About

This is the essential two-day institute for attorneys who represent borrowers or lenders. The Institute — with its focus on lending, financing and title issues — is also of great appeal to developers, mortgage brokers, and others engaged in real estate activities. The annotated deed of trust, title insurance, mezzanine financing, lender protection in condemnation, the incredible reach of new money laundering statutes, plus three hours of ethics credit — it’s all here.

Event Schedule

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Thursday Morning
    Presiding Officers:
    In Dallas: Philip D. Weller, Dla Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP - Dallas, TX
    In Austin: Glenn Hall, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX
  • 9:00 am
    Austin Only
    0.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Case Law Update

    David A. Weatherbie, Carrie Cramer & Weatherbie LLP - Dallas, TX

    A selection of cases covering a number of topics related to real estate and finance, including mortgages and foreclosures, promissory notes, guaranties, usury, vendor and purchased, DTPA, construction issues, ethical issues and more.
  • 10:00 am
    Austin Only
    0.50 hr
    Annotated Deed of Trust

    Michael F. Alessio, Winstead Sechrest & Minick PC - Dallas, TX
    John M. Nolan, Winstead PC - Dallas, TX

    An update of the 1999 Deed of Trust.
  • 10:45 am
    Austin Only
    0.50 hr
    Lender’s Remedies Other Than Foreclosure

    Thomas M. Whelan, McGuire, Craddock & Strother P.C. - Dallas, TX

    What are they and what good are they?
  • 11:15 am
    Austin Only
    0.50 hr
    Carveouts, Deficiencies, and In Terrorum Clauses

    J. Cary Barton, Barton, Schneider & East, L.L.P. - San Antonio, TX

    An analysis of drafting issues presented by loan document provisions dealing with exceptions to limitations of liability, waivers of the anti-deficiency statutes and springing recourse liability triggered by bankruptcy of the borrower or other events.
  • 11:45 am
    Austin Only
    0.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Transfers in Fraud of Creditors: When Do Common Planning Techniques Cross the Line?

    William H. Oliver, Pipkin Oliver & Bradley LLP - San Antonio, TX

    An examination of direct and indirect theories of liability emphasizing state fraudulent transfers and touching on enterprise liability and piercing the corporate veil.
  • Thursday Afternoon
    Presiding Officers:
    In Dallas: Philip D. Weller, Dla Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP - Dallas, TX
    In Austin: Glenn Hall, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX
  • 1:30 pm
    Austin Only
    0.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Would You Believe...OFAC and Money Laundering Regulations Bump into Real Estate Transactions

    Ann M. Saegert, Haynes And Boone, LLP - Richardson, TX

    An examination of direct and indirect theories of liability emphasizing state fraudulent transfers and touching on enterprise liability and piercing the corporate veil.
  • 2:00 pm
    Austin Only
    0.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    Communicating with Clients: What You Say, How You Should Say It, and How You Should Document It

    Kevin M. Kerr, Atty At Law - Dallas, TX

    A look at the Rules of Ethics and how they apply to loan transactions, with a practical example of a lender’s and borrower’s perspective.
  • 2:30 pm
    Austin Only
    0.50 hr
    Condemnation Law for Mortgagees

    James Noble Johnson, Johnson, Rial & Parker, PC - Austin, TX

    A review of eminent domain law to develop more workable eminent domain provisions in mortgage documents and strategies for lender protection in condemnation situations.
  • 3:15 pm
    Austin Only
    0.75 hr
    Home Equity Update

    Michael K. O'Neal, Winstead PC - Dallas, TX

    A discussion of the latest developments pertaining to home equity lending in Texas.
  • 4:00 pm
    Austin Only
    0.50 hr
    Securing the Right Coverage for Your Clients: Do You Know What to Ask For?

    Virginia H. Abiassi, Stewart Title Guaranty Co - Houston, TX
    James L. Gosdin, Stewart Title Guaranty Co. - Houston, TX

    This topic will include a discussion of new title insurance forms and rules, existing endorsements and forms, and other means of securing coverage, such as express insurance, insuring around, and limited exceptions.
  • 4:30 pm
    Austin Only
    0.50 hr
    The Annotated Closing Protection Letter

    Chris A. Peirson, Peirson Patterson - Dallas, TX

    A legal background and operational overview of the significance of the closing protection letter in an emerging electronic market.
  • 5:00 pm
    Austin Only
    0.50 hr
    Remedies Against Title Companies

    J. Palmer Hutcheson, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP - Houston, TX

    Title insurance basics: commitments, reportable “claims,” how to preserve coverage, how to respond to reservation of rights or coverage denials, new policy forms and endorsements, Pro Forma policies, rise in identity theft and fraud.
  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning
    Presiding Officers:
    In Dallas: David A. Weatherbie, Carrie Cramer & Weatherbie LLP - Dallas, TX
    In Austin: Brian C. Rider, Lumbermen's Investment Corporation - Austin, TX
  • 8:30 am
    Austin Only
    0.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Case Law Update-cont

    David A. Weatherbie, Carrie Cramer & Weatherbie LLP - Dallas, TX

  • 9:30 am
    Austin Only
    0.50 hr
    Representing the Borrower in a Securitized Loan: What Can You Negotiate and When

    Lorin Heather Willia Combs, Winstead Sechrest & Minick - Dallas, TX
    Brian C. Rider, Lumbermen's Investment Corporation - Austin, TX

    A brief description of securitized lending and the role of the borrower’s lawyer in negotiating documents and getting the loan closed.
  • 10:15 am
    Austin Only
    0.50 hr
    Mezzanine Financing

    Jonathan Thalheimer, McGuire Craddock & Strother PC - Dallas, TX

    A discussion of mezzanine financing and of the divergent interests of lenders in real estate transactions subject to both mezzanine and first lien debt.
  • 10:45 am
    Austin Only
    0.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    Ethical Concerns in Multi-Jurisdictional Transactions

    William E. Swart, Hughes & Luce - Dallas, TX

    A discussion of ethical concerns of which lawyers engaged in multi-jurisdictional transactions should be aware.
  • 11:15 am
    Austin Only
    0.75 hr
    Construction Lending-Legality and Reality

    David M. Robins, Thompson & Knight LLP - Houston, TX

    An analysis of typical provisions of construction lending documents and comparison to actual construction lender practices.
  • Friday Afternoon
    Presiding Officers:
    In Dallas: David A. Weatherbie, Carrie Cramer & Weatherbie LLP - Dallas, TX
    In Austin: Brian C. Rider, Lumbermen's Investment Corporation - Austin, TX
  • 12:00 pm
    Austin Only
    0.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    Title Insurance - New Rule P-53, Its Interpretation, and Ethical Implications

    Robert R. Carter, Austin, TX
    Catherine Reyer, Texas Dept Of Insurance - Austin, TX

  • 1:15 pm
    Austin Only
    0.75 hr
    Negotiating Loan Documents-Range of Reasonable Alternatives for Lenders/Borrowers

    Michael P. Haggerty, Jackson Walker, L.L.P. - Dallas, TX
    Richard W. Wilhelm, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. - Dallas, TX

    A discussion of typically negotiated loan provisions from the lender’s and borrower’s perspective with some recommended compromise positions.
  • 2:00 pm
    Austin Only
    0.50 hr
    Getting the Deal Done: The Environmental Perspective

    Howard L. Gilberg, Guida, Slavich & Flores - Dallas, TX

    Environmentally-impacted real estate in Texas is being bought, sold and collateralized at a greater frequency than in many years because the environmental risks are better understood and more specialized environmental legal tools are available to handle them. This presentation will discuss these risks and legal tools and how deals involving difficult environmental problems are getting done.
  • 2:30 pm
    Austin Only
    0.75 hr
    The Texas Residential Construction Commission Act: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know

    David Z. Conoly, David Z. Conoly, P.C. - Corpus Christi, TX

    Guidance for drafting the construction agreements, the closing documents, and the post-closing documents from the landowner’s perspective.
  • 3:15 pm
    Austin Only
    0.50 hr ethics
    Counsel for the Borrower and the Guarantor

    Glenn Hall, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX

    Some ethical concerns and potential conflicts of interest confronting the lawyer representing both the borrower and the guarantor.

Conference Faculty

Virginia H. Abiassi

Stewart Title Guaranty Co
Houston, TX

Michael F. Alessio

Winstead Sechrest & Minick PC
Dallas, TX

J. Cary Barton

Barton, Schneider & East, L.L.P.
San Antonio, TX

Robert R. Carter

Austin, TX

Lorin Heather Willia Combs

Winstead Sechrest & Minick
Dallas, TX

David Z. Conoly

David Z. Conoly, P.C.
Corpus Christi, TX

Howard L. Gilberg

Guida, Slavich & Flores
Dallas, TX

James L. Gosdin

Stewart Title Guaranty Co.
Houston, TX

Michael P. Haggerty

Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
Dallas, TX

Glenn Hall

Attorney at Law
Austin, TX

J. Palmer Hutcheson

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Houston, TX

James Noble Johnson

Johnson, Rial & Parker, PC
Austin, TX

Kevin M. Kerr

Atty At Law
Dallas, TX

John M. Nolan

Winstead PC
Dallas, TX

Michael K. O'Neal

Winstead PC
Dallas, TX

William H. Oliver

Pipkin Oliver & Bradley LLP
San Antonio, TX

Chris A. Peirson

Peirson Patterson
Dallas, TX

Catherine Reyer

Texas Dept Of Insurance
Austin, TX

Brian C. Rider

Lumbermen's Investment Corporation
Austin, TX

David M. Robins

Thompson & Knight LLP
Houston, TX

Ann M. Saegert

Haynes And Boone, LLP
Richardson, TX

William E. Swart

Hughes & Luce
Dallas, TX

Jonathan Thalheimer

McGuire Craddock & Strother PC
Dallas, TX

David A. Weatherbie

Carrie Cramer & Weatherbie LLP
Dallas, TX

Thomas M. Whelan

McGuire, Craddock & Strother P.C.
Dallas, TX

Richard W. Wilhelm

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Dallas, TX

Planning Committee

Philip D. Weller—Chair

Dla Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP
Dallas, TX

Virginia H. Abiassi

Stewart Title Guaranty Co
Houston, TX

J. Cary Barton

Barton, Schneider & East, L.L.P.
San Antonio, TX

David Z. Conoly

David Z. Conoly, P.C.
Corpus Christi, TX

Michael J. Esposito

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

James L. Gosdin

Stewart Title Guaranty Co.
Houston, TX

Steven Calens Haley

Moorman Tate Moorman Et Al
Brenham, TX

Glenn Hall

Attorney at Law
Austin, TX

James Noble Johnson

Johnson, Rial & Parker, PC
Austin, TX

Kevin M. Kerr

Atty At Law
Dallas, TX

Janna R. Melton

Attorney At Law
Austin, TX

Walter D. Miller

Wick Phillips, LLP
Dallas, TX

John M. Nolan

Winstead PC
Dallas, TX

Chris A. Peirson

Peirson Patterson
Dallas, TX

Brian C. Rider

Lumbermen's Investment Corporation
Austin, TX

Charles W. Spencer

Dallas, TX

Richard L. Spencer

Houston, TX

Harriet Anne Tabb

Bell Nunnally & Martin
Dallas, TX

Thomas M. Whelan

McGuire, Craddock & Strother P.C.
Dallas, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.
MCLE Credit
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

Key Dates

Austin – Sep 9-10, 2004 – Hyatt Regency Austin
Conference Concluded
Dallas – Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2004 – Belo Mansion
Conference Concluded
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Austin
Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Dec 31, 1970

Add $50 for registrations received after this time

Last day for cancellation (full refund): Sep 1, 2004
Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Sep 3, 2004

$50 processing fee applied

Dallas
Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Sep 22, 2004

Add $50 for registrations received after this time

Last day for cancellation (full refund): Sep 22, 2004
Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Sep 24, 2004

$50 processing fee applied

Venue

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208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX
512.477.1234 (reservations)

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2101 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX
214.220.0239
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