Charter Title Company

Charter Title Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Preti Flaherty, is a respected agent for most nationally recognized title insurance companies in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire and provides a wide array of real estate related services, including:

  • Title searches in all Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts counties
  • Practical solutions to resolving title, survey and other conveyancing issues
  • Issuance of Lenders and Owners title insurance commitments and policies
  • Extensive experience negotiating competitive title policy rates and endorsements
  • UCC filings
  • Complete closing, recording and disbursement services
  • Notary services

Charter Title Company is complimented by Preti Flaherty’s experienced Real Estate Law Practice Group. Preti Flaherty’s real estate group is a team of more than 20 attorneys with the depth to handle the most complex real estate transactions in Maine and New England.

Our Team
Michael L. Lane
207.791.3286

Michael Lane is Vice President and General Counsel of Charter Title Company and is a Partner practicing with Preti Flaherty’s Real Estate Group. He represents clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, obtaining federal, state and local regulatory approvals; commercial and public financing, and title and conveyancing matters. Michael has substantial experience in underwriting and negotiating title insurance coverages involving complex multi-state, multi-million dollar commercial transactions, particularly in the areas of energy, industrial and timberland properties in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Michael is a Member of the Title Standards Committee of the Maine Bar Association and is recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the highly regarded legal directory which ranks firms and individual attorneys in the areas of Real Estate and Timberland/Conservation. He is also a Member of the New England Land Title Association, the Society of American Foresters, the Forest Resources Association, and the Maine Forest Products Council.

Tarilyn A. Thorso
207.791.3168

Tarilyn Thorso is President of Charter Title Company and is a senior real estate paralegal with Preti Flaherty. She has been involved in the real estate industry since 1996 and has 16 years of experience in title insurance underwriting and negotiating title insurance coverages. As an agent for numerous title insurers, Tarilyn routinely underwrites multi-million dollar title insurance policies for large commercial projects throughout Maine. Her areas of focus include nursing homes, paper mills, hospitals, hydroelectric facilities, hotels and forestry land. Tarilyn’s skills include preparation of documents, facilitation of closings for commercial transactions and due diligence for multi-state merger and acquisition transactions.

Tarilyn is a licensed title insurance underwriter in Maine and earned an AAS in Paralegal Studies from Andover College and a BA in Art from the University of Southern Maine.

Colleen P. Tucker
207.791.3128

Colleen Tucker has been with Charter Title Company since 2013 and has more than 30 years’ experience researching titles, underwriting and negotiating title insurance policies and clearing titles for conveyance. She is an agent for numerous title insurers and routinely underwrites and negotiates policies involving the acquisition and financing of commercial projects throughout Maine. Before becoming a Title Attorney with Charter Title, Colleen’s work focused on real estate, commercial lending and land conservation for numerous Maine organizations.

Colleen is a Member of the City of Portland’s Land Bank Commission and a Board Member of the League of Women Voters of Maine.