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Recording Priorities For Real Estate in California

As active real estate lawyers in Los Angeles County we frequently deal with cases involving disputes or clouds on title based on discrepancies in recording priorities.  To understand these disputes, it helps to understand exactly how the system of recording priorities is set up and the purpose for the same. In general, the laws and the rules associated with recording priorities were established to resolve disputes between competing claims to real property.  The idea of recording priorities is to give preference to one real property interest holder over another. California follows the “first in time, first in right” rule for recording priorities.  This means that in the absence of an agreement stating otherwise,  the first to record an interest in a property has priority over

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Insurance Company’s Duty to Defend in Real Estate Cases

Insurance coverage exists for so many areas of every day life—for example, medical insurance, automobile insurance, and title insurance.  We typically come across the duty to defend in real estate cases in the context of general liability policies, title insurance policies in the context of cases involving easements, general premises liability, title disputes and some landlord tenant matters.  In each of these cases, the insurance company (“the insurer”) provides the insured party (“the insured”) coverage based on the terms of the insurance contract. As part of these contracts, the insurer may include a provision that if the insured becomes party to a lawsuit involving the covered risks of the insurance policy, the insurer may defend the insured throughout the course of that lawsuit. These provisions

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Zachary D. Schorr has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers (Rising Stars) list for attorneys in Real Estate for 5 straight years - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. In 2016 he was also included as one of the top 100 lawyers in Southern California in this category. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers.

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