Title Review: What Land Trusts Need to Know

Webinar Date
March 14, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
Land Trust Alliance
Joannie Dwoskin
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About This Webinar

It’s the simple truth: you can’t protect conservation land without getting good title. It is one of the most critical parts of the due diligence process for acquiring land or easements. Without a proper title review, a land trust risks encumbering the wrong property, being subject to mortgages, tax liens, mineral rights or other restrictions that prevent deductibility and cause a host of other problems. Join conservation attorney Joannie Dwoskin as she provides an introduction to title for land trusts. She will cover the basics of title review with a practical, step by step approach to reviewing documents and solving common title problems to help your land trust comply with Land Trust Standards and Practices.

  Here's a look at what we will cover:

  • What “title” means.

  • How title is investigated.

  • How and when to order a title commitment.

  • How to read and understand a title commitment.

  • Common title problems and how to solve them.

  • Best practices for closing the deal.

  • Reviewing and approving your title policy.

If your organization is a Terrafirma member and anyone on your staff or board attends one of the webinars listed below, your organization will receive the Terrafirma risk management discount for the 2024 policy year.