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Commercial Title Insurance: Don’t let big picture thinking stop you from caring about the details

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Title insurance can be a useful tool in commercial real estate transactions as policies usually provide coverage that will shield buyers from risks that can affect ownership and/or future marketability of a property. While it is tempting to assume that the coverage afforded under a commercial title insurance policy would be similar to that of… Read More »

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2015 Annual Review issue of LAWPRO Magazine

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Stable. Advice. Trustworthy. Security. Professional. Coverage. The words that appear on the cover of the May 2016 issue of LAWPRO Magazine describe how LAWPRO served its insureds in 2015. An insurance company can call itself a success if it provides stability in an unpredictable environment. Insurance allows the economy to grow by providing a place… Read More »

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LAWPRO Magazine archive: Title insurance – separating fact from fiction

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In just over a decade, title insurance has gone from a little-known development to a mainstay of real estate practice. In Ontario alone, title insurance is a $100 million a year industry: Between 1999 and 2009, the revenue of the major title insurers of Ontario grew 534 per cent. Not surprisingly it is estimated that… Read More »

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LAWPRO video: Does your lifestyle suit a condo?

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Over the last few years, LAWPRO has undertaken a public awareness campaign to help consumers better understand what lawyers do and how to get the most out of the lawyer-client relationship. The campaign includes articles and videos. The material helps people understand when and how to contact a lawyer, the essential role lawyers play in… Read More »

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Fraud coverage: Some title insurance policies may not protect your lender client – and may leave you in the cross-hairs

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Fraudulent real estate transactions arising out of identity theft continue to be a concern as many real estate lawyers fall victim to unscrupulous imposter clients. Identity fraud has become increasingly difficult to detect as the quality of false identification and other documents improves. Further, fraudsters enlist the assistance of others to play the role of… Read More »

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Title insurance policies are like a box of chocolates – No two policies are the same

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“The lawyer should be knowledgeable about title insurance and discuss with the client the advantages, conditions, and limitations of the various options and coverages generally available to the client through title insurance,” states Rule 2.02(10) of the Rules of Professional Conduct. This obligation was brought home in a recent malpractice case where the lawyer did… Read More »

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