Essentials of Drafting Deeds

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Wednesday, August 14, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
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Monday, August 26, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
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Thursday, December 12, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $150

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Why Attend?

Deeds need to tell both the client’s story and the property’s story—do your deeds do that? Attend this seminar to learn:

  • How to prepare an appropriate deed
  • How to analyze your client’s situation and choose the proper deed to prepare
  • Creditor protection that can be created by proper deed drafting
  • Whether a transfer-on-death deed could achieve the same result for your client whose estate would not otherwise go to probate but for the real property
  • Methods to salvage do-it-yourself deeds and other seemingly deficient writings
  • Tax ramifications in preparation of deeds

In addition, the speaker will provide actual land record examples of what not to do and show what it took to correct them.  

Virtually every Virginia lawyer’s practice touches real estate—drafting proper deeds is essential whether you are an estate planning attorney, a domestic relations attorney, a litigation attorney, or a real estate attorney.

What are the issues that you need to consider prior to drafting a deed?

  • Title holding:
    • Tenants in common
    • Joint tenants with right of survivorship
    • Tenants by the entirety
    • Limited liability companies and other title holding entities
    • Virginia land trust
  • Whether and how to use transfer-on-death deeds and how to create life estates
  • How your client can take advantage of the transfer tax exemptions contained in Title 58.1 without facing the law of unintended consequences
  • Leases are deeds—analysis of leases in excess of 5 years and their enforceability

Covering both basic and advanced issues, this seminar will provide you with an expansive view of the need to evaluate your client’s circumstances. It will discuss how to make the right choice of deed, and the law of unintended consequences when that choice is not properly considered.

 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (August 14) (Eastern Time)

3:00 Essentials of Drafting Deeds
5:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 2:30 p.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (August 26) (Eastern Time)

2:00 Essentials of Drafting Deeds
4:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (December 12) (Eastern Time)

2:00 Essentials of Drafting Deeds
4:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Susan M. Pesner, Pesner Altmiller Melnick & DeMers PLC / Tysons

Susan Pesner’s practice is concentrated in the related areas of real estate and estate planning. She has both written articles and lectured extensively on various topics relating to real estate and its interrelationship with many other areas of the law (domestic relations, estate planning, litigation, etc.). Ms. Pesner is a former chair of the Real Estate Section of the Virginia State Bar (VSB) and stays active with her colleagues in the real estate sections of the American Bar Association, VSB, Virginia Bar Association, and Fairfax Bar Association. She was the recipient of the coveted Traver Scholar Award (2008) for her contribution to the education of real estate lawyers. She is an AV-rated attorney, been named to Super Lawyers (Real Estate) since 2006, Influential Women in Law (inaugural class 2019), Virginia Legal Elite, Virginia Top Lawyer, and Washingtonian’s Best Lawyers.

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