Sarah Holdener presented on Legal Descriptions, Title Insurance and Surveys in Real Estate Transactions.

Sarah Holdener recently presented at a continuing education seminar on Legal Descriptions, Title Insurance and Surveys in Real Estate Transactions for NBI Seminars in Clayton, Missouri. Contact Sarah if you would like a copy of her presentation materials.

Sarah Holdener represented a client in the sale of rural property and mineral rights.

Sarah Holdener represented a client in the sale and closing of a substantial tract of rural property and mineral interests in southern Illinois.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a 1,099 page proposal last week for new mortgage disclosures which  integrates forms required under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act (RESPA) and revises the HUD-1 Settlement Statement.  The proposed rule is still in the comment phase until November.

 The American Land Title Association (ALTA) has put together a page with updates and information on what ALTA and its RESPA Task Force is doing to ensure the new forms benefit consumers and the title industry – with a lot of links and examples.  http://www.alta.org/cfpb/ 

 The following link will take you to ALTA’s proposed revision of the HUD-1 Settlement Statement – renamed Settlement Disclosure Form:  http://www.alta.org/cfpb/docs/12-04-16_ALTA_CommentonFinal_CFPBDraftSettlementDisclosureForm.pdf

Sarah Holdener represented a client in the sale of a family farm.

Sarah Holdener represented a client in the sale and closing of a family farm owned by 20 family members, including the distribution of stock and lease income.

 

Bill Sauerwein interviewed on title insurance in real estate transactions

Bill Sauerwein was recently interviewed for a feature in the Ladue News’ Legal Corner regarding the importance of title insurance in real estate transactions and the role of real estate attorneys.  You can view the article here.

Bill Sauerwein elected Chairman of the St. Louis County Boundary Commission

Bill Sauerwein was elected Chairman of the St. Louis County Boundary Commission.  The Commission conducts all hearings on proposed annexations and changes affecting municipal boundaries within St. Louis County.

Business Law Group Featured

Sauerwein Simon’s Business Law Group was featured in the September 23rd issue of the Ladue News, in the annual Faces of Law section.   Featured members include: Chairman of the Business Law Group, Paul Simon, Jr., John Hein, E. J. Miller, Brandon Rothkopf, Anne Kelly, and Adam Stockberger.

Property Tax Appeals

Paul Simon, Jr. and E.J. Miller have recently completed the successful prosecution of numerous commercial and residential property tax appeals.

Assisted Transfer of Ownership

Paul Simon, Jr. and E.J. Miller assisted a real estate holding client in the negotiation and documentation of the transfer of ownership interests.