New York Division Rolls Out 2011 Continuing Legal Education Program

March 3, 2011

First American Title Insurance Co. announced the launch of its 2011 program of continuing legal education (CLE).

The 2011 CLE program provided by First American Title Insurance Company's New York Division offers 25 individual seminars on a range of topics from "Title Insurance 101" to timely and more practice-specific courses such as "Transfer and Mortgage Taxes in Foreclosure and Bankruptcy."

The 2011 program is designed to satisfy increasing demand for market-specific information from attorneys and other professionals in the real property sector, as New York's real estate markets enters recovery. Course information is designed to serve as a valuable resource to those seeking to understand regulatory developments impacting the industry.

In 2010, approximately 2,500 attendees participated in nearly 60 individual CLE presentations across New York City and Long Island provided by First American.

Featured lecturers this year are renowned veteran title experts, Michael J. Berey and S.H. Spencer Compton, Esq. Both are First American executives, frequent CLE lecturers and prolific contributors of real estate law articles to the prestigious New York Law Journal and the New York Real Property Law Journal.

Among his numerous contributions to the CLE program in 2011, Berey will be lecturing on current developments in New York case law affecting real property and New York City development rights, a discussion of the law authorizing the transfer of development rights. Compton's many presentations this year will include courses on 1031 exchanges, commercial leasing and title insurance in sophisticated real estate loans.

The CLE program also features seminars led by First American's Andrew Jaeger, Esq.; Anthony Vozza, Esq.; David Wanetik, Esq.; Mitchell Gluck Esq.; Matthew Cahill, Esq.; Stephen Farber, Esq.; Vincent Plaia, Esq. and John Kelley, Esq.

Dedicated to keeping New York's real estate community abreast of key topics and developments, First American's CLE seminars are available on request and at the convenience of those they serve. For more information or to schedule a CLE presentation, First American invites interested parties to contact Michelle Donaldson at (212) 922-9700 or Click here to view First American’s 2011 CLE seminars program.

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