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The media, entertainment and technology industries are converging, resulting in a dynamic environment for providers and consumers. Explore the legal considerations arising in connection with this convergence in the context of virtual and augmented reality content and technology. more »
Worried about whether you’ll take heat for that tweet? Examine the ethical pitfalls awaiting unwary attorneys in the age of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Using real world examples from cases and disciplinary proceedings around the country, this presentation will educate lawyers about how to ethically use – and avoid misusing – social media platforms. more »
Session 1: The Rising Tide of Retail Tenant Bankruptcies: What Lenders Need to Know to Protect Their Collateral - As retail tenant bankruptcies become commonplace, the bankruptcies themselves continue to challenge commercial landlords and their lenders with nuanced approaches. Knowing the trends amidst the retail tenant bankruptcy apocalypse will help lenders more efficiently preserve and protect collateral.
Session 2: Unusual Collateral in Real Estate Finance: Beyond Cars and Boats and Planes - A look at collateral which may give added value to real estate loans including technology matters, development agreement payments from municipalities, and other tangibles and intangibles.
Session 3: Completion Guarantees - Explore surprising problems potentially arising with superficially conventional completion guaranties sometimes required in connection with construction financing.
Session 4: Nonconsolidation Opinions - Gain insight on substantive consolidation, what are the standards governing substantive consolidation throughout the United States, and what issues should be addressed in drafting non-consolidation opinions. more »
Session 1: Challenges in Building and Construction - An overview of construction issues impacting lending, including the rising popularity in modular building construction.
Session 2: Water, Water Everywhere: The Impact of Water Planning on Lending and Development - Listen to a discussion about what land developers and their counsel need to know about water availability and regulatory issues in development and planning for land development projects. more »
Session 1: Making Sure Your Deal is Financeable - Get tips for making sure that your deal is financeable, including how to avoid killing the deal in a prior transaction.
Session 2: FinTech and the Changing Landscape of Mortgage Lending - Fintech lenders have entered the market with a focus on driving efficiencies, technology-first processes, and streamlined operational workflows – all aimed at guiding consumers through a one-stop-shop transaction. Fannie Mae discusses the ever-changing mortgage landscape and it’s disruption by Fintech lenders. more »
Session 1: Hot Topics in Mortgage Lending and Servicing - Hear recent developments and hot topics in mortgage lending and servicing and related real estate matters.
Session 2: Property Owners Association Borrowing: Association Solvency and Underwriting Red Flags - Property Owners Associations are as diverse as the residents that live within them. Learn about the myriad of variances in borrowing when considering the type of community (commercial, condominium, single family/townhome), the wide range of provisions in the governing documents affecting borrowing, and how underwriters may analyze an association’s solvency to determine whether it’s a bad loan. more »
The Opportunity Zone Program was introduced as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and provides unique opportunities to defer and/or eliminate tax on federal capital gains for real estate investments in qualified areas. While meaningful tax benefits under this program are available, there remain areas of uncertainty for structuring these transactions. Those who participate in the Opportunity Zone Program will need to become familiar with its enacting statute and over 200 pages of proposed regulations released in recent months by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. more »
Session 1: How to Lose a Client With 10 Outdated Loan Provisions! - Drafting solutions for the most commonly outdated and missing provisions in Texas commercial real estate loan documents.
Session 2: Texas Annotated SNDA - An overview of the key issues that lenders, landlords, and tenants should consider in negotiating SNDAs.
Session 3: Workouts: Winter is Coming (Lessons from 2008) - A refresher on collection remedies and workout tools and strategies. more »
Real estate wire fraud is a sophisticated scam targeting individuals making wire transfer payments during the home buying process. Unknowingly, victims send wire transfers to the account of criminals who pretend to be real estate professionals involved in the transaction. FBI data shows 11,300 victims lost a combined $149 million in 2018. Learn how to protect your clients from this financial fraud and make sure you follow best practices. more »
Session 1: Residential Mortgage Litigation Update - Review recent Texas cases and trends, with particular attention to claims involving Texas home equity loans and statutes of limitation.
Session 2: Real Estate Industry Updates: A Review of Recent Updates to the TDI Basic Manual, TREC Forms and TR Forms - Explore recent changes to the Texas Title Insurance Basic Manual, including a rate decrease and the amendment of several of the most commonly used rate rules. Also review new forms promulgated by both TREC and TR (formerly TAR) in 2018, as well as changes to existing forms made by both entities. Gain a deeper understanding of the paperwork provided to lenders by both the Realtor and the Title Insurance company involved in a real estate transaction.
Session 3: eClosings: It May Be a Paper Moon, but Your Real Estate Practice Isn’t - A look at the legal infrastructure supporting eClosings; including electronic notes, remote online notary, the new Texas statute SB 2128 relating to “papering out” of electronic documents for recording, and a discussion of how the title industry is implementing eClosing initiatives.
Session 4: Current Developments and Issues in Title Insurance - Learn about recent developments in title insurance law, focusing most significantly on recent title insurance regulations and forms, recent Texas Legislation and cases affecting the industry in Texas, including a look at the state of mineral coverage, mechanics lien coverage, and marijuana related transactions coverage. more »
Session 1: Case Law Update – Part I - Learn about recent and significant Texas cases for the last year, with particular attention paid to cases involving new legal concepts or which materially alter or extend current jurisprudence.
Session 2: Case Law Update – Part II - A discussion about recent and significant Texas cases for the last year, with particular attention paid to cases involving new legal concepts or which materially alter or extend current jurisprudence.
Session 3: Legislative Update - What the sausage-makers did this time: a report on the laws passed by the 86th Texas Legislature affecting mortgage lending and the practice of real estate law. more »
Former government attorneys and private practitioners discuss recent legal and policy developments in the field of criminal justice, specifically relating to corporate and other white-collar crimes. more »
The government takes an active role in enforcement when it comes to cybersecurity issues. Listen to a discussion about the who, what, when, where, and why of government enforcement and in-house counsel navigates this challenging area. more »