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Self-Study

2020 Escrow Agreements in Real Estate Transactions


Total Credits: 1.2 Self Study, 0.0 Kansas Credit

Practice Area:
Real Property
License:
Access for 1 year(s) after purchase.


Description

Escrow agreements are essential documents in every significant real estate transaction. They are mechanisms for allocating risk among the parties to the transaction.  Escrow agents are charged with determining whether certain contractual conditions are satisfied, thereby triggering the disbursement of money or property. Escrow arrangements mitigate the risk of non-performance by one of the parties.  But escrow agreements are fraught with potential conflicts and traps that may give rise to delays in finally closing a transaction. This program will provide you with a practical guide to drafting effective escrow agreements, risk allocation, conflict avoidance and working with escrow agents.

  • Essential terms – property held, duties, fees, conditions for release/disbursement
  • Defining an agent’s duties, authority and liability
  • Practical problems with escrow arrangements – holding all the documents, breaking escrow, death of party
  • Issues in construction contracts, development transactions, and property sales
  • Letter of credit, tax and bankruptcy issues to consider

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.

 

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