2017 Conference Schedule

Sunday

12 pm

Let's Get Rolling with UTA Bowling

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We are kicking off the UTA conference by bringing back UTA's bowling tournament!  The tournament is held at the VIP Private Lanes at the Kingpin Club at the National Bowling Stadium, with LCD screens, a state-of-the art sound system and privately hosted beverage service.  Prizes will be awarded for highest score and for special ‘challenges’, including, bowling with your feet; bowling between another team member’s legs; spinning three times and bowling; and bowling off of one foot.

Conference registration fee does not include bowling participation
Vans leave hotel at 11:30 am to National Bowling Center and return at 2:30 pm

Sunday

3:30 pm

Flop, Turn and River – UTA’s Poker Tournament!

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

In addition to a prestigious trophy, players will play for three incredible prizes. The private UTA Texas hold ‘em tournament is held on the Peppermill casino floor.  Players will be briefed on the rules by a hotel casino expert.

Conference registration fee does not include Poker Tournament ‘Buy in’ of $75.  ($4,000 in chips).  Bonus add on of $35 for $2,000 in chips.
Casino Floor

Sunday

6:30 pm

A UTA Soiree!

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

After a hard day at the casino tournament or at the bowling ‘suites’, relax for a while and catch up with old friends and new colleagues at UTA’s Welcome Reception.

Tuscany Ballroom 5,6

Monday

8 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Tuscany Ballroom 5,6

Monday

9 am

Back to the Future -- Trends Affecting the Distressed Market Industry

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Daren Blomquist, Vice President at ATTOM Data Solutions, will provide data, trends and information coupled with analysis and explain what it all means going forward for the nonjudicial foreclosure industry.

Daren Blomquist, ATTOM Data Solutions

Tuscany Ballroom EF

Monday

9:45 am

Exhibit Break

9:45 am – 10:15 am
Tuscany Ballroom 5,6

Monday

10:15 am

Help! Working Through and Understanding the Constant Foreclosure Changes

10:15 am – 11:30 am

The panel of four will discuss several topics – and attempt to provide guidance on ‘what to do’ on such topics as; statute of limitations if 10 years delinquent; what constitutes a brokered loan; how to respond to a QWR; auditing checklists; and more.

Andrew J. Boylan, Esq., McCarthy Holthus
Tammy Laird, Clear Recon Corp.
Randy Newman, Esq., Total Lender Solutions
Marsha Townsend, Mortgage Lender Services

Tuscany Ballroom EF

Monday

11:45 am

Luncheon Salute to Phil Adleson and Annual Meeting of Members

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

During lunch we will honor UTA legend Phil Adleson and present the 2017 Phil Adleson Award, the 2017 Dorothy Schick Veteran Member of the Year Award and the 2017 Suzanne Kelly New Member of the Year Award. The annual meeting will include Board Elections for 2018.

Cathe Cole-Sherburn, Trustee Corps, UTA President

Tuscany Ballroom 3,4

Monday

1:15 pm

Order In The Court!

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

This session will provide important information on recent bankruptcy decisions that have impacted foreclosure practice and real estate law. Current issues being litigated will be addressed with a specific emphasis on how cases impact the trustee.

Mark S. Blackman, Esq., Alpert Barr & Grant
Patric J. Kelly, Esq., Adleson, Hess & Kelly
Dean Kirby, Esq., Kirby and McGuinn
Benjamin R. Levinson, Esq., Law Office of Benjamin R. Levinson

Tuscany Ballroom EF

Monday

2:30 pm

Exhibit Break

2:30 pm – 3 pm
Tuscany Ballroom 5,6

Monday

3 pm

Whose Money Is It Anyway? Navigating Through The Surplus Funds Maze

3 pm – 4:15 pm

With home values surging across the west, foreclosure auctions are resulting in sales proceeds far greater than the balance due to the beneficiary. Trustees are charged with dealing with these surplus funds. Find out what you can do to reduce your costs and risks associated with surplus funds. This panel will cover all the basics, plus timelines, locating parties, depositing funds with the court, and disputed claims.

Casper Rankin, Aldridge Pite
Robert Forster, III, Esq., Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner & Engel, LLP
Nathan Smith, Esq., Malcolm Cisneros 
Glenn Wechsler, Esq., Law Offices of Glenn H. Wechsler

Tuscany Ballroom EF

Monday

6 pm

Livin’ On The Edge -- '80s Style!

6 pm – 10 pm

MTV, Madonna and Michael Jackson will be celebrated at our 80's night celebration. Attendees will enjoy roving dining and dancing at the Association's annual dinner gala event held in the EDGE Nightclub, on the top floor of the Peppermill Resort. Members are encouraged to dress as their favorite movie or TV show actor/actress or pop star from the '80's -- First and Second prizes for best male / female costumes will be awarded with classic 80's memorabilia during a UTA party that will not be forgotten!

The EDGE Nightclub celebrates the art of nightlife with authentic DJ culture, music, turntablism and the art of great service. A recent redesign bucks the current trend in nightlife of "big room Vegas" with a dramatic, almost theatrical look, creating a more intimate nightlife experience -- in EDGE 2.0.

The Edge Nightclub at the Peppermill

Tuesday

8 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:45 am
Tuscany Ballroom 5,6

Tuesday

8:45 am

Initials and Acronyms: NV FMP Update & CA HOBR Refresher Class

8:45 am – 10:00 am

This timely session will provide up to the minute rules on the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program from the program's administrator with an emphasis on details for trustees. Updates on rule changes to the California Homeowners Bill of Rights will be provided in this can't miss session.

Michael R. Brooks, Esq., Kolesar & Leatham
Perry Faigin, Dept. of Business & Industry, State of Nevada
T. Robert Finlay. Esq., Wright Finlay & Zak

Elizabeth Knight, PLM Lender Services

Tuscany Ballroom EF

Tuesday

10 am

Exhibit Break

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Tuscany Ballroom 5,6

Tuesday

10:30 am

The Government Is Here To "Help" You

10:30 am – Noon

Our legislative update panel will provide us with detailed summaries of the key issues and bills addressed this year in California, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Texas.

Michael Belote, Esq., California Advocates
Holly Chisa, HPC Advocacy
T. Robert Finlay, Esq., Wright Finlay & Zak (moderator)

Ramir Hernandez, Esq., Wright Finlay & Zak
Brigham Lundberg., Lundberg & Associates

Connie J. Vandergriff, Esq., Barrett Daffin Frappier Treder & Weiss, LLP

Tuscany Ballroom EF

Tuesday

12 pm

Lunch and Raffle Prizes

12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm

Enjoy a delicious lunch while our gracious exhibitors announce their prize winners. All raffle prizes will be announced at the lunch – but you must be present to win!

Gary Wisham, Allied Trustee Services, Education Co-Chair

Tuscany Ballroom 3,4

Tuesday

1:15 pm

Are You Having The Same Problems I Am?

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

This session will allow Trustees to exchange information concerning operations and best practices. Registration of properties compliance with States and Counties will be among the topics discussed.

Facilitators:
DeeAnn Gregory, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions
Michelle Mierzwa, Esq., Wright Finlay & Zak
Renae Murray, The Wolf Firm
Michael Orth, Golden West Foreclosure Services

Tuscany Ballroom EF

Tuesday

2:15 pm

Exhibit Break

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Tuscany Ballroom 5,6

Tuesday

2:30 pm

They Sued For What?

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Our case law panel will address 2017 cases that impact foreclosure in California and all Western states. This session covers all of the key relevant court cases from the past year in a rapid-fire, yet detailed format that provides informative and practical information.

Richard E. Chambliss, Esq., Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson
R. Samuel Ehlers., Wright Finlay & Zak
Martin T. McGuinn, Esq., Kirby & McGuinn
Rebecca R. Shrader, Esq., AFRCT

Tuscany Ballroom EF