Charter Title Company LLC

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.

Tailyn 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.

Ginger K. Libby
207.791.3199

Ginger Libby is Associate Vice President of Charter Title and a junior real estate paralegal with Preti Flaherty. With more than eight years of experience in real estate transactions, her concentration is title abstracting, preparation of documents, facilitating closings, and drafting title commitments. Coming from a copyediting background, Ginger has an eye for detail that has greatly influenced her ability to grasp the nuances of title work. Ginger has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Paralegal Studies Certificate from the University of Maine at Augusta.

Firm Highlights

Publication

November 2022 Election Update

Maine State House Most of us who are obsessed with electoral politics expected a tight Gubernatorial race and, if not changes in control of the House or Senate, much closer margins between the majority...

News

Preti Flaherty Continues Year of Remarkable Growth with Addition of Five New Attorneys

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of five new Associates to the firm: Scott A. DeLong, Christopher S. Knight, Kijana Plenderleith, Harper A. Weissburg, and Joshua D. Williams. In our Portland, Maine, office...

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New EEOC Poster Requirement and Guidance on Notice-Posting in Hybrid Workplaces

The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently updated the “EEO is the Law” poster and replaced it with a new one: “ Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal .” The new poster was...

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Attorney Shana Solomon Recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly "Top Women of Law" 2022

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Shana Solomon has been recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as part of the publication’s “Top Women of Law” list for 2022. Shana is a trial lawyer...

Press Coverage

Court Rules Portland Rents Are Public Information, Not Trade Secrets

Rental information is public information and not protected from public record requests under the Maine Trade Secrets Act, according to a recent ruling by Justice Thomas R. McKeon of the Maine Business and Consumer Court. The...

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Preti Flaherty Supports Nationally Recognized Investigative Reporting

Preti Flaherty has been recognized for supporting an award-winning investigative Journalism in Maine.  The non-profit  Maine Monitor  published a nationally recognized series titled “Eavesdropping in Maine Jails” revealing widespread recording of  phone calls between jail...

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Portland Referenda and Legislative Leadership Update

In addition to all the state and national legislative races that were (mostly) decided by Wednesday morning, there were also 13 referendum questions on the Portland municipal ballot and one in Bar Harbor of...

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Another Reminder to Update Policies and Procedures to Reflect Latest COVID-19 Guidance

We  last updated you in early August  regarding the latest COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”).  Cold and flu season is now upon us, and experts are...

Press Coverage

Courts Could Throw State Marijuana Markets into Disarray

Over the past two decades, 37 states have legalized the production and/or sale of marijuana in some form. However, due to a lack of federal action, interstate commerce is still considered illegal and barred...

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers Ranks Preti Flaherty Among 2023 Best Law Firms

Preti Flaherty has been named among the 2023 Best Law Firms by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers rankings. To be eligible for ranking, a law firm must have at least one attorney named...