Escrow Agreements in Real Estate Transactions (Telephone)
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Ethics rules, the principles of professionalism, and sanctionable conduct are distinct areas yet they are subtly interrelated. Lawyers have a duty to zealously represent their clients but they do not have a duty to engage in offensive conduct desired by clients. This program will provide you with a real-world guide to professionalism for the ethical lawyer.

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

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MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska Activity #158091, 1.0 hours CLE (Distance Learning)

Escrow agreements are essential documents in every significant real estate transaction. They are mechanisms for allocating risk among the parties to the transaction.  Escrow agents are charged with determining whether contractual conditions are satisfied, justifying the disbursement of money or property from one of the parties to another party. Escrow arrangements mitigate the risk of non-performance by one of the parties. 
But escrow agreements are fraught with potential conflicts and traps that may give rise to delays in finally closing a transaction.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to drafting effective escrow agreements, risk allocation, conflict avoidance and working with escrow agents.

  • Drafting and reviewing escrow agreements in real estate transactions – practical uses, advantages and disadvantages
  • Essential terms – property held, duties, fees, conditions for release/disbursement
  • Defining an agent’s duties, authority and liability
  • Practical problems with escrow arrangements – holding all the documents, breaking escrow, death of party
  • Issues in construction contracts, development transactions, and property sales
  • Letter of credit, tax and bankruptcy issues to consider
John S. Hollyfield is of counsel and a former partner in the Houston office Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP.  He has more than 40 years’ experience in real estate law practice.  He formerly served as chair of the ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, president of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and chair of the Anglo-American Real Property Institute.  He has been named a "Texas Super Lawyer" in Real Estate Law by Texas Monthly magazine and is listed in Who’s Who in American Law.  He is co-editor of Modern Banking and Lending Forms (4th Edition), published by Warren, Gorham & Lamont.  He received his B.B.A. from the University of Texas and his LL.B. from the University of Texas School of Law.

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If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:
Amy Prenda, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131;