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Schedule at a Glance (Subject to change)

 
THURSDAY, Dec. 7 , 2017
7:45 AM  Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:30 Case Update, Part 1
David A. Weatherbie, Cramer Weatherbie Richardson Walker LLP, Dallas
9:15
Borrowing $ for the Rural Homestead
Steve Streiff, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Houston
9:45 Insuring Post Foreclosure; Examining Default Judgments
Jeremy Brown, Irelan McDaniel PLLC, Dallas
10:15 Break
10:30 Closing LLCs; Underwriting Requirements
George Stablein, First National Title Insurance Company, Houston
11:15 Parties in Possession: Definitions, Procedures and Practices
Bruce L. Goldston, WFG National Title Insurance Company, San Antonio
11:45 Gritty Ethics
L. Wayne Scott, St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio

12:15 PM Networking Luncheon
1:15 “Land Trusts”; New Legislation for Trusts
Richard Melamed, Richard Melamed PLLC, Houston
1:45 Homeowners Associations – Frequently Asked Questions
Dawn Enoch Moore, Allegiance Title Company, Dallas
2:15 Deceased Borrowers: TODDs, Claw-backs, Disclaimers, Coverage
Leslie S. Johnson, North American Title Insurance Company, Dallas
2:45 The Less Sophisticated Construction Project; Handling Mechanic’s Liens at Closing
TBD
3:15 Break
3:30 Abstracts of Judgment – Who’s on First?
Steven C. Haley, Moorman Tate Haley Upchurch & Yates, LLP, Brenham
4 Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure – Title Implication
Paul J. McConnell, III, De Lange Hudspeth McConnell & Tibbets, LLP, Houston
4:30 Legislative Update
G. Roland Love, North American Title Company, Dallas
5:15 Keynote: How Politics Have Changed Since the Reagan Era
Chancellor Emeritus Kent Hance, Hance Scarborough, LLP, Austin
5:45 Welcome Reception

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017
7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8 Case Update, Part 2
David A. Weatherbie, Cramer Weatherbie Richardson Walker LLP, Dallas
8:45 Power of Attorney – The Rules Have Changed
Richard Worsham, Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, Houston
9:15 Acknowledgements – Difficult and Unusual Situations
Janet Minke, CTIP, Alliant National Title Insurance Company, Fort Worth
9:45 Break
10 Remote Notary  It's Coming
John H. Dorris, First American Title Insurance Company, Houston
10:30 Blockchain – It’s Here
Ashley Cook, ZOCCAM, Dallas
11 Regulatory Update – CFPB/TDI/TREC/Finance Commission
Allen Halbrook, Sneed, Vine & Perry, PC, Austin
11:30 Conflicts: Part Time Attorneys; Fee Attorneys
Cass Burton, Burton & Bedell, PLLC, Austin
Noon LUNCHEON PRESENTATION
TITLE INSURANCE – WHAT’S NOT COVERED – WHAT IS COVERED – SOLUTIONS
Doug Becker, Chicago Title, San Antonio
Paul Pruitt,Title Resources Guaranty Company, Austin
Jonathan Thalheimer, McGuire,Craddock & Strother, PC, Dallas
1 PM Home Equity Lending – Post Wood and Garofolo
Michael K. O’Neal, Winstead PC, Dallas
1:45 How to Protect Your CLients from Wire Fraud in a Real Estate Transaction
Daniel D. Mennenoh, ITP, NTP, ALTA Past President, H.B. Wilkinson Title Co., Galena, IL
2:15 T-19 FAQs
Wade Thunhorst, Title Resources Guaranty Company, Dallas
2:45 T-23 – Access and Easements
Paul McNutt, Jr., Title Resources Guaranty Company, Dallas
3:15 Adjourn