For most of its history, Riker Danzig has been providing title insurance companies and their insured lenders and property owners representation in litigations, coverage investigations, and general advice in resolving title disputes. The Firm has represented the largest title insurance company in the state for over three decades and has handled matters in every county in New Jersey. It has also litigated title disputes in New York and Connecticut.
The Title Insurance Group launched a podcast in 2021, Title Nerds. Co-managing partner Michael R. O'Donnell and partner Bethany A. Abele, leaders in the Firm’s Title Insurance Practice, co-host the podcast episodes, exploring the intricacies of issues they have addressed throughout their many years representing title insurance companies and their insured lenders and property owners. Each episode also draws on insights from other members of the Firm on issues that impact those in the title insurance arena, as well as special guests from outside the Firm. Subscribe to the podcast here.
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked our Litigation practice in the top tiers since 2004. In the 2019 edition, Chambers noted, “They're a go-to firm in the title insurance space in particular," highlighting our "very strong reputation." See Awards and Honors Methodology.
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The Firm has handled title insurance matters ranging from mortgage fraud to boundary line disputes to lien priority disputes to recoupment actions. The work is done under the direction of partners Michael O'Donnell and Bethany Abele. There is a team of associate attorneys, each having substantial experience in title insurance law matters. The attorneys in the group are able to effectively and efficiently provide quality service at competitive rates.
It is often the case that title insurance matters will require extensive expertise in real estate law, banking and bankruptcy areas. For that matter, most of the attorneys in the title insurance group have extensive experience in banking litigation for financial institutions, and the Firm has seasoned bankruptcy and real estate law practice departments, whose assistance is sought as needed. Indeed, the Firm's century-old representation of financial institutions adds immeasurably to its depth of experience and expertise on real estate law and title matters. The Firm also has a substantial lobbying group that assists the title insurance group in responding to regulatory matters and keeping them and our clients abreast of current legislation.
Throughout their many years of experience, the title insurance law attorneys have been exposed to virtually every imaginable type of title dispute. This deep background translates into efficient and economic service to the Firm's clients. Every effort is made to have the work performed at the most cost efficient level without sacrificing the quality of representation.
In sum, Riker Danzig offers experience and service in representation of title insurers and lending institutions in title insurance law matters, which is second to none in New Jersey.
Representative Title Insurance Law Matters include:
Michael R. O'Donnell