REGISTER: 25th Annual Family Law Conference


 
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25th ANNUAL FAMILY LAW CONFERENCE

Real Estate LLCs, Security Instruments, Deeds, Equitable Liens, Elam, and Borghi:

What Every Family Law Practitioner Should Know About Real Estate

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Program Schedule

8:30 am - 9:45 am
(75 min)
REAL ESTATE AS SETTLEMENT TOOL - Imants Holmquist - Holmquist & Gardiner, PLLC
  1. Post-decree lease back
  2. Delayed sale
  3. Co-ownership of real estate holding entities post-decree
  4. How to spin out or split real estate assets held in an LLC
9:45 am - 10:45 am
(60 min)
TITLE ISSUES - Dwight A. Bickel - Regional Counsel, Fidelity National Title Group
  1. Understanding and maximizing the value of title insurance during and after dissolution
  2. Advising the parties related to transactions occurring prior to the Decree
  3. Drafting the Property Settlement Agreement and Decree
    1. to avoid subsequent unexpected title company requirements for a deed
    2. to anticipate subsequent unexpected title company requirements to enable a refinance
    3. to obtain enforceable rights to secure future obligations against real property
    4. to address creative provisions, such as co-ownership and later sale
    5. to anticipate subsequent actions by the client that compromise intended remedies
  4. Tips for the use of Special Masters to obtain document signatures by recalcitrant and bitter former spouses
10:45 am - 11:00 am BREAK - refreshments
11:00 am - 12:15 am
(75 min)
SECURITIZATION OF SETTLEMENT THROUGH REAL ESTATE - Bill Malaier - Ogden, Murphy, Wallace, PLLC
  1. Promissory Notes and Deeds of Trust
  2. Confession of Judgment
  3. Enforcement of security interest (options of judgment liens vs. foreclosure, etc.)
  4. Deeds of Trust-traps in failing to investigate real property as collateral security
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
(90 min)
FORENSIC TRACING ISSUES / VALUATION ISSUES / TAX - Ben Hawes and Arik Van Zandt
  1. Equitable Liens-Elam and Miracle applied - Ben
  2. Allocation (sep. vs. community) tracing analysis - Ben
  3. Valuation Issues: tutorial on discounts and capitalization rates as well as when to tax neutralize for capital gains or ordinary income- Arik
  4. Post-decree amendments to real estate transfer-tax pitfalls for unwary - Arik
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm BREAK - refreshments
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
(60 min)
CASE LAW REVIEW - Valerie Villacin
  1. Equitable Liens: Valuing and Offsets: Elam/Miracle
  2. Name(s) on Title: diving into Borghi and change in character of ownership and intramarital changes to title