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105th OLTA Annual Convention


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OLTA 2013 104th Annual Convention Registration

9/8/2013 to 9/10/2013

When: September 8-10, 2013
Where: Hilton Columbus/Polaris
8700 Lyra Dr
Columbus, Ohio  43240
United States
Ohio Land Title Association

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 The Ohio Land Title Association is pleased to invite you to the 104th Annual Convention at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris in Columbus, Ohio.

Schedule of Events/Course Descriptions

Sunday, September 8, 2013

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Registration Open

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Committee Meetings:


4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Committee Meetings:

Regional Title Associations

6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
OLTAPAC Reception

We invite everyone to attend the OLTAPAC Reception to support the Ohio title industry’s Political Action Committee and its advocacy efforts. The suggested donation is $30, made by personal check or credit card to OLTAPAC.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OLTA Welcome Dinner,
Sponsored by First American Title Insurance Company
OLTA welcomes you to Columbus for the 104th Annual Convention. Relax with your industry colleagues for a casual evening of dinner and entertainment.

Monday, September 9, 2013

7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Open

7:45 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast

7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibits Open

CE Session 1 (Morning) – 2.75 Title, 2.0 Title Ethics Hours and 2.5 Legal Credits

8:30 – 8:45 am

8:45 am – 9:30 am
Today's Paperless Options for Title Insurance Agents
Peter Johnson, Pioneer Technology Group
and Scott Fairbanks, GreenFolders
There are numerous paperless options for today's title agency. Cloud storage, closing production software, paperless management systems, transaction management platforms, and secure document delivery each represent a piece of the paperless "puzzle" for title agencies. The topic for discussion is the relative merits of each technology, how they work (or don't work) together, and what implications security plays in this process in the new regulatory environment.

9:30 am – 9:45 am
OLTA Business Meeting

9:45 am – 10:00 am

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Best Practices: Where do I start? How? When? Gulp!

Craig Haskins, Knight Barry Title, Inc.

So... you own or manage a title agency and you've been tasked with implementing the seven Best Practice Pillars - some of which are entirely new concepts and procedures for your company. No problem, right? But wait, where do I start? How much time will I need? And how much time will it take? Have these and other questions answered.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
ALTA Best Practices Panel
Moderator: Craig Haskins, Knight Barry Title, Inc. Panelists: Tom Finnegan, First Merit Mortgage, David Townsend, Agents National Title Insurance Co. and Leslie Wyatt, SoftPro

A panel comprised of an underwriter, lender and software vendor will address the ALTA Best Practices from their perspective, explaining what they will be seeking from title agents to be compliant with the Best Practices and how software may assist title agents in satisfying these requirements.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

CE Session 2 (Afternoon) – 3.5 Title Hours, 3.5 Legal Hours

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A Data Privacy Primer for Title Companies
Jane Hils Shea, Frost Brown Todd

This session will address an overview of data privacy law as it relates to title insurance companies, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. In addition, Jane Hils Shea will address best practices concerning privacy policies and security procedures and recent FTC enforcement actions.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Clear versus Insurable Title: Lien Release Tracking

Pat Carney and Kristen Malcom, reQuire Release Tracking
Laws, regulations and contractual duties provide the mortgage servicer and title insurer with the minimum guidelines to comply with the mortgage lien release. They do not, however, fulfill the reasonable expectation of the consumer that their paid off mortgage at closing will clear the mortgage lien from their recorded title. This session will examine the varying perspectives of parties associated with the residential real estate closing with a focus on the mortgage lending process, increasing regulations, industry best practices and what they mean for your customer- the consumer.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
ALTA Update
Bill Burding, Orange Coast Title Company
Listen to an update on the latest news from the American Land Title Association concerning its federal advocacy efforts, including a review of federal laws impacting settlement agents, ALTA’s response to vetting companies, ALTA’s development of "Best Practices”, a review of required written privacy and information programs, and a review of the required disaster recovery program.  

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Who Wants to be a Title Millionaire?
Michael Holden, North American Title Insurance Co., Rick Rennell, BayPort Consulting, LLC, Mike Wypasek, Fidelity National Title Insurance

It’s the game show you know from TV. Your host Regis Philbin (OLTA’s version, that is) will be there to ask the questions and our team of researchers will have all questions about title insurance for the contestants. Contestants will be chosen from the audience and the prizes will be real…but may not total a million dollars! Join us for this fun and interactive game to test your land title knowledge.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Past Presidents Reception (By Invitation)
The OLTA Past Presidents invite the past Honorary Life Member Award and Meritorious Award recipients to a reception to honor their service to the Association and to Ohio’s title industry.

6:30 pm – 7:00pm
Inaugural Reception, Sponsored by Simplifile
Join us in the Polaris Foyer for the Inaugural Banquet Reception.

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
104th Annual Convention Inaugural Banquet, Sponsored by the OLTA Underwriter Members
The black-tie optional banquet will include the installation of the 2013 Ohio Land Title Association Officers and Board of Trustees including the installation of Frank Long as OLTA’s 91st President. The banquet will conclude with a presentation of awards.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration Open

7:30 am – 8:15 am
Continental Breakfast

CE Session 3 – 3.25 Title Credits, 3.0 Legal Credits

8:15 am – 8:30 am

8:30 am – 9:15 am
Commercial Underwriting Hot Topic Panel
Sean Harley, Westcor Land Title Insurance Co., Frank Long, Stewart Title Guaranty Co., Samuel Shellhaas, WFG National Title Insurance Co. and Robert Wasserman, Old Republic National Title Insurance Co.

A panel of title insurance underwriters will discuss several commercial underwriting topics giving rise to commonly asked questions, including issues relating to loan modifications, receivership sales, mechanic’s liens, and the new ALTA forms.

9:15 am – 10:15 am
Marketable Title and More
Don McFadden, McFadden and Freeburg Co., LPA

A Brief Discussion of "marketable title,” "clear title,” objections to title, clouds on title, title standards, "free and clear title,” "clear, free and unincumbered title” - and the Norman Invasion of 1066, marketable record title and insurable title by focusing on Ohio Case Law and Ohio Statutes with passing commentary on ejectment, easements, general warranty covenants, deed exceptions, use restrictions, merger by deed, roots, chains, and muniments.

10:15 am – 10:30 am

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Redefining Leadership in Today’s Multi-Generational Title Industry Workforce
Kevin Smith, University of Akron, Institute for Leadership Advancement
A shifted economy, advances in medicine, and a wildly changed workday has created a world where our workforce now has four generations working side by side. If the definition of leadership wasn't already undefinable enough, it's becoming even more difficult when considering the vast differences among various age groups and their often complex working styles. The purpose of this session is to provide an entertaining and educational perspective of what leadership looks like between the generational gaps.

12:00 pm– 12:05 pm
Closing Remarks/Adjournment

Hilton Columbus/Polaris
8700 Lyra Dr
Columbus, OH  43240

The Ohio Land Title Association has reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris in Columbus, Ohio. Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. To receive the convention rate of $119 + tax per night, you must reference Ohio Land Title Association 2013 when you make the reservation. The hotel will honor the rate until August 15, 2013. OLTA guests can enjoy free onsite, self-parking.

Registration for Members - $299, Honorary Life Members - $235 (Free for retired honorary life members only). Registration prices increase after August 22, 2013..

Registration for Non-members - $385, Non-Industry Guest - $215, Honorary Life Member Guest - $215. Registration prices increase after August 22, 2013.

On-site registration will be different pricing - please refer to the registration form for details.

If you do not wish to register on-line, you may download the registration brochure and mail or fax in registration with your payment.

Cancellations received by noon, August 23, 2013 will be refunded, less a $30 fee. After that date, those not attending will receive any seminar materials in full consideration of fees paid. Substitutions of participants are permitted. Registrations will be limited to available space.

Sponsorship/Exhibit Opportunities

OLTA offers multiple sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities at the Annual Convention. View all of the sponsorship opportunities or contact Lori Landry - for additional information.

Continuing Education

  • We have applied for 9.5 General CLE from the Ohio Supreme Court
  • We have applied for 9.5 CLE credit hours from the Kentucky Bar Association
  • This seminar has been submitted to the Ohio Department of Insurance for 9.5 title CIE including 2.0 Ethics CIE credit hours. The course level is intermediate.
  • The experience and qualifications of the instructors is available upon request.
  • To receive continuing insurance education (CIE) credit, you must do the following for each session (an exam is not required to receive credit)
    1. Sign the attendance roster before the session
    2. Attend the session in its entirety
    3. Complete & sign the request for CIE credits
    4. Turn in the request for CIE credits at the end of the session

Partial CIE credit can be given to attendees of this seminar. The credit must be rounded down to half hour increments.

OLTA will only accept National Producer Numbers (NPN) for Continuing Insurance Education credit. We cannot accept social security numbers or license numbers. To find your NPN, visit

Requirements for Continuing Legal Education credit have not changed. You are still required to provide your Attorney Registration Number to receive credit.

Services For The Physically Challenged Individuals

OLTA takes reasonable steps to ensure no individual who is physically challenged is discriminated against because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If special arrangements or diet are required for an individual to participate in the program, please contact us in advance at (888) 292-6582 or


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