawsuits.
  • Protect your clients from having to pay for environmental liabilities they didn't create.
  • Shield yourself against potential liabilities that arise while closing real estate transactions.
  • Confidently handle top liability concerns real estate agents constantly face.

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  1. The Limitations of Title Insurance: How You Can Protect Your Clients
    10:00 - 11:00, John Collen
    1. Who and What is Insured?
    2. Key Endorsements to Obtain
    3. Exceptions and Exclusions: Getting Them Deleted
    4. Using Surveys to Double-Check Commitments
    5. Spotting Pro Forma Policy Traps
    6. When Coverage is Denied: What to Do
  2. Seller Disclosures: Handling Liability Concerns
    11:15 - 12:15, John Collen
    1. Liability for Nondisclosure: Sellers, Agents and Brokers
    2. Extent of Disclosure: What Must be Documented?
    3. Disclosure of Suicides, Sex Offenders, etc.
    4. Exceptions to Disclosure Laws
    5. Seller Obligations and Exception Reports
    6. Using Home Warranty Policies
  3. Shielding Clients From Environmental Liabilities
    12:45 - 2:00, Michael C. Ford
    1. Conducting Environmental Due Diligence
    2. Negotiating Environmental Indemnities and Releases
    3. Other Key Provisions to Review and Negotiate
    4. Authority of Government Agencies
    5. Contamination Discovered After Closing: What to Do
  4. Avoiding Closing Attorney and Escrow Liabilities
    2:00 - 3:00, James A. Hochman
    1. Handling Escrow Funds
    2. Escrow Disputes: Mitigating Liability
    3. Title Examinations: Mistakes and Oversights
    4. Closings and Instructions
  5. Real Estate Agent Liability: Handling Top Issues
    3:15 - 4:00, James A. Hochman
  6. Ethical Considerations
    4:00 - 5:00, John Collen
    1. Conflicts of Interest
    2. Representing Multiple Parties
    3. Dealing With Unrepresented Parties
    4. Attorneys' Fees
    5. Disclosure Requirements

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