Washington State and California Lobby Day Events Scheduled

UTA will hold its 3rd Annual Washington State Lobby Day on February 1st and its 9th Annual California Lobby ‘Afternoon’ on Monday, March 20th.  Both lobby day appointments will be scheduled for attendees after a briefing provides with talking points from UTA’s Washington and California lobbyists – Holly Chisa and...

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UTA Drafting Legislative Wish List

UTA’s Legislative Committee is producing its 2017 ‘Wish List’, developing draft legislation and comments for California and Nevada.  If you are interested in helping to develop the draft wish list, please contact Richard Meyers. Members are encouraged to join a committee in 2017. UTA committees are: Membership, Education (conference and...

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Call for 2017 Conference Topics and Speakers

Members – if you have a particular topic or speaker that you would like presented at the 42nd Annual Education Conference Sessions, to be held November 6-7, 2017 in Reno, now is your chance to let us know.  UTA’s Conference Committee is asking for suggestions both from potential speakers who...

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2017 Conference Dates Set

  UTA President Randy Newman has announced the dates and location for the 2017 Annual Conference. The Association’s 42nd annual conference will be held at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada, November 5-7th, 2017.  Registration materials will be online July, 2017. “The 42st Annual Conference will be held...

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The Reviews Are In for UTA’s 41st Annual Conference

UTA’s 41st Annual Educational Conference, held November 6th -8th at the La Quinta Resort in La Quinta California received very high reviews by attendees. The Education sessions received positive reviews from members; — On the “Economic Outlook” session sponsored by Daily Journal with Rick Sharga – “Great presentation. Very informative.”...

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Four Members Elected to UTA Board

The United Trustees Association held an election of the general membership at the Association’s Annual Meeting on November 7th, 2016. The election was mandated by the Association’s bylaws.Elected as Directors to four open seats were Phil Adleson, Adleson, Hess & Kelly: Cathe Cole-Sherburn, Trustee Corps; Robert Finlay, Wright, Finlay &...

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Legislative Year Over, But What Lies Ahead?

The 2015-2016 two-year session of the California Legislature is now officially over.  In all, nearly 1,000 bills were presented to Governor Brown for his signature or veto, and almost 900 were signed into law.  Most go into effect on January 1, 2017. Before addressing with more specificity the UTA-relevant legislation...

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Washington State Supreme Court Decision on NationStar Issue Changes the Dynamics for Abandoned Properties

For homeowners AND financial institutions, Washington law is no longer clear when a financial institution may enter a home, or when a home can be determined to be “vacant.”  In Jordan vs. NationStar, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that financial institutions cannot take possession of a property unless it...

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Marsha Townsend and Andrew Boylan Receive Member of the Year Awards

Marsha Townsend of Mortgage Lender Services was awarded the Dorothy Schick Veteran Member of the Year Award while Andrew Boylan, Esq. of McCarthy Holthus was the recipient of the Association’s Suzanne Kelly New Member of the Year award at the UTA’s annual meeting, held November 7th during the Association’s 41st...

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Randy Newman Honored for UTA Achievements

  Outgoing UTA President Randy Newman of Total Lender Solutions was honored by the Association for his tremendous contributions to UTA during UTA’s Annual Meeting Luncheon, held November 7th at the La Quinta Resort in La Quinta, California. “Randy Newman served two years as President of the Association – and...

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