Virginia Land Title Association
VLTA Events

2012 Fall Symposium
PM Speakers and Sessions

Learn - Prepare - Survive!

This year’s PM Session will feature three courses, each available for 1.0 HR CE/CLU. (updated with new content 09/22/2012)


By James L. Windsor, Esq. (1.0 HR CE/CLE)  Whether we realize it or not, everyday, most of us encounter an easement in getting from Point A to Point B, whether it’s granted permission from your neighbor to cross their land to allow you access from your property to the highway, or your favorite fast food restaurant obtaining permission to utilize a portion of someone else’s property to create the road to the driver-thru. Or, perhaps you have seen VEPCO or Verizon digging at the edge of someone’s yard in the utility easement. During this session, we will discuss some of the “ins and outs” of easements, to include various types of easements, when they are used, how they are used and how to terminate them. In addition, you will learn about litigation of easement issues. By the end of this session, you should have a better understanding of the importance of easements and correctly interpreting the terms of an easement to hopefully avoid any pitfalls down the road.


By James L. Windsor, Esq. (1.0 HR CE/CLE)  Only days away from closing and your title examiner discovers an unreleased lien or other defect in the title that is going to delay the closing. How do you resolve the defect so your clients can close on their purchase or refinance? During this session, we will discuss strategies for resolving various real estate title defects that are often discovered during a title examination. Some of the most common defects or issues that arise involve an error in the legal description, the missing interest of party to a deed of trust, missed deeds of trust during a title search, credit lines that were paid down but not closed and were later run back up, judgments, unreleased liens, liens and bankruptcy, and foreclosures. By the end of this program, you should have a better understanding of how to tackle certain real estate title defects to permanently resolve the title defect for your client and any future owners of the subject property.


AGENT By Brian O. Dolan, Esq. (1.0 HR CE/CLE)  If a title insurance policy claim is submitted to an underwriter, learn how and why it may recover its loss, costs and attorneys' fees from the issuing agent. Explore typical language used in settlement agent agreements, when you may be subject to individual liability and the role of settlement agent bonds and errors and omissions insurance. Gain an understanding of the actions and costs necessary to resolve the most common title defects. Come away with a deeper desire to do all that you can to make sure that a claim never arises in the first place.

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About the Speakers...

James L. Windsor, Esq. 

James "Jim" L. Windsor is a partner with the law firm of Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., with offices in Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg, Virginia. Mr. Windsor has extensive experience and expertise in counseling and litigation involving title insurance, real property, mortgage lending, mechanic's liens, construction, creditors' rights, commercial and banking law. He earned a B.S. degree, cum laude, from James Madison University and a J.D. degree from the University of Richmond. Mr. Windsor is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Virginia Beach Bar Association, and the Virginia Land Title Association. Mr. Windsor lectures frequently title insurance and real estate professionals, lenders, lawyers, and others involved in real estate law issues. He has written a book, a law review article and other articles on topics of interest to the construction and real estate industry. Mr. Windsor was selected by peers and recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as a member of “Virginia’s Legal Elite” 2003 and 2004 in the area of Real Estate Law and “Virginia’s Legal Elite” 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 in the area of Construction Law. He was also listed in Virginia Super Lawyers 2006, 2010 and 2011 in the area of Real Estate.

Brian O. Dolan, Esq. 

Brian O. Dolan is a partner with the law firm of Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., in the firm’s Newport News office. His practice includes civil litigation, with an emphasis on representing property owners, developers, and lenders in residential and commercial title and other real estate disputes, including mechanic’s liens, easements, boundary lines, breach of contract, missing interests, partition, legal description errors, unreleased liens and judgments, encroachments, zoning compliance, fraud and forgery, adverse possession and bona fide purchaser status. Mr. Dolan earned a B.S. degree, cum laude, from James Madison University and a J.D. degree from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.




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