Bill Casterline and Jeremy Root Provide CLE Program at the Virginia CLE Annual Real Estate Seminar

In May, at the Virginia CLE Annual Real Estate Seminar held in Fairfax, Bill Casterline and Jeremy Root presented a one-and-a-half hour topic on how real estate is the subject of various collection actions used by creditors including foreclosures, receiverships, and judicial sales to collect judgment liens.

Bill and Jeremy were selected by VACLE for this topic because of their experience in creditor’s rights and real estate law.

Over 165 lawyers attended the seminar and it was videotaped for later broadcasts throughout Virginia.

Bill’s practice focuses on commercial real estate and creditors’ rights. He represents buyers and sellers of commercial properties including land, office buildings and hotels. He also represents lenders in the preparation of loan documents for large commercial loans and in the closings. He has handled thousands of residential foreclosures and related bankruptcies and over 500 commercial foreclosures. He is the editor of Virginia Foreclosure Practice, and he frequently lectures on foreclosures and creditors’ rights in bankruptcies. His creditors’ rights practice includes receiverships, unlawful detainers, suits to enforce judgments, and deficiency lawsuits. He represents only creditors in bankruptcy cases, including relief from stay motions, objections to plans, claims disputes and preference defenses. He also represents commercial landlords in tenant bankruptcies. He has been retained in dozens of cases as an expert witness on foreclosures and trustee duties. Bill is a fellow in both the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Mortgage Lawyers.

Jeremy’s practice combines the transactional aspects of commercial real estate, such as commercial lending, acquisition, development, and leasing, with the enforcement of real estate liens through foreclosures and receiverships. He frequently represents creditors in bankruptcy matters, including relief from the automatic stay, claim objections, and preference defenses. Over the past fourteen years, Mr. Root has conducted hundreds of foreclosures including multiple complex commercial matters. Since 2012, he has served as a member of the Real Estate Section Council of the Virginia Bar Association, and is currently serving as vice-president of the Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association.