Articles From Douglas M. Karlen

Transfer on Death Instruments and title insurance: Two significant problems By Douglas M. Karlen Real Estate Law, January 2012 The Transfer on Death Instrument Act is new, complex, and untested. It presents to title insurers numerous issues that may be difficult to resolve. The discussion that follows highlights two of these issues: (1) insuring subsequent purchasers when title is derived through a TODI and (2) insuring title when a recorded TODI is not timely or properly accepted by its beneficiaries.
2010 legislative summary By Douglas M. Karlen Real Estate Law, November 2010 New legislation affecting real estate law and practice, litigation, and title insurance law and practice.

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