An Inside Look at Vegas Golden Knight’s Leadership and Culture

This year’s Opening Session at UTA’s 44th Annual Education Conference, held in Las Vegas, NV, it titled ‘An Inside Look at Vegas Golden Knight’s Leadership and Culture’ and will feature Kerry Bubolz, President and COO of the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Kerry Bubolz joined the Las Vegas Golden Knights as...

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Jennifer Kennick Joins The UTA Board of Directors

Jennifer Kennick, Executive Vice President of S.B.S. Trust Deed Network and S.B.S. Lien Services has been appointed by UTA President David Dutcher to fill a vacant Director seat on the UTA Board. “I’ve worked with Jennifer for a number of years and was always impressed by her energy and enthusiasm....

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UTA To Join Amicus Brief in Tanaguchi Case

UTA will join and support the California Mortgage Association and the California Mortgage Bankers Association in an amicus brief to be prepared by Wright Finlay & Zak on the Tanaguchi case. The purpose of the amicus is to get the court to understand that a clear line must be established...

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The Age of Data

By Michael Belote, Esq., California Advocates Of all the issues pending in Sacramento, including wildfires, immigration, health care reform, taxation, housing water, and many more, perhaps no issue commands more attention than the broad subject of data.  Policymakers increasingly are aware of the monetization of information, and there are literally...

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Washington Legislature Addresses Public Foreclosures – And Raises Taxes

By Holly Chisa, HPC Advocacy, UTA Washington State Lobbyist The Washington State Legislature adjourned on April 28.  They finished on time, and they finished after raising over $2 billion in new taxes on Washington businesses and residents. The Legislature gaveled in with 30 new lawmakers between the House and Senate. ...

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Call for Conference Session Speakers

Members – if you are interested in speaking at this year’s 44th Annual Education Conference to be held November 10-12th, 2019 in Las Vegas, now is your chance to let us know. This year’s conference will feature sessions on Cyber Security and Title Fraud; Title Issues; a Bankruptcy panel featuring...

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New and Fun Sponsorship Opportunities Available at Conference

Members – are you able to identify vendors who would be interested in sponsoring UTA’s 44th Annual Conference?  This year, UTA is offering several new and fun sponsorship opportunities, including: – Custom Cocktail Sponsorship ($500) (Create a signature cocktail or mocktail that incorporates the sponsor’s brand into the drink name,...

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ATA Convention Set for August 21-23rd

The Arizona Trustee Association will hold its 32nd Annual Convention & Education Seminar August 21-23 at the Ak-Chin Hotel & Casino in Maricopa, Arizona.  The convention and golf tournament’s earlybird registration deadline is July 31st.  The room reservation guarantee deadline is July 21st.  Register for the convention.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of UTA Position in Obduskey Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the UTA position in the Obduskey case, by a unanimous vote of 9-0.  In essence, trustees and law firms providing non-judicial foreclosures are not debt collectors under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The Justices ruled 9-0 in the case,...

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Housing Crisis: Critical Mass?

By Michael Belote, Esq., California Advocates, UTA California Lobbyist Like foreclosures, litigation, and much of what we deal with every day, issues in Sacramento seem to have lifecycle to them.  Sometimes issues take years to percolate and then finally achieve critical mass, such that the Legislature must take action.  Obviously...

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