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

News

Nineteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2021 Super Lawyers

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers Ranks Preti Flaherty Among 2022 Best Law Firms

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OSHA Issues Long-Awaited Vaccination Rule for Large Employers

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Press Coverage

Maine Newspapers Fight Anonymous Testimony in Lawsuit Challenging Vaccine Mandate

A group of newspapers in Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, and Waterville, represented by Preti Flaherty attorney Sigmund Schutz, have filed a motion in federal court requesting the identity of nine healthcare workers seeking religious exemption from the state's...

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How to Create Authentic Social Media Content

Preti Flaherty attorney Bodie Colwell has authored an article for Mainebiz on the how social media can help a company define its brand, the power of authenticity to engage your audience, and tips for starting to build a social media...

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Preti Flaherty Recognized as 2020 Top Law Firm by Antitrust Annual Report

Preti Flaherty has been recognized by the Antitrust Annual Report as a Top Antitrust Law Firm for 2020. Established in 2018, the Antitrust Annual Report is produced in partnership with the University of San...

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In Reversal, Maine CDC Will Allow "Advocacy Journalists" into Next COVID-19 Briefing

Following an announcement by Gov. Janet Mills, representatives from the Maine People's Alliance and the Maine Policy Institute will be allowed to attend and participate in the weekly livestream COVID-19 briefings presented by the Maine Center for Disease...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys Samuel Burgess and Ethan Johnson to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of attorneys Samuel L. Burgess and Ethan F. Johnson. Sam Burgess joins the firm as an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group, practicing from the Concord...

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Maine Workers’ Compensation Appellate Division Update - November 2021

Below are two recent and interesting Maine Workers’ Compensation Appellate Division decisions. The first  deals with the compensability of injuries sustained in employer-sponsored athletic events. The second deals with the referral of an employee...

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Not So Fast: OSHA’s ETS in Limbo While Challenges Play Out

Over the weekend, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked the emergency mandatory vaccine and testing regulations published in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  As of November 9, 2021...