This course reviews the fundamentals of searching real estate titles, including a review of abstracting principles such as Deeds, Chain of Title, Conveyances, Tenancies, and Signatories. Detailed instruction is offered on how to summarize a title search for presentation to the underwriter.
1 hour CE (Title)
Instructor: John Micciche, CLTP
John is a veteran of the title industry for more than 30 years, with experience ranging from abstracting, residential and commercial examination/underwriting and closings, to managing agency operations for several major underwriters. John has served in an auditing capacity, as well as provided guidance in state and RESPA compliance issues, facilitating the formation of corporate entities, including Affiliated Business Arrangements. He has also been responsible for business development and customer support in both an agency and direct capacity. John has served much of the network of title agents in Maryland as an Agency Representative, an Area Manager and a Regional Manager for various major underwriters.
A regular instructor for the Maryland Land Title Association’s educational seminars, John has had several articles published in various trade periodicals. He chairs, has written and continues to teach a portion of the Association’s Pre-Licensing Course as well as other Continuing Education seminars. He chairs the Maryland Insurance Liaison Committee, (the former) Industry Enhancement Committee, and has also served as its President. He has also represented the industry as a guest on several radio talk shows dealing with title insurance topics.
John has also advocated for the title industry by lobbying on both the state and Federal levels, in association with the MLTA and ALTA.
John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy (Magna Cum Laude) from St. Hyacinth College and Seminary, and has received the designation, Certified Land Title Professional from the Maryland Land Title Association. The designation is conferred on individuals who have provided continuous services to the Association, promoted the title industry and has exhibited the highest degree of professionalism and integrity in the title insurance industry.