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Real Property Section Commercial Real Estate Discussion Group


Topic: ALTA forms, highlighting the 2021 changes

The program will provide an overview of the 2021 ALTA Policies and Endorsements adopted by the American Land Title Association on July 1, 2021. The presentation will highlight the new provisions, definitions, and format of the policies and endorsements. The presentation also provides a comparison between the prior 2006 versions of the forms to the 2021 versions. Of significant importance is a review of the most recent industry events that have impacted title insurance, including electronic notarization, changes in federal legislation, and recent decisions of the United State Supreme Court pertaining to Native American Lands. This course deals with many issues concerning the responsibilities of title insurers, their policy-issuing agents, and real estate practitioners to understand the changes implemented by the 2021 ALTA Policies and Endorsements, including both enhancements and limitations made to title insurance coverages, conditions, and exclusions.

Bryan McGahan, Esq.
Senior Underwriting Counsel
First American Title

A knowledgeable title professional who has spent nearly the last two decades focused on real estate title insurance, Bryan provides underwriting guidance and support to help title insurance agents facilitate the successful closing of real estate transactions.

Bryan’s background includes serving as underwriting counsel for three national underwriters, supporting title insurance agents through a broad range of residential and commercial transactions. He also served as underwriting counsel for a regional underwriter and director for a full-service title and settlement company.  

Bryan graduated from the University of Maryland – Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Science in information systems management and received a Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law. He is admitted to the Maryland Bar.  While he now calls rural York County, PA home, Bryan is a product of the Montgomery County school system, and he still has fond memories of driving the Zamboni machine at Lakeforest Ice Arena.

Eric Oberer, Esq.
Senior Underwriting Counsel
First American Title

Eric Oberer serves as Senior Underwriting Counsel for First American Title Insurance Company.  He has nearly 20 years of real estate and title industry experience.  Prior to joining First American, Eric represented national homebuilders in complex commercial real estate transactions at Shulman Rogers, P.A. His background also includes 8 years of service working in an agency capacity for one of Maryland’s largest title agents. Before entering the real estate and title practices, he served as a prosecutor in Baltimore City, and also worked with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business and the U.S. Army Office of the Judge Advocate General. Eric also served as an intern in the White House and the United Nations.  He is a member of the board of directors of the Maryland Land Title Association.  He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law and is a member of the Maryland State Bar and the Washington, D.C. Bar.

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$5  Non-Section Members
$10 Non-MSBA Members


This is informational only and no CLE credit will be offered for the surrounding MCLE states.


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Dec 6, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST


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Real Property Section Commercial Real Estate Discussion Group