A deed can be defined as a properly executed and delivered written document that conveys title to real property. What that really means, the requirements, and the nuances that go with them, are what we will explore in this CLE. This is both a solid introduction for beginners and a good refresher for the more experienced.
Key topics to be discussed:
What is a Deed?
The Minimum Requirements to Create a Valid Deed
Types of Deeds
Recording the Deed
A Word on Dates
Additional Considerations and Concepts
Date / Time: August 16, 2023
Jason C. Bergman | Benchmark Title Agency LLC.
Jason C. Bergman, CRE®, is Vice President and Senior Underwriting Counsel at Benchmark Title Agency, LLC in White Plains, New York. He has extensive experience in assessing and mitigating risk in complex transactions and ambiguous situations, and is recognized as an industry leader in insuring foreclosures and distressed assets.
Among his professional activities, Jason is a three-term Chair of the New York State Land Title Association’s Law Committee, Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Real Estate, Condemnation, and Trust Litigation Committee’s Title Insurance subcommittee for six years, and Co-Chair of its Mortgage and Foreclosure Subcommittee. He also sits on the Editorial Board for the CRE® publication, The Counselor Quarterly Journal, and writes regularly on compelling title, real estate law and practice subjects for multiple publications, including the New York Law Journal.
He is also a Board Member of Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business Customer Experience Program, and was a Board Member of Rutgers’ Center for Innovation Education, Professional Science Master’s Degree, Customer Experience Certificate Program.
Jason is a recipient of the CRE® credential from The Counselors of Real Estate, an international consortium of credentialed real estate practitioners who provide expert advice on complex real property and land-related matters. Membership is extended by invitation and includes principals of prominent real estate, financial, legal, and accounting firms, as well as developers, economists, futurists, and ranking leaders of Wall Street and academia.
Jason was named a Fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA) and will be inducted into the College at its Annual Meeting in La Jolla, California on September 29, 2023.
He received a B.A. in History/Government from Muhlenberg College, and a J.D. from New York Law School.
I. What is a Deed? | 1:00pm – 1:05pm
II. The Minimum Requirements to Create a Valid Deed | 1:05pm – 1:15pm
Grantor & Grantee
Description of Property
III. Types of Deeds | 1:15pm – 1:35pm
Bargain And Sale Deed with Full Covenants
Bargain And Sale Deed Without Covenants against Grantor
Bargain and Sale Deed with Covenant against Grantor
Referee’s Deeds (In Foreclosure, in Partition)
IV. Deed Provisions | 1:35pm – 1:45pm
Covenants, Restrictions, Reservations and Easements
V. Recording the Deed | 1:45pm – 1:55pm
The Recording Act
VI. Transfer Taxes | 1:55pm – 2:00pm
Concepts and Considerations
Break | 2:00pm – 2:10pm
VII. A Word on Dates | 2:10pm – 2:25pm
VIII. Additional Considerations and Concepts | 2:25pm – 2:40pm