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.

Firm Highlights

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Maine Supreme Court Affirms Decision on WCB Rule 2 §5 Termination of Benefits Prior Notice Requirement

Notice Is Required Prior to Termination of Benefits for Durational Cap Under Former WCB Rule, Even When Discontinuance Is Sought by Petition Weekly compensation for partial incapacity benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act are...

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New Eviction Restrictions for Portland, Maine

On November 3, 2020, voters in Portland approved an amendment to the Code of Ordinances which will implement rent control and tenant protections.  The new Sec. 6-236 of the Code of Ordinances extends the...

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2021 Maine Diversity Summer Associate Program Expands to Include Additional Law Firms and Corporate Partners

Following a highly successful inaugural year, the three founding law firms of the Maine D1L Diversity Summer Associate program and the University of Maine School of Law welcome all of the new participating law...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Revises Fee Schedule

The Maine Workers' Compensation Board has completed the annual update of its Medical Fee Schedule. Appendix II (professional fees) and Appendix IV (outpatient facility fees) have been updated in accordance with Title 39-A M.R.S.A...

Press Coverage

Diverse Lawyers Matter: Maine’s Legal Community Tackles Racism in the Profession

Mainebiz surveys local attorneys on the ongoing lack of diversity in the legal profession, how public opinion has changed in the last few years in confronting the issue, some of the reasons this problem persists...

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Should workers wary of COVID-19 vaccines be forced to take one for the team?

As COVID-19 vaccinations become more readily available, should employers be legally allowed to mandate vaccination for all employees? Maine employers are wrestling with the choice of whether or not to mandate employees be vaccinated...

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Attorney Bodie B. Colwell Elected IWIRC Management Committee Vice Director of Social Media

Preti Flaherty is proud to announce that attorney Bodie B. Colwell has been elected to the Management Committee of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), where, effective January 1, 2021, she will serve...

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Preti Flaherty Partnership Announces Promotion of Moppin, Rideout, White to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named three new partners: Sara N. Moppin, Laura A. Rideout, and Emily T. White.  Each attorney stands out as a distinguished practitioner within...

Press Coverage

A Maine Legislature changed by the pandemic could challenge lobbyists in 2021

The 2021 Maine legislative session will present a number of unprecedented challenges for lobbyists. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the State House has been closed to everyone but essential workers, and most meetings, committee votes, and public...

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Governor Janet Mills Releases Maine Supplemental and Biennial Budgets

Governor Mills released both the Supplemental and the Biennial Budgets today. The Revenue Forecasting Committee has estimated a $650 million revenue shortfall in 2021 – 2023 combined. In his presentation to the Appropriations Committee...