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Joanne  Fisher



Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
Oberlin College, B.A.
  • History

Prior Employment

  • LandAmerica, Commercial Title Officer and Claims Counsel, 1998-2000
  • First American Title Insurance Company, Manager–Electronic Commerce and Title Examiner, 1995-1998
  • First Federal of Michigan, Commercial Real Estate Lending and Regulatory Compliance, Counsel, 1986-1994
  • Michigan National Corporation, Regulatory Compliance, Counsel, 1980-1986
    Bank of the Commonwealth, Regulatory Compliance and Commercial Lending, Counsel, 1978-1980
  • Private practice in Detroit, Michigan, 1975-1978
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Ms. Fisher is a paralegal in the Real Estate Department with more than 15 years of title insurance and law firm experience.

  • Concentrates practice in the areas of multifamily and commercial real estate development through analysis of title commitments, surveys and zoning information, representing developers and lenders
  • Coordinates phases of the real estate acquisition, sale or financing transaction, from preparing an analysis of the purchase agreement and closing checklist, drafting and negotiating closing document packages; coordinating closings with title companies and lenders; and following the transaction to completion and delivery of the closing transcripts to the client and transaction parties
  • Develops comprehensive pre-closing due diligence reports on the parties to the transaction and on the property
  • Prepares claims under title polices
  • Records documents and files financing statements in all United States' jurisdictions


  • Prior to entering the title insurance industry, served as counsel to financial institutions on regulatory, real estate and commercial lending matters
  • Recently has worked with national title companies on insuring the real estate interests in easements and leaseholds with respect to financing of solar panel installations in California, Arizona and New Jersey
  • Experienced in the delivery of multifamily loan packages to Fannie Mae under the DUS lender program