Selected Articles List Organized by Topic

ABSTRACTING
160. “Contract Revisions, Abstracting, & Title Examination in Oklahoma”, Title Examination in Oklahoma, Lorman Education Services, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (December 3, 2003)

104. “An Attack by the State Auditor on the ’30-Year Abstract'”, 68 Oklahoma Bar Journal 517 (February 22, 1997)

6. “Abstract Certificate Officially Changed,” 54 Oklahoma Bar Journal 1713 (June 1983)

CORPORATE EXECUTION
68. “Corporate Attest, Seal Still Needed For Real Estate Documents”, 84 Oklahoma Banker 17 (February 4, 1994)

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
62.“Environmental Laws Affecting Real Estate Title,” Legal Institute of Pickens County, I.T., Joint Oklahoma Bar Association and Carter County Bar Associations, Ardmore, Oklahoma (May 21, 1993)

FUTURE OF REAL PROPERTY
176. “A Status Report: On-Line Images of Land Documents in Tulsa and Oklahoma Counties and Beyond”, The Oklahoma Bar Association Real Property Law Section Title Examination Standards Committee: Richard Cleverdon Roundtable Seminar, Tulsa, Oklahoma (June 24, 2005), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (June 30, 2005)

171. “A Status Report: On-Line Images of Land Documents in Tulsa and Oklahoma Counties and Beyond”, The Oklahoma City Commercial Lawyers Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (December 21, 2004)

164. “A Status Report: On-Line Images of Land Documents in Oklahoma County”, Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (June 11, 2004)

159. “A Look at Selected Future Changes Likely to Affect the Oklahoma Real Estate Attorney”, Emerging Topics in Real Estate Law, OBA Real Property Law Section, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (November 6, 2003) and Tulsa, Oklahoma (November 7, 2003)

132. “The Changing Face of Real Property With an Emphasis on Title Examination, and Title Assurance”, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma (February 17, 2000)

129. “Technology In Today’s Real Estate Practice”, Commercial Real Estate Seminar, OBA Real Property Section, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (December 15, 1999) and Tulsa, Oklahoma (December 16, 1999)

HOMESTEAD ISSUES
226. “Marital Homestead Rights Protection: Impact of Hill v. Discover Card?”, 80 The Oklahoma Bar Journal 2408 (November 21, 2009)

218. “Real Estate Homesteads in Oklahoma: Overview and Impact of Recent Discover Card case”, Oklahoma Bar Association Webcast (July 7, 2009)

162. “Real Estate Homesteads in Oklahoma: Conveying and Encumbering Such Interest”, 75 The Oklahoma Bar Journal 1357 (May 15, 2004)

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS & CONDOMINIUMS
208. “Responsible Dog Ownership in Oklahoma City (Loose, Barking and Pooping Dogs)”, The Quail Creek Home Owners Association Monthly Newsletter, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (October 12, 2008)

184. “Amending the Governing Documents for Condominiums and Homeowners’ Associations”, Lorman Education Systems, Special Issues for Condominiums and Homeowners’ Associations in Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (February 24, 2006)

17. “Pets, Parking and Pools: Association Rules and Regulations,” Representing Homeowners Associations: Condominiums, Townhomes and Other PUDs, Oklahoma City University Law School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (September 9, 1986)

LEASES
95. “Residential Leases—The Landlord’s Perspective”, Oklahoma Bar Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma (February 23, 1996) and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (March 1, 1996)

8. “Landlord’s Lien,” Landlord-Tenant Remedies (also Program Chairman), Oklahoma Bar Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma (March 16, 1984), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (March 25, 1984)

LIENS: FIXTURES, JUDGMENTS, MATERIALMEN, MORTGAGES
248. “The Real Estate Mortgage Follows the Promissory Note Automatically Without an Assignment: The Lesson of BAC Home Loans”, 82 OBJ 2938 (December 10, 2011)

228. “Do Statutory Monetary Penalties, Arising due to a Lender’s Failure to File a Mortgage Release, Apply to Constructive Mortgages and Fixtures Filings?”, The Oklahoma County Bar Association Briefcase, Part I: V. 42, No. 1 OCBA Briefcase 5 (January 2010), and Part II: V. 42, No. 2 OCBA Briefcase 5 (February 2010)

227. “The Elusive Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations for Attorney Title Opinions”, The Oklahoma County Bar Association Briefcase, Part I: V. 41, No. 10 OCBA Briefcase 7 (October 2009), and Part II: V. 41, No. 12 OCBA Briefcase 7 (December 2009)

219. “Real Property Question Corner: Who Suffers If The County Clerk Mis-Indexes A Conveyance Or A Money Judgment?”, The Oklahoma County Bar Association Briefcase, Part I: V, 41, No. 8 OCBA Briefcase 7 (August 2009), and Part II: V. 41, No. 9 OCBA Briefcase 7 (September 2009)

216. “Real Property Question Corner: Real Property Question Corner: The Elusive Foreclosure Judgment Lien”, The Oklahoma County Bar Association Briefcase, Part I: V. 41, No. 5 OCBA Briefcase 9 & 18 (May 2009), and Part II: V. 41, No. 6 OCBA Briefcase 8 & 18 (June 2009)

106. “Have Judgment Lien Creditors Become ‘Bona Fide Purchasers’?”, 68 Oklahoma Bar Journal 1071 (March 29, 1997)

100. “Mortgage Lenders Must Now Secure Two Judgments to Enforce Their Real Estate Mortgage”, 87 Oklahoma Banker 11 (January 3, 1997)

67. “A Brief Analysis of USA v. Ward, 985 F.2d 500 (10th Cir. 1993): The Federal Loan Programs’ Inextinguishable Mortgage Lien”, Presented to the Oklahoma City Commercial and Banking Lawyers Group, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (January 20, 1994)

64. “Federal Money Judgment Liens Under the Federal Debt Collection Procedure Act: A 40-Year Super-Lien”, 64 Oklahoma Bar Journal 3195 (October 23, 1993)

58. “Local Real Property Recordings Required For Federal Money Judgments,” 63 Oklahoma Bar Journal 2697 (September 30, 1992)

52. “One Step Beyond: Judicial Creation of a Judgment Lien in Divorce Decrees,” 62 Oklahoma Bar Journal 2631 (September 14, 1991)

32. “Judgment Lien Creation Now Requires a Judgment Affidavit,” 59 Oklahoma Bar Journal 3643 (December 1988)

13. “Mechanics’ and Materialmen’s Lien: An Overview With A Discussion Of Selected Problems,” Real Estate Titles And Conveyancing, Oklahoma City University Law School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (January 18, 1985); and Oklahoma City Title Attorney’s Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (February 8, 1985)

12. “Executing, Perfecting & Priorities of Security Interests in Real Estate Fixtures,” The Law of Real Estate Finance, Oklahoma City University Law School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (November 16, 1984)

9. “UCC Fixtures Filings Require An Acknowledgment,” 55 Oklahoma Bar Journal 695 (March 1984)

OIL & GAS ISSUES
274.“‘Defensible Title’ When Examining Oil and Gas Interests: An Overview of the Law in Oklahoma,” and “Oklahoma Severed Minerals Affidavit of Heirship”, Garfield County Bar Association, Enid, Oklahoma (May 13, 2014)

265. “Oil and Gas Title Examination Basic Terms”, Oil & Gas Title Examination, The Oklahoma Bar Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma (September 12, 2013), and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (September 13, 2013)

239. “Oklahoma’s Marketable Record Title Act: An Argument for its Application to Chains of Title to Severed Minerals after Rocket Oil and Gas Co. v. Donabar”, 82 The Oklahoma Bar Journal 622 (March 12, 2011)

232. “Oil and Gas Title Examination Basic Terms”, Energy Law Basics, The National Business Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (November 18, 2010)

222. “‘Defensible Title’ When Examining Oil and Gas Interests: An Overview of the Law in Oklahoma”, The Real Property Tract, The Annual Oklahoma Bar Association Meeting Continuing Legal Education Program, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (November 4, 2009)

215. “Well Site Safety Zone Act: New life for Act”, The Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society (May 21, 2009) (PowerPoint slides only)

214. “Well Site Safety Zone Act: New life for Act”, 80 The Oklahoma Bar Journal 1061 (May 9, 2009)

194. “Marketable Title: What is it? And Why Should Mineral Title Examiners Care?”, The 2007 Rock Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Institute, Westminster, Colorado (September 13, 2007)

37. “Oklahoma Title Examination Standards and Curative Acts Relating to Oil and Gas Interests,” 24 Tulsa L.J. 548 (1989) (with David D. Morgan)

3. “Lenders Mineral Title Insurance: A Mini-Primer,” 53 Oklahoma Bar Journal 3089 (December 1982)

REAL PROPERTY PROCEEDINGS
255. “Oklahoma Real Property Partition: Procedure and Forms”, The Oklahoma Bar Association Real Property Law Section, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (October 25, 2012), and Tulsa, Oklahoma (October 26, 2012)

221. “Partition Proceedings: Forms and Authority”, The Mayes County Bar Association, Pryor, Oklahoma (October 13, 2009)

202. “Partition of Co-Tenancy Property”, All About Forms: A Real Property Litigation Review, The Oklahoma Bar Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma (June 5, 2008)

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY CONDITION DISCLOSURE
148. “Oklahoma Residential Property Condition Disclosure Act: An Overview”, Churchill-Brown Realtors Training Meeting, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (June 18, 2002)

TAX SALES
92. “Tax Resales: Invisible and Invincible Liens that may be Surviving the Sale — A Forum for Input for Possible Solutions”, Oklahoma City Title Attorney’s Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (October 13, 1995)

82. “Statute, Practices on Tax Sale Notices Raise Concerns”, 85 Oklahoma Banker 9 (June 9, 1995)

TITLE EXAMINATION: SELECTED ISSUES
294. “The Oklahoma Marketable Record Title Act (‘aka’ The ‘Recording Act’): An Argument That This 30-Year Curative Act Can Extinguish Co-Tenancies,” 87 OBJ 27 (October 15, 2016)

283. “Oklahoma Real Property Title Curative Acts as Reflected in Selected Title Examinations Standards”, Handling Real Estate Transactions from Start to Finish for National Business Institute CLE in Oklahoma City (February 2, 2015)

278. “Marketable Record Title: A Deed Which Conveys Only the Grantor’s ‘Right, Title and Interest’ Can be A ‘Root Of Title’”, Oklahoma Land Title Association TitleGram (Summer 2014)

276. “Marketable Record Title: A Deed Which Conveys Only the Grantor’s ‘Right, Title and Interest’ Can be A ‘Root Of Title’”, 85 OBJ 1104 (May 17, 2014)

256. “The Need for a Federal District Court Certificate in All Title Examinations: A Reconsideration”, 83 OBJ 2367 (November 3, 2012)

246. “Update on Oklahoma Title Related Cases: For 2010-2011”, The Oklahoma Bar Association Real Property Law Section Annual Meeting, Tulsa, Oklahoma (November 3, 2011)

245. “An Introduction to the Transfer on Death Act & Changes Coming in 2011”, TitleGram Newsletter (October 14, 2011)

244. “Nontestamentary Transfer of Property Act: An Update on Oklahoma’s Use of the Transfer-on-Death Deed (2011)”, 2011 Boiling Springs Legal Institute, Boiling Springs Park, Woodward, Oklahoma (September 20, 2011)

241. “Nontestamentary Transfer of Property Act: An Update on Oklahoma’s Use of the Transfer-on-Death Deed (2011)”, Real Property Law for the General Practitioner, Oklahoma Bar Association & Young Lawyers Division, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (September 14, 2011), and Tulsa, Oklahoma (September 15, 2011)

238. “Legal Descriptions and Surveys: An Overview in Oklahoma”, Oklahoma City University School of Law “Real Estate Development”, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (March 8, 2011)

230. “Legal Descriptions and Surveys: An Overview in Oklahoma”, Oklahoma City University School of Law “Real Estate Development Course”, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (March 3, 2010)

175. “Selected Title Examination Issues”, Examining and Resolving Title Issues in Oklahoma, National Business Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (June 7, 2005)

87. “Title Examination Standards: A Second Status Report”, ABA Land Transactions Group (C-Committees) Newsletter, Number 5, July 1995

86. “Title Examination Standards: Suggestions on Adopting and Maintaining Standards”, ABA Land Transactions Group (C-Committees) Newsletter, Number 5, July 1995

78. “The History and Direction of Title Examination Standards in American”, The Arkansas Bar Association 1995 Real Estate Seminar, Hot Springs, Arkansas (March 31-April 1, 2995)

46. “Title Examination Standards in America: A Status Report,” 16 Probate and Property Magazine, ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Magazine, Sept./Oct. 1990

1. “The Title Standards Committee: A Status Report,” 53 Oklahoma Bar Journal 1827 (July 1982)

OKLAHOMA TITLE AUTHORITY: UPDATES
296. “Update on Oklahoma Real Property Title Authority: Statutes, Regulations, Cases, Attorney General Opinions, & Title Examination Standards Revisions for 2015-2016″, Oklahoma Bar Association: Legal Updates 2016, Tulsa, Oklahoma (December 2, 2016) and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (December 9, 2016)

289. “Update on Oklahoma Real Property Title Authority: Statutes, Regulations, Cases, Attorney General Opinions & Title Examination Standards: Revisions for 2014-2015,” Oklahoma City Real Property Attorneys Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (January 8, 2016)

286. “Update on Oklahoma Real Property Title Authority: Statutes, Regulations, Cases, Attorney General Opinions & Title Examination Standards: Revisions for 2013-2014,” Boiling Springs Annual CLE, Boiling Springs Park, Oklahoma (September 15, 2015)

277. “Update on Oklahoma Real Property Title Authority: Statutes, Regulations, Cases, Attorney General Opinions & Title Examination Standards for 2012-2013”, Oklahoma Bar Association Real Property Law Section 2014 Cleverdon Real Property Roundtable Seminar at Edmond, OK (May 23, 2014) and at Tulsa, OK (May 30, 2014)

268. “Update on Oklahoma Real Property Title Related Cases: For 2012-2013”, Oklahoma Bar Association Real Property Law Section Annual Meeting at Oklahoma City, OK (November 14, 2013)

263. “Update on Oklahoma Real Property Title Authority: Statutes, Regulations, Cases, Attorney General Opinions & Title Examination Standards for 2011-2012”, Oklahoma Bar Association Real Property Law Section Celverdon Round Table Seminar Program in Tulsa, OK (May 10, 2013) and in OKC, OK (May 22, 2013)

257. “Update on Oklahoma Title Related Cases: For 2011-2012”, The Oklahoma Bar Association Real Property Law Section Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (November 15, 2012)

254. “Update on Oklahoma Real Property Title Authority: Statutes, Regulations, Cases, Attorney General Opinions & Title Examination Standards: Revisions for 2010-2011”, Oklahoma Bar Association Real Property Law Section Cleverdon Round Table, Tulsa, Oklahoma (May 4, 2012), and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (May 11, 2012)

246. “Update on Oklahoma Title Related Cases: For 2010-2011”, The Oklahoma Bar Association Real Property Law Section Annual Meeting, Tulsa, Oklahoma (November 3, 2011)

237. “Update on Oklahoma Real Property Title Authority: Statutes, Regulations, Cases, Attorney General Opinions & Title Examination Standards: Revisions for 2009-2010”, Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (January 14, 2011)

229. “Update on Oklahoma Real Property Title Authority: Statutes, Regulations, Cases, Attorney General Opinions & Title Examination Standards: Revisions for 2008-2009”, Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (January 8, 2010)

213. “Update on Oklahoma Real Property Title Authority: Statutes, Regulations, Cases, Attorney General Opinions & Title Examination Standards: Revisions for 2007-2008”, The Tulsa Title and Probate Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma (February 12, 2009)

205. “Authority for and use of Title Examination Standards: Statutes, Cases, Oklahoma Abstractor’s Board Regulations, & Title Examination Standards: Revisions for 2006-2007”, Solo and Small firm Seminar, Oklahoma Bar Association, Lake Texoma Lodge, Oklahoma (June 20, 2008)

188. “Update on Oklahoma Title Authority: Statutes, Cases, Attorney General Opinions, & Title Examination Standards: Revisions for 2006”, Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (January 12, 2007)

TITLE EXAMINATION STANDARDS: UPDATES
200. “Update on Oklahoma Title Examination Standards (Adopted November 2007) & Current Hot Title Topics”, The Oklahoma Land Title Association Annual Meeting, Tulsa, Oklahoma (April 3, 2008)

182. “Update on Oklahoma Title Examination Standards: Revisions for 2006 (November 4, 2005)”, Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (January 13, 2006)

172. “Update on Oklahoma Title Examination Standards: Revisions for 2005 (November 12, 2004)”, Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (January 10, 2005)

161. “Update on Oklahoma Title Examination Standards: Revisions for 2004 (November 14, 2003)”, Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (February 13, 2004)

152. “Update on Oklahoma Title Examination Standards: Revisions for 2003 (November 22, 2002)”, The Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (January 10, 2003)

144. “Update on Oklahoma Title Examination Standards: Revisions for 2002 (November 16, 2001)”, Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (January 11, 2002)

137. “Update on Oklahoma Title Examination Standards: Revisions for 2001 (November 17, 2000)”, Oklahoma City Real Property Attorneys (Lawyers) Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (January 12, 2001)

136. “Update on Oklahoma Title Examination Standards: Revisions for 2000 (November 12, 1999)”, The Conference on Consumer Finance Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (November 2, 2000)

TITLE INSURANCE: SELECTED ISSUES
183. “Favorite Title Examination Standards Relating to Title Insurance”, Oklahoma Land Title Association Advanced Title Insurance Seminar, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (February 8, 2006)

126. “An Overview of Selected Title Insurance Issues In Oklahoma”, The Oklahoma Association of Professional Mortgage Women, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (February 9, 1999)

123. “Avoiding Title Pitfalls” & “Title Insurance”, Oklahoma Association of Realtors/Real Estate Seminar, Stillwater, Oklahoma (October 8, 1998)

TRUST ISSUES
115. “Can Bankers Trust Trusts? Or A Brisk Walk Thru ‘Never-Never’ Revocable Trust Land”, Oklahoma City Commercial Law Attorney’s Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (April 21, 1998)