The Title Nerds: Riker Danzig attorneys launch podcast on title insurance, related issues

Riker Danzig, in an effort to capitalize on the recent residential real estate hiring boom in the state — and capitalize on the popularity of the firm’s blog on the same issues — have launched a title insurance podcast called “The Title Nerds.”

The first episode is available here.

Riker Danzig co-Managing Partner Michael O’Donnell and Partner Bethany Abele, leaders in the firm’s title insurance practice, will moderate the podcast episodes, exploring the intricacies of issues they have addressed throughout their many years representing title insurance companies and their insured lenders and property owners.

The first episode, released Friday, covered recent and pending legislation impacting real estate in New Jersey, American Land Title Association forms that are currently under consideration and a select few of the more impactful title insurance decisions that have come down in the last few months.

In addition to the firm’s title insurance attorneys, each podcast will draw on insights from other members of the firm on issues that impact those in the title insurance arena, such as real estate, governmental affairs, banking and bankruptcy.

The podcast will discuss trends, pending legislation and new laws that affect title insurers. Speakers from outside the firm will be invited to participate.

O’Donnell noted that the popularity of the firm’s blog, “Banking, Title Insurance and Real Estate Litigation Blog,” was one of the reasons for launching the podcast.

“We have developed quite a loyal following and strong readership of our blog on title insurance and banking topics,” he said. “We decided we could provide more nuanced conversation around some of the topics if we discuss together in an audio format.”

Abele added that she looks forward to engaging with her colleagues on these trending issues of interest to her clients.

“There is so much case law in the real estate and title insurance space,” she said. “It’s always fascinating to discuss the specifics of cases and identify the trends of the courts. We think it will be interesting for our client base and others in this industry to hear the possible effects of what is happening around the country in this area.”