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Peter J Griffiths

Peter J Griffiths

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Practice areas:

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About Me

Peter J. Griffiths, Esq. is a Vice President and Counsel of Land Title Guarantee Company.


 


In previous years, he was Vice President of LandAmerica Financial Group Inc and manager of the LandAmerica Commercial Services office inDenver, and before that Commercial Manager and Office Counsel for Chicago Title of Colorado, Inc. and Rocky Mountain Counsel for Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation inDenver.


 


He has specialized in real estate law and transactions for the past 31 years, 16 of which were as a shareholder in a leading law firm inCape Town,South Africa, and 15 in the title insurance industry inColorado,USA.


 


Mr. Griffiths is responsible for providing assistanceto all levels of the executive staff, and is responsible for identifying and analyzing legal issues, drafting key documents, and assuring legal compliance, and advising both in-house employees and clients of the company regarding underwriting requirements and legal issues pertaining to the insurability of the various transactions.  He has authored a title insurance underwriting guideline for distribution to title officers and escrow personnel.  He has also contributed to the newly published “Colorado Real Estate Forms Deskbook” (Bradford Publishing 2010) writing the chapter on Closing Documents.


 


He has lectured widely on behalf of CLE in Colorado, Inc. on title insurance related topics, private educational institutions on real estate and title insurance law, and on behalf of Land Title Guarantee Company to realtors and trade groups.


 


Mr. Griffiths graduated from theUniversityofCape Townwith a Bachelor of Laws degree (1978).


 


He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Bar Foundation and the American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust and Business Law Sections), and is a member of the Real Estate Section Council of the Colorado Bar Association and is currently the representative of the Council to the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association. In 2009 he was named as one ofColorado’s Super Lawyers.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Real Estate: 70%
    37 years
  2. Insurance: 30%
    21 years

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Alexandra Michele White

    Peter Griffiths is professional and highly knowledgeable in his area of law. I highly recommend him.

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Contact Info

3033 East First Avenue
Suite 600
Denver, CO, 80206

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive199506/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Vice President and CounselLand Ttile Guarantee Company2005 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Colorado Bar Association, Real Estate Law Section, Title Standards CommitteeMember2013 - 2014
Colorado Bar AssociationRepresentative to Board of Governors2011 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationReal Estate Section Council Member2008 - Present
Real Estate Section CouncilInterprofessional Committtee2008 - Present
American Land Title AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Bradford Publishing Co.Colorado Real Estate Forms Deskbook2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cape Town Law SchoolN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Life of a Residential Real Estate TransactionAn Overview of Title Commitment and Title Policy Issues2013
Real Estate Fall UpdateTitle Insurance2011
Annual Real Estate SymposiumTitle Traps and Strategies2010
Real Estate Law UpdateTitle Insurance: Point - Counterpoint2009
Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions: The FundamentalsTitle Insurance and Survey Issues2007
Fall Real Estate UpdateThe 2006 ALTA Title Insurance Policy2007
Real Estate Acquisitions and SalesInteraction of Contract Commitment and Closing2006