Hilbert & Satterly LLP, regularly represents national and regional title insurers underwriters, and their insureds, including property owners and lenders, as well as underwritten title companies and escrow companies. This representation is in the context of, among other things, boundary disputes, easements, lien priority disputes, title issues, mechanic's liens, foreclosures, bankruptcy issues, escrow disputes, and real estate and mortgage broker issues. Each of our attorneys has extensive experience in multiple aspects of title insurance law. Our firm engages in litigation on behalf of title insurance companies and their insureds, conducts coverage analyses, and defends bad faith and breach of contract actions. In addition, the attorneys at Hilbert & Satterly LLP, regularly present educational courses before national title insurance companies and are recognized as experts in the field.
Escrow companies play an important role as neutral, third-party facilitators in the California real estate industry. When processing escrows, escrow companies are bound by the terms set forth in the escrow agreement. An alleged breach of these duties can expose the escrow company to significant liability, including lawsuits by either or both parties engaged in the real estate transaction.
Escrow companies are duty bound to follow the instructions of the parties to the letter. Failure to do so can support claims for breach of contract, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. Such claims can expose an escrow company to lawsuits by buyers, sellers, lenders and third parties. Many factors can influence escrow litigation, including claims of breach of contract, fraud and failing to close the escrow in a timely manner.
Whatever the circumstances of your case, our attorneys are equipped to provide you with the skilled representation you need in any dispute concerning the handling of an escrow.