Michael P. Coughlin

Michael P. Coughlin

Location:
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Position:
Principal
Phone:
610-941-2456
Fax:
610-684-2009
Email:
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Michael P. Coughlin is a co-founder and principal of the firm and chairman of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. Mr. Coughlin has extensive commercial litigation experience, frequently representing title underwriters, employers, businesses, lending institutions and real estate developers in a wide range of commercial disputes in the federal and state courts and government agencies of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has substantial experience in mediation and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including private arbitration, and arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and the National Academy of Conciliators.
 
For the past sixteen years, the majority of Mr. Coughlin’s practice has been devoted to representing title agents, title underwriters and their insureds in title insurance claims litigation, including Stewart Title Guaranty Company, First American Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, Industrial Valley Title Insurance Company, Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Insurance Company, Old Republic Title Insurance Company, and United General Title Insurance Company.
 
Mr. Coughlin regularly writes and lectures to various groups on issues of interest to the title insurance industry and is currently co-editor of the Title Policies section of the Pennsylvania Land Title Association’s publication, Common Ground. He has represented the Pennsylvania Land Title Association, as amicus curiae, in several appeals before the Pennsylvania appellate courts.

Assistant:
Janet V. Flood
Phone: 610-941-2506
Fax: 610-684-2116
Email: jflood@kaplaw.com

Michael P. Coughlin

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate and Title Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1985

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. magna cum laude – 1985
  • LaSalle College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean’s List, all semesters
    • Major: Political Science

Classes/seminars

  • Understanding Easements in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2007
  • Malpractice Worries: Mistakes Lawyers Have Made in Real Estate Transactions, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2005 – 2006
  • Practical Approach to Mechanic’s Liens, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2005
  • Pennsylvania Real Estate Title Law: Problems and Solutions, National Business Institute, 2003
  • 1,001 Things (more or less) to Check at Closings, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, 2002
  • Why Most Title Agents Have Grey Hair, Agency Seminar
  • Complex Title Issues, Pennsylvania Business Institute, 2005
  • Title Insurance: From Commitment to Claim, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2004
  • Claims and Case Law Update, Chicago Title Agency Seminar, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Land Title Association, Member, 2000 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member

Classes/seminars

  • Understanding Easements in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2007
  • Malpractice Worries: Mistakes Lawyers Have Made in Real Estate Transactions, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2005 – 2006
  • Practical Approach to Mechanic’s Liens, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2005
  • Pennsylvania Real Estate Title Law: Problems and Solutions, National Business Institute, 2003
  • 1,001 Things (more or less) to Check at Closings, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, 2002
  • Why Most Title Agents Have Grey Hair, Agency Seminar
  • Complex Title Issues, Pennsylvania Business Institute, 2005
  • Title Insurance: From Commitment to Claim, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2004
  • Claims and Case Law Update, Chicago Title Agency Seminar, 2005

Contact

mcoughlin@kaplaw.com

610-941-2456