When Closings Go Wrong & What to Do About It



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Course Description

This program was recorded on September 18, 2019

This course will cover the major reasons that buyers and seller sue each other over a real estate transaction and how Realtors and attorneys can get dragged into the middle or find themselves as a named defendant. The course will explore the major aspects of a real estate closing—from contract to disbursement—and where many of the litigious issues lie. Moreover, the instructor will outline best practices and solutions to keep attorneys out of the lawsuit altogether and help position their buyers and sellers best should litigation actually occur. Course will focus on residential closings; however, relevant commercial aspects will be also be covered.

Attorney Sean ScapellatoSean Scapellato
Sean Scapellato has lived in Charleston since 1996. He has 23 years experience in education, 10 in real estate, and practices law in the areas of business formation and regulatory compliance, real estate, property disputes, landlord-tenant issues, collections, wills and estate planning, educational law, and traffic accidents involving tractor-trailers. He holds degrees from Furman University (B.A.), Austin Peay State University (M.A. magna cum laude), and Charleston School of Law (J.D. cum laude).

Sean has a strong interest in real estate closings, property issues, and helping small business owners, young people, and professionals in areas of service (teachers, police, fire, nurses, etc.). A writer and speaker by training, he is a strong advocate for his clients and works to stay current his fields of interest.

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2 General Credits

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  1. The Contract
  2. Fees
  3. Communication
  4. Title
  5. HOA
  6. Drafted Documents
  7. Disbursements