Douglas Borchert
Consultant - Title Insurance & Real Estate
2139 Rock Pass Place
Martinez, CA 94553
925-381-8149 - 925-817-3712
Email: marshtitle@comcast.net

SUMMARY & PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

An accomplished California Real Property & Title Attorney of 20+ years with wide & thorough knowledge on all aspects of real estate & title laws involving mortgage loans, escrows, bankruptcies, creditors’ rights, & mechanics’ liens. An enthusiastic trainer with a background delivering multiple presentations on real estate history & related subjects. An expert problem solver proficient in settling real property issues with a passion for educating & ensuring complex issues are delivered clearly & fully understood.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Skilled in negotiating contracts
  • Proficient in researching & analyzing
  • Exceptional verbal & written communications
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Appeared as expert witness on real property matters in California Superior Court for California Attorney General & private attorneys
  • Highly organized / Detailed / Accurate
  • Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Wikipedia, & Internet Research
ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AFFILIATIONS
  • Member - California Bar - 1986 to Present
  • Grader - Performance Test on California Bar Examination - 13 years
  • Member - California Forms & Practices Committee - 12 years
  • Chairman - Subcommittee on Land Use & Subdivision Map Act of California Land Title Association (CLTA) - 12 years
  • Docent - National Park Services at John Muir Site, Martinez, CA - 3 years
  • Guide - San Francisco City Guides, “Rising Steel Architectural Tour” - 1 year
  • History Instructor - Osher Life-Long Learning Institute “America’s Cup” at CSU, East Bay, CA - 1 year
  • Lecturer - Title Insurance for Lorman Education Services - Two Classes
  • Columnist - Volunteer, “Of Historical Interest,” Martinez News Gazette 2011 to Present
EXPERIENCE
  • FNF FINANCIAL
    Walnut Creek, CA - 1994 to Present
    Title Insurance, Escrow/Closing Services & related Real Estate Services
    California State Underwriting Attorney
    • Answer real estate- related inquiries of key personnel from 20-25 California branch offices
    • Evaluate risks in issuing title insurance policies on bankruptcies, creditors’ rights & mechanics’ liens
    • Specialize in large energy (fossil, fuel, geothermal) & resource transactions, i.e., forest land
    • Interact with attorneys, real estate brokers, lenders, & their clients, & the public
    • Approved projects, commercial buildings, & energy projects with liabilities in billions of dollars
    • Participated in the "49ers Stadium" loan of over $1 billion in Santa Clara County
    • Awarded "Attorney of the Year"

  • COMMONWEALTH LAND TITLE
    San Francisco, CA - 1984 to 1994
    Northern California Regional Underwriting Attorney
    Duties Similar to those noted above.
HONORS
  • San Francisco Bar Assn. – Won “Pro-Bono” award for assisting low-income clients
MILITARY
  • U.S. Army, Dog Handler – Viet Nam War
EDUCATION
  • BA History Major - Davis, CA
  • JD - Southern California College of the Law, Ventura, CA
  • U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 2 years toward MBA
  • Courses
    • California Land Title Association (CLTA) - 20+ years
    • Various Real Estate & related subjects - 20+ years
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