(Webcast) Preserving the Family Home: From Partition of Heirs Property to Deed Theft

Thursday, March 10, 2022 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Program Co-Chair:
Alan Kolod
Moses & Singer LLP

Program Co-Chair:
K. Scott Kohanowski
City Bar Justice Center

  • New York City is among the highest valued real estate markets in the US and many a family home is an easy target for investors and scammers alike to profit from equity built up over generations. New York State is about to enact a new electronic notarial law that has protections against deed fraud and recently enacted a modified version of the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (RPAPL 993) to address a recently identified trend of using partition law to strip equity from residential property, often in communities of color that have been subject to past discriminatory practices. This CLE will discuss the purpose and basics of these new laws, their implementation and other forms of equity stripping schemes and potential real property fraud with a focus on keeping families in place and preserving communities.

    Program Fee:
    $149 for Members | $249 for Nonmembers
    Small Law Firm Member: $79

  • Mary Lynn Dlabola
    Special Referee, Bronx Supreme Court – Civil

    Maureen Kokeas
    First Deputy Sheriff, NYC Department of Finance

  • 12:00 pm – 12:05 pm
    Introduction and Overview

    12:05 pm – 12:45 pm
    Deed Theft and Related Financial Crimes

    • Deed Fraud and Law Enforcement
    • Trends and Patterns
    • Home Equity Theft Protection Act and Foreclosure Rescue Scams
    • Hard Money Lenders and Title Transfers to LLC’s

    12:45 pm – 12:50 pm
    Notarial Reform and Remote Notarization

    12:50 pm to 1:45 pm
    NY UPHA and Partition Law

    • Predatory Partition of Heirs Property
    • Heirs Property and Partition Law Basics
    • The Uniform Law and NY modifications
    • Enactment and Implementation of the Law
    • The NY UPHPA in Practice

    1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
    Questions and Answers 

  • New York: 2.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 2.3 General
    California: 2.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 2.0 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws Committee, Alan Kolod & Curtis Campbell Mechling, Chairs
    Pro Bono & Legal Services, Jessica M. Klein & Nicole L. Fidler, Chairs
    Real Property Law, Dorothy Heyl, Chair

    Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
    City Bar Justice Center
    Small Law Firm Center

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Senior Director, Membership & Customer Relations | (212) 382-6685 | abein@nycbar.org