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Plunkett Cooney attorneys practice extensively in the state, federal appellate and bankruptcy courts of six states – Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Wisconsin. The matters involve all facets of real estate litigation and title insurance law.

Members of the firm's Real Estate Litigation and Title Insurance Law Practice Group regularly represent lenders, national mortgage loan servicers, property owners and others in banking, bankruptcy and construction related litigation, as well as parties involved in escrow disputes involving the phishing and hacking of electronic mail and faxes as well as other closing-related matters.

Practice group members also handle title insurance coverage disputes and claims involving real estate fraud, lien priority, ownership, boundary lines, preemptive rights, adverse possession, access, easements, and other related matters. In addition, firm attorneys represent parties in bankruptcy proceedings relative to the validity of insured mortgages and other title matters.

Plunkett Cooney's attorneys are active in a number of title insurance and industry organizations, including the American, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin Land Title associations. Clients, courts and industry organizations frequently call upon our attorneys to provide educational programs relating to title insurance, real estate, foreclosure, cyber fraud and related topics. Our attorneys have also served as expert witnesses in title and escrow matters.

Representative Matters

  • Review, investigate and resolve title-related claims
  • Represent mortgage-brokers/originators in disputes regarding re-purchase agreements and secondary market litigation
  • Represent sellers and/or purchasers in disputes involving residential and commercial real estate.
  • Advise title insurance companies in escrow defalcation matters including matters involving the commingling of funds and fraudulent loan disbursements
  • Represent title agents in escrow and related disputes
  • Consult title insurance companies on coverage and liability issues
  • Represent owners/lenders in construction lien foreclosure litigation
  • Prepare of opinions of title
  • Represent title insurance companies and related entities in class action litigation
  • Review and obtain necessary documents for legal description revisions, surveys and all aspects of plat vacation, replats and amended plats
  • Represent surveyors, real estate brokers and other professionals
  • Represent parties in bankruptcy related matters including adversary proceedings
  • Advise and represent partes in real estate tax litigation and related matters


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