Earl Wise

With a career spanning more than 25 years, Earl has extensive experience in commercial real estate transactions. Past positions held in the field include working as a title abstractor, serving as the managing partner of a commercial title services company, and serving as counsel to a major title insurer. Earl applies this accumulation of real world knowledge to advise clients on a wide range of issues pertaining to title insurance, and closings. He has conducted closings for national law firms, national offices of title insurers, Fortune 500 companies, and major institutions.

Earl works closely with other members of the firm’s Real Estate Transactions Practice, handling pre-closing and post-closing matters in parallel with other aspects of clients’ deals. He is adept at handling recordation, transfer tax, and other legal issues with implications for closing, and he routinely interacts with court clerks in multiple jurisdictions to resolve closing-related matters before settlement. Earl serves as clients’ go-to resource for any actual and potential issues related to commercial settlements.

Earl is active in the local legal and real estate communities and recently began teaching courses for the Maryland Land Title Association (MLTA). He enjoys giving back and finds it both rewarding and informative to explore complex title-related issues from new perspectives.

SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS

  • Provided title insurance and closing representation Crown Farm (Maryland)
  • Provided title insurance and closing representation King Farm (Maryland)
  • Provided title insurance and closing representation Settlers Market (Virginia)
  • Provided title insurance and closing representation The Allegro (Washington, D.C.)
  • Provided title insurance and closing representation Lexington Village (Maryland)
  • Provided title insurance and closing representation Contee Farm (Maryland)
  • Provided title insurance and closing representation King Farm Presbyterian Retirement Community (Maryland)

Education

  • College of William and Mary (J.D., 1987)
  • College of William and Mary (B.A. History, 1983)

Associations

  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Anne Arundel Commercial & Industrial Association
  • Maryland Land Title Association Board Member
  • DC Land Title Association
James (Jay) Walsh

James (Jay) Walsh

Mr. Walsh is a Member and the President of Eagle Title, LLC. In addition to his duties as President, he directly oversees the Commercial Division and serves as the Managing Partner and Chairman of the Real Estate and Commercial Finance Practice Groups of Eagle Title’s affiliated law firm, Liff, Walsh & Simmons LLC. Mr. Walsh regularly represents real estate developers, owners, investors, builders, and financial institutions in a wide range of complex real estate and commercial transactions. Mr. Walsh has been recognized as a 2014, 2015, and 2016 Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Real Estate. To contact Jay for more information email jwalsh@eagletitlellc.com or call (443) 569-7285.

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