How to Hold Title, What Can Go Wrong and How to Fix It
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (check-in 11:45 am)
Presenters: Mike Burton and Roy Johnston
Place: Sonoma County Bar Association, 37 Old Courthouse Square, Suite 100 , Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Cost: $40 SCBA Members; $50–Non-Members
MCLE Credit: 1.5 Units of General MCLE Credit
Many practitioners prepare deeds for their clients without fully understanding how title should be properly held and the consequences of incorrectly titled deeds. Like a bad dream, these problem deeds often come back to haunt the owners, subsequent owners, and even the practitioner in a malpractice claim. This seminar is designed to cover:
- The ways of holding title, and advantages and disadvantages of each
- How to you word the deeds of mixed forms of ownership
- How to you properly state corporate and partnership interests
- Examples of deeds gone bad
- Options for correcting improper deeds
Mike Burton worked in the title insurance field from 1976 to 2008, and has been an independent title researcher and consultant since that time. He was chief title officer, manager of the title department and local underwriter for First American Title Company. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in economics. and now specializes in fixing title problems, easement creation or extinguishment, lot line adjustments, and a myriad of other related issues, as well as historical research.
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Roy Johnston is an attorney whose practice is limited to real estate, mortgage, construction law, business law, and estate planning. He regularly leads seminars and workshops in real estate issues. He is a member of the real property sections of the California State Bar and Sonoma County Bar Association. He received his Juris Doctorate from Empire College of Law, and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming.