2018 Fall Education Seminar

November 14, 2018
Detroit/Livonia Marriott, Livonia
159 USD  per night
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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 – 9:45
Endorsement Review -34-35 Identified Risks Mineral and Other Subsurface Substances
Scott O’Neill, Michigan Agency State Counsel, First American Title

9:45 – 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

What’s New in the ZOO—CFPB/RESPA Update
Chuck Cain, EVP Agency, WFG National Title Insurance Company

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 – 12:25

12:25 – 12:35
MLTA Public Service Committee Presentation

12:35 – 1:20
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


1:20 – 2:45
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 (Grand Rapids)
Moderator: Tom Lico, Capital Title Insurance Company (Livonia)
Lavinia S. Biasell, VP and MI Agency Underwriting Counsel, Fidelity National Financial (Grand Rapids)
Phil Savich, Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (Livonia)
Beth I. deBaptiste, Underwriting Counsel, MI Agency Division First American Title (Grand Rapids)
Scott O’Neill, Michigan Agency State Counsel, First American Title (Livonia)
Kim O’Connor, VP Senior Underwriting Counsel, WFG National Title Insurance Company
Doug Smith, VP, Senior Underwriter at Stewart Title Guaranty Company