Clients value Anne’s extensive knowledge and background in real estate and title insurance litigation.

Overview

Anne has helped her clients prevail in all kinds of disputes that arise related to owning, insuring, and securing transactions with real property. Her practice also includes general commercial and civil litigation, business, banking and other insurance matters.

Anne works with national lending institutions and servicers, governmental entities, corporations, condominium and neighborhood associations, title insurance companies, title agents, and insured homeowners, lenders and servicers. She has helped to resolve issues over lien priority, indemnification, recoupment, foreclosure, mechanic's lien, mortgage and deed reformation, vexatious refusal, bad faith, easements, access, breach of warranty, surveyor negligence, title agent negligence, defalcation, errors and omissions coverage, breach of note, forgery and fraud.

Experience

Secured lenders and property owners have repeatedly turned to Anne for help discharging federal tax liens, applying to the IRS for lien discharge, appealing IRS decisions, and suing the IRS after exhaustion of administrative remedies.

When faced with widespread, systemic errors in mortgages, lending institutions relied on her to evaluate the scope and implication of the defects and design a comprehensive corrective plan of action.

Anne used novel legal arguments to release a mechanic's lien against real estate, transfer the lien to insurance proceeds on deposit with the court, and obtain the dismissal with prejudice of both secured lender clients, extricating them from ongoing, contentious litigation prior to appeal while preserving their respective mortgages.

She won an important appellate victory for a national secured lender concerning deeds of trust.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

"Curing the Top Commercial Real Estate Title Defects," NBI, March 2016

"Title Law from Start to Finish," NBI, June 2016

"Title Law: A to Z," NBI, June 2017

Publications

Co-author "Barring the 'Mutual Mistake' Escape Hatch: Missouri Courts Shut Down Borrowers' Favorite Defense to Reformation," 2016

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

The Missouri Bar

Illinois State Bar Association

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

St. Louis University School of Law Alumni Association

Historic Preservation Commission, City of Webster Groves, Missouri

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • United States District Court, Eastern District
  • United States District Court, Western District
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

St. Louis University School of Law, J.D. & International and Comparative Law Certificate, cum laude

  • St. Louis University Public Law Review, Lead Articles Editor, 2004-2006
  • Alpha Sigma Nu
  • Excellence Award

University of Dayton, BA, summa cum laude

  • Award of Excellence to Outstanding Senior in English
  • Award of Excellence to Outstanding Senior in French
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