LTAC Quarterly Newsletter
Q3 | 2013

Greg Wolff, LTAC PresidentPresident’s Corner

By James Vincent, LTAC President

I’m excited and honored to have been elected to serve as president of the Land Title Association of Colorado.  I am proud to be involved with the professionals in this association and our industry.  Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as president of your association.  As president I look forward to strengthening our association and bringing value to our members.

As I start my term as president I would like to...Read More


LTAC Amicus Brief Update

SHAW v. 17 WEST MILL, LLC:  Only Actual Fraud Will Void a Release of Deed of Trust

By Daniel A. Sweetser, Esq., The Sweetser Law Firm, P. C.

Last winter we reported about this case which was then pending before the Colorado Supreme Court.  The trial court had found that a request for release of deed of trust that was executed, negligently, by an unauthorized individual was not void. The trial court ruled that the negligently unauthorized request for release was not a “fraudulent request” as set forth in section 38-39-102(8), C.R.S. and, so, the request was not void.  The Court of Appeals, however, determined that requestor’s negligent actions constituted “constructive fraud” and found that the release of deed of trust was void pursuant to section 38-39-102(8), C.R.S.  The Supreme Court, in a decision issued on June 24, 2013, has now overturned the Court of Appeals’ decision and ...Read More


The 2013 LTAC Convention:  Recover, Reset and Power Up! 

By Penny McKelroy, Convention Committee

The 2013 LTAC Convention was at the Westin Hotel in beautiful Beaver Creek.  Again this year the weather was wonderful.  There was some rain in the evenings, but not like the rain and flooding experienced by the people in Northeast Colorado, who were in our thoughts during the convention.

Our first guest speaker, Heather Lutz inspired us to...Read More


LTAC’s Outstanding Achievement Award of 2013 goes to Diane Evans

By Kelli Klein, Convention and Awards  Committee

Below is this year’s announcement speech from the 2013 convention.  Thanks for all you do Diane!!

This year’s nominee is a past president of LTAC, served as a Director for 10 years and actively serves on the legislative committee.  This person is also a past chair and past vice-chair, as well as one of the founding members of the Title Advisory Council of the Colorado Division of Insurance.  This nominee is also an active member of ALTA, currently..Read More



PREP Chapters Make It Happen!

By Kathy Taylor, hal Systems Corporation

As the current PREP Business Sector Co-Chair for Colorado, I want to extend a personal invitation to all of you to attend our next meeting:  November 14th from 9:00 – 11:00 at the Land Title Guarantee office in Greenwood Village (5975 Greenwood Plaza Blvd).  Our featured speaker, FBI SSA Agent Bradley Swim, will talk on paper terrorism and other tactics used by anti-government groups, along with detection and prevention methods.
Many of you already participate in PREP.  For those less familiar, allow me to provide some introductory information and share with you the value it provides.

PREP (Property Records Education Partners) is a PRIA* initiative that provides a forum at the local level for stakeholders within the property records industry to meet and work together.  It strives ...Read More


LTAC’s Young Title Person Award goes to Denise Stewart of Heritage Title

By Kelli Klein, LTAC Convention and Awards Committee

Below is this year’s announcement speech from the 2013 convention.  Congratulations Denise!!

This year’s Land Title Association of Colorado’s Outstanding Young Title Person began as a print puller 17 years ago. Yes, if you did that math in your head that would mean she began when she was in high school.  She quickly moved into the escrow arena and developed into a closer for Heritage Title Company and received multiple awards based on revenue.  In 2010, she was recognized by the Fidelity family of companies...Read More
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