Title Insurance Coverage: What Real Estate Counsel Must Know

Latest Developments in ALTA Coverage and Endorsements for Owners and Lenders

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide real estate counsel with an overview of the latest developments in title insurance coverage and explain best practices for evaluating and negotiating coverage, exclusions and endorsements under American Land Title Association (ALTA) policies.


Counsel involved in the sale, purchase or financing of commercial real estate must understand the critical role that title insurance plays in insuring against risks. Counsel can evaluate coverage and endorsements that provide the optimal protection for clients.

Practitioners must understand the complex details of title insurance policies and current coverage trends , including all current ALTA endorsements, to effectively advise property owners, investors, lenders and developers.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses current trends in title insurance coverage and strategies for negotiating coverage and endorsements that will help avoid coverage gaps.



  1. The 2006 ALTA policy provisions
    1. Covered risks
    2. Exclusions from coverage
    3. Conditions
    4. Schedules A and B
  2. Endorsements most commonly requested in the current environment
    1. Owners’ policy
      1. Non-Imputation—ALTA 15 Series
    2. Loan policy
      1. Survey (land same as) ALTA 25-06
      2. Access ALTA 17-6
      3. Contiguous land ALTA 19 series
      4. Zoning ALTA 3 and 3.1
      5. Mezzanine Financing ALTA 16
      6. Construction ALTA 32
      7. Mortgage Tax 38-06
      8. First Loss 20-06
      9. Cluster 12-06
      10. The revised ALTA 9 series, with the ALTA 28 encroachment and ALTA 35 minerals endorsements
      11. Recently adopted ALTA endorsement for Policy Authentication ALTA 39-06


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the latest trends and developments in title insurance coverage?
  • What types of coverage are most common in the current environment?
  • What are the available title insurance endorsements under ALTA and elsewhere, and what documentation is necessary to obtain these endorsements?


Cline, Sarah
Sarah D. Cline

Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker

Ms. Cline focuses her practice on commerical and residential real estate issues, representing parties in all aspects of...  |  Read More

Dolch, Danielle
Danielle Dolch

Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker

Ms. Dolch focuses her practice on residential real estate transactions.  She draws on her experience in...  |  Read More

O'Donnell, Michael
Michael R. O'Donnell

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti

Mr. O’Donnell has represented every major title insurer including Chicago Title Insurance Co., First American...  |  Read More

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