The National Association of Land Title Agents (NAILTA) is accepting registrations for its annual conference to be held from Sunday April 10th to Tuesday April 12th at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland.
Among the scheduled speakers are University of Utah Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson, a prominent critic of MERS who has conducted extensive legal research on MERS and testified before Congress on the foreclosure crisis and the problems posed by MERS in foreclosure.
The keynote speaker will be Richard Gordon, a Maryland lawyer who is heavily involved in active RESPA Section 8 class action litigation and has taken on numerous alleged sham affiliated business arrangements. Also scheduled to speak is Brett Woodburn, Associate Counsel for the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, who will be speaking on the business outlook for title insurance and real estate from the perspective of outside settlement providers. NAILTA President Charles W. Proctor III will give a “state of the independent title agent” address during opening remarks.
Two continuing education classes are scheduled to take place during the event. A three hour mortgage fraud seminar featuring members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, independent title agents, and regional title underwriters will be held (CE credit for this seminar is pending approval in the states of NJ, NY, PA, OH, IN, MD, and VA). Also there will be a one hour ethics seminar sponsored by General Title Insurance Company concerning the ethics of title insurance and title insurance agents (CE credit is pending approval in the states of NJ, PA, OH, IN and MD).
The conference is scheduled to include several breakout sessions, including “The Personality of Selling” led by Dave Dwyer, New Jersey Title Insurance Company; “Regional Title Insurance Underwriters Q&A Session” with the New Jersey Title Insurance Company, General Title Insurance Company, Security Title & Guarantee of Baltimore, and several more; and “Making a Profitable Title Agency” led by Harvey Pollack, Land Title Services, Inc., Wauwatosa, WI.
Special events are scheduled to include an opening reception on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the Pisces Rooftop, 15th floor (overlooking Baltimore Harbor) with live music from 7 PM until 10 PM; a free lunch at the Harborview Room of the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Monday, April 11, 2011; and a VIP Tour of Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 2:30 PM on Monday, April, 11, 2011.
Attendees can begin checking in after 2 PM on Sunday, April 10th. The conference opens with the reception at 7 PM later that day, and scheduled activities run from 8 AM to 4 PM Monday and 8 AM to 12:30 PM Tuesday.
Registration for the event is scheduled to continue until April 3rd. The registration fee for the event is $225, discounted to $175 for registrations received before February 14th. An additional fee of $50 applies to the continuing education classes. For more information, visit the NAILTA website or view the current agenda, view other event details, and register here. For additional information on the venue, visit the website of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore.