Sarah Holdener recently presented at a continuing education seminar on Legal Descriptions, Title Insurance and Surveys in Real Estate Transactions for NBI Seminars in Clayton, Missouri. Contact Sarah if you would like a copy of her presentation materials.
Curing Title Defects
Trent Bond obtains judgment reforming deed of trust and establishing lien priority
On behalf of an insured lender, Trent Bond obtained a favorable judgment following a bench trial, reforming a deed of trust and establishing lien priority. At issue was the borrower’s dispute of her intent to encumber the entirety of her property and her contest over...
Sarah Holdener secures judgment establishing priority of refinance deed of trust
Sarah Holdener has secured judgment on behalf of a bank client establishing the senior priority of its refinancing deed of trust, where another lender had initially agreed, but failed, to issue a subordination of its own deed of trust.
Judgment obtained by Bill Sauerwein and Trent Bond affirmed by Court of Appeals
A judgment obtained by Bill Sauerwein and Trent Bond on behalf of a group of homeowners has been affirmed by the Missouri Court of Appeals. In issuing its lengthy opinion, the court of appeals held that correction of the homeowners’ vesting deeds was permitted and...
Bill Sauerwein obtains reversal of trial court’s judgment in the 4th District of Illinois.
Representing a property owner and a lender, Bill Sauerwein successfully argued for reversal of a trial court’s judgment awarding damages and a lien to a judgment holder which attributed fault to the negligence of the title insurer. The 4th District Appellate court...
Bill Sauerwein and Trent Bond reach favorable resolution of substantial mechanics lien claims.
Bill Sauerwein and Trent Bond successfully resolved claims on behalf of a lender at a mediation conducted at Missouri University School of Law. At and following the mediation, a favorable settlement was reached with a contractor who filed a substantial mechanic’s...
Stewart Schneider and Adam Stockberger secure Quiet Title Judgment
Stewart Schneider and Adam Stockberger recently resolved a lender’s title insurance claim whereby the insured’s property was mistakenly encumbered by the neighboring owner’s warranty deed and deed of trust. A judgment was obtained correcting the legal descriptions in...
Bill Sauerwein interviewed on title insurance in real estate transactions
Bill Sauerwein was recently interviewed for a feature in the Ladue News’ Legal Corner regarding the importance of title insurance in real estate transactions and the role of real estate attorneys. You can view the article here.
Summary Judgment secured for new owner where prior owner contested foreclosure
Bill Sauerwein and Anne Kelly recently secured summary judgment in favor of a commercial property owner where a prior owner contended that no title was conveyed by a trustee’s sale due to irregularities in the foreclosure process.
Summary Judgment Victory
On behalf of a national bank, Brandon Rothkopf and Bill Sauerwein secured summary judgment reforming a Mortgage in Williamson County,Illinois, to include the signature of a spouse who initialed each page, but failed to sign the signature page of the Mortgage as...