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Wesley R. Williams

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Wesley (“Wes”) Williams focuses his practice on Bankruptcy, Business, Financial Services, Real Estate and Technology Industries.

He was admitted to the State Bar of California in March of 2010. Wes has represented various clients including property owners, title insurance companies, trustees, title and escrow agencies and lenders in a wide variety of business, real estate, licensing, regulatory compliance and insurance coverage issues.

Title Insurance, Escrow and Lender Regulatory Practice

Wes frequently represents Lenders, title insurers, title agencies and underwritten title agents (UTCs) in formation, licensing, compliance and investigation matters. He has extensive experience forming and licensing Lenders, title agencies, UTCs and escrow companies in California as well as nationally. Wes also reviews and advises title agencies and UTCs on underwriting agreements, vendor agreements, and related issues.

He also represents Lenders, title agencies, escrow companies and UTCs on regulatory compliance matters, including, but not limited to Federal Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act (“RESPA”), state-law anti-kickback laws, Vendor Service Agreements (“workshare”) arrangements, affiliated business arrangements (AfBAs), title plant requirements, Best Practice Considerations and controlled businesses.

Title Insurance Coverage Matters

Wes additionally focuses on representing title insurance companies and real estate developers addressing complex financial, title, escrow, land use, fraud and contractual disputes arising from title insurance coverage claims, including commercial and residential real property transactions.

Corporate and Business Transactions

In additional to title and escrow practice, Wes works with clients in the area of corporate and business transactions, including commercial contracts, entity formation, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and real estate development.

Virtual Currency and Blockchain Law

With companies fast entering the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, navigating the complex legal and regulatory concerns surrounding the area can seem daunting. Particularly when the legal issues relating to this area aren’t well settled.

Developers and consumers dealing with cryptocurrency and blockchain technology can potentially face challenges in the areas of property rights, intellectual property, corporate, contracts, discovery, data privacy, federal and state regulatory compliance considerations and the like.

In early 2017 Wes noticed the emergence of this new technology as being transformative in the areas of law and business and has taken an interest in this new and emerging, multi-disciplinary practice area.

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • U.S. District/Bankruptcy Courts (Central District of California)

Education:

  • B.S.L., J.D. – Western Sierra Law School, San Diego, CA

Areas of Practice:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Title and Escrow Agency Licensing
  • Real estate
  • Real property purchase and sale transactions
  • Title insurance coverage and claims analysis
  • Title review
  • Curing title
  • Mortgage
  • Foreclosure
  • Business Formation and Corporate Governance
  • Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Law
  • Real property issues involving title, instruments affecting title, easements, leases, liens, encumbrances, mortgages, covenants, conditions, & restrictions, boundary lines, access, building permits, unpermitted structures, encroachments, homeowners’ associations, manufactured homes, surveys, appraisals, legal descriptions, bankruptcy, etc.