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Sharp minds. Sharp solutions.

Horack Talley is recognized as the preeminent law firm in North Carolina for real estate title disputes and all aspects of title insurance law. Members of our team are also admitted to practice law in South Carolina, which has allowed us to regularly represent all of the major title insurance companies doing business across the Carolinas. We also represent property owners and commercial and residential lenders in real estate title matters.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in real estate law, litigation, bankruptcy law, complex foreclosures and construction law - areas of law which can and do intersect in real estate title disputes.  We understand the laws relevant to complex title insurance policies and use our collective experience to construct comprehensive solutions for title claims.  Further, we have extensive experience in resolving cases of fraud and defalcation of trust funds.

In addition to resolving title issues, Horack Talley's title litigation practice also regularly represents lawyers in legal malpractice claims arising out of real estate transactions.

Our areas of concentration include:

  • Coverage analysis
  • Defense counsel for insureds
  • Defense of underwriters
  • Fraud and defalcation matters
  • Litigation in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts
  • Mechanics lien defense
  • Title curative actions
    • Boundary disputes
    • Easements and access issues
    • Lien-priority disputes
    • Quiet-title actions
    • Restrictive covenants
    • Title reformation actions
Contact Us
Zipporah Basile Edwards Member
(704) 716-0873
Anne Essaye
(704) 716-0893
Amy Purwin Hunt Member
(704) 716-0894
Phillip E. Lewis Member
(704) 716-0905
Robert B. McNeill Member
(704) 716-0825
Related News
Horack Talley welcomes Roxanne Matthews Lucy 2016 North Carolina "Super Lawyers" list The Survey Exception to Policies of Title Insurance 2015 Super Lawyers North Carolina "Rising Stars" list 2015 North Carolina "Super Lawyers" list
Related Events
NC-CCIM 2016 Charlotte Market Forecast North Carolina Land Title Association 2015 Annual Convention Amy Hunt to speak at A Southern Land Title Agency Summer Update 2015 Digging Up Dirt: Title, Construction, and Your Real Estate Practice

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