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Title Insurance 101 2023


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  • Start Date:2023-09-13 20:00:00
  • End Date:2025-09-13 20:00:00
  • Length:
  • Level:Basic
  • Topics:Real Property

$249.00 ["ProPass"]

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Overview

In order to handle a real estate transaction professionally, ethically, and with confidence an attorney needs to know the ins and outs of title insurance.

Explore the fundamentals of title insurance. 

Find the answers to these questions and more to better represent and advise your client:

What is it and why do we need it?
Are all title companies the same?
What about rates?
What are endorsements?
Which do I need?
Do we need a lender’s policy, an owner’s policy, or both?
What is an “enhanced policy”?
What is covered, what is not?
What if my client needs to make a claim and how are they handled?

Title Insurance Credits are not available for on-demand products.

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download.

Recorded in September 2023.

Faculty

David Scaggs Esq.

Mr. Scaggs is a shareholder in The Granger Firm in Paoli, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey and the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Scaggs is a member of the Pennsylvania and Chester County Bar Associations. In 2011, he was nominated as a Council member to the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. He is also the chairman of the Westtown Township Zoning Hearing Board in Chester County. Mr. Scaggs has lectured for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on various real estate matters, including title insurance, residential and commercial closings and seller’s disclosure matters. He concentrates his practice in the area of real estate transactions and litigation, representing a large spectrum of clients, including title insurance companies, lenders, real estate brokers and developers in litigation matters. Mr. Scaggs also regularly handles construction defect litigation, commercial and residential purchases and disputes, leasing, zoning issues, homeowner association matters and seller’s disclosure matters. Mr. Scaggs received a B.S. in business administration from Temple University and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law.

Lisa McEntee Esq., CLTP

Ms. McEntee serves as Vice President and Senior Underwriting Counsel for Fidelity National Title Group, providing underwriting support to Pennsylvania agents on commercial and residential transactions. Previously, Ms. McEntee spent over 20 years working for a large national underwriter, acting for the last two years there as Pennsylvania State Counsel where she oversaw underwriting operations for the state agency team. She is the 2020-2021 President of the Pennsylvania Land Title Association (PLTA). Ms. McEntee spent the last three years as a PLTA officer, prior to which she chaired its Title Issues and Records Committee, PA Online Notary Ad Hoc Committee and 2017 Convention Committee. She is also Third Vice President of the Title Insurance Rating Bureau of Pennsylvania, former Chair of its Rate Manual Committee and current Chair of its Forms Committee. Ms. McEntee earned a B.A. in English from St. Joseph’s University and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and holds the professional designation of Certified Land Title Professional. She frequently speaks for the Pennsylvania Land Title Institute and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

Brett Woodburn Esq.

Mr. Woodburn is the principal and founding member of Woodburn Law and focuses his practice on real estate law. Additionally, he handles professional licensing law, represents several local associations of REALTORS®, and has represented brokers and agents defending failure to disclose cases. He currently represents several real estate brokerages, brokers and agents across the Commonwealth. Mr. Woodburn practices in the areas of Real Estate Broker Law, Commercial, Hospitality, and Residential Real Estate Transactions, and Title Insurance. Mr. Woodburn has represented real estate brokers and agents in various litigation matters, including errors & omissions defense, failure to disclose cases, and licensing defense matters for nearly 20 years. Mr. Woodburn serves as General Counsel to Keystone Human Services and is General Counsel to the REALTORS® Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, the Pocono Mountain Association of REALTORS®, the Allegheny Highlands Association of REALTORS® and MLS, the Cambia-Somerset Association of REALTORS®, and the Lancaster County Association of REALTORS®. Prior to joining private practice, Mr. Woodburn was a clerk to the Honorable John M. Cleland, 48th Judicial District, McKean County. Mr. Woodburn is a member of the Dauphin County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Within the PA Bar Association, he is a past-chairperson and council member for the Real Property Division of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, is past chair of the Plain English Committee and currently services on the Charitable Organizations Committee, Legal Services to Persons with Disabilities Committee, and ADR Committee. Mr. Woodburn is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit. Mr. Woodburn earned his JD from Ohio Northern University, and he earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Allegheny College.


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