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CLE - Tackling the Basics: Residential Real Estate Deals from Offer to Closing

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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The lawyer’s role in a real estate transaction, be it residential or commercial, is usually not clear to the new and developing lawyer.  While forms exist and the young lawyer has a myriad of secondary sources to refer to, nothing is more beneficial than hearing the concepts, trouble shooting tips, and issues that may arise, explained to you by the experts in the field.

At this how-to seminar, attendees will learn how to effectively and efficiently navigate a real estate transaction from offer to closing. Specifically, attendees will gain an understanding of how to use a closing agenda, how to coordinate and understand the due diligence process, how to obtain title insurance and clear title issues, how to handle (and what to expect) from a residential lender, and how to close a deal.

A diverse panel of leading Boston Real Estate attorneys will identify and discuss key issues and possible solutions, and provide useful insight to the new and aspiring real estate lawyer.


  1. The Offer to Purchase
  2. Client Intake and Dealing with the Realtors
  3. Purchase and Sale Agreement Negotiation
    • Seller Rider Provisions
    • Buyer Rider Provisions
    • Home inspection issues
    • New Construction
    • Condos
  4. Mortgage Contingencies, Dealing with the Lender & Tips on getting the Loan Work
  5. Title Examination and Title Review
  6. Resolving Title Issues and Using Your Underwriter
  7. Preparing the File For Closing, Generating the HUD-1
  8. Closing & Recording (including e-recording)
  9. Post Closing and Title Policy Preparation
  10. The panel takes your questions!

Registration Categories:
BBA Member - $130.00
Non-Member - $170.00
BBA Member - Legal Services/ Government Lawyer - $70.00
Law Student - $30.00

If the cost of this seminar would preclude you from attending, please contact us about tuition discounts.

It's so easy to be green!  The BBA offers registrants CLE course materials in both electronic and print format.  Please remember to select your option during registration.  If you opt for the electronic version, a PDF link will be email to you prior to the seminar. We encourage laptops and portable devices at the seminar, Free WiFi is available in all conference rooms!


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Jacqueline Querubin


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