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Attorney to Present Panel on Foreclosures July 13

SPRINGFIELD — Local law firm, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. announced that partner Steven Weiss has been chosen as a panelist for a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) seminar about the issues real-estate professionals face when encountering a foreclosure.

“How to Dissect and Scrutinize a Foreclosure” will be held Monday, July 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the MCLE Conference Center located at 10 Winter Place in Boston. The session will also be broadcast live via webcast and recorded for purchase.

The program is designed to help real-estate practitioners and conveyancers better understand changes to case law, statutory enactments and revisions, and regulatory changes that have altered the Massachusetts foreclosure landscape. Attendees will be able to recognize how what they do — or don’t do — at the closing table may come back to haunt them.

The panelists, including Weiss, will focus on how to review documents from a current foreclosure or a foreclosure in your back title to ensure that the appropriate documents are, or have been, obtained. They will also review common pitfalls conveyancers must avoid in closing transactions, as well as the role of the bankruptcy trustee in the foreclosure process.

Topics to be covered include foreclosure checklist, deed in lieu as an alternative to a foreclosure, key court decisions and statutory enactments in the foreclosure world, common title issues that arise during the foreclosure process and how they may be addressed, and the role of the bankruptcy trustee in the foreclosure process. There will be an ‘ask the experts’ question-and-answer session.

The cost of the event is $245 and includes “Massachusetts Mortgages, Foreclosures and Workouts,” a comprehensive, practical guide to the mortgage and foreclosure issues facing Massachusetts attorneys today. Cost for MCLE sponsor members is $220.50. A 50% discount of $122.50 is available for new lawyers admitted to practice after 2012. Attendees can earn up to three CLE credits. To register, visit www.mcle.org/product/catalog/code/2150336P01.

Weiss concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and consumer bankruptcy, reorganization and litigation. He supervises the firm’s bankruptcy, reorganization, and workout practice, and represents creditors, debtors, and others in both commercial and consumer bankruptcy cases throughout Massachusetts.

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