Advanced Residential Real Estate Closings (ERP221208)

Thursday, December 8, 2022

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

CBA Law Center and Virtual

30 Bank Street, New Britain, Connecticut, United States

Presented by the Real Property Section

About the Program Ethics logo square_web

Go beyond the basics and explore real estate closings at an advanced level. This seminar will assist residential real estate practitioners to fully understand the steps and details involved in closing a complex residential real estate transaction. We will provide an overview of the entire real estate closing process, with a focus on advanced real estate issues. In this program, seasoned faculty will explore a variety of real estate issues with concrete tips for successfully navigating past major difficulties, avoiding claims and other pitfalls. This program will teach you the basic principles of real property ownership, tenancies, how title can be conveyed, impaired, lost, and much more. 

Attorneys involved in all aspects of residential real estate transactions will benefit from a better understanding of what is involved in closing a complex residential real estate transaction and will acquire a more thorough understanding of the documents which may be necessary in connection therewith.

You Will Learn

• Overview of common purchase and sale agreements in the marketplace today and the Model Residential Real Estate Contract approved by the Real Property Section

• Review common title search errors resulting in claims
• Explore the different types of easements and how they are created, terminated and/or modified
• Marketable Record Title Act and Chain of Title
• Standards of Title and when you have to leave the vault
• Understand what title insurance commitments, policies and endorsements do and do not cover
• Learn how to read and/or draft legal descriptions when compared with surveys 
• Voluntary/involuntary transfers such as liens, court decrees – Probate and Foreclosure, and adverse possession
• Bankruptcy 
• Troubleshooting Pre-Closing Problems, including the difficult client, lender, realtors, opposing counsel, timing
• Avoid fraud, admissibility and enforceability complications when using e-signatures and electronic contracts
• Review Ethics Challenges that commonly arise in Real Estate Transactions 
• Prepare for last-minute and dealing with closing surprises and various issues that can arise
• Dealing with post-closing matters such as recordings, failure to disclose, fraud and misrepresentation
• Mechanics Liens issues

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for experienced Residential Real Estate attorneys and paralegals. 


(Includes light breakfast, lunch, electronic materials, and parking)
$195 Real Property Section Member
$230 Member
$120 Student Member
$460 Non-Member 

Financial hardship information is available upon request.


Elton Harvey Elton B. Harvey III
Isaac Law Offices LLC, Farmington

Lisa Lugauskas Lisa Lugauskas
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Hartford

Edward Rosenblatt headshot1 Edward Rosenblatt
Law Offices of Edward M. Rosenblatt, Southington

Valerie Votto Valerie A. Votto
Valerie Ann Votto LLC, Old Lyme

CLE Credit

CT: 6.0 CLE Credits (5.0 General; 1.0 Ethics)
NY: 7.0 CLE Credits (6.0 AOP; 1.0 Ethics)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional CLE credits.

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the page on CLE: Financial hardship information is available upon request.

If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.

Closed captioning will be available during the seminar presentation for virtual attendees.


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