--- 1.0 AZ,CA,CO,CT,FL,ID,IL,NH,NJ,NY,PA,WA
--- real estate law - closings and title insurance
--- course production date: 6/21/2016
--- presented by ZI CHAO LIN
Zi C. Lin is a partner at Garrett & Tully, PC. Mr. Lin received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his juris doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Mr. Lin’s practice focuses primarily on real estate litigation and business disputes.
Mr. Lin provides coverage opinions to title insurers and handles all aspects of title insurance defense, with an emphasis in bad faith litigation. Mr. Lin also represents escrow companies. He has considerable trial and arbitration experience, and has obtained favorable results for clients in California, federal, and bankruptcy courts.
Mr. Lin has considerable appellate experience.
Mr. Lin has worked on appeals which resulted in published/citable opinions, including: Kwok v. Transnation Title Ins. Co. (2009) 170 Cal.App.4th 1562, Dollinger Deanza Assoc. v. Chicago Title Ins. Co. (2011) 199 Cal.App.4th 1132, Security Service Federal Credit Union v. First American Title Co., 2012 WL 5954815 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 27, 2012), aff'd Security Service Federal Credit Union v. First American Title Co., 585 Fed. Appx. 591 (9th Cir. 2014), Stockton v. Tope (2014) 233 Cal.App.4th 437, which clarified the law regarding the scope of coverage of title insurance policies; Liberty National Enterprises, L.P. v. Chicago Title Insurance (2013) 217 Cal.App.4th 62, which clarified the scope of the duty to defend under title insurance policies; and Ash v. North American Title Co. (2014) 223 Cal.App.4th 1258, which clarified the scope of escrow liability in the context of an unforeseen bankruptcy.
Mr. Lin has presented seminars on topics such as termination/continuance of coverage under policies of title insurance, the court’s perspective on motions for summary judgment/adjudication and the interplay between title insurance and bankruptcy.