LTAC Webinar Recordings

Did you miss one of our past webinars? You're in luck, all webinars are recorded, and are available here!   All Webinars are $30 for LTAC members, and $50 for non-members and have 1 hour of CE credit unless otherwise stated.  

 Hot Topics


FINCEN comes to Colorado


Live Showing 5/17/2023 |Just recently the Federal Government announced the expansion of their geographic targeting orders requiring title insurance companies to collect and report beneficial ownership information for certain residential real estate purchases.  This expansion applies to the following counties in Colorado:  Adams, Arapahoe, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Mesa, Pitkin, Pueblo and Summit.   Please join Steve Gottheim, ALTA’s general counsel for a primer on all things FINCEN.   Questions such as, what is a covered property, who is a beneficial owner, what methods of payment are covered and how to report will be covered.  .  Free for members.

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Well Permit Name Change Webinar

Live Showing 7/26/2022 |The Colorado Division of Water Resources is launching a new eForm tool for filing Change of Owner Name forms for well permits on August 1, 2022. An introduction to the eForm tool, and a description of the different online forms to be used by well owners or title company representatives will be presented on July 26.  Free for members.

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Colorado State Demographer

Live Showing 12/14/2022 |This webinar is free to members and gives great information on what is happening in Colorado as it relates to housing, jobs and population.

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Legislative Update 2023

Live Showing 6/1/2023 |LTAC's Lobbyist, Larry Hudson of The Fulcrum Group LLC, will discuss the highlights of this year’s Legislative Session - from the drama of the newly elected members of the 2022 election to the substantive changes in law that affect the title industry.  This is one webinar even the Governor will regret not attending!   Member Event: Free!.

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Mergers and Acquisitions in the Title Industry

Live Showing 11/16/2022 |Join us for a discussion with Bowe Digital owner Wayne Stanley and Title Success founder Marcus Hunt on the state of mergers and acquisitions in the land title industry. We'll discuss options for buyers in this market and what you should consider in an acquisition. We'll also review the best ways to position and value your company if you aim to sell in the near future. 

Speakers: Wayne Stanley, Bowe Digital and Marcus Hunt, Title Success

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What! There are Changes to the Real Estate Contract? 

Live Showing 11/3/2021 | Review of Changes to the Real Estate Contract which will go into effect in January 2022.  The webinar will discuss which changes affect the title industry and which changes are of concern.  Free for members. 

Speaker: Penny Mckelroy, CESS/CTIS, Guardian Title Agency

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The 2021 ALTA Policies

Live showing/Taped 06/24/2021| This program will cover the key 2021 revisions to the 2006 “Base” ALTA Owner’s and Loan Policies and the reasons for some of these changes. The speakers will also describe the new ALTA 47 series of Operative Law Endorsements, now effective, and the other forms included in the 2021 “package” adopted by the ALTA Board on May 26, 2021 and effective July 1, 2021.

Speaker: Dan Buchanan, Senior Title Counsel, First American Title Insurance Company, Member and Subcommittee Chair, ALTA Forms Committee and Paul L. Hamman, Chief Title Counsel, First American Title Insurance Company, Chair, ALTA Forms Committee

Member fee: FREE Non-member fee: $75.00

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Working Through Marketing Compliance Challenges in Today's Competitive Environment
Live Showing Taped 4/7/2021 | Please join us to discuss marketing challenges and compliance questions faced by many in the title industry. The Land Title Association of Colorado and the Division of Insurance has teamed up to provide title professionals some guidance when planning their next marketing and promotional campaign.

Speaker: Neil Derr, Colorado Division of Insurance

Member fee: FREE Non-member fee: $50.00



SERFF for Title Insurance and Step by Step Instructions on the new filing forms

Live showing/Taped 4/13/2020 |Frances Stuart the Manager of the NAIC Education and Training Department will be discussing how to enter a new filing into SERFF and what areas are required or can be skipped over.  She will also explain how to enter responses to an objection letter.

Evelyn Keuter, Rate Financial Analyst at the Colorado Division of Insurance will be going over the required appendices and hoe to complete them. This Webinar is Free for LTAC members.   Non-member fee is $75.00  This webinar is 1.5 hours long.  

Instructors:  Frances Stuart, NAIC Education and Training Center and Evelyn Keuter, Colorado Division of Insurance

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 Data, Security, & RON

Session 1:  Current Cybersecurity Risks

Live Showing/Taped 4/19/2023The webinar will give the participant an overview of the current cybersecurity risks and how it effects your business.  We will cover the Cybersecurity Maturity Model, giving the participant an idea of where they fit into the model.  Next we will discover the newest risks and tips on how to protect your personal and business assets.  Lastly, the discussion will revolve around business email compromise which is the primary method for conducting wire fraud and ransomware.  Free for members.

Speaker: Dr. Steve Beaty, Chief Technology Officer, DevilDog Cybersecurity and Isaac James, Managing Director, DevilDog Cybersecurity 

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Session 2:  Protect Your Business and Plan for Your Future

Live Showing/Taped 4/26/2023This session will take a deeper dive into how to protect you and your business against attacks, including what to do if you do get breached.  We will discuss importance of business continuity planning and items to consider when developing a thorough Business Continuity Plan. This session will also discuss ransomware and preventative measures that most companies can implement.  Finally, we will look at the cost of restoration if a firm is hit with ransomware.  Free for members.

Speaker: Dr. Steve Beaty, Chief Technology Officer, DevilDog Cybersecurity and Isaac James, Managing Director, DevilDog Cybersecurity 

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Insurance Overview/Wire Fraud Coverage Changes and Insurance Industry Update

Live Showing/Taped 5/20/2022Please Join us as Jerome Magana discusses Current Market Conditions for E & O and what to expect moving forward; the differences between Cyber Liability and Cyber Crime, Fidelity Bonds, Surety Bonds, General Insurance and more.  Free for members.

Speaker: Jerome Magana, Securance Specialty Insurance Services

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Business Email Compromise, Ransomware and Other Frauds Affecting You and Your Business

Live Showing/Taped 1/20/2022Please join Ralph A. Gagliardi, Agent in Charge at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, as he discusses business e-mail compromise, ransomware and other frauds affecting your business.  In our busy world and particularly in the title industry, it is important to be reminded how business emails can be compromised to avoid becoming the next victim of a phishing scam. With cybercriminals constantly changing the playing field, you can never be too informed on this subject. Tune in for the latest information….the good, the bad and the ugly     

Speaker: Ralph Gagliardi, CFE, Agent in Charge, High Tech Crimes Unit, Colorado Bureau of Investigation

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Technology Shaping Our Industry

Live showing/Taped 7/08/2020 | Tyler will provide a timely and engaging discussion about how technology is reshaping the title industry at an accelerating pace. This session will include a title technology landscape with over 80 technology vendors. He will provide examples of how to leverage technology to improve the customer experience, operational efficiencies, and your security framework. The session will end with a review of best practices that should be implemented to lower risk and protect the transfer of funds.    This Webinar is Free for LTAC members but you must register.  

Instructor:  Tyler Adams, Certified

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  Colorado Having an Identity Crisis? 

Live showing/Taped 5/05/2020 |Legislative efforts to remove Personally Identifiable Information (including names, addresses and legal descriptions) of classes of at-risk individuals from public land records are becoming commonplace locally and nationwide.  It is imperative that the Land Title Industry be prepared to address the impacts of the proposed legislation to the fundamental principles of constructive notice and transparency necessary for the safe and effective transfer of Real Property.  Join this lively webinar to learn the status of legislative efforts in Colorado and Nationwide.  It will also address the challenges faced in developing effective solutions, as well as tools currently available to enable quick and effective industry input into potential legislative efforts.  

Instructors:  David Floyd, NextAce and Lindsay Hall Harrison, Alliant National Title Insurance Company

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Blockchain and BitCoin: Are these really relevant to the title industry

Live showing/Taped 2/13/2019 | A brief overview of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and how this technology is impacting the title and settlement business.  Instructor: Dan Buchanan - First American Title Insurance Company

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Title Insurance/Escrow Basics and Beyond

Building a Background

Live Showing/Taping 12/15/2021 | Tired of recreating the wheel? Do you get that deja vu feeling when writing a Commitment? Put these to rest and learn how to build a background.    

Speaker: Joe Belongia, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company

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ILC or ISP Which One is Actually a Survey? 

Live Showing/Taping 12/09/2022 | Even though both the Improvement Location Certificate (ILC) and the Improvement Survey Plat (ISP)  look like surveys, sound similar and are signed and stamped by a surveyor, only one is a survey and they are very different products.  Join us to discover the differences, what each one contains, and which one is the right product for your clients.  We will cover the statutes, rules and policies as well as the practical application of each.  There will also be time for questions so start thinking now and write them down!

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Your Claim is Covered...Now What?
Live Showing/Taped 5/12/2021 | This class will focus on the application of the loss provision under the terms of the 2006 ALTA Owner and Loan policies of title insurance. Tendering a claim and establishing coverage under the terms of the title policy is only the first step toward resolution of a title claim. Once the title company has accepted coverage for the defect, the insured still needs to work with the title company to determine the methods of resolution that are available. This is our central question for the class: How do we figure out how much to pay the Insured in the event of a title defect that is covered by the terms of the title policy? The measure of loss, like anything relating to contracts and real estate, will be performed on a case by case basis. We will not get to all of the considerations relating to determining loss under a title policy. Each type of title defect will require us to make different practical considerations, and each parcel of Land will have its own characteristics that will influence the calculation of the loss payment. This class is tailored to focus on the issues and questions that tend to come up most frequently when dealing with valuing loss

Speaker: Brianna Dowling, Land Title Guarantee Company

Member fee: $30.00 Non-member fee: $50.00



You Want Me to Do What? 

Live Showing /Taped 10/09/18 | Title insurance requirements: Learn about common requirements on a commitment, why they are there and how to satisfy them.  Instructor: Kevin Sloan - Westcor Land Title Insurance Company

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 Commitment 101

Live Showing/ Taped 05/16/17 | This class will discuss the four parts to a commitment, what are requirements vs. exceptions, and what red flags to look out for.  Instructor: Dean Ruybal, Heritage Title 
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The Person with the Power: Entity Requirements

Live showing/Taped 11/18/2020 | An overview and discussion on buyer and seller business entities and who has the authority to represent them.  Includes review of the “entity ladder” and how you can navigate multiple entity levels.  Instructor: Jennifer Nicholson-Williams, First American Title Insurance Co. 

HOA Super Priority Liens and Their Impact on Real Property Transactions

Live showing taped 4/19/2018 | In this 1-hour class, you will learn from a real estate attorney how an HOA super priority lien may affect your real estate transaction.  Topics covered will include: Discussion of an HOA’s perpetual statutory lien for assessments and how such lien attaches to the real property. Discussion regarding the priority and effect of an HOA Super Priority Lien; Discussion of what the HOA Super Priority Lien may be comprised of under Colorado law; Review how to calculate an HOA Super Priority Lien amount; Discussion regarding impact of failure to satisfy an HOA Super Priority Lien.  Instructor:  Britney Beall-Eder, Esq., Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C.

Everything you need to know about Mechanic's Liens

Live showing taped 1/16/2020 |Heath will focus on how contractors/sub contractors can ensure that their mechanics lien is perfected and what the steps are to have a lien they can foreclose on.  Dean Ruybal will focus on what mechanics liens are, how you get them removed from the property and any other title related issues with Mechanic’s liens

 Instructors: Heath Phillips - H.A. Phillips Law, LLC, and Dean Ruybal , CTIS - Heritage Title

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Mechanic Liens Endorsements

Live showing taped 3/20/2019 |This webinar will cover Mechanic's Lien coverage for Loan Policies in Colorado.  The class will cover during construction, providing coverage for the continuing priority of the construction loan; at the completion of new construction, residential v commercial properties and special circumstances such as tenant improvements, leasehold interests and more.Instructor: Steve Wood - Fidelity National Title Insurance Company

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Live showing/Taped 11/15/2017 |  A review of the different types of surveys including what is/is not shown on each. What is considered real estate on the property; is there anything not considered real estate that would not be shown on the survey.  Instructor: Randy Fortuin, CBM Surveys
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 Survey Endorsement 

Live Showing/Taped 12/13/2017 |   A follow up to the surveys webinar where we will talk about the different endorsements that may be requested and how they tie to the survey.  Instructor: Maureen Dunn, Darling, Milligan, Horowitz, PC
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Probate and Foreclosure

Probate in Colorado: What's Happening Now?

Live Showing 2/16/ 2021 | In this 1-hour overview, Michael Smeenk of Frascona, Joiner, Goodman & Greenstein will discuss the possible pitfalls and challenges with real property in probate. Please join us for a refresher on the probate process in Colorado, including recent state updates.

Speaker: Michael Smeenk, Shareholder, Frascona, Joiner, Goodman & Greenstein

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Forbearance to Foreclosure:  Title Issues to Consider

Live showing/Taped 9/16/2020 |A discussion of the issues title companies must consider due to COVID-19 and the many State and Federal Orders that effect a lender’s ability to foreclose and the conveyance of title.    
Instructors: Mandy Phillips, Ballard Spahr; Don Booher, Colorado Escrow and Title, Brian Phillips, First National Title 


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1031s, Tax and more Tax

An Overview of 1031 Exchanges
Live showing/Taped 03/22/2022:  This course provides an overall understanding of a 1031 exchange in relation to the Real Estate Industry. The course will educate on the purpose of a 1031 exchange, the history of 1031 exchange, the federal requirements when a seller is participating in a 1031 exchange, as well as when a buyer is participating, identifying other types of 1031 exchanges, understanding recent tax law changes and their effect on the 1031 exchange, and the Qualified Intermediaries role in a 1031 exchange.  Instructor: Chassidy Goolsby, Accruit

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Live showing/Taped 04/03/2019 An overview of the additional complications of closing a transaction with a foreign Buyer and/or Seller including tax implications, additional reporting and documentation, as well as logistics.   Instructor: Anneliese K. Riebel, Alpine Title

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The Power of Exchange: Closing Issues Handling 1031 Exchanges

Live showing/Taped 10/11/2017 |  To many title agents handling 1031 exchanges present challenges, but a thorough understanding of the process can provide a value-added service to existing customers or even generate new business. Register for this webinar to gain a working knowledge of 1031 exchanges and learn the closer’s role in the transaction.   Instructor: Scott Saunders, Asset Preservation   
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Timely Topic: Beyond 1031 Exchanges - Market Trends and Tax Reform Update

 Live showing/Taped 5/09/2018 | Come and Refresh your memory on the 1031 rules with Julie Baird of First American Exchange Company.  We'll do a review of the basics and then discuss tips for planning, closing and traps for the unwary.  Julie will also cover reverse and improvement exchanges and why these can be a great tool in this market, and we'll review Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and trends we are seeing in the real estate market.  Instructor:  Julie Baird, First American Exchange Company

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Marketing, Staffing and HR

Making Remote Work Part of Your Culture

Live Showing 04/12/2022 | With years of remote work experience, Wayne M. Stanley (Bowe Digital) will share tips and tricks with attendees on the best ways to keep your culture while working remotely. This isn't your grandma's CE course, nor is it a recap of "how we reacted to the pandemic." This course will highlight new ideas for employee perks/benefits, project management ideas, communication and engagement plans and much more. If you have even one remote employee, this class is a can't miss! 

Speakers: Wayne Stanley, Bowe Digital

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Attracting, Engaging, and Retaining Talent Post Pandemic

Live Showing 02/15/2022 | The First American Agency HR team will be discussing the various people challenges companies are navigating in these unprecedented Covid-19 times.  In this interactive session we will share innovative solutions and best practices for recruiting in competitive times, managing through The Great Resignation, leading a remote workforce and engaging and retaining top talent in a post pandemic world.  And, of course, no HR education session is complete in current times without some discussion on the latest Covid-19 vaccination and testing mandates.  

Speakers: Michelle Glonek, Kelly Wheeler and Claire Peters, First American Title Insurance Company

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Grow or Maintain...Either Way Stay Active!

Live Showing 10/21/2021Telling your company story isn't as easy as it seems. Wayne M. Stanley, owner of Bowe Digital (a marketing firm specializing in the title industry), will help us breakdown the do's and don'ts for determining your unique story and how to incorporate it into your marketing strategy. Wayne's session will give you 6 tips to better market your company, tell your story effectively and the latest trends you (and your customers) should know about.

Speaker: Wayne Stanley, Bowe Digital

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  Building the Talent Pipeline: Innovation in the Title Industry

Live showing/Taped 8/05/2020 | Our country and our companies are reeling from a vast wave of changes and challenges both to our social fabric and to our economy.  Many are left wondering how they can contribute to a solution.  CareerWise Colorado connects students from all backgrounds, and especially young people working to overcome economic obstacles, to professional job opportunities in companies with an ever-present need for talent.    
 These young people are valuable assets to businesses, including in the title industry, that, now more than ever, need to stay flexible, adaptable and innovative. They're also going to be your largest customer base in short order. Join us for an overview and discussion on how title companies can leverage an innovative youth apprenticeship model to build a diverse talent bench and create capacity for internal upskilling.  We’ll talk about how to build an attractive employer brand for Gen Z recruitment and business opportunity. Finally, we'll help you answer the question “What is our company doing today to prepare our culture and our workforce for tomorrow?”   #BEthechange
    Instructor: Diedra Espinoza - Careerwise Colorado


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...And More Fun Stuff

Don't Get Spooked by HOAs

Live showing taped 10/25/2022.| Let's dive into the HOAs' common issues and horror stories through the lens of industry expert leaders representing three companies from the title industry. The panelists will share their take on topics from reliance on the seller for contact information and payment to the real estate technology that can help alleviate the workload and streamline HOA-related processes.

Speakers: Kim Whitlock, Prime Title; Wendy Jeffrey, Homie Title; Don Booher, Stewart Title.  Moderated by:  Marina Hubenova, InspectHOA

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Scandals & Shenanigans: Patents in downtown Denver

Live showing taped 3/14/2018.| Land titles in Denver’s early days were anything but a sure bet. Deeds to downtown lots were often used as poker chips in card games. Deeds were issued by companies that had no actual title to give, yet people paid money for them anyway. When the federal government finally issued a town site patent to nearly 1000 acres in the heart of downtown Denver, the local probate judges then handed out individual deeds. Many of those transfers were called into question, especially those issued by one particularly notorious probate judge who was also a war hero and potentially a war criminal. No, titles today just aren’t what they used to be. Fortunately! 
 Instructor: Geoff Anderson, Sweetbaum Sands Anderson PC


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 Claims Chronicles

Live Showing/Taped 04/19/ 17|  A discussion of some of the most common and not so common title insurance claims and how to avoid them. Topics covered will include easements, access, powers of attorney, and red flags for fraud among others.  Instructor: Adam Stricker, Stewart Title Guaranty
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Mobile/Manufactured Housing

Live showing/Taped 12/12/2018 | Discussion of differences between mobile, manufactured, and modular homes as well as the process of "purging" title.  Instructor:  Bruce Dewald, Esq. and Meghan Pfanstiel, AICP


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