Residential Real Estate Closings (ERP230321)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

CBA Law Center and Virtual

30 Bank Street, New Britain

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About the Program

This comprehensive residential real estate seminar is designed to take its attendees from the opening of a real estate file through and including post-closing matters. Panelists will explore the intricacies of the closing process. Covered matters include: what to do when you first receive the file, issues surrounding the purchase and sales agreement, title insurance commitments and CPLs, tenancies in title, closing forms, solar panels, bankruptcy, probate, and family law issues. Also included will be an explanation of the title insurance policy including endorsements; new nationwide trends such as remote notarizations and cyber security issues.

You Will Learn

• What do to when you first receive the file
• About automation
• How to work with lenders
• About required closing forms such as: Smoke Detector Affidavit, Property Disclosure form, and Concrete Disclosure form
• Issues surrounding Purchase and Sales Agreements
• How to understand title commitments, CPLs and title insurance options
• About title insurance policies including endorsements
• About estates in Real Estate such as joint tenancy, tenancy in common, life estates, leasehold estates
• About required closing forms such as: Owner’s Affidavit, 1099 Certification, FIRPTA Affidavit 
• About solar panels
• About probate issues impacting real estate
• About family matters and bankruptcy issues impacting real estate 
• About UPL/Ethics
• About all things E: E-Ron, E-Closings, E-Notary
• About cybersecurity Issues
• About new nationwide trends
• About growth, sale, and distribution of marijuana on real property in Connecticut 

Who Should Attend

Any attorney interested in learning more about residential real estate closings.


 (In-person registration costs include electronic materials, lunch, and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank St. Virtual registration costs include electronic materials and is priced the same as in-person registration to compensate for the expense of technology for providing remote participation.)

Real Property Section Member: $199
Member: $230
Student Member: $120

Non-Member: $460

Financial hardship information is available upon request.

We require that all in-person visitors to the building or at off-site CBA-hosted events review our attendance and visitation policy. When visiting the building in-person or by registering for and attending an in-person CBA event, you agree that you have read the CBA’s requirements listed on the COVID-19 Response page and affirm your commitment to comply with these requirements. We appreciate your cooperation to help stem the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of our staff and other visitors and/or attendees.


Lisa Lugauskas Lisa J. Lugauskas
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Fairfield

JMira1 Jennifer E. Mira
Keily Mira Law, West Hartford

JSR Informal Photo1 John S. Rubrich
First American Title Insurance Company, Hartford

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

CLE Credit

CT: 6.0 CLE Credits (4.0 General; 2.0 Ethics)
NY: 7.0 CLE Credits (5.0 AOP; 2.0 Ethics)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for new attorneys and experienced attorneys 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: 

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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