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Christopher F. Swing

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Chris has 26 years of real estate, title insurance law, and litigation experience, with an emphasis on title insurance law and Closing Protection Letter (“CPL”) litigation. He represents a substantial array of publicly-traded corporations, closely-held businesses, landowners and developers. Chris counsels clients in controversies involving title insurance policies and CPLs, disputes concerning title and ownership of oil, gas, and mineral rights and interests, real estate development and zoning, construction, and business disputes. He routinely practices in federal and state courts, appearing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court and other Ohio appellate courts, the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota.

Chris is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Biography

    Chris has 26 years of real estate, title insurance law, and litigation experience, with an emphasis on title insurance law and Closing Protection Letter (“CPL”) litigation. He represents a substantial array of publicly-traded corporations, closely-held businesses, landowners and developers. Chris counsels clients in controversies involving title insurance policies and CPLs, disputes concerning title and ownership of oil, gas, and mineral rights and interests, real estate development and zoning, construction, and business disputes. He routinely practices in federal and state courts, appearing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court and other Ohio appellate courts, the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota.

    Chris is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Ohio State Bar Association, 1991
    • Florida Bar Association, 1993
    • Akron Bar Association, 1991
    • American Bar Association, 1991
    • Member, Ohio Land Title Association
    • Member, Ohio Oil and Gas Association
    • Graduate of Leadership Akron, Class XXIII, a not-for-profit corporation, recognized as one of the area’s foremost leadership development programs whose purpose is to strengthen the region’s leaders, engage the community, and encourage the general public to take action to make community leadership dynamic, meaningful, relevant and timely
    • Board Member (former), Rebuilding Together (fka Christmas in April), a non-profit organization aimed at creating warm, safe and dry homes for the elderly and disabled
    • Member (former), Planning Commission for the City of Munroe Falls, Ohio
    • Member (former), Charter Review Commission, City of Stow, Ohio
  • Articles & Presentations
  • Representative Engagements
    • Represents title insurers in disputes with the FDIC, lenders and third-parties involving title insurance, CPLs, and unconventional title insurance products
    • Represents title insurers and their insureds, under owner’s and lender’s policies of title insurance, CPLs, and escrow agreements, in various matters involving coverage issues, agent defalcation, escrow matters, disputes, and claims
    • Represents landowners and developers in matters involving adverse claims concerning the title and ownership of oil, gas, and mineral rights and interests, and disputes involving them
    • Prosecutes and defends claims for publicly-held corporations, closely-held businesses, and landowners in all manner of disputes which touch or concern real property, including those arising from development activities, oil and gas activities, zoning, and administrative proceedings
  • Distinctions
    • Ohio Super Lawyers® through a peer- and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division — 2015-2017
    • Cleveland’s Legal Leaders™ – Top Rated Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, and Litigation — 2013
    • Rising Star through a peer- and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division — 2005, 2006
    • The Best Lawyers in America© through a peer-review survey as listed in Litigation in 2016, and in Commercial Litigation section in 2017 — 2016 - 2018