Litigation

Title Insurance

Herrick represents title insurance companies primarily in New York and New Jersey on coverage issues and claims asserted against their insureds.

Many of these cases involve fraudulent and criminal practices which give rise to title problems and claims, including attacks on title or the ability of a mortgage lender to foreclose. We also represent title companies in cases involving fraud or defalcation of closing funds or proceeds, working closely with federal and state authorities to investigate the fraud and recover the stolen proceeds.

Areas of Focus:

  • Title insurance coverage claims
  • Title defects and irregularities
  • Escrow claims
  • Conveyance issues
  • Boundary and easement disputes
  • Quiet title actions
  • Title claim investigation
  • Lien priority
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Breach of option agreements
  • Right of first refusal claims
  • Mortgage fraud and flipping litigation
  • Defalcation actions
  • Agent errors and omissions