Holding Title: Helping Clients Choose the Best Option


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

When acquiring real property, identifying the proper entity to hold the property can be as important as securing financing and clearing title. Entity selection can have consequences for taxation, risk management, operational flexibility, and future conveyancing.

This session will provide an overview of the multiple types of entities available, considerations to address when selecting an entity, and practical aspects of holding title with an entity. Participants will learn financing issues, liability concerns, and the best strategies to mitigate them.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Types of entities
•   Holding real estate
•   Advantages with specific entities
•   Risks with specific entities

Date / Time: December 18, 2019

•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern
•   10:00 am – 12:00 pm Central
•   9:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain
•   8:00 am – 10:00 am 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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Original Broadcast Date: December 18, 2019

Richard J. Fox, Esq. is the principal of The Law Office of Richard J. Fox PLLC where his practice focuses on residential and commercial real estate transactions and real estate-related litigation. He is a nationally recognized Continuing Legal Education speaker, presenting on topics ranging from boundary disputes and title issues to closing practices and ethics. Mr. Fox is admitted to practice in Vermont, Massachusetts, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Mr. Fox earned his B.A. degree from Rutgers University and his J.D. degree from The George Washington University Law School.

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Section I. Overview of entities available for holding real estate
a) Sole Proprietorships
b) LLCs
c) Corporations
d) S-Corporations
e) Partnerships
f) Limited Partnerships
g) Limited Liability Partnerships
h) Joint Ventures

Section II. Review of factors to consider when selecting an entity
a) Legal considerations
b) Financial considerations
c) Liability considerations
d) Transferability of Assets
e) Continuity of Ownership
f) Tax issues
g) Operational consideration