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Combining a national network of skilled professionals with local expertise and service, we are your trusted partner for commercial real estate transactions. Through service centers located throughout the country, we provide timely, customized solutions for transactions of all sizes, scopes and locations. .

Webinars designed for Commercial Real Estate Professionals

Get ready for camp! You won’t need a canteen or kayak, but these webinars will help you navigate the rivers of title and escrow in 2020. 

It’s summer camp with practical knowledge and key guidance for the title industry during our current environment – from those who know it best. With over 130 years in the industry, First American knows a bit about the business and different real estate market cycles. Our Camp Counselors are seasoned commercial real estate experts ready to share their knowledge with you. 

Get the latest information on relevant topics and helpful refreshers by attending one or all five of our 2020 Title Camp sessions. 

Earn CLE credit (where available) while honing your skill. 

Register for one. Opt in to receive invites to the rest. 

Note: To receive CLE credit (where available), you must join the webinar online via your computer. Once you register, you will receive an email with your personal link to join. We recommend using your computer audio for the best experience.


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Relevant, timely topics. CLE may be available.

Insuring Distressed Property: The Deed in Lieu Option

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 

11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET

First American Title's Leonard Shatz and Graham Montgomery share a title insurer’s perspective on the significant practical aspects and legal issues to be considered when dealing with a Deed in Lieu transaction. They will review the advantages and disadvantages for the lender and borrower, title insurer’s due diligence and underwriting, and lender insurance coverage on taking title to property.

Space is limited. 

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Leonard Shatz

Len serves as Senior Underwriting Counsel with the Philadelphia office for the National Commercial Services division of First American Title Insurance Company. With 35 years of conveyancing and title insurance, Len examines, underwrites and closes commercial real estate transactions. 

Len currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Land Title Institute (PLTI) and as the Chairperson of the Education Committee of the Pennsylvania Land Title Association (PLTA). He is a past PLTA President and holds the designation of Certified Land Title Professional, the highest designation awarded by PLTA. 

Meet the Presenters

Graham Montgomery

Graham joined First American Title National Commercial Services in 2018 as Underwriting Counsel. He manages transactions all over the country, while also providing support specifically for Western Pennsylvania transactions. 

Graham is a 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a 2011 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He was in private practice from 2011 to 2018, focusing on residential, municipal, and commercial concerns, while also handling hundreds of property assessment appeals. 

Want to take part in the entire 2020 Title Camp Series? Be sure to opt in.

These 60-minute webinars offer relevant and timely topics to the commercial real estate industry. Be sure to opt in to receive invites for the upcoming sessions:

September 16 – Bankruptcy and Title Insurance Strategies for the Real Estate Attorney

October 21 – Multi-site and Multi-state Transactions 

December 2 – Advanced Survey Review 

CLE is approved in AZ, CO, FL, IL, KS, MO, NE, NJ, NY, PA, TN, TX, UT, WA, and WI. 
CLE is pending in AL, GA, IN, MN, NC, NV, OH and OR. 

This presentation may be approved for CLE credit in your state. Please reach out to your First American Title representative for more details. 

Due to compliance restrictions, we are unable to offer CLE credit to clients located in CA and are unable to offer this webinar to clients located in IA. 

* Due to NV regulation, if you wish to obtain NV CLE credit, a $15 fee will be charged.