Southeast Chapter Wire Fraud Panel Luncheon

May 02, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Maggiano's Little Italy
2089 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084
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Wire Fraud is a hot topic nationwide. Wire Fraud is a multibillion-dollar business nationwide, with far reaching third parties involved around the world. Wire Fraud affects potentially every purchase and refinance transaction closing at a title company. Wire Fraud impacts every mortgage banker, mortgage broker, mortgage servicer and just about every title company in the state of Michigan. Wire Fraud could financially harm not only the buyer/seller who sends the wire, but it could financially harm the corresponding realtor and/or mortgage lender too  

Whether you are an owner, manager, originator, processor, closer, quality control staff or auditor, you need to attend to learn more about this topic. We are privileged to have several local title company experts on hand to discuss this topic and answer your questions. Bring a friend and come join us on Thursday, May 2 @ Maggiano’s in Troy

Maggiano's Little Italy
2089 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084
$30 per member and $40 per non-member

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Sarah McMasters is a Senior Account Executive at Best Homes Title Agency with over 17 years experience in the industry. She is a State licensed Title Producer.

Sarah spent the first 5 years of her career as a processor, however when 2007 hit the industry, she was crossed trained in every facet of the Title Agency and worked them daily for several years. The 17 years of experience and knowledge she provides her clients allowed her to close over 400 transactions in 2018. Sarah continuously strives to go above and beyond for her clients.

Sarah understands the major role Title Agency’s have on real estate transactions and is continuously taking courses to further her education in the Real Estate Industry.

Julie McKee has been with Parks Title since its inception in 1989, becoming partner in 1994, and named President in 2010. Julie has more than 30 years of experience in title and real estate related industries. Of note is her significant experience in resolving challenging title issues.

She is an active member of the Michigan Land Title Association, American Land Title Association, and the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association. In addition, Julie serves the local community as a member of the Steering Committee of Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County.


Phil Seaver is currently the President of Seaver Title Agency, a division of ATA National Title Group. He has been involved in title insurance since 1971. During that time he has been involved in many industry related groups. he served on the Board of Directors of the North Oakland County Builder’s Association for 17 years and chaired the Consumer Protection and Arbitration committee for 12 of those years. He was on the Board of Directors of the North Oakland County Board of Realtors for 26 years. He sits on the Michigan Association of Realtors Public Policy Committee from 1990 to the present. He has served on the Michigan Land Title Association Steering Committee since 1997. He currently sits on the HBA of Southeast Michigan Board of Directors and has done so since 2008, after serving on the Michigan Association of Home Builders Legislative Committee from 1997 through 2010.
Phil received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from Wayne State University in 1975. He speaks frequently to Realtor groups, lender groups, law firms, and general public programs concerning real estate related topics.

Elise L Lievois is the owner and President of Devon Title Agency and works in the corporate office in Troy. Elise received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Michigan State University and obtained her law degree from the Detroit College of Law. She has worked as State Counsel for a national title underwriter and for over 20 years, has owned and operated Devon Title Agency, a full service title agency with14 offices servicing the state of Michigan.

From examining titles, underwriting difficult issues and closing, to the management of over 100 employees and 14 offices, Elise has worked in virtually every facet of the title business. In addition, she is often called upon to conduct seminars that help to educate attorneys as well as real estate, mortgage and title professionals. She is a member of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan Land Title Association and the American Land Title Association.

Elise has assumed the role of "CFPB Compliance Officer" at Devon Title Agency and has spent much of her time working to ensure that the policies and procedures at Devon comply with the title industry's best practices.

Over the years Elise has been active in local organizations that benefit the community including Christ Child Society, Habitat for Humanity, Women Build and Reaching Higher. She lives in Royal Oak, Michigan with her husband, John and the youngest of their three daughters, Emma

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