The Problem: Our client wanted to transfer ownership of its golf course and adjoining resort property from its holding company to its new corporate entity. They wanted to consolidate the parcels received over multiple years through nearly a dozen deeds and use as few deeds as possible.
The Challenge: The land was in Torrens and abstract recording systems. Some of the land had been transferred through warranty deeds, some through quit claim deeds. There was also an easement that needed to be transferred. Part of the land had been platted. Some new legal descriptions were needed. The land had been conveyed as part of a prior settlement agreement and the Examiner of Titles instructions had errors. Detailed recording instructions to the County Registrar and Examiner of Titles needed to be drafted to complete the recording.
The land title needed to be researched to confirm that all mechanics liens, mortgages, leases, and management agreements were either satisfied and terminated or the existing rights that we wanted to keep would transfer with the conveyance.
The Solution: The client appreciated that we had the knowledge to identify the unknown title issues and advise on how to address them so that land could be recorded. We worked extensively with the County Recorders office allowing the business entity to build a positive relationship with that county department, while also accomplishing our client’s goals.