SATURDAY November 9, 2024


7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Billy Joel and Sting at Allegiant Field

Billy Joel and Sting – two of the most popular and respected recording artists in history – have announced a one-night-only performance at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2024, at 7 p.m. The iconic musicians will each perform their most beloved songs from throughout their illustrious careers. The spectacular show promises to be an unforgettable evening of live music.

Registration fee of $297 is not included with conference registration

SUNDAY November 10, 2024


8:00 am – 2:00 pm The Adleson Cup at the Revere Golf Club
Draped through the rugged desert canyons and valleys of the Las Vegas foothills, The Revere Golf Club offers unending, awe-inspiring views of the Las Vegas Skyline and mountains beyond, and the Lexington’s stunning 7,143 -yard, par-72 layout will test your shot-making capabilities with classic risk/reward scenarios.

The shotgun tournament includes a Chipping Contest; a Putting Contest; a Longest Drive; and a Closest to the Pin Contest; Prizes will include an incredible hole-in-one on prize. Check-in and putting and chipping contests begin at 8:000 am. Tee time is 9:00 am. Awards will be provided in a post-tournament golfers-only lunch.

Registration fee of $175 is not included with conference registration

The Adleson Cup is sponsored by Redwood Trust Deed


11:00 am – 2:30 pm  California Basic Foreclosure Certification Course (Level 1)

This two and a half hour course syllabus followed by a one-hour open-book online exam covers state foreclosure procedures; monetary and non-monetary defaults; judicial vs. nonjudicial foreclosures; what a lender provides to the Trustee what a trustee does; notice of default; notice of sale; review of Trustee’s Sale Guarantees; reinstatement; presale redemption; sale; Trustee’s Deed; Proceeds of Sale; and Bankruptcy.

Registration fee of $100 not included with conference registration

  • Instructor: Randy Newman, Esq., Total Lender Solutions


3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Wine and Tie-dye

Join your colleagues and friends as we sip wine and create our own psychedelic shirts for Monday’s ‘Peace and Love’ dinner.


6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Welcome Reception in Exhibitor Hall

After a hard day of golf or tie-dying, relax and catch up with friends and colleagues at UTA’s Welcome Reception.


MONDAY November 11, 2024


7:30 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast


8:30 am – 9:30 am The GSE Perspective on the Default Industry

Needs Description

  • Caren Castle, Esq, Director of Marketing and Compliance and Lead Attorney, IDEA Law Group (Moderator)
  • Verise Campbell, CEO, Nevada Housing Affordable Housing Assistance Corporation
  • Graham Kidner, Fannie Mae
  • Dean Meyer, Director, Loss Mitigation, Servicing Operations, Freddie Mac


9:30 am – 10:00 am Refreshment Break

Enjoy coffee and tea while mingling with exhibitors and colleagues

10:00 am – 11:15 am The Rise of Homeowner’s Insurance Cancellations, Increased Premiums, and Their Impact on Mortgager Payments

In recent years, homeowners across the nation have faced a troubling trend; the cancellation of their homeowner’s insurance policies and significant increases in premiums. This session delves into the factors driving these changes, from natural disasters and increased claim rates to regulatory shifts. As insurance costs soar and coverage becomes harder to secure, homeowners find themselves grappling with new financial burdens that can jeopardize their ability to maintain their mortgage payments.

Join us for an in-depth panel discussion where industry experts, mortgage servicers and policymakers will explore the far-reaching consequences of this crisis. We’ll examine the statistics behind insurance cancellations and premium hikes, discuss the financial strain on homeowners, and highlight the potential for increased mortgage defaults. Our panel will also address preventive measures and solutions, offering strategies for homeowners to mitigate risks and find competitive rates.

By the end of this session, attendees will have a comprehensive understanding of the current homeowner’s insurance market, its impact on mortgage payments, and actionable insights to navigate these challenges. Whether you are a homeowner, a real estate professional or simply interested in the intersection of insurance and housing, this session promises valuable information and practical guidance.

  • Cathe Cole-Sherburn, Sr. VP of Operations, Trustee Corps (moderator)
  • Jessica Curran, Procter Insurance Agency
  • Chris Santana, SVP, Default Servicing, Pennymac


11:30 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch: Default Servicing Economic Forecast and 2024 Award Winners

Rick Sharga returns to forecast trends for the default servicing industry. Rick’s presentation will provide information and analysis that forecasts the economic environment, housing activity, mortgage analysis, and foreclosure analysis. One of the country’s most frequently-quoted sources on real estate, mortgage, and foreclosure trends, Rick has appeared regularly over the past 15 years on CNBC, the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, ABC World News, FOX, Bloomberg, and NPR.

During lunch, we will present the 2024 Phil Adleson Award, and the 2024 Dorothy Schick Veteran Member of the Year Award and hold our Board election.

  • Rick Sharga, President & CEO, CJ Patrick Company


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm What’s Your Niche?

In this session, we will examine the differences of nonjudicial foreclosure actions for HOA liens, reverse mortgages, mobile and manufactured homes, including tiny homes. We’ll compare the processes, timelines, and specific steps involved in each, offering a comprehensive understanding of these niche areas within the real estate industry.

  • Josh Jacoby, Director of Operations, Allied Trustee Services
  • Erica Jones, Esq., Barrett Sawyer Frappier Treder & Engel
  • Kayo Manson-Tompkins, Esq, Steele Law


2:00 pm – 2:30 am Refreshment Break

Enjoy a ‘sweet’ break with exhibitors while snacking on your choice of cookies and sodas.


2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Small Trustees Roundtable

This 90-minute session allows Small Trustees to exchange information concerning operations and best practices within this small networking group of colleagues.

  • Robert Cullen, Redwood Trust Deed Service
  • Randy Newman Esq., President Total Lender Solutions


2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Large Trustees Roundtable

This 90-minute session allows Large Trustees to exchange information concerning operations and best practices within this small networking group of colleagues.

  • Cathe Cole Sherburn, Sr. VP of Operations, Trustee Corps


6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Peace & Love: An Evening of Dinner, Networking, Friendship and Dancing

Our 60’s themed ‘peace and love’ night of roving dining and networking includes great friends, food and fun. This year’s dinner event includes palm readers, face painters, dancing, a Silent and Live Auction, and a Music Trivia participant game show – so put on your psychedelic tie-dye shirts, your bell-bottoms and prepare to spread peace and love.

TUESDAY, November 12, 2023


8:00 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast


9:00 am – 10:00 am Legislative Update

Our Legislative Update panel will provide us with detailed summaries of the key issues and bills addressed this year in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho.

  • Michael Belote, Esq., California Advocates
  • Andrew Boylan, Esq, McCarthy Holthus
  • Holly Chisa, HPC Advocacy


10:00 am – 10:30 am Refreshment Break

Enjoy coffee or tea while mingling with exhibitors and colleagues.


10:30 am – 12:00 pm Case Law Updates

Our case law panel will address 2024 cases that impact foreclosure and bankruptcy in California and all Western states. This session covers all of the key relevant court cases from the past year in a rapid-fire, yet detailed format that provides informative and practical information.

  • Laura Coughlin, McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce
  • Ben Levinson, Law Office of Benjamin R. Levinson
  • Martin T. McGuinn, Esq., Law Office of Martin T. McGuinn
  • Joseph Tirello, Esq., Steele, LLP


12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch and Exhibitor Raffle

Enjoy a buffet deli lunch while our gracious exhibitors announce their prize winners. You must be present to win!


1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Cybersecurity

In this session, we will discuss the critical realm of cybersecurity, focusing on what we’ve discovered and the imperative of preparedness. As our digital landscape evolves, so do the threats against it. We’ll explore recent findings in cybersecurity, including emerging trends, notable breaches and evolving attack vectors.

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm The Ins and Outs on How a Bill Becomes a Law in California

This session brings together a senior staff member of a committee in the California Assembly that handles foreclosure bills, UTA’s Legislative Committee Co-Chair, and a member of UTA’s California lobbying firm to discuss the bill language is written and negotiated as well as the political processes and steps needed to successfully move a bill through the legislature. 

  • Cliff Costa, Vice President, California Advocates
  • Michelle Mierzwa, Esq., Wright Finlay & Zak
  • Luke Reidenbach, Chief Consultant, California Assembly Banking & Finance Committee


2:30 pm Ice Cream Goodbye

Time to say your goodbyes to your friends and colleagues – and enjoy an ice cream bar of your choice.

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