Title Opinions v. Title Insurance

An article in The Wall Street Journal on January 16, 2024, discussed a plan by Fannie Mae that would allow this major governmental agency to accept attorney title opinions rather … More»

Understand the Title Insurance Commitment Before You Put It In the File

Managing Partner Robert M. Steeg is a regular contributing columnist on real estate for Reuters Legal News and Westlaw Today. His article, “Understand the Title Insurance Commitment Before You Put … More»

Title Insurance 101

The Preservation Resource Center’s “Buy Right Class,” a two-night course focused on how to purchase a historic home in need of renovation in New Orleans, included a presentation, “Title Insurance … More»

Steeg Law: Recent Transactions and Cases

Steeg Law attorneys are known for being able to handle unique and difficult real estate issues for virtually any type of property and have been involved in precedent-setting business litigation … More»

COVID-19: The Impact On Real Estate, Commercial Litigation And Title Insurance

The coronavirus is having an impact on the different legal subject areas that Steeg Law handles. To help keep our clients and friends informed on how COVID-19 could affect you … More»

Written Servitudes Must be Clear

Servitudes are making their way lately into quite a few cases being decided by the appeals courts of Louisiana. I recently wrote an article, “Apparent Servitudes: When Purchasing Property, Take … More»

Glimpses of the Future of Real Estate

By Robert Steeg I recently returned from a national conference of title insurance agents. The agenda included traditional, technical topics like underwriting standards and title insurance claims—very helpful, even if … More»

Apparent Servitudes: When Purchasing Property, Take Note Of What You See

A recent case, Naramore v. Aikman, decided by the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the First Circuit demonstrates some established but little known principles of Louisiana law that every person … More»

The Measure of Compensable Loss Under a Standard Title Insurance Policy

By Charles L. Stern, Jr. Title insurance is ubiquitous in the American real estate market. Lenders generally require mortgagee’s title insurance as a condition before closing on a loan secured … More»

Charles Stern to Participate in “Title Insurance: What Lies Ahead” Webinar: Register Now

Partner Charles L. Stern, Jr. will be participating in a live CLE/CPE Webinar, “Title Insurance: What Lies Ahead in 2017 and Beyond,” on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 3:00 pm … More»

Orleans Title Insurance Agency Receives Silver for Best Title Company in New Orleans CityBusiness’ 2017 Reader Rankings

Steeg Law is pleased to announce that Orleans Title Insurance Agency, L.L.C. (Orleans Title), our in-house title insurance agency for commercial and residential closings, received Silver (third-place) in the “Best … More»

Expropriation: What a Landowner Should Consider to Mitigate the Risk of Future Liability

By Zak Rosenberg Government entities generally have the right to take property from private citizens if that taking is for a public use or benefit. In exchange for the property, … More»

Steeg Law and Orleans Title Insurance Agency Have Been Certified for ALTA Best Practices

Steeg Law Firm, LLC and its affiliated title insurance agency, Orleans Title Insurance Agency, LLC (OTIA), are proud to announce that we have been certified to be using the American … More»

News You Need to Know: New Disclosure Rules for Mortgages

By Robert M. Steeg Residential real estate closings will never be the same. The following article from The New York Times, “New Disclosure Rules for Mortgages,” only begins to touch … More»

Real Estate Markets and the Recovery: 10 Years Later and Beyond

Associate Zachary Rosenberg recently attended the 5th Annual Economic & Real Estate Forecast Symposium sponsored by Commercial Investment Division (CID), New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors (NOMAR), and the Louisiana … More»

New Title Endorsements – Because One Size Does Not Fit All

By Lillian E. Eyrich Title insurance is a standard requirement in most real estate transactions and the importance to both lenders and property owners of properly underwritten title insurance is … More»

Recognize and Cure Title Defects Before They Become Title Insurance Claims

Title insurers have a unique advantage over other types of insurers because they can assess and limit their exposure to claims before they ever issue a title insurance policy. Specifically, … More»

Property Owners, Insurance Companies and “Bad Faith”

This article explains why understanding Louisiana’s laws governing “bad faith” in property and title insurance policies is important to property owners and insurance companies alike. Why Understanding “Bad Faith” in Property … More»

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