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Title Insurance Reporter Published in Real Estate Finance Journal
July 28, 2022 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Michael Heller’s, Peter McNamara’s and Matt Spero’s Spring issue of the Title Insurance Reporter was published in the Real Estate Finance Journal.

The authors discuss recent court decisions of note involving title insurance.

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The Title Reporter — Summer 2022
July 6, 2022 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Insurance Coverage

Here is what we cover in this issue of The Title Reporter: A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry

  • An appellate court in New York has ruled that an exclusion in a title insurance policy precluded coverage of a claim asserted by the policyholders.
  • A federal district court in Illinois has rejected
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Title Insurance Reporter Published in Real Estate Finance Journal
April 22, 2022 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Michael Heller’s, Peter McNamara’s and Matt Spero’s Winter issue of the Title Insurance Reporter was published in the Real Estate Finance Journal.

The authors discuss recent court decisions of note involving title insurance.

Read the full column here.

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The Title Reporter — Spring 2022
April 7, 2022 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Insurance Coverage

Here is what we cover in this issue of The Title Reporter: A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry:

  • A federal district court in Montana has ruled that a conveyance of property by policyholders under a title insurance policy to trusts was a voluntary conveyance to “a separate and distinct entity” and that,
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The Title Reporter — Winter 2022
January 10, 2022 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Insurance Coverage

Here is what we cover in this issue of The Title Reporter: A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry:

  • A Delaware trial court has ruled that plaintiffs suing a title insurer for breach of a title insurance policy would not be able to present damages evidence on lost wages, carrying costs, lost opportunity
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A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry
January 4, 2022 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Michael Heller Peter McNamara and Matthew Spero published the article, “A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry,” in the Winter 2021 issue of Real Estate Finance Journal.

The authors discuss five recent court decisions of note involving title insurance.

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Title Insurance Coverage And Easement Disputes: Case Update
October 15, 2020 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Insurance Coverage

David Leno, Peter McNamara, Matthew Spero, and Michael Heller published the article “Title Insurance Coverage And Easement Disputes: Case Update” in Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes.

Courts have issued several important decisions recently in cases involving title insurance coverage and easement disputes. In this article, the authors discuss a New York court decision resolving whether a

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Heller Publishes Article in The Banking Law Journal
August 27, 2020 | Banking

Michael Heller published the article, “Electronic Closings: Key Issues for Banks” in The Banking Law Journal.

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Updated ESD Guidance on Essential Business and Construction
April 13, 2020 | Construction

On April 9, 2020, the New York State Empire State Development (ESD) updated its “Guidance for Determining Whether a Business Enterprise is Subject to Workforce Reduction Under Recent Executive Orders” (the “Guidance”).

In the updated Guidance, ESD adds two new essential business categories, provides additional details regarding which activities constitute “essential construction,” expands the list

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Nonprofits Eligible for CARES Act Assistance
April 9, 2020 | Banking

Although small businesses have been the focus of coronavirus-related financial assistance, nonprofits have been similarly struggling. They, too, must cover payroll expenses, rent and financing obligations. Rightly, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020, also applies to them.

The following describes the benefits

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