(Webcast) Residential Real Estate Closings: What You Need to Know From Pre-Contract to Closing

Mondays, September 20 & 27, 2020 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Program Chair:
Mindy H. Stern
Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP

  • This program covers the basics of the purchase and sale of cooperatives, condominiums and houses. The panelists will review forms of ownership, pre-contract due diligence (including an overview of statutory and common law requirements, and practice tips), transfer and mortgage taxes, title insurance and lien searches. The program will also discuss the contract of sale, with special attention to the loan contingency and other most frequently negotiated contract provisions, provide an overview of basic residential loan issues, as well as general estate planning considerations, commonly encountered problems (such as combined apartments), and “how to” close a transaction. The course materials will contain the latest forms and necessary check lists. This program’s updated content will provide CLE credit to all attendees, even if they attended in the past.

    Program Fee:
    Both Days: $399 for Members | $499 for Nonmembers
    Per Day: $229 for Members | $329 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorney members who practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Kristin V. Bellouny
    Chief Underwriting Counsel and Executive Vice President
    Kensington Vanguard National Land Services

    David L. Berkey
    Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP

    S.H. Spencer Compton
    Vice President, Special Counsel
    First American Title Insurance Company

    Jeffrey M. Cooper
    Reis Cooper LLP

    Sharon L. Klein
    President, Family Wealth, Eastern U.S. Region
    Head of National Divorce Advisory Practice

    Scott Nadler
    Mortgage Loan Originator
    loanDepot, LLC

  • September 20, 2021

    2:00 pm –  2:05 pm
    Introduction & Program Overview     
    Mindy H. Stern

    2:05 pm – 3:00 pm
    Pre-Contract Due Diligence
    David L. Berkey

    • Overview for Coops, Condos & 1-3 Family Residences
    • Special Considerations for Coops & Condos

    3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
    Contract of Sale 
    Mindy H. Stern

    3:50 pm – 3:55 pm
    Break

    3:55 pm – 4:45 pm
    Title Issues 
    Kristin V. Bellouny

    4:45 pm – 5:00 pm
    Question/Answer Session
    Panel


    September 27, 2021

    2:00 pm – 2:05 pm
    Introduction & Program Overview     
    Mindy H. Stern

    2:05 pm – 2:40 pm
    Loans 
    Scott Nadler

    2:40 pm – 3:30 pm
    Trusts & Estates Considerations 
    Sharon L. Klein

    3:30 pm – 3:35 pm
    Break

    3:35 pm – 4:10 pm
    Transfer Taxes & Mortgage Tax
     S.H. Spencer Compton

    4:10 pm – 4:45 pm
    Preparing for & Attending the Closing 
    Jeffrey M. Cooper

    4:45 pm – 5:00 pm
    Question/Answer Session
    Panel

  • Both Days:
    New York: 6.0 Skills
    New Jersey: 6.8 General
    California: 6.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 5.0 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

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

  • Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org

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