CFLA Announces State Bar Approved Quiet Title CLE on September 7, 2013 in Brooklyn, NY

CFLA announces State Bar Approved Quiet Title CLE with Anthony P. Vigna, Esq., Chad Elrod, Esq. and Andrew Lehman, JD on September 7, 2013 in Brooklyn, NY.

Online PR News – 06-August-2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Every day, more and more Americans are foreclosed upon despite the known irregularities in loan documents, fraud, predatory lending practices, contract law violations, and many actionable torts, on behalf of major lending institutions, loan servicers, investment banks, and even government institutions. As attorneys, we knew there had to be an easier, more affordable way for industry professionals to obtain access to the world of “hidden trade secrets” that our team of experts has developed.

Register online or phone 888-758-CFLA (2352):


$495 from August 3rd - 31st
$595 from September 1st - 7th (At the Door)


New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(Group Discount Rates Available up to 2 weeks prior)


Chad Elrod
South Texas College of Law, J.D. (2008)
The University of Houston, B.S. (2005)

State Bar of Texas (2008)

Professional Affiliations
Houston Young Lawyers Association

Community Activities
Bridge to Eden, Non-Profit (Director)

Anthony P. Vigna

New York Law School, LLM Tax (2012)
Pace University School of Law, JD Law (1988)
Pace University (1983) MBA Finance
Pace University (1979) Accounting/CPA

Andrew P. Lehman, J.D.

Houston Graduate School of Theology,
(Phd. In progress)
West Coast College of Law, J.D. (2006)
The University of Houston, B.B.A. (2001)

Andrew Lehman is the creative inspiration behind CFLA, which has rapidly expanded to become the premier online legal destination for Attorneys, small businesses and consumers in the Foreclosure Defense Industry.

Class Schedule

The Fundamentals of Securitization
* What is securitization?
* History of Mortgage Securitization

The Securitization Parties and Their Roles
* Pooling and Servicing Agreements
* Originator-Bank that originated the loan
* Sponsor/Seller-middle bank bought note from originator and sold to depositor to package in the trust – most missed the closing date
* Depositor-Bank that sold the Note to the Investor
* Issuing Entity – The Trust: Closing Date, Lack of Standing, MERS
* Every Mortgage is supposed to be registered on this system
* Intended during the 1990’s to cut recording costs/fees for the banking industry; also helped hide chain of title from the public
* Approximately 65 million mortgages=Mers is beneficiary or nominee
* Each time the NOTE was transferred by law there was supposed to be a duly signed assignment (from Originator to Sponsor/Seller to Depositor); this did not occur in most cases

Mortgage Securitization Audit
* Shows exactly how many times the note has been sold and into which trust (classes); in some instances the note has been sold multiple times as if it was the first time the Note was sold – Securities Fraud
* Shows the note has been paid off – answer to tender rule

Quiet Title
* What is Quiet Title?
* Steps to Quiet Title Litigation: Title Search – Public Record Search, Complaint for Quiet Title
* How to use audits in litigation
* Discovery Issues
* Settlement of Case or Judgment of Quiet Title
* Settlement: Principal Reduction, Interest Reduction, Credit Report – Paid as Agreed, No 1099 in Settlement
* Judgment of Quiet Title: Free and Clear Property, Unsecured Note, Asset Protection
* Summarize, Acknowledgements and Conclusions

The Securitization Parties and Their Roles

New York Quiet Title Law in the Foreclosure Defense Context

Nature and Purpose of Relief

Mortgage Lien Validity as a Cloud on Title

Practice and Procedure
* Jurisdiction
* Limitation
* Parties
* Pleading
* Judgments
* Answers and Counterclaims
* Burden of Proof and Trial

Post Foreclosure Sale Relief (Wrongful Foreclosure)

New York Case Studies: Proper Pleading of Quiet Title in Mortgage Context

Assignee's/Transferee's Standing to Foreclose
* Standing Generally
* Negotiable Instruments (UCC Art. III)
* Assignments vs. Transfers
* Mortgage Assignments (State Law)
* Contents
* Proper Effection
* UCC Art. III Transfers (UCC and State Law)
* Pre-Requisites of a Negotiable Instrument
* Pre-Requisites of a Transfer
* Holder Status vs. Holder in Due Course Status

New York Case Studies: Standing to Foreclose

Basics of a Homeowner Workout
* Reinstatement
* Bankruptcy
* Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure
* Modification
* Short Sale


"Any attorney that practices foreclosure litigation should attend this seminar even if s/he is not going to prepare, the lawyer needs to understand the concept"
Valmiro L Donado

"My expectations were exceeded. I have been a Real Estate professional since 1993 and have simply followed guidelines established. This course has opened my eyes to all the reasons of 'why'."
Michael Bakkers

"The class was extremely informational. The instructors were exceptional. I will use this information in all my reports, which in turn will help my clients."
Rhonda Arellano

"Every student will learn useful information on chain of title and bank violation of TILA, RICO, etc."
Sharon Giles

"This course will help me and my real estate title company grow to great heights."
Adrian Jaymes

"It is a life-changing experience—both in knowledge and spirit."
Guido Gil

"Take this class! Fighting mortgage fraud without this information is like flying blind in the mountains."
Melanie Sandlin

"This is a great class. I've obtained what I needed. This is a class every homeowner should enlist in. The information is priceless. Great, great class."
Heidi Amaya

"If you are serious about this business, this is the place to go."
Han Seals

"I would highly recommend; with the evolution of the law in this area. It is highly important to get continued updates and to be part of a group to bounce ideas with for the good of the whole process."
Ken Rodman

"CFLA is one of the only business entities offering a one-stop shop where an attorney can get education, pleadings, research and practice support in the field of foreclosure defense. The attorney networking opportunities provided by CFLA are very valuable."
Charles Christmas

"Class was very informative; instructors were great! Information is greatly needed if you are facing foreclosure. CFLA has opened the doors for litigating these cases."
Rhonda Arellano

"The course was well presented and the instructors were very knowledgeable about subject matters."
Leonard S. Needles

"Very detail oriented training and professional experience, I learned more than expected."
Diane Rodriguez

"GREAT!!! A must for all Mortgage Professionals!! A++++."

"The instructors were A++++. Thank you CFLA!!!! This class was worth every penny!"

"Very well organized, structured, clear and concise. I highly recommend this course!"
Sally Figuierido