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Trends, Developments and Updates in Real Estate Title and Title Insurance: What to Expect in 2019 and Beyond

Insurance CLE

Trends, Developments and Updates in Real Estate Title and Title Insurance: What to Expect in 2019 and Beyond

Live Webcast Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (ET)

It is of paramount importance to all real estate professionals, as well as any buyer or seller of real estate, have an understanding of the scope and coverage of title insurance.

In this Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will explore specific areas of coverage that the sophisticated practitioners need to know as well as some basic principles.  In that context, they will provide an in-depth discussion of the recent trends, developments and updates in Real Estate Title and Title Insurance as well as their implications in 2019. Speakers will also offer best practices in selecting the title insurance policy that best suits one’s needs.

Key topics include:

  • Giving Notice of Known Title Defects Before Policy Issuance
  • Giving Timely Notice of a Title Claim
  • Easements and Encroachments
  • Recent Trends, Developments and Updates on the Above as Defined by Recent Case Law

Who Should Attend

  • Real Estate Lawyers
  • Property Owners
  • Loan Officers
  • Title Insurance Agents
  • Title Insurance Attorneys
  • Title Insurance Claims Personnel
  • Settlement Agents
  • Other Interested and Related Professionals

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Michael R. O’Donnell

Michael R. O’Donnell
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

Matthew L. Venezia

Matthew L. Venezia
Browne George Ross LLP

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Michael R. O’Donnell, Partner
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
  • Knowing what to disclose when obtaining a title insurance policy
  • How Exclusions 3(a) and 3(b) of the Title Policy can preclude coverage if disclosure of title defects known to the insured are not disclosed to the insurer prior to policy issuance as established by recent caselaw
  • Knowing when to make a claim under a title insurance policy
  • When late notice causes prejudice to a title insurance company sufficient to deny coverage as established by recent caselaw

Matthew L. Venezia, Attorney
Browne George Ross LLP
  • Challenges in easement litigation as evidenced by recent cases, appellate decisions; is there any such thing as a successful result in an equitable easement case?
  • Challenges in coverage determinations regarding easements for title insurers; what is a challenge to title and how is marketability coverage impacted?
  • Parties should always purchase a policy with encroachment coverage where available.

Michael R. O’Donnell

Michael R. O’DonnellPartnerRiker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

MICHAEL R. O’DONNELL is the Co-Managing Partner of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP.  He provides a range of commercial litigation services to clients, particularly financial institutions, title insurance companies and reinsurers.  His work includes real estate and title disputes and related legal malpractice claims, lender liability and the work-out of problem loans, commercial lending, sophisticated judgment collections, fraud and fraudulent transfer claims, title disputes, reinsurance collections, oppressed shareholder claims, RICO claims and D&O and fidelity bond issues.  Mike has defended title underwriters and agents and financial institutions in class actions ranging from claims of overcharges on settlement services to violations of the Expedited Funds Availability Act.  He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, past Chair of the District XB Ethics Committee of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and a member of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey.

Matthew L. Venezia

Matthew L. VeneziaAttorneyBrowne George Ross LLP

Matthew L. Venezia is an associate with Browne George Ross LLP. Mr. Venezia is a versatile business litigator with a track record of obtaining excellent results for his clients. He has successfully represented clients in the areas of corporate governance, securities, breach of contract, employment, real estate, and insurance.

Prior to joining Browne George Ross LLP, Mr. Venezia was an associate in TroyGould PC’s litigation department, where he maintained a complex commercial litigation practice. Before joining TroyGould PC, Mr. Venezia served as Claims Counsel / Assistant Vice President for Fidelity National Title Group. In this role, Mr. Venezia managed a significant case load of real estate and insurance coverage related litigation.

Mr. Venezia graduated cum laude from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis where he served as a Senior Editor for the Washington University Law Review. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.A. in Sociology.

Course Level:

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

   General knowledge of property law

Course Code:

NASBA Field of Study:

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Tax, Accounting, and Finance

Total Credit:
   1.0 CLE

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