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TEXAS Title Examination Standards

Texas Title Examination Standards

Purpose Statement 

The Texas Title Examination Standards are guidelines intended to assist title examiners and others called upon to assess the marketability of land titles, focusing on the manner in which a prudent examiner approaches matters that may be encountered during the course of examination. The standards are compiled by a board consisting of Texas experts in the title examination field.

In 1989, the Council of the Section of Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law of the State Bar of Texas approved the formation of a committee to study the formulation and development of title examination standards. The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section soon became a co-sponsor. After a great deal of study of the use of title examination standards of other states and many hours of drafting and meeting time, the committee (now the "Title Standards Joint Editorial Board"), proposed the first Texas Title Examination Standards, which were approved by REPTL and OGERL at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting on June 27, 1997.

The Title Standards Joint Editorial Board appointed by the two sections now meets at least semiannually to consider additional standards, amendments to existing standards, and commentary. Amendments and new standards are presented to the membership of the two sections prior to formal adoption by the Sections. The Board itself makes changes to the comments and cautions as needed. The Board welcomes comments and suggestions, which may be submitted to the chair or to the editor.

 



Chair
MR. WILLIAM B. BURFORD
kelly hart & hallman llp
508 w wall st ste 444

midland, tx 79701-5060
Phone: (432) 683-4691 412
Fax: (432) 683-6518
bill.burford@kellyhart.com

Member
PROFESSOR OWEN L. ANDERSON
the university of oklahoma
300 timberdell road
norman, ok 73019-5081
Phone: (405) 325-5405
Fax: (405) 325-0389
oanderson@ou.edu

MR. DOUGLAS W. BECKER
chicago title insurance company
15727 anthem pkwy ste 210

san antonio, tx 78249-4156
Phone: (210) 482-3560
Fax: (210) 482-3564
doug.becker@ctt.com

MR. TERRY I. CROSS
4600 greenville ave ste 126

dallas, tx 75206-5033
Phone: (214) 329-1241
terry.cross@mcclurecross.com

MS. CELIA C. FLOWERS
flowers davis
1021 e southeast loop 323 ste 200

tyler, tx 75701-9607
Phone: (903) 534-8063
Fax: (903) 534-1650
ccf@flowersdavis.com

MR. H. MARTIN GIBSON

po box 864

cedar creek, tx 78612-0864
Phone: (512) 614-7785
mgibson@gibsonoilgas.com

MR. JAMES L. GOSDIN
5917 valley forge dr apt a

houston, tx 77057-2082
jamesleegosdin@gmail.com

MS. MARI C. HALEY
law office of mari c. haley
5939 w. ranch road 1431
kingsland, tx 78639
Phone: (325) 388-3104
marihaley@att.net

MR. PETER E. HOSEY
jackson walker l.l.p.
112 east pecan, suite 2400
san antonio, tx 78205
Phone: (210) 228-2423
Fax: (210) 242-4610
phosey@jw.com

MR. G. ROLAND LOVE
north american title company
3810 princess ln

dallas, tx 75229-5232
Phone:

MR. JAN E. REHLER
gary thomasson hall & marks prof corp
320 independence creek ln
georgetown, tx 78633-5314
Phone: (512) 864-2406
jepilot@aol.com

MR. GEORGE A. SNELL III
snell law firm
2201 civic cir ste 508

amarillo, tx 79109-1843
Phone: (806) 359-8611
Fax: (806) 355-3339
george@gas3rd.com

MR. RODERICK E. WETSEL
steakley & wetsel, llp
207 oak st
po box 78
sweetwater, tx 79556-4505
Phone: (325) 235-3999
Fax: (325) 235-3526
wetsel@wetsel-carmichael.com

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