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Easements and Title Insurance: Back to Basics

12/14/2021 2:00:00 PM

An easement is defined as a right to use another’s property without possessing it. While this seems like a simple concept, easements in the United States can cause complex property disputes and even result in claims.
This 70-minute presentation takes title agents back to the basics with an overview of easements and the terminology used when discussing easements. Examples, types and issues will be discussed, along with claims scenarios over shared driveway and access disputes. Whether for utilities, access, roads, water, minerals or other matters, easements represent an encumbrance on land. Join us and learn the basics of how to insure an easement and how to show one on a title insurance commitment. Register today!
This presentation will discuss:
  • The definition of easements and how to identify them
  • Importance of easements
  • Types of easements
  • 3 steps in insuring easements
  • Easements and the commitment
  • Ways easements are terminated
  • Common issues
  • Claims regarding easements and encroachments

This webinar will offer continuing education (CE) and continuing legal education (CLE) credit to Doma / NATIC agents and approved attorneys for select states.
CE credit applications have been submitted to: AL, D.C., FL, ID, IN, LA, MA, MD, MS, NJ, OH, PA, TN, TX, UT and VA.

CLE credit applications have been submitted to: AL, FL, GA, IL, IN, NJ, NC, OH, SC, TN and WA.

Please note: Receiving CE or CLE credit for this program is a benefit exclusive to Doma / NATIC agents and approved attorneys. For more on becoming an agent or approved attorney, email

Michael Holden
Vice President, Strategic Agency Manager
NATIC / Doma
Michael Holden has served the title industry since 1989, including owning and operating a large title agency in Missouri for 19 years. Prior to joining NATIC, he worked for two regional underwriters as national agency manager. An active member of the American Land Title Association, Michael has served on several committees and the agents’ section to the board of governors. In 2007, he was named “Top 40 under 40” by The Title Report. He has been a speaker for state land title association conventions and provides continuing education classes to title agents in the Midwest. A third-generation title professional, Michael’s family has worked in the title industry since 1920.

Pat Pinto, Esq.
Agency Education Instructor
NATIC / Doma
As Agency Education Instructor for NATIC / Doma, Pat Pinto provides training and education seminars on a variety of topics for title agents, real estate agents and attorneys. Throughout her 20 years as a claims attorney and fraud counsel, Pat has trained attorneys, judges and real estate professionals on real estate scams, foreclosure, the California Homeowner Bill of Rights, the National Mortgage Settlement, TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rules and other directives from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A certified mediator, Pat has assisted the Orange County Superior Court in creating a loan modification mediation program. Actively involved in community activities, Pat sits on the board of The Orange County Homeowners Preservation Collaborative.