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Curing Title Defects: Liens, Judgments, Rights of Third Parties, and Breaks in Chain of Title

Identifying and Resolving Common Title Defects to Ensure Closing of the Deal

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Thursday, February 6, 2020

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide real estate counsel with a review and discussion on how to cure title defects arising from judgments and liens, defects arising from the rights of third parties, and defects caused by breaks in the chain of title. The program will analyze the various issues that arise in these common defects and best practices for curing these title defects to close the deal.

Description

The goal of every real estate deal attorney is to ensure a timely and smooth closing of the transaction. Title defects are just one of the many hurdles that transaction attorneys must clear.

While many risks can create an encumbrance on a title, some of the common title defects that face real estate practitioners are defects due to liens and judgments, the rights of third parties, and breaks in the chain of title.

Armed with the knowledge on how to cure these common title defects, practitioners can ensure that they close commercial transactions on time and with little surprises.

Listen as our authoritative panel of real estate practitioners discusses best practices for curing title defects arising from judgments and liens, defects arising from the rights of third parties, and defects caused by breaks in the chain of title.

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Outline

  1. Liens and judgments
    1. Unsatisfied judgments
    2. Mechanics liens
    3. Springing liens
    4. Tax liens
    5. Lis pendens
  2. Rights of third parties
    1. Off-record third parties
    2. Right of first refusal
    3. Unrecorded leases
  3. Breaks in the chain of title
    1. Missing documents
    2. Name variances
    3. Inclusion of all proper parties
    4. Joint tenancy/TIC issues

Benefits

The panel will review these and other vital questions:

  • What are the most common liens on property, and what are best practices for investigating and clearing the lien?
  • What are the most common issues that arise with third-party rights, and what are best practices for resolving these issues?
  • When would an action to quiet title be necessary to resolve a break in the chain of title, and what are best practices for curing title through litigation?

Faculty

Cline, Sarah
Sarah D. Cline

Shareholder
Shulman Rogers

Ms. Cline focuses her practice on commerical and residential real estate issues, representing parties in all aspects of...  |  Read More

Oberer, Eric
Eric D. Oberer

Maryland Senior Underwriting Counsel
First American Title

Mr. Oberer has over 15 years of real estate and title industry experience. His background includes serving as a former...  |  Read More

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