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Learn More 2021 Florida Legislative Update

Legislation is constantly changing and may impact your practice. This program highlights some of the more relevant legislation enacted during the 2021 legislative session.

 An in-depth summary of the more relevant laws is provided to members for legislation enacted in the 2021 legislative session that may be of interest or affect the practice of real estate in Florida.

The live presentation highlights a few of the more relevant laws and provides a deeper dive into their content and impact on your practice.

Learn More Anirban Basu and the Chamber of Data

At last, 2021 is here. This presentation supplies economic data and analysis juxtaposing the pre-pandemic and pandemic world, and then supplies a forecast for the post-pandemic one. Among the areas of focus are labor markets, financial markets, real estate, construction, consumer spending, business investment, international trade and government finances.

Learn More Data Privacy Incident Prevention: What Every Attorney Should Know

As massive data breaches make headlines and companies of all sizes are falling victim to cyberattacks, attorneys need to be aware of the cybersecurity threats to their firms’ data, how to respond to them, and their legal notification obligations. This presentation will discuss data privacy and security incident trends, the impact of “Work from home” on cybersecurity, the legal landscape of Florida’s privacy and security laws, recent regulatory enforcement actions, and best practices. 

Learn More De-Mystifying Real Estate Transactions in Distressed or Insolvency Situations

This presentation will help real estate professionals recognize situations where special considerations are warranted to properly advise clients who are involved in or considering involvement in real estate transactions arising in bankruptcies, foreclosures, receiverships, and going concern circumstances.

Learn More General Counsel’s Perspective
Learn More Getting to Yes: Mediation & Settlement Agreements

Practical tips regarding mediations. The presentation will include pointers on how to best achieve a settlement at mediation; how to properly memorialize a settlement agreement; and what happens when the settlement is later challenged.

Learn More Happiness for Lawyers Guaranteed... or Your Misery Back!

Join veteran attorney and motivational speaker Mark Eiglarsh on a journey of self-discovery, well-being, and tactile steps in reaching greater happiness, contentment and spiritual well-being.

Mark Eiglarsh, a formerly unhappy guy, made a career out of solving everyone’s problems but his own.  Now, this successful criminal defense attorney, television and radio on-air legal expert, adjunct law professor, devoted husband, and proud father has reclaimed his happiness.  Mark has passionately made it his life mission to share with others how they can lead happy, healthy and successful lives, in spite of whatever challenging circumstances they may be facing. His unique formula causes audience members to have reduced stress, increased sales and productivity, and better tools to assist in obtaining their goals. He dazzles audiences with his infectious enthusiasm, unique humor and heartfelt authenticity.  Mark, a transformative speaker, provides people accessible tools to overcome stress, focus their mind, and improve their relationships at work and home.  He’s guaranteed to make you laugh & feel inspired.

Learn More Homestead Tricks and Traps: The Sneaky Chameleon

Florida lawyers and title insurance practitioners must often interpret the homestead protections found in the Florida Constitution and Florida Statutes.  This presentation will discuss caselaw surrounding homestead exemptions, spousal homestead waiver, the criterion for claiming any one or more exemptions, the portability of tax savings, whether married Floridians residing separately can claim more than one homestead exemption, and the effect of divorce on the sharing of portable tax savings.

Learn More Hot Land Use Topics in 2021 for Real Estate Attorneys: Redevelopment, Exactions, and Wetland Permitting

This presentation features  current  land use issues in repurposing and redeveloping  properties with a focus on local government exactions and fees. This program will also highlight the impact of the 2020 federal agreement to delegate to FDEP the authority to issue wetland permits under the federal Clean Water Act. 

Learn More I’m Just a Form: The Ins and Outs of Becoming a Form, New Forms, and Forms to Come

Forms are the basis of coverage and exclusions provided by a title insurance policy. This presentation will open the door to the process by which new forms are made available in Florida and discuss new changes that have already occurred and forms that are anticipated in the near future.

Learn More New RESPA… Same as the Old RESPA Real Estate Settlement Protection: Latest Guidance and Case Law

The Federal RESPA law guides the legal obligations for lawyers and lay settlement agents when providing real estate settlements, business arrangements and fees. This session will review the latest guidance, cases and enforcement actions concerning RESPA and how they potentially apply to different business practices.

Learn More Overview of Hot Topics Facing Real Estate Agents & Brokers

Chief Legal Counsel for the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® will provide a brief overview of some hot topic areas in the real estate professional industry including recent changes to the NAR Code of Ethics, Fair Housing, FR/BAR Contract considerations, and the REALTOR® complaint process including the distinction between filing a complaint with your local Association vs. FREC.

Learn More Quiz on Recent Real Property Case Law

A review of cases summarized in The Fund Concept. The presentation will highlight particular cases of interest, and the materials will include all cases reviewed in the past year.

Learn More RON & Digital Closings: Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead

The convergence of the pandemic with the advent of remote notarization in Florida has ignited the movement towards fully digital closings. This presentation summarizes where matters stand presently and where they might be heading.  

Learn More Shifts in the Claims Climate as a Result of COVID-19

Elsa Camacho and Megan Solomon spill the tea with real examples of particular claims and ways to avoid them. 

Learn More Title Attorneys’ Toolbox: Ways to Fix Common Title Defects

Take a tour of the resources that Fund underwriting attorneys use every day to respond to the thousands of calls and emails received every year from Members, their staff and title examiners.  These range from well-known resources such as Fund Title Notes and Fund Concept articles to curative statutes that can result in a quicker more efficient closing. 

Learn More Title Teasers

An interactive program where attendees are challenged to choose the proper underwriting response based on real-life fact scenarios. A panel of Fund Underwriters provides discussion and analysis of the underwriting decision in each scenario.

Learn More Trends in Commercial Financing

This presentation covers some of the current trends in commercial financing. It will give the practitioner tools to recognize and advise their clients on these trends.

This presentation will assist real estate practitioners with: 

  • LIBOR Transition: Background/History. SOFR as a replacement. Impact on existing loans.
  • CMBS Loans: Overview. Expansions of SPE and non-recourse carveouts. Unwinding and defeasance.
  • Mezzanine Financing: What it is and when is it used. Collateral. Financial Covenants and the “Canary in the Coal Mine.” Intercreditor Agreement.
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Learn More 2021 Florida Legislative Update

Legislation is constantly changing and may impact your practice. This program highlights some of the more relevant legislation enacted during the 2021 legislative session.

 An in-depth summary of the more relevant laws is provided to members for legislation enacted in the 2021 legislative session that may be of interest or affect the practice of real estate in Florida.

The live presentation highlights a few of the more relevant laws and provides a deeper dive into their content and impact on your practice.

Learn More De-Mystifying Real Estate Transactions in Distressed or Insolvency Situations

This presentation will help real estate professionals recognize situations where special considerations are warranted to properly advise clients who are involved in or considering involvement in real estate transactions arising in bankruptcies, foreclosures, receiverships, and going concern circumstances.

Learn More General Counsel’s Perspective
Learn More Getting to Yes: Mediation & Settlement Agreements

Practical tips regarding mediations. The presentation will include pointers on how to best achieve a settlement at mediation; how to properly memorialize a settlement agreement; and what happens when the settlement is later challenged.

Learn More Homestead Tricks and Traps: The Sneaky Chameleon

Florida lawyers and title insurance practitioners must often interpret the homestead protections found in the Florida Constitution and Florida Statutes.  This presentation will discuss caselaw surrounding homestead exemptions, spousal homestead waiver, the criterion for claiming any one or more exemptions, the portability of tax savings, whether married Floridians residing separately can claim more than one homestead exemption, and the effect of divorce on the sharing of portable tax savings.

Learn More I’m Just a Form: The Ins and Outs of Becoming a Form, New Forms, and Forms to Come

Forms are the basis of coverage and exclusions provided by a title insurance policy. This presentation will open the door to the process by which new forms are made available in Florida and discuss new changes that have already occurred and forms that are anticipated in the near future.

Learn More Title Attorneys’ Toolbox: Ways to Fix Common Title Defects

Take a tour of the resources that Fund underwriting attorneys use every day to respond to the thousands of calls and emails received every year from Members, their staff and title examiners.  These range from well-known resources such as Fund Title Notes and Fund Concept articles to curative statutes that can result in a quicker more efficient closing. 

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Learn More Check, Please! Checklists, Forms & Communications

Check, Please! is a review of data collection forms, checklists and communications with the parties to a real estate transaction. New, dynamic forms and checklists will be presented with the suggested use of each. The forms, checklists and letters will all be in Word and customizable by the attendee for their specific purposes. The use of these tools will help ensure that all steps necessary for closing have been completed.

Learn More Data Privacy Incident Prevention: What Every Attorney Should Know

As massive data breaches make headlines and companies of all sizes are falling victim to cyberattacks, attorneys need to be aware of the cybersecurity threats to their firms’ data, how to respond to them, and their legal notification obligations. This presentation will discuss data privacy and security incident trends, the impact of “Work from home” on cybersecurity, the legal landscape of Florida’s privacy and security laws, recent regulatory enforcement actions, and best practices. 

Learn More Deep Dive into the Form 9

Title insurance policies separately provide coverage for owners’ and lenders’ unique interests.  For an additional premium, indemnification may be obtained for certain losses or damages not provided by basic policy coverage.  The form 9 series of endorsements provide such coverage for matters related to restrictions, encroachments and mineral rights.  This presentation will explain the rationale for requesting the additional coverage and the impact such requests have on title agents.

Learn More De-Mystifying Real Estate Transactions in Distressed or Insolvency Situations

This presentation will help real estate professionals recognize situations where special considerations are warranted to properly advise clients who are involved in or considering involvement in real estate transactions arising in bankruptcies, foreclosures, receiverships, and going concern circumstances.

Learn More RON & Digital Closings: Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead

The convergence of the pandemic with the advent of remote notarization in Florida has ignited the movement towards fully digital closings. This presentation summarizes where matters stand presently and where they might be heading.  

Learn More Shifts in the Claims Climate as a Result of COVID-19

Elsa Camacho and Megan Solomon spill the tea with real examples of particular claims and ways to avoid them. 

Learn More Title Teasers

An interactive program where attendees are challenged to choose the proper underwriting response based on real-life fact scenarios. A panel of Fund Underwriters provides discussion and analysis of the underwriting decision in each scenario.

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Fund Assembly 2021 Contest Winners

The Fund would like to congratulate the winners of the following contests and drawings held during the 2021 Fund Assembly Online;

Fund Assembly Expo Golf Scramble Prize Drawing for the FREE 2022 Assembly Registration & Hotel Package
  • Donald R. Walters, Coral Springs
Property Debt Research Raffle Prizes
  • Yeti Cooler presented by Mathew Meyers to Mark Ebelini, Knott, Ebelini, Hart, Fort Myers
  • Wine Basket presented by Samuel Ramos to Debbie Bell, Straughn & Turner, Winter Haven
ePN $100 Visa Gift Card
  • Donna Caldwell, Law Firm of Karen Spigler, LLC, Southwest Ranches
FLAG Insurance Marriott Gift Card
  • Pamela Schatten, Barash-Schatten Law, Hollywood
 

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Fund Assembly will be held June 16-18, 2022 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando.