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MReport Online Editor Brianna Gilpin speaks with Neil Sherman, Managing Partner at Schneiderman & Sherman, to discuss getting involved and staying relevant in the mortgage industry by keeping abreast of the latest news and being involved in networking groups.

Warnings of Wire Fraud & What to Do

How Wire Fraud Starts

Criminals begin the wire fraud process way before the attempted theft occurs. Most often, they begin with a common social engineering technique called phishing. This can take the form of email messages, website forms or phone calls to fraudulently obtain private information. Through seemingly innocuous communication, criminals trick users into inputting their information or clicking a link that allows hackers to steal login and password information.

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Flat Fee Recording in Michigan

Jienelle R. Alvarado an Attorney at our sister company, Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C. is the author of the below article on flat rate recording in Michigan published in the DSNews.

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Michigan’s governor recently signed bills SB-0599 and HB-5165 into law, which amend MCL 600.2567 and MCL 565.412. These amendments, which take effect on October 1, 2016, modify the fees associated with recording mortgages, assignments, judgments and other documents in the majority of counties for the State of Michigan.

At the present, to record a mortgage, the county charges $14.00 for the first page ($15.00 in Wayne County) and $3.00 for each additional page.Effective October 1, 2016, however, the fee for recording a mortgage, assignment, release, deed or judgment for the majority of Michigan counties is $30.00 (“flat fee”), regardless of the number of pages.[1] Charter counties, such as Macomb and Wayne, have the right to opt out of the changes and, instead, create their own home rule charters tailored to their unique circumstances as specified in the Charter County Act, MCL 45.501 et seq.

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Legal League 100 Leadership Convenes to Discuss Strategy Shift

On Wednesday, members of the Legal League 100Advisory Council met in Dallas, Texas, to discuss the state of the Legal League 100 and its subcommittees, and to create initiatives to reflect the concerns and needs of its membership.

A Five Star Institute professional association for law firms working in financial services, the strategy of the Legal League 100 has shifted along with changes in the default servicing industry,

At the Legal League 100 Spring Summit in April, Ed Delgado, Ex-Officio of the Legal League 100 and President and CEO of The Five Star Institute, told members of the Legal League 100 that the group’s focus going forward would be on advocacy as opposed to focusing on marketing.

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Best Homes Title – In the News…

Legal League 100 Names New Advisory Council Chairman

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Neil R. Sherman

Neil R. Sherman, managing attorney at Detroit-based Schneiderman & Sherman PC, has been elected as chairman of the advisory council of the Legal League 100, a membership group comprised of default servicing law firms and service providers.

Sherman focuses his practice in the areas real estate law, and specifically bankruptcy, foreclosure ,and eviction processes. He is a member of the American Legal and Financial Network and is acting chair for Manufactured Housing Committee. He is also a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, Michigan Mortgage Lender’s Association, and the State Bar of Michigan. He is also the president of Best Homes Title Agency and is  a licensed title agent and is a faculty member for Sterling Education Services.

Sherman, of Bloomfield Hills, earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology at the University of Western Ontario and his juris doctor from the Michigan State University Detroit College of Law.

Neil Sherman Named New Advisory Council Chairman for Legal League 100

The Legal League 100 Announces New Advisory Council Chairman and Council Members

Dallas, Texas, April 21, 2016 –The Legal League 100, a membership group comprised of default servicing law firms and service providers, announced that Neil R. Sherman, managing attorney at Detroit-based Schneiderman & Sherman P.C., has been elected as Chairperson to the group’s Advisory Council. The announcement came at the close of the League’s successful Spring Servicer Summit, which was held April 14 in Dallas, Texas. He replaces Glen Rubin, managing partner at Rubin Lublin, LLC, who stepped down at the end of his term. Read more

Best Homes Title Receives Fidelity Circle of Excellence Award

Congratulations to Best Homes Title Agency as a recipient of the 2015 Fidelity National Circle of Excellence award. We accept this award on behalf of our entire team throughout the State of Michigan. Thank you. Thank you.

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The Faces of Title Work – Best Homes Title Agency

FACES OF DETROIT 2015 SPECIAL SECTION

NEIL SHERMAN & PETER SCHNEIDERMAN – BEST HOMES TITLE AGENCY

23938 RESEARCH DR., STE. 100, FARMINGTON HILLS, MI 48335 | 248-286-3800 | WWW.BESTHOMESTITLE.COM

Best Homes Title Agency LLC is a full-service title company offering a wide range of residential and commercial title and escrow services. Established in 2006 with four title professionals, Best Homes Title, headquartered in Farmington Hills, has ballooned to 70 employees and 13 offices covering the entire State of Michigan.

We’re proud of our growth as we approach our first decade in business. It is our goal to be an industry leader in the title and settlement services sector, from the tip of the Upper Peninsula to the state’s southern borders, through the marriage of “old school” customer service and cutting-edge technology. Our team represents the very best of what our industry has to offer: experience, creativity, expedience, and simply the best customer service.

At Best Homes Title and its Commercial Division, BHT Commercial, we put our clients first while standing at the forefront of industry compliance. Best Homes regularly provides continuing education to the mortgage and realtor communities.

Along with our partner, Martindale Hubbell, AV-rated attorney, Peter Schneiderman, Neil Sherman has received a number of recent local and national honors. In 2014, he was named to DBusiness magazine’s “30 in their 30s,” as well as being recognized nationally by HousingWire magazine as a 2014 Real Estate Rising Star.

Best Homes Title Expands to Rochester Hills

For Release: June 1, 2015

Contact: Neil Sherman, 248-286-3800

BEST HOMES TITLE EXPANDS TO INCLUDE ROCHESTER HILLS AGENCY IN ITS MICHIGAN GROWTH STRATEGY

New acquisition drives firm’s focus on offering the best in terms of in-person access as well as the latest in technology

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (June 1, 2015) – In its effort to become one of  Michigan’s largest and most experienced title- and escrow-services company, Best Homes Title announced today that it has grown with its acquisition of Rochester Hills-based Homeowners Title Agency.

This is the company’s largest Metro Detroit expansion, boosting Best Homes Title to 13 full-service offices across the state. Best Homes Title now has more than 75 employees, including an array of industry veterans in the areas of residential and commercial real estate.
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