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Florida 2017 Legislative Session: New Laws Impacting Title Agents

7/11/2017 2:00:00 PM

Florida recently ended its 2017 legislative session with several bills impacting title insurance headed to the governor for approval — and we had a front-row seat for all the action. Fresh off the floor of the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee, David Daniel, of governmental relations firm Smith, Bryan and Myers, will review how this year’s session went and discuss how the legislature’s “unfinished business” and current political climate may impact next year’s session.

In this 60-minute webinar, you will also find out from Philip Holtsberg, Esq., North American Title Insurance Company’s Vice President and Senior Underwriting Counsel in Florida, how changes to state law concerning condominiums, estoppel certificates, public-records exemptions, electronic wills, and ownership and encumbrances on property insurance reports will affect your business.

Registration for the live training is limited to 200 seats. Register today.


David Daniel
Smith, Bryan & Myers (SBM)
David Daniel is a member of Smith, Bryan & Myers (SBM), an all-inclusive, governmental relations firm located in Tallahassee, Florida. A seasoned government relations, public affairs and political consultant who has worked both inside and outside the halls of government in Washington, D.C., and Tallahassee, David provides SBM’s clients with keen insights into how to achieve their legislative goals. He has helped many businesses secure wins in the Florida legislature, including securing funding for an innovative community school program to better serve families; reducing workers’ compensation costs with attorney fee reform; defeating attempts to increase the cost of child care; creating an option for professional employer organizations to reduce their unemployment compensation costs; and preventing the deregulation of the surveying profession. Prior to joining SBM in 2010, David served as the vice president of governmental affairs for the Florida Chamber of Commerce for six years. In that role, he helped build and manage the organization’s highly effective legislative lobbying and public affairs strategy team, which secured victories against some of the state’s most powerful and entrenched special interest groups. Originally from Brevard County, David graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Communications.

Philip Holtsberg, Esq.
Vice President and Senior Underwriting Counsel, Florida
North American Title Insurance Company

Philip Holtsberg has extensive experience in both commercial and residential transactions, including acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and title insurance. Philip has served as Senior Counsel at North American National Title Solutions, and has also served many years for a former underwriter in Florida, where he held positions as senior underwriting counsel and forms counsel, as well as education manager. Philip is a Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer admitted to the Florida bar since 1977. He also holds a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Georgia, where he previously held full-time academic positions, including interim director of the Housing and Demographics Research Center and assistant director of the Gerontology Center. Philip attended the University of Miami, where he earned his Juris Doctor, Master of Business Administration and bachelor’s degree.

Amy Tankersley
Manager of Education and Research
North American Title Insurance Company
Amy Tankersley, Manager of Education and Research, serves as editor of NATIC publications, including LookingNorth, Claims Connection and NewsLink, and produces webinars and other instructional tools to further NATIC’s educational outreach to its agents in the title insurance and settlement services marketplace. Amy launched her career as a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper, at the age of 15. After graduating from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, she served as the editor of several trade publications, including The Legal Description, The Title Report and Drug Discovery News. Much of her work has focused on legal, legislative, regulatory and compliance matters. Most recently, she worked as a freelance journalist and multimedia service provider, primarily for the real estate, mortgage, title insurance, settlement services and financial services industries.