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Sponsored by the Real and Personal Property Section of the Delaware State Bar Association 

6.0 Hours CLE credit including 0.5 credits in Enhanced Ethics for Delaware and Pennsylvania Attorneys

Course Materials

CLE is a HYBRID CLE.  You may register for this event as a live participant or by Zoom.  Even if you register as a live participant, you will receive a Zoom link by email immediately which you may disregard if not attending by Zoom. (Check spam folders if you do not.) If you are going to attend the live session, you will report to the venue and check in.  Only live attendees will receive live CLE credits after 12/31/2021.

One of the seven Fundamentals courses for all new attorneys.  If you are new to real and personal property law, either as a new admittee or you’re handling a pro bono case or just need a refresher, this seminar is invaluable. Experts in the field will discuss the real estate essentials of settlements, titles searches, financing, land use, and escrow.


Brian F. Funk, Esquire
Brian Frederick Funk, P.A.


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Check-in

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Agreements of Sale
Andrew P. Taylor, Esquire
Copeland Taylor, LLC

 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Title Searches
George J. Danneman, Esquire
The Danneman Firm, LLC

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Land Use Regulations
Richard “Shark” Forsten, Esquire
Saul Ewing Arstein & Lehr LLP

 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Relationship Between Attorneys and Title Companies
James F. Harker, Esquire
Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Protecting Your Escrow Account
Brian F. Funk, Esquire
Brian Frederick Funk, P.A.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Real-Estate Settlements
Deborah J. Galonsky, Esquire
Giordano Delcollo Werb & Gagne LLC

 2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Ethics and Real-Estate Law
Charles Slanina, Esquire
Finger and Slanina, LLC
William Patrick Brady, Esquire
The Brady Law Firm, P.A.
Kathleen M. Vavala, Esquire
Office of Disciplinary Counsel
David A. White, Esquire
Office of Disciplinary Counsel

 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mortgage and Residential Financing
Jenna L. Stayton, Esquire
Giordano Delcollo Werb & Gagne LLC

 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Liens on Real Estate
Thomas P. Carney, Esquire
T. Carney Sussex Law, LLC

4:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Happy Hour
Iron Hill Brewery

620 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801


This CLE will be conducted live and via Zoom. To register, visit www.dsba.org/cle and select this seminar, choosing whether you wish to attend live or by Zoom.  If registering for EITHER method, you will receive an email back from Zoom immediately providing you with the correct login information. If attending by zoom and you do not receive this email, contact DSBA via email: reception@dsba.org. The Supreme Court of the State of Delaware Commission on Continuing Legal Education cannot accept phone conferencing only. You must attend through a device that allows DSBA to obtain your Bar ID in order to receive CLE Credit. Your attendance will be automatically monitored beginning at the scheduled start time and will be completed when the CLE has ended. If you enter or leave the seminar after or before the scheduled star t /end time, you will receive credit only for the time you attended. Your
CLE credits will be submitted to the Delaware and Pennsylvania Commissions on CLE, as usual.

Naturally, if you attend the seminar live, you must sign in and we will use your attendance as the means for reporting the live credit.

DSBA Members $300
New Admittee $75
Non-members (get member rate by JOINING) $400
Pennsylvania Credit – add: $24

* advertised price is for the standard member rate.


Those attendees who wish to receive CLE credit, other than from Delaware or Pennsylvania, should contact their individual State’s CLE Commission for credit. The Delaware State Bar Association can provide you with the Agenda (included in the Materials sent with your registration confirmation) and a Certificate of Attendance (upon completion of the webinar), which should meet the requirements of compliance.

All rates include CLE Seminar and any materials. To register now or review DSBA CLE Policies, click below.