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Cornerstone Home Equity Lending Seminar in Texas
Friday, August 19, 2016 6:20 AM

In response to popular demand, Cornerstone Credit Union League is now offering a half-day Home Equity Lending Seminar in Dallas presented by attorney Tom Duke with Blalack & Williams, PC.  

This seminar is for Texas state and federal credit unions. The seminar includes rules for permissible lending against member homestead under the Texas Constitution and statutes, a step-by-step analysis of the Texas constitutional amendment containing the legal requirements for a Texas home equity loan, rules for curing errors in existing home equity loans, and collection and foreclosure. The seminar is also structured to allow the speaker a maximum amount of time for discussion of individual questions and concerns.

Dallas, Oct. 13
Regular Rate Deadline: Sept. 12
Credit Union of Texas
8131 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75251

Please note that this half-day seminar does not address HELOCs or questions pertaining to the new truth-in-lending combined disclosures.

Who Should Attend?

  • CUs that have recently decided to offer home equity lending to its members
  • CUs who have never offered home equity programs 
  • CUs anticipating new interest in home equity lending
  • CUs with existing home equity loan programs in need of update
    requirements for closed-end home equity.

Tom DukeYour presenter, Tom Duke, has practiced law with Blalack & Williams since 1996 and has more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry. He has assisted clients with diverse real estate projects, foreclosure on mortgage and home equity loans, and the development of documents for consumer investment and rental property loans. Duke also assists clients in their review of vendor contracts and loan agreements. His areas of practice include credit union and consumer finance law, commercial and residential real estate law, transactions and contracts, and seminars and training. He has a BA from Austin College and a JD from Baylor University School of Law.

Grant Assistance
The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is accepting grant applications for League training events based on financial need. Applications must be received by application deadlines. Please visit the Foundation’s website to view all grant applications, guidelines and deadlines. Contact Emily Moreno, Foundation grants manager, at 469-385-6483 for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Cookie Dorsey at 800-442-5762, ext. 6630, or 469-385-6630 or email