ALTA hosts timely and insightful webinars on issues important to title insurance professionals. You can find out more information about upcoming webinars and gain access to previous webinar recordings.

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ALTA Commercial Network: The Dirt on McGirt

The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in the McGirt v. Oklahoma in 2020 affirmed the historic reservation boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in eastern Oklahoma. The court held that the lack of any clear action or intent to diminish that reservation’s boundaries by Congress left them intact. This ALTA Commercial Network webinar, sponsored by Dell Technologies, will discuss how the ruling could impact the title insurance industry and property rights involving tribal land.

What the ALTA Commercial Network webinar will cover:

  • History of Native American landholdings in Oklahoma
  • McGirt case and decision
  • Other recent cases impacted by McGirt                              
  • Jurisdiction inside reservation boundaries                                       
  • Newly promulgated ALTA 47 Series Endorsements & Addendums
  • Modifications of other endorsement forms needed when insuring on reservation or trust land

Speakers

  • Megan Powell | Commercial Underwriter | First American Title Insurance Company
  • Dan Buchanan | Senior Title Counsel | First American Title Insurance Company
CE/CLE is available in many states for this webinar.

Thank you Dell Technologies for sponsoring this webinar

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ALTA Insights: AI in Title

Automation has come a long way in the settlement process. But new artificial intelligence (AI) approaches may finally tackle some of the oldest and most stubborn chokepoints plaguing agents, underwriters, Realtors and consumers. Register for this Qualia-sponsored ALTA Insights webinar and learn how title agencies can implement AI for various repetitive tasks to help your operation become more efficient and let your employees focus on growing marketshare.

Speakers
  • Aaron Davis | CEO | Florida Agency Network

  • Hoyt Mann | President | Alanna.ai

When
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, Aug. 18
CE/CLE is not available for this webinar.

SPONSORED BY Qualia

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ALTA Commercial Network: How ALTA Policy Form Changes Will Impact Commercial Deals

The last changes to ALTA’s Policy Forms came with a complete rewrite in 2006. However, advancements in electronic notarizations, changes in certain consumer and creditor’ rights law, and case law developments were primary drivers leading to the latest revision of the ALTA Loan and Owner’s policies and numerous ALTA endorsements. With these forms now in effect, this SoftPro-sponsored webinar will help you understand the revisions so you can educate your staff and commercial customers.

Speakers

  • Wendy Gibbons | Deputy Chief Underwriting Counsel | Old Republic National Title Insurance Co.
  • Jan Feryus | Senior Underwriter | Old Republic National Title Insurance Co.

SPONSORED BY SoftPro

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ALTA Insights: Designing an Exit Plan to Maximize Value and Ensure a Successful Transition

Despite a health pandemic, the robust refinance and housing market spurred historic title premium volume in 2020. The profitable year has spurred a wave of industry veterans to consider selling their companies and cash out after decades of getting deals done and protecting property rights. However, it can be overwhelming to think about planning your exit strategy. The good news is you don’t have to develop your entire succession plan today. Register for this ALTA Insights webinar sponsored by Stewart and learn how title company owners can best evaluate, cultivate and execute a successful transition away from their title company through comprehensive succession planning strategies.

Speakers

  • Marcus Hunt | Owner | Title Success
  • Pat Smith | CEO | Title Success

CE/CLE is not available for this webinar


SPONSORED BY STEWART

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ALTA Commercial Network: How the Economic Proposal Could Curtail Your 1031 Business

Many title companies offer 1031 exchanges as a value-added service to existing customers or even generate new business. This revenue generator is on the chopping block as tax breaks for 1031 like-kind exchanges would be capped under a wide-ranging economic plan proposed by President Biden. Register for this FNF-sponsored ALTA Commercial Network webinar to learn how Biden’s proposal would hinder 1031 business, the impact like-kind exchanges have on the economy and communities and what you can do to protect this important source of capital for affordable housing.

Speakers

  • John Wunderlich | Executive Vice President | Fidelity National Title Group
  • Dawn Pereyo | New York Regional Manager | Westcor Land Title Insurance Co.
  • Ryan McCormick | Vice President and Counsel | Real Estate Roundtable

SPONSORED BY FNF




ALTA Insights: Privacy in Land Records

Recent state and federal legislative efforts aim to allow for record shielding and privacy measures in public documents, including the land records. During this ALTA Insights webinar sponsored by Old Republic National Title Insurance Co., Industry experts will discuss how a balance can be struck to protect at-risk individuals, while preserving the public records and the ability for a covered party to buy, sell or refinance.

The webinar will cover:
  • History of redaction and record shielding in land records
  • Redaction examples
  • Current landscape driving record-shielding initiatives
  • Effective solutions
Speakers
  • Elizabeth Reilly | Senior Privacy Counsel | Fidelity National Financial
  • Steve Tjaden | SVP and Chief Privacy Officer | Old Republic National Title Insurance Co.
When
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, June 23
CE/CLE is available in many states for this webinar.

SPONSORED BY OLD REPUBLIC TITLE

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ALTA Insights: How Industry and Government Can Battle Cybercrime

Cybercrime continues to grow, especially during the pandemic and the new age of remote working. Join us for this moderated discussion as government officials discuss the latest cyber threats, what agencies are doing to prevent the crimes and what the industry can do to help report criminal activity. Register for this RamQuest-sponsored ALTA Insights webinar to hear from experts and learn what you can do to help fend off cyberattacks, and protect your customers and company.

Speakers

  • Peter Traven | Supervisory Special Agent | FBI, Cyber Division
  • Stephen Dougherty | Cyber Investigations Division (GIOC) | U.S. Secret Service
Moderator
  • Tom Cronkright | CEO | CertifID

CE/CLE is not available for this webinar


SPONSORED BY RAMQUEST

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ALTA Insights: How to Set Up a Compliant Joint Venture or MSA

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has signaled there’s a new sheriff in town that it plans to actively enforce regulations, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Companies considering entering into a marketing services agreement (MSA) or forming a joint venture, compliance should be top of mind. Register for this webinar to learn best practices when forming a joint venture or MSA so you can navigate any issues that arise after entering a strategic alliance.

The webinar will address:

  • RESPA requirements
  • Dos and Don’ts for compliant arrangements
  • Capitalization obligations, corporate structuring and associated costs for joint ventures
  • Licenses that need to be obtained
  • Documentation of services and determination of fair market value compensation

Speaker

  • Holly Bunting | Partner | Mayer Brown

CE/CLE is not available for this webinar

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ALTA Commercial Network: What You Need to Know About the New ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards

Revisions to the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys went into effect. Feb. 23, 2021. The changes primarily focus on modifications making the standard easier to understand. Refinements also address unintended liability placed on surveyors while assuring that lender and title needs are still adequately met. Other changes impact reporting of easements and how underground utilities are shown Register for this ALTA Commercial Network webinar to learn how these changes could impact your work on commercial transactions.

SPONSORED BY DELL

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Insuring Native American Land: Part III Authority, Recording and Access

In part three of this four-part series, members of ALTA's Native American Lands Workgroup discuss authority, recording and access when handling transactions involving Native American land. Moderating the discussion is Megan Powell, vice chair of ALTA's Native American Lands Workgroup and an underwriter for First American Title Insurance Co. Presenters include Chad Hansen, regulatory and compliance counsel for First National Title Insurance Co.; Dawn Lewallen, senior division underwriting counsel for First American Title Insurance Co.; and Orlando Lucero, vice president and New Mexico state underwriting counsel for Fidelity National Title Insurance Co.

SPONSORED BY DELL

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ALTA Insights: Advocating for Your Business

Several issues that will affect housing and mortgage finance are being discussed at the federal level. Significant infrastructure investments, major tax law changes, and industry-specific legislation such as the SECURE Notarization Act and SAFE Banking Act could impact your operation. Register for this ALTA Insights webinar to get a snapshot of what’s coming on Capitol Hill, while also learning more about this year’s virtual ALTA Advocacy Summit (May 18-20, 2021), and the opportunity to tell our industry’s story. You’ll get a preview of speakers and sessions, as well as best practices on how to successfully conduct virtual meetings with members of Congress and their staff.

Speakers

  • Chris Morton | Senior Vice President Public Affairs | American Land Title Association
  • Leah Shimp Vass | Director of Grassroots and Political Affairs | American Land Title Association

CE/CLE is not available for this webinar


SPONSORED BY DELL

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How to Embed a Culture of Inclusion and Diversity

Bringing a diverse pool of employees into your company is great, but unless those employees feel included and welcomed, retention could be a challenge. Beyond creating a positive, welcoming environment, inclusion has many benefits, including increased employee performance, retention and financial growth. Creating inclusive, diverse workplaces is more than just a “nice” thing to do. Register for this webinar to hear from industry experts and find out how to maximize your inclusion efforts in this informative and motivational seminar.

Register for this webinar to:

  • Better understand diversity
  • Get tips on how to drive diversity and inclusion
  • Hear examples of what successful companies are doing 
  • Learn how diversity can grow your business and make your company stronger

CE/CLE is not available for this webinar

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How to Get Your Cyber House in Order

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, in a PwC simulated phishing attack on mid- to large-size financial institutions, 70 percent of phishing emails were delivered to their targets, while 7 percent of recipients clicked on the malicious link. As has been proven time and time again, it only takes one: One click, one failed alert or one unsuspecting employee, and the criminal can be in your network. Heightened awareness can be a powerful antidote. Register for this Qualia-sponsored ALTA Insights webinar to learn how to safeguard against social engineering, phishing and business email compromise (BEC) scams.  

The webinar will cover:

  • Latest cyber statistics
  • Impact on the real estate industry
  • Tips to protect you, your agency and clients
  • How to develop a response plan

CE/CLE is available in many states for this webinar.

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How to Use Social Media as a Digital Marketing Tool

Social media can be a cost-effective way for title and settlement companies to reach target audiences and grow their market share. Powered by the Homeowner Outreach Program, ALTA provides members several digital advertising and marketing options that can be used on social media. There are also several resources to educate real estate agents, consumers and lenders about the benefits of title insurance and how it protects property rights. Your next deal could be one “like” away. Become part of the conversation to control your message through social media.

The webinar will discuss:

  • The marketing resources available that can be used right away and where to find them.
  • How title and settlement agents have used the material and what are the unique uses of the resources.
  • Testimonials on the resources used that have resulted in successful campaigns.
  • Tips and demo to get started or how to enhance your current digital marketing efforts. 

Speakers

  • Linda Grahovec NTP | Director of Education and Marketing Strategy | FNF Family of Companies
  • Patrick Harris | Business Development | Western Title Co.
  • Kaelyn Guillory | Marketing Director | Ironclad Title

CE/CLE is not available for this webinar.

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Telling Your Story: Why It Matters to Your Business and Industry

Promoting your company should always be top of mind. Join us for this ALTA Insights webinar as we discuss how telling your story effectively can help grow business, showcase your culture and attract new talent. Meanwhile, results of the 2020 election mean many new faces in Congress and new department heads who will bring a different attitude toward supervision and enforcement. You can benefit from policymakers having a deeper understanding of our industry’s people, processes and purpose. Register for this webinar to learn:

  • Why stories are effective
  • Elements of a good story
  • How to find and share your stories

Speakers

  • Mary O’Donnell | President and CEO | Westcor Land Title Insurance Co.
  • Jim Scott Polsinelli | Chief Creative Officer | Marathon Strategies

CE/CLE is not available for this webinar.


This webinar is powered by Westcor



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ALTA Insights: The Big Short? 2021 Housing Market Forecast

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the housing market surpassed expectations in 2020. Will the strong real estate market carry over into 2021? Mortgage rates are expected to remain low for the foreseeable future, but a big short in housing supply will continue into 2021, likely keeping house price appreciation flying high. Join us for our next ALTA Insights webinar “The Big Short? 2021 Housing Market Forecast” and get a better understanding of how this will impact the real estate market and the types of title orders that will come in your door over the next year. The webinar will address mortgage rates, potential for existing-home sales, new construction, housing supply and price appreciation.

Speaker
  • Odeta Kushi | Deputy Chief Economist | First American Financial

CE/CLE is not available for this webinar.

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ALTA Insights: Increasing Engagement in the New Remote Working Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented changes for many industries—including title and settlement companies. For some employees, working from home is business as usual. For others, this may be the first time they've telecommuted. This working arrangement may seem exciting at first, but it can lose its appeal over time, resulting in disengaged employees. When employees aren't engaged, their productivity and motivation can suffer. Listen to this Qualia-sponsored ALTA Insights webinar to learn how to better engage remote employees based upon their wiring pattern. 

This webinar will help you:

  • Learn why some people who do enjoy working remotely still become de-energized.
  • Improve ideation and innovation based upon people’s wiring.
  • Enhance communication and increase employee participation in webinars and Zoom-type meetings.
  • Increase employee engagement and job satisfaction.

Each webinar attendee will have the opportunity to take the AcuMax and receive their own Remote Engagement report.

Speaker

  • James Hawreluk | CEO | AcuMax Index

CE/CLE is not available for this webinar.

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