Author: John Shepard

John D. Shepard is Vice President/General Counsel at Reputation First Title Agency. He has over 18 years of experience in title insurance in many roles including – abstracting, title examining, claims attorney, underwriter, branch manager and agency sales rep. He can be contacted at jshepard@rftitle.com.

Adventures in title insurance!

It was a short road trip, but I recently had the privilege to speak at a brown bag lunch seminar at the Oakland County Bar Association regarding title insurance and the practice of law.   I want to give a heartfelt thanks…

Who does the title company represent?

I often hear title insurance professionals talk about who their company “represents”.   As in “We represent the buyer”, or “We represent the seller”.  This type of discussion usually occurs at the closing table during a split closing. A split closing…

FIVE TITLE INSURANCE QUESTIONS

Q:  What is title insurance and what does a title company do? Title insurance is a contract of indemnity.  The title insurance premium is a one-time paid fee.  A title insurance owner’s policy protects the ownership of your most important investment – your…