Applied For:  5.75 Hours General, 1 Hour Ethics CLE
Applied For:   5.75 Hours General, 1 Hour Ethics CE
  This annual program produced by the Tennessee Bar Association and the Tennessee Land Title Association offers advanced topics in real estate for Tennessee lawyers. This year’s program will offer attendees insight into commercial lending, a look back at the first year of the implementation of or the ethics of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule, and our annual legislative report. Further sessions will touch on legal issues with mobile homes and other advanced title issues, 1031 tax free exchanges, and the recent February ALTA survey changes. One session will give special consideration to HOA law. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with attorneys in this practice area and learn valuable information on these topics. 

  8:00 – 8:30          Registration

 8:30 – 9:15          Tennessee Real Estate Case Law Update
                              Josh Denton, Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin PLLC
This interactive session is designed to educate practitioners about the most recent developments and trends in Tennessee real estate law, with a focus on Tennessee decisions from the prior year.


   9:15-10:00           Closing the Loan:   Current Trends in Real Estate Finance
                               Elizabeth Sauer, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Join us as we explore the various types of real estate loans and supplemental financing options currently available to Borrowers and how to close a deal from start to finish.   Topics will include current market trends with respect to negotiated points, the impact of post-Dodd-Frank and Basel III lending and lead time items that can delay closings.


10:00-10:15        Break

10:15-11:00        IRC Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
                            Claudia Kiernan, Fidelity National Title Group
Rising real estate values, higher tax rates and new taxes are some of the reasons that 2016 has seen a sharp increase in the number of real estate investors who structured their transactions as 1031 tax deferred exchanges.  The 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange presentation will review the 1031 rules, regulations, benefits and other concepts necessary for a successful 1031 exchange. 
11:00-12:00        TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure and Ethical Considerations
                              Andy Maloney, Nashville Title Insurance Corp.
A year has passed since the implementation of TRID/Know Before You Owe. What have we learned and what has changed? This program will review how TRID is working in the real world and what the future holds.


12:00-12:45        Lunch (provided)

12:45 – 1:45         Mobile Homes & Advanced Title Issues
                              Josh Hopkins, Rubin Lublin
This one hour session will focus on: 1) the insurability of mobile homes, including underwriter requirements for the issuance of an ALTA 7 Endorsement and procedures for proper De-Title of a mobile home; and 2) advanced title issues giving rise to title claims.


  1:45 – 2:15         Lender Amendment To Condo Act; Proposed HOA Act
                             Steve Baker, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Explanation of new lender priorities under 2016 amendment to the Condominium Act.  Review of proposed HOA Act.


  2:15-2:45         TennCare and Tennessee Real Estate: What Real Estate Professionals Need                                          to Know
                            Jessica Webb-Ayer, Fidelity National Title Group
This presentation will provide an overview of how TennCare affects real estate in Tennessee. It will provide a summary of TennCare, the history of TennCare, and how it relates to real estate transactions in Tennessee.


  2:45 – 3:00         Break

  3:00 – 3:30         Tennessee Legislative Report
              Charles B. Welch, Jr., Farris Mathews Bobango Public Strategies, LLC;                                           TNLTA Legislative Counsel

Review legislation of interest to real estate professionals enacted in 2016 and preview legislation to be considered in 2017.


  3:30 – 4:30         And the Survey Says?   New Benefits Come with  New Obligations                                                       Imposed on Those Ordering the Survey
                          Eugene R. McCullough, Esq, Pershing, Yoakley and Associates  
Effective February 23, 2016, the American Land Title Association® (ALTA®) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors, Inc. (NSPS) have revised the “Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA®/NSPS Land Title Surveys,” including the Table A optional survey responsibilities and specifications. Of particular interest to the title community, this revision defines the role of those requesting survey services (i.e. closing attorneys and title agencies). Under the new standards, certain title and property related documents must be provided to the surveyor in order to be shown on the survey. Understanding the new standards will enable title professionals to custom draft future survey requests to avoid liability.