2018 Fall Education Seminar

October 24, 2018
DoubleTree Hotel, Grand Rapids
4747 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 957-0100
$135 USD per night
Book your Group Rate for MLTA here


November 14, 2018
Detroit/Livonia Marriott, Livonia
159 USD  per night
Book your group rate for Michigan Land Title Association

Thank you to our 2018 Fall Education Seminar Sponsor:  

Event Details

8:30 – 9:00

9:00 – 9:10
Opening Remarks and Announcements
MLTA President – Philip T. Savich, VP and State Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company

9:10 – 9:30
Lansing Report
Cami Pendell, Michigan Legislative Consultants

9:30 – 9:50
Endorsement Review -34-35 Identified Risks Mineral and Other Subsurface Substances
Scott O’Neill, Michigan Agency State Counsel, First American Title

9:50 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:45
Split Closings – Playing nice in the sandbox to help the Closing go smoothly
Topics include challenges of Split Closings and how to overcome them, how to work better together for the benefit of the consumer and strengthen our industry.

Doug Smith, VP & Senior Underwriting Counsel, Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Lindsey Azelton, Regional Manager, Capital Title Insurance Company
Jamie Novakowski, Relocation Director , ATA National Group

10:45 – 11:30
Dead People Can’t Sell Property
A Trust, A Lady Bird Deed and A Durable Power of Attorney. An Attorney’s point of view and what the dead person really said.

Gregg Nathanson, Shareholder and Attorney, Couzens, Lansky Fealk, Ellis, Roeder & Lazar, P.C.,
LaRee Marra, Title Department Operations Manager, Capital Title Insurance Agency

11:30 – 11:45
Communication and Membership Committee Update – Navigating the MLTA Website
This segment will help MLTA members understand all that is available within our
website and how to use the website as a tool, with key talking points, when talking to a
new prospective MLTA member.

Lisa Rozmarniewicz, Director of Sales & Marketing, Capital Title Insurance Agency, MLTA Communication Committee Chair
Beccy Clennan, Manager Michigan Operations, Corporate Settlement Solutions, MLTA Membership Committee Chair

11:45 – 12:45

12:45 – 1:30
What’s New in the ZOO—CFPB/RESPA Update
Chuck Cain, EVP Agency, WFG National Title Insurance Company

1:30 – 3:00
Five Panel Underwriter – Today’s current Hot Topics in our industry
An opportunity to have discussion with some of the top underwriters in our industry.
Topic areas Divorce, Probate/Conservatorship, Judgment Actions, Commercial
Agreements and Assignments

Moderator: Brian K. Kasiborski, Fidelity National Financial
Lavinia S. Biasell, VP and MI Agency Underwriting Counsel, Fidelity National Financial
Beth I. deBaptiste, Underwriting Counsel, MI Agency Division First American Title
Kim O’Connor, VP Senior Underwriting Counsel, WFG National Title Insurance Company
Doug Smith, VP, Senior Underwriter at Stewart Title Guaranty Company

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A look at the calendar of upcoming seminars and events you can register for.


October 24, 2018 – MLTA Fall Education – DoubleTree Hotel, Grand Rapids
November 14, 2018 – MLTA Fall Education – Detroit/Livonia Marriott, Livonia

March 5-6, 2019 – MLTA Education Summit – Crowne Plaza, Lansing
May 1, 2019 – MLTA Legislative Day – Lansing
July 14-16, 2019 – MLTA Convention – Grand Traverse Resort, Acme
September 11, 2019 – Boot Camp – H Hotel, Midland
October 16, 2019  –Fall Education Seminar-DoubleTree, Grand Rapids
November 6, 2019 – Fall Education Seminar – Livonia Marriot, Livonia

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