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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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Vice President and Counsel||Land Ttile Guarantee Company||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Bar Association||Representative to Board of Governors||2011 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Real Estate Section Council Member||2008 - Present|
|Real Estate Section Council||Interprofessional Committtee||2008 - Present|
|American Land Title Association||Attorney Member||2005 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association, Real Estate Law Section, Title Standards Committee||Member||2013 - 2014|
|Bradford Publishing Co.||Colorado Real Estate Forms Deskbook||2009|
|University of Cape Town Law School||N/A||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||1978|
|The Life of a Residential Real Estate Transaction||An Overview of Title Commitment and Title Policy Issues||2013|
|Real Estate Fall Update||Title Insurance||2011|
|Annual Real Estate Symposium||Title Traps and Strategies||2010|
|Real Estate Law Update||Title Insurance: Point - Counterpoint||2009|
|Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions: The Fundamentals||Title Insurance and Survey Issues||2007|
|Fall Real Estate Update||The 2006 ALTA Title Insurance Policy||2007|
|Real Estate Acquisitions and Sales||Interaction of Contract Commitment and Closing||2006|