36th Annual Real Estate Practice Seminar 2018

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Live on Site: Tuesday, May 8 / Fairfax
  Wednesday, May 16 / Roanoke
  Thursday, May 24 / Williamsburg
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0) Title Agent Ed Credit - Laws and Regs: 3.0, Title: 3.0 (live programs only) 
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Video on Site Options


Why Attend?

You will not want to miss presentations on the following topics:

  • Essential Updates on Virginia Real Estate Case Law and Statutory Law
  • Ethics Hour—Affiliated Business Interests
  • Title Insurance
  • Deeds

Cosponsored with the Real Property Section of the Virginia State Bar

Now in its 36th year, Virginia CLE®’s Annual Real Estate Practice Seminar continues to set the standard for currency and quality in continuing legal education for real estate practitioners. Whether you have an established real estate practice or are a general practitioner who occasionally encounters real estate issues, this program is for you.

Buying or selling real estate, whether residential or commercial, may be the largest single investment that your client will ever make. Along with a considerable financial commitment, such transactions usually involve risk, technicalities, and a variety of complex legal considerations.

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8:30 Registration
9:00 Virginia’s Real Estate Legislative Update
Lucia Anna Trigiani, David S. Mercer

Learn what has passed and what is on the horizon for next year.
10:15 Break
10:25 Virginia’s Real Estate Case Law Update
Otto W. Konrad, Christy L. Murphy

Materials on all real estate−related cases in the past year with a presentation highlighting the top cases.
11:40 Break
11:45 Affiliated Business Arrangements and Joint Ventures Under RESPA
John C. Altmiller

As real estate service providers have sought to broaden their sources of revenue and increase their market share, tensions have arisen regarding precisely what type of arrangements are allowed under federal law. This presentation will address the kinds of business models between settlement companies, real estate agents, and lenders that are permissible under RESPA—and those that are not.  Topics will include the types of arrangements that constitute illegal kickbacks under RESPA, the safe harbor created by affiliated business arrangements as defined by the statute, the required disclosures, and a discussion of some of the more recent enforcement proceedings under the statute.

12:45 Lunch (provided at live programs only)
1:30 Title Insurance Claims
John E. Rinaldi

The presentation will be a general overview of the title insurance claims process from beginning to end, including title curative actions.  It will include a review of specific provisions of the current ALTA Standard Title Insurance Policies for both owners and lenders.

3:00 Break
3:10 Deeds

Susan M. Pesner (Fairfax), Steve Gregory (Roanoke), Susan S. Walker (Williamsburg), Edward R. Waugaman (Williamsburg)

A continuation of the 2016 Deed presentation, including a short review of the 2016 materials, with further analyses of those “Other Deeds” (co-tenancy deeds, life estates, transfer-on-death deeds, deeds of dedication, deeds of easement, deeds of lease, etc.).

4:10 Adjourn



John C. Altmiller, Pesner Kawamoto / McLean
Stephen C. Gregory, WFG National Title Insurance Company / Charleston, WV
Otto W. Konrad, Williams Mullen / Richmond
David S. Mercer, MercerTrigiani LLP / Alexandria
Christy L. Murphy, Bischoff Martingayle, P.C. / Norfolk
Susan M. Pesner, Pesner Kawamoto / Tysons
John E. Rinaldi, Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh PC / Price William
Lucia Anna Trigiani, MercerTrigiani LLP / Alexandria
Susan S. Walker, Jones, Walker & Lake / Virginia Beach
Edward R. Waugaman, Attorney and Counselor at Law / Newport News


Kathryn Byler, Pender & Coward / Virginia Beach
Benjamin Leigh, Atwill, Troxell & Leigh, P.C. / Leesburg

Locations, Dates and Fees

(All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.)

$265* regular registration (without printed materials).
$295 regular registration plus printed materials.
$250* preregistering VSB Real Property Section member (without printed materials).
$280 preregistering VSB Real Property Section member plus printed materials.
$310 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials included).

*Available until 3 business days before the program


FAIRFAX / Tuesday, May 8
Waterford at Fair Oaks (Venue Website / Google Map)
12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
(703) 352-3200

ROANOKE / Wednesday, May 16
Roanoke Higher Education Center (Venue Website / Google Map)
108 North Jefferson Street
(540) 767-6161

WILLIAMSBURG / Thursday, May 24
William & Mary School of Law (Venue Website / Google Map)
613 South Henry Street
(757) 221-1423

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A special 15% discount and free shipping on Virginia CLE®–published books will be available for purchases made at the seminar site.

Lower Registration Fee and Greater Functionality with Downloadable E-Book Seminar Materials

ALL seminar registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. E-book materials are searchable, easily accessible, and efficient to use.

When registering, please be sure to provide a legible, valid e-mail address to which Virginia CLE® can send a link to the e-book materials.

Registrants who elect a registration option that includes downloadable e-book seminar materials only and not the printed materials will receive, at the seminar, a short, printed seminar outline with space to take notes.

Printed Materials: You still have the option of receiving a complete set of printed materials for a higher registration fee. Registrants who choose this option will receive printed materials at the program.


To receive access to the downloadable e-book materials BEFORE the seminar AND register for the lower fee, your registration must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar.  A link to the downloadable e-book materials will be e-mailed to you two business days before the seminar.  Once you download the materials, you can review them and print the portions you want to bring with you to the seminar.

After 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar, only the registration options that include printed materials will be available.

Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored through 5:00 p.m. of the DAY BEFORE the seminar.  You will, however, be charged $90 for the materials if you cancel your registration for the seminar, or transfer registration to a different seminar, after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE®.

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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