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Mastering Foreclosures & MERS Live CLE Benefits:
90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
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Foreclosure practice has become one of the strongest and most profitable practice areas in this weak economy. Today, banks and other creditors have retained record numbers of attorneys to foreclose on loans, repossess property, and obtain favorable workouts. At the same time, there has been a surge of demand for debtors’ counsel to defend millions of homeowners facing foreclosures, stringent modifications, defaults, and pre-ordained workouts. In addition, foreclosure practitioners must understand the use of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems. The laws across the country have changed dramatically as the federal and state governments have altered procedures, rules, and practices to curb overly aggressive creditors while simultaneously halting abuses by the defense bar. This seminar covers the latest techniques to equip attorneys with the skills necessary to advantage clients and grow their practice. Learn from our distinguished and nationally respected faculty, who will share the best practices and tactics to represent lenders, banks, home owners, debtors, and institutional clients. Registration includes access to course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the numerous topics and techniques discussed in the seminar. Agenda: 1. Best Practices for Lenders & Creditors:
a. Collection Procedures & Avoiding Foreclosure Pitfalls
b. Executing Against Debtors’ Assets
c. Understanding Garnishments, Redemption, Reinstatement and Possession
d. Judicial and Nonjudicial Foreclosure Procedures
e. Seizing Property Without Hassle
f. Effectively Utilizing Receiverships
g. Documents Essential To Repossessions 2. Foreclosure Defense:
a. Mastering Preliminary Defenses & Obtaining Fees
b. Understanding Mortgage Procedures, including Securitization, Trusts, and Residential Mortgage-backed Securities
c. Effectively Utilizing Loan Documents
d. Servicing Problems Post Origination Issues
e. Understanding How Bankruptcy Affects Foreclosure
f. Eviction Proceedings
g. Securitization, Insurances, and Credit Enhancements 3. Tactics to Represent Homeowners:
a. The Role of Mortgage Electronic Registration System
b. “Robo-Signers” & Mortgage Fraud
c. State & Federal Law Causes of Action and Affirmative Defenses
d. Drafting, Discovery, & Effective Motion Practice
e. Discovery (including Objections)
f. Filing and Defending Dispositive Motions
4. Recorded Question & Answer Session Biography of Seminar Faculty:
1. Andrew K. Stutzman
is a trial lawyer who chairs the Mortgage and Lending Litigation Practice at the 200-lawyer firm of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP. Mr. Stutzman’s team resolves consumer disputes with financial products, including residential mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, short-term loans, secured or unsecured credit, insurance, and other financial or debt products, that may arise from origination, servicing, reporting, collection, repurchase, bankruptcy, and other activity. The team also assists commercial lenders in claims that may involve defaults, confessed judgments, collections, execution and loan workouts, insolvency and receivership issues, and other asset recovery or protection. Further matters may involve financial institution contractual disputes, professional liability claims, and regulatory banking issues. Mr. Stutzman is a highly sought-after lecturer & conference chair on finance related litigation, including foreclosure law. Mr. Stutzman has studied at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, has been named a SuperLawyer, and was appointed by the Governor of his state to serve on one of the largest parking authorities in the nation.
2. Oliver Scott Barber, II
is a Partner at Stites & Harbison, PLLC, where he is a member of the firm's Business Litigation and Torts & Insurance Practice Service Groups. Mr. Barber handles a variety of complex matters, including complex commercial litigation, financial institutions concerns, and energy disputes. Mr. Barber has defended complex foreclosure and counterclaim matters for numerous financial institutions, defended complex commercial fraud claims brought against payment system companies, and defended $8 million class action tax fraud claim filed against a national telecommunications company, among a number of sizeable matters. Mr. Barber began his career as a federal law clerk.
3. Brian H. Smith
is a Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights Group. Mr. Smith brings over twenty-two years of legal experience to the group, focusing his practice in all aspects of creditors’ rights, including residential and commercial mortgage foreclosures, title insurance defense, ejectments/evictions, replevins, representation of creditors in bankruptcy court, and collections, as well as general commercial litigation. Mr. Smith has been counsel to over 500 mortgage foreclosures and ejectments of both residential and commercial properties and has had multiple successful mortgage reformation actions. He successfully litigated a case, which upheld the right of a lender, whose original mortgage had been lost and never recorded, to seek relief from the automatic stay of 11 U.S.C. sec. 362 to pursue a state court quiet title action to permit a copy of the mortgage to be recorded as if the original, and therefore avoid “unsecured creditor” status in the underlying bankruptcy. Mr. Smith is a frequent lecturer and author on mortgage foreclosures and evictions. Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals.
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Attend this convenient, on-demand seminar & podcast for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending & approved jurisdictions:
Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits
Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *
Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**
State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits
Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits
Connecticut (CLE credits are not required, but are encouraged)**
District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***
Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits
Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Hawaii State Board of CLE for 1.5 VCLE credit
Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits
Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits
Maryland (CLE credits are not required)**
Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**
Michigan (CLE credits are not required)**
Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)
New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits
New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE credits
South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)**
Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits
Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits
Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits
Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits
Wyoming State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Additional States - call customer service at (888) 626-3462
* Members of the Alaska Bar Association may report 1.5 CLE credits for participating in this course as it has been approved by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions for 1.5 CLE credits.
** The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.
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