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TIER Plus®

What is TIER Plus?

TIER Plus is a custom-designed legal due diligence tool analyzing risks of title insurance exceptions and additional legal risks of specific concern in the public record. Understand invisible circumstances of a parcel affecting its use, insurability, and financing beyond those of the county recorder's office.


  • Identify highest-and-best use price
  • Establish a legal basis for intended use
  • Reduce legal risk

Types of documents drafted

  • Airspace rights
  • Building permits
  • Chain of Title
  • Conservation restrictions
  • Crop subsidies
  • Endangered species
  • Flood zones
  • Grazing permits
  • Logging rights
  • Mineral rights
  • Septic permits
  • Tax Liens
  • Timber tax exemptions
  • Tribal laws or regulations
  • Utility Easements
  • Water use
  • Wetlands
  • Zoning

How does it work?

Upload Order Request. First attorney phone call clarifies the goals of the analysis. Preliminary title report is ordered and other necessary, supporting documents. A Legal Opinion letter is delivered in ten business days. Second attorney phone call answers questions you may have. 

Other legal risks:

  • Environmental phase testing results
  • Encroachments, boundary line disputes or agreements
  • Illegal subdivisions
  • Notice of lawsuit(s) pending (lis pendens)
  • Pre-existing code violations
  • UCC fixture encumbrances or other claims for secured interests in personal property
  • Unbuildable parcels

What does it cost?

Attorney service: $200 per hour

Paralegal service: $100 per hour

Professional services charged in six-minute increments. Costs to acquire necessary supporting documents are passed through.

Advance Fee is $2000. Fees outlined above are charged against this sum as earned. At the conclusion of the matter, if the total charge is less than the Advance Fee a refund will be issued the next business day. If a balance is owing at the end of the month, an electronic invoice will be issued.

To Order

Have the following information handy:

  • Name and contact information
  • Legal description, parcel number, and/or street address of the Subject Property
  • Goal(s) of the TIER Plus
  • VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover information

Ordering takes less than five minutes.

What happens next?

  1. First attorney phone call. Speak with our attorney to discuss the goals of the analysis.
  2. Public-record documents. Once necessary and supporting documents have been received, you will receive your Legal Opinion letter in ten business days.
  3. TIER Plus complete:
    • If the Total Fee is less than the Advance Fee, you will receive a TIER Plus Attached email scheduling a second phone call from your attorney, with your TIER Plus and invoice attached. Any refund due will be initiated the next business day.
    • If the Total Fee is more than the Advance Fee, you will receive a TIER Plus Complete email with your invoice attached. Once the balance owed is paid, you will receive a TIER Plus Attached email scheduling a second phone call from your attorney with your TIER Plus attached.
  4. Second attorney phone call. Our attorney will call at the scheduled time to answer your questions.

Note: Eight (8) holidays are observed per year: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.