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Douglas Borchert, JD
Title Insurance & Real Estate Consultant
2139 Rock Pass Place
Martinez CA 94553
USA
phone: 925-381-8149
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Douglas Borchert, JD, is an accomplished California Real Property & Title Attorney with over 40 years of experience in Title Insurance. Mr. Borchert worked in all aspects of the business from Poster to Title Officer to Title Insurance Underwriting Attorney. He has experience with commercial and residential transactions of every type involving liabilities running into the tens of millions of dollars.

Mr. Borchert has worked on all facets of title insurance and escrow for Western Title Insurance, SAFECO Title Insurance, and TICOR Title in Sacramento, Tulare, and Ventura Counties.

Litigation Support - Mr. Borchert has wide and thorough knowledge of all aspects of real estate and title laws. He is an enthusiastic trainer with a background delivering multiple presentations on real estate history and related subjects. Mr. Borchert is an expert problem solver proficient in settling real property issues with a passion for educating and ensuring complex issues are delivered clearly and fully understood.His services are available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Title Insurance
  • Mortgage Loans
  • Escrows
  • Bankruptcies
  • Creditors Rights
  • Mechanics Liens
  • 1/25/2017 · Real Estate
    In a typical real estate transaction the parties will open an escrow either with a title insurance company or an attorney for the deposit of documents and money and directions for their use. When the transaction closes, the escrow agent will order the issuance of a title insurance policy or policies insuring the purchaser and the lender, if a loan is involved. The title insurance policies protect the purchaser and the lender against defects in the title that has been purchased or encumbered and also provide insurance that the title has been properly transferred and encumbered. If this insurance is brought into question, the insureds under the policies can bring claims on their policies either to recoup monetary losses or to require the title insurance company to place the title in the status that it was insured.

    1/6/2017 · Insurance
    Marketable title is one of the more difficult title insurance coverage concepts to grasp because it seems to conflict with the common sense usage of the term "marketable." Virtually all title insurance policies provide coverage against the loss and damage associated with unmarketable title and each policy and version of a particular policy has its own definition of unmarketable title. The ALTA Loan Policy (6-17-06) jacket defines an unmarketable title in the following fashion:

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    James D. Wamble, PE, RLS
    PE, RLS
    40 Middleton Street
    Nashville TN 37210
    USA
    phone: 615-251-9555
    fax: 615-251-9034
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    James D. Wamble, PE, RLS has over 30 years of experience as a Professional Civil Engineer and Registered Land Surveyor. During the course of his career, Mr. Wamble has worked on land planning, land surveying, or civil engineering projects in all counties of the middle and west Tennessee regions, and several counties in east Tennessee.

    Mr. Wamble has offered litigation support services as an expert witness in cases since 1976. In the last four years, he has testified 12 times in 8 lawsuits. These litigation cases include land planning, land surveying, and civil engineering issues. Mr. Wamble has experience with depositions, trials, hearings, and arbitrations.

    Expert Witness Services Include:
    • Research
    • Site Inspections
    • Engineering Analysis
    • Land Surveys
  • Survey and Civil Engineering Drawings
  • Investigation
  • Report Writing
  • Exhibit Preparation
  • Areas of Expertise:

    • Civil Engineering: Design of grading, drainage, utilities, roads, lakes, dams, detention basins, parking lots, shopping centers, subdivisions, apartments, condominiums, planned unit developments, specific plans, industrial parks, mobile home parks, mini warehouses, hotels and office building site plans; flood, drainage, and utility studies; low impact design; financial developability and constructability analysis of proposed developments; preparation of cost estimates; assisting clients in setting project budgets; designing projects to contain cost within determined project budget; construction project management, inspection, administration, and processing of contractors’ pay requests
    • Land Surveying: Topographic, Route, Land, Boundary, Utilities, Aerial ground control, Engineering design, and Construction Surveys
    • Land Planning: Land use/development feasibility analysis, planning and concept design of residential, commercial, industrial and municipal projects; zone change applications; planned unit development and specific plan applications; site selection consultation; and graphic presentations
    View James Wamble's Consulting Profile.