Getting to Know the Value of a Preliminary Report and How to Solve Title Issues



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April 25, 2024
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About the Program

Most people do not realize the importance of Preliminary Reports. This Program is designed to help you understand a preliminary title report and to read the underlying documents. The discussion will include various issues that arise and how they can be cured. The presenters are a Probate and Trust Attorney and a Title Officer, both who have worked in the field for many years.

Meet the Speakers
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Bill Thomas


Advisory Title Officer California Title Company

As Vice President Los Angeles County Manager, Bill Thomas has been in the Title Industry since 1987. Bill is also the Advisory Title Officer of California Title’s three branches. He is currently an active member of the CLTA Forms and Practices Committee. His experience includes residential resale, commercial, and probate/trust work. Bill works with five different underwriters and will thoroughly explore all avenues available to him to assure the title unit will have timely and accurate closings. His willingness to see things through and to be sure clients’ needs are met sets him apart from the competition. Whether it’s a simple question or a complex Title issue, real estate professionals and their customers can be confident they can rely on Bill’s ability to work out the correct solution. Most important to Bill is that he not only meets but exceeds clients’ expectations. Clients would characterize him as dependable, honest and trustworthy.

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Brenda Depew


Partner Hinojosa & Forer LLP

Brenda Depew’s practice focuses on all areas of probate, conservatorship, guardianship, and trust administration, as well as trust and estate litigation. Brenda specializes in both analyzing and preparing complex trust and probate accountings as part of her administration practice as well as her litigation practice. Brenda also frequently acts as a neutral fiduciary in probate estates, and serves as Court-Appointed Counsel.

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