Steven R. Sorenson, Esq. practices law in east central Wisconsin where he is a shareholder with the law firm of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. He specializes in Real Estate Transactional Law, Business Organizations, Business and Estate Planning and Legal Ethics. He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, National and Wisconsin Realtors Association, and the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors. He has served in numerous capacities with these organizations including serving as President and Secretary of the State Bar of Wisconsin, President of the National Association of Bar Presidents, President of the Wisconsin Fellows of the Wisconsin Bar Foundation, and President of the Senior Lawyers Division. he is an adjunct professor at Ripon College where he teachers Constitutional Law , Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, the American Legal System and Business Law. Having taught at the graduate level for several years Sorenson is a nationally recognized lecturer on professionalism, practice management, real estate transactional law and legal ethics. He earned his undergraduate degree from Luther College and his J.D. degree from Marquette University. During that time, he also attended American University in Washington, D.C. to study national public policy.
Title Law Boot Camp for Paralegals & Attorneys
CLE Credits earned: 2 GEN
This program will provide the participant with the knowledge one needs to assist their supervising lawyer, firm or internal real estate department to identify and resolve those often frustrating issues involving real estate title. This course will provide insightful commentary on letter reports, preliminary title policies, land surveys, recorded plats, easements and much more. This seminar is an opportunity to build on your title examination skills. The presentation will emphasize the legal standards that apply to various situations while offering problem solving tools with many practical examples.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Essential forms, procedures and practice tips for conducting an effective title search
• Understanding how to read surveys, descriptions and plats
• Effective measures to cure title problems
• Title insurance closing letters
• Understanding easements and how to create amend and terminate them
Date / Time: August 8, 2018
• 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
• 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
• 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
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• Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
• On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.
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Section I. How to Conduct a Title Search and What to Look for
a) Review of a preliminary title report
b) Forms, Practice Pointers and Procedures
c) Creating the work list or check list
d) Obtaining detail when necessary
e) Closing Letters
Section II. Understanding Surveys, Descriptions and Plats
a) Types of Surveys
b) What to look for in a survey
c) Building Setbacks/Restrictions
d) Sample Surveys and Legal Descriptions
Section III. How to Deal with Title Problems
a) Removing Liens
b) Fixing Boundary Line issues
c) Correcting or Resolving Legal Description Problems
d) Court Actions
e) Quitclaim Deed
f) Monetary Settlement and Escrow Agreements
Section IV. Easements
a) Determining Easement Scope and Purpose
b) Determining Size and Location
c) Rights and Responsibilities
d) Easement Termination