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Robert P. Lindfors


Robert P. Lindfors



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Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

Representation of title insurance companies, including:

  • title insurance litigation

  • defense of escrow negligence claims

  • advising title insurance companies on underwriting risks arising from issuance of title policies

  • administration of claims made on title policies

  • negotiation, litigation and arbitration of competing claims to real estate

Commercial and Real Estate Litigation


J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1970

B.A., Elmhurst College, 1967

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona

American Arbitration Association (panelist)

Illinois State Bar Association

Maricopa County Bar Association


Creditors' Rights Coverage Revisited (2010)

Competing Back Tax Liens Have Parity, Not Lien Priority

Trustee of Subordinate Deed of Trust Lien Is Exempt

Short Sales Pose Risk for a Release to Come After Closing

Child Support Judgment Liens

Insuring Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure

2006 ALTA Title Policy Expands and Clarifies Coverage

Foreign Acknowledgments

Title Plant Gaps


Title Policy Losses

Hidden Risks of Losses


"Arizona Legislative Review" (annual presentations to personnel of various title companies)

"Responding to Escrow Claims," Northern Arizona Escrow Association, January 2006

"Deeds of Conveyance," Northern Arizona Escrow Association, January 2005

"Recent Legislation Leading to Changes in Title Insurance Procedures," including "Proposed Legislation to Clarify Ownership of Streambeds," State Bar of Arizona, February 1998

"Trustee's Sale: The Process, New Statutory Changes, and Title Issues," Maricopa County Bar Association, November 1996

"Foreclosure of Real Property Liens," Arizona Trustee Association, August 1996

"Responding to Policy Claims," Arizona Land Title Association, May 1996s

Community Activities

Church governing board of directors, 1985-present, and secretary/treasurer

Lifeline Properties, Inc., a non-profit corporation formed to fund church renovations and provide building and facilities for elementary school

Overseas missions activities in Third World countries for church and redevelopment organizations

Court Admissions

All Arizona state courts

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona


Chicago, Illinois

2004-2017. Carson Messinger, PLLC
4808 N. 22nd St., Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-264-2261

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