2019 Conference Program


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

California Basic Foreclosure Certification Course (Level 1)

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The three-hour course syllabus followed by a one-hour open-book 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.

Instructor:  Randy Newman, Esq., Total Lender Solutions

Conference registration fee does not include the certification class. 


8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Adleson Cup

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

We’ll be playing the Concord Course at the Revere Golf Club. The Revere presents a blend of beauty and challenge unlike any other in southern Nevada. 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 Concord Course is a 7,034 yard par-72 layout that offers Bermuda fairways and large greens. The event includes a Putting Contest; a Chipping Contest; a Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Contest and a $10,000 hole-in-one prize.

Check-in begins at 8 am with a tee time of 9 am for the shotgun play.  Players enjoy hors d'oeuvres and prizes after the tournament.

Conference registration fee does not include participation in The Adleson Cup.


1:00 pm - 4:00pm

Wine & Paint

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Uncork and Unwine!  This class is the perfect way to relax in a stress-free environment by expressing your creativity and finding your inner artist – and take home your personal masterpiece.  And don’t worry if you can’t even draw a stick figure.  We’ve got you covered.

Conference registration fee does not include Wine & Paint participation.


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Homeless Charity

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UTA is partnering with ‘Clean The World’ a social enterprise that aims to eradicate hygiene-related deaths and diseases through soap recycling and social philanthropy.  Clean The World collects and recycles soap and hygiene products discarded every day by the hospitality industry and other sectors that generate environmental waste.  Through the distribution of these and other donated products to impoverished people, Clean the World will prevent millions of hygiene-related deaths each year, reduce the morbidity rate for hygiene-related illnesses, and encourage vigorous childhood development.

Participants will package hygiene kits which will be donated to the homeless.

We are requesting a $50 fee to participate in this event.


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

President’s Reception

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

After a hard day on the golf course or an exhausting painting session, relax and catch up with old friends and new colleagues at UTA's outdoor Welcome Reception.


8:00 am - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast 

8:00 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am - 10:00 am

An Inside Look at Vegas Golden Knight’s Leadership and Culture 

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Kerry Bubolz joined the Las Vegas Golden Knights as the expansion franchise’s first President on November 1, 2016.  Two years later, in their very first season, the team was in the Stanley Cup finals.  In his role as President, Kerry oversees all of the business operations for Las Vegas’ first major league professional sports franchise.  Kerry will share his ten hockey/business phrases that have become legendary in the Las Vegas market in this rousing opening session.

  • Kerry Bubolz, President, COO, Las Vegas Golden Nights


10:00 am - 10:30 am

Exhibit Break

10:00 am – 10:30 am


10:30 am - Noon

Judges Bankruptcy Case Updates

10:30 am – Noon

Four esteemed bankruptcy judges will discuss topics such as multiple filings by debtors, the finality of foreclosure sales and the effect on the automatic stay, violations of the automatic stay and discharge injunction, and lien perfection issues, and proof of claim issues.

  • Ben Levinson Law Office of Benjamin R. Levinson, Esq., (moderator)
  • Honorable Stephen L. Johnson, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Northern District of California
  • Honorable William J. Lafferty III, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Northern District of California
  • Honorable August B. Landis, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, District of Nevada
  • Honorable Scott C. Clarkson, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California
  • Lee S. Raphael, Esq., Prober & Raphael


Noon - 1:30 pm

Luncheon: Update on Nevada Mediation Portal and Annual Meeting 


During lunch we will be hear an update on the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program, including updated program statistics and what is happening in courts with respect to the program.  We’ll also present the 2019 Phil Adleson Award, the 2019 Dorothy Schick Veteran Member of the Year Award and the 2019 Suzanne Kelly New Member of the Year Award. The annual meeting will include Board Elections for 2020.

  • Michelle Crumby, Operations Manager, Home Means Nevada
  • David Dutcher, iMailTracking, UTA President


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Title Issues You Need to Know

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

This session will address marijuana properties and farms; solar liens/contracts and HERO programs/loans which are processed through counties and are added to homeowners property taxes.  Lenders have interest in upgrades that borrowers take on - included in the property taxes - as property taxes are senior to Deeds of Trust.

  • Liz Knight, PLM Lender Services (moderator)
  • Mark Blackman, Esq., Wright Finlay & Zak
  • Andrew Fragassi, FinTitle
  • Steve Scott, Lawyers Title Insurance Company
  • Drew Louis, Del Toro Loan Servicing
  • Susan Pettem, Novare Settlement Services


2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Break in the Exhibit Hall

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm


2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Case Law Update 

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Our case law panel will address 2019 cases that impact foreclosure 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.

  • Andrew Boylan, Esq., McCarthy Holthus
  • Stephen T. Hicklin, Esq., Bonial & Associates, P.C.
  • Martin T. McGuinn, Esq., Kirby & McGuinn

Monday Evening

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

An Evening of Dinner, Networking, Prizes, Dancing and … Illusions! 

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

UTA Members will enjoy a casually dressed night of dining, networking and illusions at the Association’s annual dinner gala event.

Greg Devereaux mixes a blend of astonishment, comedy, music, and audience participation in an engaging and amazing show of illusion that will blow your mind!  “Expect a lot of ‘how did he do that’ moments”, raved the Las Vegas Review Journal.

UTA’s Silent Auction will be held as well.  At 8:30 pm, the dancing begins.


8:00 am - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast 

8:00 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am - 10:00 am

Data Privacy, Cyber Security and Title Fraud:  The Threat and How to Prepare

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Title Fraud is a reality in our business. We train our staff to look for red flags. We perform audits. We implement controls. These measures help us to identify title fraud so we can pass the fraudulent actions along to the professionals for handling. But what happens next?

This session will explain how to launch an investigation; how investigators determine if an investigation is necessary; how investigators prioritize the areas of investigation; and how investigations are conducted.

We will even take you on a deep dive into the world of “cyber terrorism” where cyber security professionals will share their experiences to ensure this doesn’t happen to you or your company. You will be far more prepared to face these threats after joining our expert panel in this timely and critical discussion.


  • Randy Newman, Esq., Total Lender Solutions (moderator)
  • Sergeant Alex Gilinets, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau
  • Sergeant Michael Kim, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Bureau of Investigation, Real Estate Fraud Unit
  • Kevin McDonald, Alvaka Networks
  • Kristin A. Schuler-Hintz, Esq., McCarthy Holthus


10:00 am - 10:30 am

Break in the Exhibit Hall

10:00 am – 10:30 am


10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Legislative Update

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Our legislative update panel will provide us with detailed summaries of the key issues and bills addressed this year in California, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and Utah.  We’ll also be discussing and soliciting from members, our 2020 legislative ‘wishlist’.

  • Robert Finlay, Esq. Wright Finlay & Zak (moderator)
  • Mike Belote, Esq., California Advocates
  • Holly Chisa, HPC Advocacy


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch and Exhibitors Raffle

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Trustees Roundtables

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This year’s session will allow Trustees to exchange information concerning operations and best practices within smaller working groups.  Statute of limitations and probate and transfer on death deed will be among the topics discussed.


(Large Trustees)

  • Tai Alailima, Carrington Foreclosure Services
  • Cathe Cole-Sherburn, Trustee Corps

(Small Trustees)

  • Robert Cullen, Redwood Trust Deed Services
  • Jennifer Kennick, S.B.S. Trust Deed Services