The Post-Pandemic Foreclosure Landscape

Legal Area:        Real Estate Family Consumer Debtor Creditor Banking Business
Session END DATE:        12/31/2024
Total CLE Hours:        1.50
Ethics Hrs Included:        0.50
Registration Fee:        $30.00
Information:        LAST CHANCE $15

** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **

GSE foreclosures have been on “hold” since March 18, 2020 and it is unknown at this time when they will resume. In this CLE presentation, we will review the types of foreclosure processes available in Texas and what we are seeing from the GSE’s (Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae) regarding what loans are being referred for foreclosure. We will discuss options available to borrowers to hold off foreclosure, loss mitigation options (forbearances, modifications, deeds in lieu of foreclosure/short sales), judicial options (temporary restraining orders and injunctions), and bankruptcies. We will also discuss how foreclosure attorneys can effectively represent their clients and still provide viable options for borrowers without creating a conflict of interest. This course features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on April 16, 2021.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • Foreclosure Process & Timeline

  • The Mortgage Loan Players

  • Regulating Entities and CARES ACT

  • Forbearance and Other Loss Mitigation Programs

  • CFPB Proposed Change to Regulation X (RESPA Servicing Rules)

  • Bankruptcy Ramifications & Litigation

  • Speakers:

    Carolyn Taylor, who is a partner with the firm of Hughes, Watters & Askanase, L.L.P.  Education: Emory University, Doctor of Jurisprudence, Order of the Barristers, 1979; University of Denver Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude,1976. Ms. Taylor was named Texas Super Lawyers© by Thomson Reuters 2003–2020. More information may be found on her firm's website.

    Michael Weems, who is an attorney with the firm of Hughes, Watters & Askanase, L.L.P.  Education: South Texas College of Law Houston, Juris Doctor 2007; University of Houston, Bachelor of Science 2004. Mr. Weems has been a guest presenter at various bankruptcy continuing legal education conferences around the state throughout the years, been listed a Rising Star by Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters 2017-2018 and recognized as a top bankruptcy attorney by Houstonia Magazine. More information may be found on his firm's website.

    Dominique Varner, who is an attorney with the firm of Hughes, Watters & Askanase, L.L.P.  Education: South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctorate 1994; University of Texas, Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Business and Finance 1990. Ms. Varner was named a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, 2005, 2008 and 2009. More information may be found on her firm's website.


    This course is approved for CLE credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238).  Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation requirements.

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