Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Melville, Long Island

Thursday, November 10, 2016
New York City & Webcast

Monday, November 14, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

7.5 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Professional Practice; 4.5 Skills; 1.0 Ethics

Not Able to Attend in Person?
A Live Webcast Option is Available: Thursday, November 10, 2016*
If you cannot watch the webcast at the scheduled time and date, the recording will be available for you to access after the presentation date for a 60 day period enabling you to watch on your schedule and earn your MCLE credits.
Note: Newly admitted attorneys registered for the webcast must watch the Ethics segment in real-time in order to earn credit.

Who Should Attend:
Both newly admitted and experienced attorneys, risk managers and claims professionals

Program Co-Sponsors:
Real Property Law Section
Committee on Continuing Legal Education

Program Co-Chairs:
Robert A. Wolf, Partner, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, New York, NY
Derek Tarson, Foreclosure Project Director, Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc., New York, NY

Program Description:
This program will present a practical “nuts and bolts” approach to New York’s judicial mortgage foreclosure process. Each step of a foreclosure action, including pre-commencement review of the mortgage documents, the notice of pendency, the pleadings, motions for summary judgment, for appointment of a referee to compute, and for judgment of foreclosure and sale, and the foreclosure itself, as well as post-sale proceedings, will all be discussed.

Who Should Attend:
All attorneys seeking a fundamental but practical overview of handling a foreclosure. Attorneys practicing in the area of Real Property Law


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Pre-Foreclosure: Initial Steps

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Special Rules for Foreclosures on Homes

10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Refreshment Break

10:40 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Mortgage Foreclosure – The Steps for the Lender

11:40 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. The Foreclosure Sale and Post-Sale Issues

12:05 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Judicial Foreclosure – The Court Appointed Officials

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Mortgage Foreclosure – From the Defendant’s Perspective

2:20 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Bankruptcy and Judicial Foreclosure

2:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Refreshment Break

2:55 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Mortgage Loan Workouts and Related Issues

3:45 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. Ethics

4:35 p.m. Adjournment

Program Faculty:

Long Island Session
: Michael S. Amato, Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., Uniondale
John M. Brickman
, Partner, McLaughlin & Stern, LLP, Great Neck
Adam L. Browser, Of Counsel, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., Uniondale
Adam Gross
, Partner, Gross Polowy LLC, Williamsville
Roxanne L. Jones, Partner, Frenkel Lambert Weiss Weisman & Gordon, LLP, Bay Shore

New York City Session
: Robert A. Wolf, Partner, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, New York
Oda Friedheim, Supervising Attorney, The Legal Aid Society, Bronx
Michele Lippa Gartner
, Special Counsel for Surrogate and Fiduciary Matters, Office of Court Administration, New York
Thomas J. Hall
, Partner, The Law Firm of Hall & Hall, LLP, Staten Island
Jacob Inwald, Director of Foreclosure Prevention, Legal Services NYC, New York

Albany Session
: William P. Hessney Jr., Partner, Martin, Shudt, Wallace,  DiLorenzo & Johnson, Troy
Steven D. Farer, President, Farer & Schwartz, P.C., Latham
Michael A. Kornstein, Partner, Cooper, Erving & Savage LLP, Albany
Robert Romaker, Managing Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Albany
Greg Sanda, Associate, Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP, Latham
William B. Schiller, Partner, Schiller & Knapp, LLP, Latham

Buffalo Session
: Vincent O. Hanley, Member, Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, Buffalo
Marjorie A. Bialy, Counsel, M&T Bank Legal Department, Buffalo
Garry M. Graber, Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP, Buffalo
Daniel J. Marren, Confidential Law Clerk, Supreme Court, Erie County, Buffalo
Peter A. Muth, Law Office of Peter A. Muth, Buffalo
Daniel F. Webster, Staff Attorney, Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of WNY, Inc., Buffalo

Westchester Session
: Derek Tarson, Foreclosure Project Director, Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc., New York
Suzanne M. Berger, Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP, New York
Ira S. Clair, Partner, Clair & Gjertsen, Esqs., White Plains
Mary Lynn Nicolas-Brewster, Court Attorney-Referee, Rockland Supreme Court, White Plains
Jay Teitelbaum
, Managing Member, Teitelbaum Law Group, LLC, White Plains

NYSBA Members: $175
Real Property Law Section Members: $148.75

Non Members: $275

Note: Pre-registration Strongly Advised: You can save money and guarantee your seat and course materials by registering early. Registrations received at the door are subject to an additional $15.00 registration fee. Registrations cancelled less than three days from the program date will be assessed a cancellation fee of $25.00.