Surviving the Residential Real Estate Closing: Prepare or Beware

Originally held on Monday, February 24, 2020 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Program Chair:

Mindy H. Stern
Schwartz Sladskus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP

  • Do you want to become more adept at anticipating and preventing problems before closing, and troubleshooting at the closing table when unanticipated situations arise? Are you worried about representing yourself, a family member or friend at an upcoming co-op, condo or residential real estate closing? Here is your chance to “eavesdrop” on mock coop and house closings. The enactment of two fictional real estate deals with multiple preventable hiccups will be conducted by seasoned practitioners. Bring your sense of humor to this informative-yet-entertaining program.

    Program Fee:
    $179 Member | $279 Nonmember

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2018-2020), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Nancy Ann Connery
    Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Gerber LLP

    Jeffrey M. Cooper
    Reis Cooper LLP

    David Ivezaj
    Loan Officer Assistant
    loanDepot LLC

    Adam Jassey
    Assistant Vice President
    New York State Counsel
    Old Republic National Title Insurance Company

    Gerry J. Picaso
    Senior Managing Director/Senior Executive Vice-President
    Halstead Management Company, LLC

    Michael Shapot
    Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker
    The Michael Shapot Team

    Astra Tudisco
    Schartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP

    Margery N. Weinstein
    Ganfer Shore Leads & Zauderer LLP

  • 6:00 pm – 6:05 pm
    Introduction & Program Overview
    Mindy H. Stern

    6:05 pm – 7:15 pm
    Mock House Closing

    Buyer – Astra Tudisco
    Buyer’s Attorney –Mindy H. Stern
    Seller’s Attorney –Margery N. Weinstein
    Bank’s Attorney – Jeffrey M. Cooper
    Title Closer – Adam P. Jassey
    Real Estate Broker – Michael Shapot
    Mortgage Broker – David Ivezaj

    7:15 pm – 7:25 pm

    7:25 pm – 8:50 pm
    Mock Co-op Closing

    Buyer – Astra Tudisco
    Buyer’s Attorney – Mindy H. Stern
    Seller – Nancy Ann Connery
    Seller’s Attorney – Margery N. Weinstein
    Bank’s Attorney – Jeffrey M. Cooper
    Managing Agent – Gerard J. Picaso
    Real Estate Broker – Michael Shapot
    Mortgage Broker – David Ivezaj

    8:50 pm – 9:00 pm
    Question & Answer Session

  • New York: 3.0 Skills
    New Jersey: 3.4 General
    California: 2.5 General
    Pennsylvania: 2.5 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

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