Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Bill Is Signed By Governor Sandoval

By Ramir Hernandez, Esq., Brooks Hubley On June 12, 2017, Governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada signed SB 490, a bill that resurrects the previously scheduled to sunset Nevada foreclosure mediation program.  The state’s original foreclosure mediation program was established in 2009 and administered by the Nevada Supreme Court.  The new...

Continue reading

The Impact Of Supermajorities In California

By Michael Belote, Esq., California Advocates, UTA California Representative For those even casually following California politics, the November 2016 general elections moved an already blue California to electric blue, neon blue, pretty much the bluest blue you can imagine.  Both the California Senate and Assembly are now constituted with two-thirds...

Continue reading

Negotiations Stall on NationStar Fix, Funding for the Foreclosure Fairness Act

By Holly Chisa, UTA Washington Lobbyist, HPC Advocacy After eight months of negotiations, hours of discussions, and input from stakeholders across the financial spectrum, it appears no agreement will be reached on a solution for the Jordan vs. NationStar case.  Without resolution to this issue, there will also not be...

Continue reading

Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Bill Update

By Ramir M. Hernandez, Esq., Brooks Hubley, LLP UTA Nevada Representative SB 490, the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Bill, continues to make the rounds through the legislature as sine die approaches on June 5, a mere 18 days from today. Initially, the bill would have moved the program, which is set...

Continue reading

UTA Requests Publication of Court Decision In Surplus Funds Distribution Case

UTA has requested that the California Court of Appeal order the publication of the court’s decision in the R.E.F.S. Inc. v. G. Gregory Williams, et al case.  The R.E.F.S., Inc. decision provided clarity for trustees to make the distribution of surplus funds without incurring liability to the purchaser. Read UTA’s...

Continue reading

Texas Legislation Addresses Trustee Delegation of Functions to Auction Companies and Attorneys

Legislation has been introduced in Texas (HB 1470 / SB 1405) that addresses trustee delegation of certain functions to auction companies and to attorneys.  UTA has taken a neutral position on this legislation.  The House Bill has unified with the Senate Bill which has been recommended by the Senate to...

Continue reading

Nevada Bill Revises Fee and Requirements for Recording of Documents

UTA’s Nevada Representative, Rami Hernandez, summarized legislation (AB 169) in the Nevada Assembly that would make revisions to the recording statutes affecting the public recording of documents. “First, the bill allows County Recorders to accept and record documents that do not meet the formatting requirements.  Additionally, the bill revises the...

Continue reading

Martin McGuinn to Serve as UTA General Counsel

Martin T. McGuinn, Esq., of Kirby & McGuinn, will serve as UTA’s General Counsel.  The position had been held by Phil Adleson for decades.  Adleson, passed away on March 1st. McGuinn has served the association for decades as a Board Member and Chair of the Legal Resources Committee, overseeing UTA’s...

Continue reading

2017 UTA Directory Available

The 2017 Directory is now available to members only via an online .pdf. The Directory includes a listing of members alphabetized by both last name and by company name; a list of members certified in each state in which UTA provides certification; The Board of Directors; Five-Star Member companies; and...

Continue reading

Orange County Dinner Addresses FDCPA and Successors in Interest

50 attendees enjoyed an informative dinner presentation on April 20th on FCCPA and the Impact on Foreclosure Trustees and Successors in Interest, led by Dean T. Kirby, Esq., Kirby & McGuinn and Kayo Manson-Tompkins, Esq., The Wolf Firm. The presentations and q & a addressed FDCPA issues such as ‘what...

Continue reading