2021 New Development and Hot Topics in Real Estate Mortgage Practice

Session 1: New Developments and Hot Tips in Commercial Real Estate Mortgage Practice - Hear recent developments and hot topics in mortgage lending and servicing and related real estate matters. Session 2: Spelling Out Letters of Credit - A summary of history and governing law, as well as a smattering of drafting tips. Discuss updates and considerations arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Session 3: Mechanics Liens and Legislative Changes From HB 2237 Effective January 1, 2022 - A quick update on Texas Mechanics and Materialmens Liens with changes from the 2021 Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. Discuss new notice forms and requirements for a lien on retainage. Session 4: Escrow Agreements with Title Companies for Post-Closing Matters - An overview of the role of an Escrow Agent, types of Escrow Agents, escrow provisions of Contracts and the use of Post Closing Agreements.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.00 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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2021 Special Topics in Commercial Lending: Loan Modifications; Land Use Due Diligence; Deal Financing and More

Session 1: Loan Modifications Session 2: Land Use Due Diligence for Lenders - Land Use regulations (public and private) affect the ability for collateral to be used for the intended purpose. Learn what to review and how to identify, assess, mitigate and accept land use risk. Session 3: Arrows in the Quiver: Remedies for Commercial Real Estate Secured Loans - Review of potential remedies available to enforce and collect commercial real estate secured loans. What are the requirements? What are the pros and cons?      Session 4: Making Sure Your Deal is Financeable - Anticipating the requirements of your future lender. Session 5: What is Negotiable in Loan Documents - Discuss issues, motivations and explanations of the loan document provisions that are typically negotiated in a commercial real estate lending transaction.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.75 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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2021 Special Topics in Residential Lending: Loan Modifications; Land Use Due Diligence; Deal Financing and More

Session 1: Annotated Loan Modification - Focus on factors to consider when modifying for distressed borrower and its affect on priority. Discuss annotations related to Texas Home Equity, Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac Serviced loans and title insurance. Session 2: Litigation Against Real Estate Brokers and Latest Trends Session 3: Emerging Risk Trends in Fraud Detection and Prevention - Review the major considerations facing the financial services industry with regards to fraud actors, their methods, and industry considerations to enhance the detection and subsequent mitigation of fraud risk.  Session 4: Residential Mortgage Litigation Update - Review of Texas state and federal cases concerning origination and servicing of residential mortgages. Session 5: Lender’s Closing Instructions and Texas Department of Insurance’s Procedural Rule P-35 - Overview of the title industry’s standard practice and regulations regarding lender’s closing instructions. Additionally, gain insight into the push for future standardized closing instructions.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.50 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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2021 Texas Real Estate Case Law and Legislative Updates

Session 1: Case Law Update – Part I - Discuss 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 - Discuss 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 - The Real Estate Legislative Affairs Committee (RELACs) reviews the legislature's response to COVID, ERCOT, and other fun acronyms. Session 4: Congressional and Administration Priorities Affecting Mortgage Counsel - Learn what policymakers are prioritizing in the financial services arena and how it will affect mortgage lenders. Get an update on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Housing Finance Agency, House Financial Services Committee, and Senate Banking Committee.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.25 hrs | 0.50 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Bankruptcy Topics for the Real Estate Lawyer: Free, Clear and Beyond

Bankruptcy law can impact real estate transactions in a myriad of ways. This session will cover the treatment of commercial leases in bankruptcy and sales of property by the debtor-in-possession or trustee.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Ethics for Attorneys: Am I Your Lawyer?

Explore the point at which an attorney-client relationship forms. Discussion includes casual conversation, client intake, the effect and importance of disclaimers, and the risk of individual representation of corporate agents.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.75 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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    Ethics for Attorneys: Am I Your Lawyer?
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    Great info. Enjoyed it.

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Ethics in Real Estate Practice

Identify potential ethical pitfalls for lawyers and other dilemmas in a real estate practice.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.75 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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    Ethics in Real Estate Practice
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Hooked on CLE: December 2021

THIS MONTH: Voir Dire Becomes Voir Google: Ethical Concerns of 21st Century Jury Selection • The Proactive General Counsel • Employee Monitoring: An Overview of Technologies, Legal Treatment, and Best Practices • Making the Most of Your Cyber Insurance 

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides No Materials

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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    Really informative.

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LIBOR Transition: Perspective and Recent Developments

An overview of recent developments in, and a perspective on, the transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rates (LIBOR) for variable rate loans.

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  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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The Outlook for the US and Texas Economies in a Post-COVID Environment

Dr. Perryman will describe his projections for growth in business activity as the economy recovers from the pandemic. Key trends will be discussed, including industry outlooks, areas of particular strength, potential challenges, and commercial and residential real estate markets.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Title Examination Standards: Amended and New

It seems a regular event these days that the legislature or the courts cause a change in our Title Examination Standards. Review recent impacts on passage of title upon death, adverse possession, cotenancy, and others. Good title and authority are essential to good collateral and lending underwriting.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Answer Bar: The Ins and Outs of Commercial Real Estate Loans and Title Insurance

Session 1: A Checklist for Commercial Loans - Examine lender requirements for closing a commercial real estate loan transaction, highlighting issues and pitfalls that can surface and derail almost any closing.  Session 2: How to Lose a Client With 10 Outdated Loan Provisions! - Discuss and provide drafting solutions for the most commonly outdated and missing provisions in Texas commercial real estate loan documents. Session 3: What is Negotiable in Loan Documents - Discuss issues, motivations and explanations of the loan document provisions that are typically negotiated in a commercial real estate lending transaction. Session 4: Loan Modifications Session 5: Effective Risk Management - A text book on the three legged stool – indemnity, insurance, and waivers of subrogation – contractual provisions for risk management. Also hear about mutual waivers and how to structure indemnities when a mutual waiver is provided, certificates, and self-insurance. Session 6: Arrows in the Quiver: Remedies for Commercial Real Estate Secured Loans - Review of potential remedies available to enforce and collect commercial real estate secured loans. What are the requirements? What are the pros and cons?      Session 7: HVCRE Changes and Other Federal Codes, Restrictions and Guidelines to Commercial Real Estate Lending - Hear an update on HVCRE, as well as those other important – but often unknown – federal codes, guidelines, and restrictions that impact commercial real estate lending, and get drafting suggestions to make sure your documents stay up to date. Session 8: 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 will discuss the ever-changing mortgage landscape and it’s disruption by Fintech lenders.    Session 9: Title Insurance Update - Gain insight on what we learned from the recent pandemic and the New 2021 ALTA Commitment and Policies. Session 10: Survey & Title Review: Guidelines, Objections, Solutions, and Closing Instructions - Explore checklists for surveys, title commitments, and exception documents. Gain insight on sample objections, solutions and potential endorsements, and closing requirements. Session 11: Practical Advice for Cleaning Up Title Issues - Title issues are common creatures, and there are often straightforward ways to resolve them. Get practical advice on clearing title issues quickly and efficiently. Session 12: Escrow Agreements with Title Companies for Post-Closing Matters - An overview of the role of an Escrow Agent, types of Escrow Agents, escrow provisions of Contracts and the use of Post Closing Agreements.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 7.00 hrs | 0.25 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2022
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eSupplement to the 16th Annual Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Session 1: Ethics Issues and the Legislature - Every attorney should know the answer to the question, "Who do I work for?" In his presentation, Jon Heining will explore how difficult it is for legislative attorneys to answer this question. In addition, Jon will discuss some general considerations that every attorney should consider when working with legislators and legislative staff. Session 2: Every Fool is Quick to Quarrel: Tips to Avoid Argument at Argument - Make oral argument more productive by helping the court solve a problem...in your favor. Session 3: Virtual Advocacy Part I: How to be Persuasive Virtually - Part I focuses on the best method for virtually conducting depositions, mediations, hearings, trials, and arbitrations to be effective and persuasive. The panel also discusses what the future holds for virtual advocacy.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.25 hrs | 1.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2022
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    eSupplement to the 16th Annual Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar
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First Friday Ethics (August 2021)

Need ethics credit? We’ve got you covered! UT Law CLE’s First Friday Ethics streams live every first Friday of the month, and features some of our best ethics speakers and presentations for a total of 3.00 hrs ethics credit. Fulfill your entire annual ethics requirement in Texas in one day!   This month includes: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Voir Dire Becomes Voir Google: Ethical Concerns of 21st Century Jury Selection Engaging in online research about prospective jurors can yield game-changing information, but there are ethical risks for lawyers in doing so. Using real world examples from cases and ethics opinions, this program offers invaluable guidance for lawyers in navigating the ethical boundaries of turning voir dire into “voir Google.”    11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)  Client Relations and Doing Business with Clients: How Far is Too Far? (REPLAY) An overall examination of fiduciary duty, client relations, grievance avoidance and issues which arise when doing business with clients. 12:50 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Both Sides Now: When Lawyers Go Too Far (REPLAY) Explore the ethical and practical concerns from the perspectives of opposing counsel. Discuss the strategies for maintaining courtesy and professionalism without compromising the obligation to zealously represent clients. Hear about the ethical challenges faced by government lawyers when adverse parties are pro se.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.00 hrs | 3.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2022
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    First Friday Ethics (August 2021)
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    Each of the three presentations were excellent.

    excellent course; very informative and engaging

    Strong

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Voir Dire Becomes Voir Google: Ethical Concerns of 21st Century Jury Selection

Engaging in online research about prospective jurors can yield game-changing information, but there are ethical risks for lawyers in doing so. Using real world examples from cases and ethics opinions, this program offers invaluable guidance for lawyers in navigating the ethical boundaries of turning voir dire into “voir Google.”

Includes: Video Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 1.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2022
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    Voir Dire Becomes Voir Google: Ethical Concerns of 21st Century Jury Selection
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    Unique course and good course

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2021 Land Use Case Law and Legislative Updates

Session 1: Case Law Updates:  Part 1 - Rapid review of recent land-use cases, with updates on short-term rentals, retroactivity/vested rights, ripeness/exhaustion, takings, billboards, historic preservation and more.  Session 2: Case Law Updates:  Part 2 - Rapid review of recent land-use cases, with updates on short-term rentals, retroactivity/vested rights, ripeness/exhaustion, takings, billboards, historic preservation and more. Session 3: Sign Regulation after Reagan v. City of Austin: Changes to the Sign Landscape - The question of constitutional limitations on sign regulation has continued to increase since Reed v. Town of Gilbert, including the issue of off-premise v. on-premise signage delineated in Reagan v. City of Austin. Practical applications surrounding different types of regulations including commercial v. non-commercial, size, location, and sign type will be reviewed in this session. Session 4: Legislative Update on Land Use Issues for Cities & Counties - Hear a moderated panel discussion on pending land use legislation of interest to cities and counties.   Session 5: Keynote Address from the Texas Land Commissioner - Join us for a keynote address from Land Commissioner, George P. Bush.  Session 6: Shot Clocks, Building Materials, and the Death of Annexation - This session will review several bills from the 86th Legislature affecting land development and planning, updates from the 87th Legislature, and how cities have adapted; the third amendment to the Annexation Act in as many sessions, the imposition of approval “shot clock” on applications other than subdivision plats, and preemption of regulations on building material.  

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.25 hrs
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2022
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    2021 Land Use Case Law and Legislative Updates
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    Great information, and great speakers

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Code Enforcement Today: Addressing Nuisances and Substandard Properties in a Pro-Property Rights State

As cities face increasing pressures from citizens to address nuisance properties, like party houses and short-term rentals, this presentation will discuss the current legal landscape which poses challenges to code enforcement’s efforts.  Additionally, this presentation will look at other options to improve quality of life in neighborhoods by addressing secondary effects of nuisance properties and getting back to the basics of substandard building regulations.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2022
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    Code Enforcement Today: Addressing Nuisances and Substandard Properties in a Pro-Property Rights State
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Conducting Land Transactions in the Cloud: Tips for Protecting Confidential Information

In the area of land use, there are plenty of documents that are shared by attorneys, municipal governments and consultants through DropBox, Google Drive and other Cloud based systems. Since early 2019, Texas attorneys must comply with the ethical duty of the technology competence which means that, in addition to the duty of confidentiality and the attorney client privilege, we must meet a higher standard for protecting client data. This session will discuss tools and best practices for satisfying this higher standard such as controlling access and adding security controls to protect the material from being accessed by invalid users. Further, review practical and effective safeguards to prevent wire transfer fraud in the context of  large amounts of money being wire transferred in real estate transactions.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr | 0.75 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2022
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    Conducting Land Transactions in the Cloud: Tips for Protecting Confidential Information
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Ethics Issues and the Legislature

Every attorney should know the answer to the question, "Who do I work for?" In his presentation, Jon Heining will explore how difficult it is for legislative attorneys to answer this question. In addition, Jon will discuss some general considerations that every attorney should consider when working with legislators and legislative staff.

Includes: Video Audio Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 1.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2022
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    Ethics Issues and the Legislature
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    Excellent Internet resources at the end!

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Financing Public Infrastructure via Special Districts in Texas

An overview of MUDS, PIDS and other special districts in Texas commonly requested by developers to finance public infrastructure, and a discussion of the City and County considerations when reviewing these applications, including the intersection between review and approval of special districts and other required approvals such as zoning and platting.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2022
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    Financing Public Infrastructure via Special Districts in Texas
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