Defending The Insurer
Our real estate and title insurance practice involves representing title insurance underwriters and their policyholders in claims involving real estate throughout Missouri and southern Illinois. Our firm devotes more lawyers to real estate and title insurance defense than most firms in this region. We have an established track record of accomplishment.
Hein Schneider & Bond’s real estate and title insurance litigators regularly defend Insurers in suits brought by policyholders for breach of the insurance contract, vexatious refusal to defend an action, or vexatious refusal to pay a claim based on allegations that coverage was improperly denied or limited, or that a claim was not timely accepted or properly handled. You can expect our skilled staff of real estate and title insurance litigators to represent the insurer intelligently and aggressively and to work hard with you to achieve better than expected results.
We Have Focused Expertise In Real Estate Law, Title Insurance, Policy Analysis
The attorneys of Hein Schneider & Bond are routinely called upon to represent insureds in claims against insured real property under owner’s and lender’s policies of title insurance. We work closely with claims counsel to:
- Prepare corrective documents to cure title defects
- Establish an appropriate chain of title
- Resolve adverse claims to title
- Provide policy and claims analysis for the insurer
- Offer opinions on coverage and regulatory advice
- Handle agency defalcation matters
- Address mass mortgage and real estate fraud
- Investigate and respond to Department of Insurance complaints
- Initiate multiparty mechanic’s lien litigation
- Defend bad faith claims
We also defend the insured in litigation. We have handled hundreds of claims involving loan priority disputes, reformation, adverse possession, quiet title, declaratory judgement, equitable liens and rescission, tax sales as well as cases involving easements and access, litigation to determine rights under deeds, trust documents and neighborhood indentures. We also have the resources to address contractor fraud and class action suits.
Our Real Estate Professionals Are Ready To Protect Your Interests
Our seasoned team of title specialists and former in-house title counsel are adept at analyzing and identifying complex title issues and structuring an effective and efficient plan for resolution. Our experience allows us to quickly analyze and report to the Insurer on new claims, pending litigation, and to advise on the Insurer’s potential liability, and where necessary, to file actions for emergency injunctive relief. Call 314-863-9100 or contact us online for a consultation.