The M.I.T.E.A. Inc., Est. 2005

   The BEST DIRECT LINE to FIND Massachusetts Based Title Examiners.  

                                    No “AI” About It !

                        “Know your Title Examiner and Know your Title has been Examined”

Mission Statement:

  • To Advance Good Will and a uniform standard of care, statewide, among Independent Title Examiners thru a membership program.

  • To Afford Title Examiners a Resource for Informational Bulletins, Educational programs, Networking and Career Advancement.
  • To Promote the Understanding, Awareness and Importance of producing the PROPER examination, abstracting and reporting of the Registry of Deeds Land records, thereby ensuring the Integrity and Quality of the title product.


MITEA is excited to change up the Education and Networking Format to a Virtual Zoom meeting place for members. Schedule for Zoom Educational Seminars will be posted periodically and Email alerts sent to Members.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of John Braithwaite, our dear colleague and MITEA Vice President who passed away on August 12, 2023.  John was a founding member of MITEA and a member of the Board of Directors for the past 18 years. John will be dearly missed.       

Membership: Please Review the On Line Application and Benefit pages by Clicking the “Join MITEA” box in the left side column for details. Voting Fee:  $ 125.00  / Non- Voting Membership Fee:  $ 105.00


                   MITEA Members: Review Education Materials in “Members Only Section”.

Next Board of Directors Meeting:  Thursday, May 9, 2024 in Waltham, MA at 6:15 p.m.

Recent Past Event:  March 20, 2024:  MITEA President, Denald Doonan and Atty. Jordana Roubicek Greenman will present a Zoom Webinar entitled “ Good Catch:  Hooking the Elusive Title Flaw before it becomes a Mayday Call”. The webinar is co-sponsored by the Title Insurance and National Affairs Section and the Paralegal Section of REBA. (The Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts) The Webinar is FREE to all REBA and MITEA Members.

2024:  Registry of Deeds NEWS UPDATES:

~ NOTE:  The Essex South Registry of Deeds plans to relocate to the Cummings Center in Beverly, MA during the Memorial Day weekend in 2024. The location of the satellite Office in Salem has not been disclosed to date.

~ NOTE:  The week of Feb. 14th, 2024 the Essex South Registry of Deeds experienced On Line data malfunctions related to system upgrades. Some issues continue as of 2/25/24, particularly in researching the Plan Index.

~ NOTE:  Examiners, please be aware of the actual start date appearing on the On Line database “Dates Available” line. In some cases the Registry dates require an additional Search Criteria, including the Registry original Home Page (different than and/or a search of the “Vault”, in order to fill in gap years.

The Southern Essex County Register of Deeds, John L. O’Brien, retired on Dec. 31, 2023, after 47 years of service. Register O’Brien oversaw the Registry’s transformation from printed record books to the Computerization of the Public Records. He and his staff worked tirelessly with Title Examiners over the years; often providing a meeting place for educational seminars, and asking Examiners for input affecting protection and accuracy of the Public Records.
 Register O’Brien was a friend to MITEA in many, many ways and we truly wish him all the best. Thank you.
On Jan. 1, 2024 the Secretary of State appointed First Register, Dorothy Hersey, as the Acting Register for the Southern Essex County Registry of Deeds. Congratulations !


  • Past Seminar:  Thursday Oct. 12th 2023, Via Zoom, 12:00 – 1:00, Establishing Successor Trustees of Record, presented by Atty. Lony-Ann Sheehan from Doma Title Insurance, Inc. and Atty. Melissa B. Morrow, from Old Republic National Title Insurance, Inc. 
  • Past MITEA Seminar: ” An Entrusted Relationship: Building Bridges Between the Title Examiner and the Reviewing Attorney”

Lisa J. Delaney of Carvin & Delaney LLC, and MITEA President, Denald E. Doonan of the Title Research Group, LLC, will present.

Question: Is the title examiner or the reviewing attorney responsible for the final perfect title product?
The answer is they are a team who need to build a strong bridge of trust. Our panelists will review
the attorney’s expectations when ordering and reviewing both a Recorded and Registered Land title,
trusting the examiner’s notes and check mark system rather than receiving full copies of all
documents, as well as mortgage discharges, orders of conditions, appurtenant easements, and other
topics that may arise in a title abstract. Understanding each other’s work responsibilities will
naturally lead to a harmonious, efficient, and mutually profitable relationship.

This webcast program was open to all REBA, MPA, & MITEA members.                                         


TOPIC:  The Four Unity Rules / Discussion of Grantor and Grantee issues.

PRESENTED BY:  Atty. Katherine Prifti, Massachusetts Sate Counsel from First American Title Insurance Co., Atty. Adam Lewis, and Atty. Annelle Benson, both of First American Title Insurance Co.


 Nov. 19, 2019: After Hours Networking and Education Event at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Waltham, MA.

~ Co-Hosted with the New England Land Title Association. (NELTA)

Program:  “Best Practice for conducting a Registered Land Title Examination and Process of working with the Land Court to resolve title problems”

Presenters:  Christina T. Geaney, Land Court Chief Title Examiner for the State of MA and Carrie B. Rainen, Esquire, Land Court Examiner.




The MITEA Educational Program Series is designed to provide Up To Date Title Information to MITEA members, Title Agents and the Examiners that work for Title Agents. The GOAL is to improve the Title product delivered to Title Agents and Insured by Title Insurance Companies.

Collaboration participants are comprised of Title Insurance Company representatives who are willing to participate in Educational Seminars hosted by MITEA across the State.

*** 2018 & 2017 Past EDUCATION SERIES I :
“Understanding the impact of a Foreclosure in your Title with the rules applicable Today”: From Original Mortgagee to Affidavits and Recent Decisions.
~ 2017 Session 1: Sept. 2017 at the Essex County Southern District Registry of Deeds.

~ Oct. 18, 2017 at the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds

~ Oct. 25, 2018 at the Hampshire County Registry of Deeds. 

*** 2018 Education Series II: ” Spotting and Reporting Problematic and Obscure Title Issues” 

~   May 22, 2018 at the Middlesex South Registry of Deeds. 

*** EVENTS***
MITEA would like to give a Big THANK YOU ! to Middlesex Cty. South District Register of Deeds, Maria C. Curtatone, and Hampshire County Register of Deeds Mary Olberding, and staff, for their support and generosity in providing meeting locations for the Title Examination Education seminars.

Also, Thank you Berkshire Cty. Middle District Register of Deeds, Patricia M. Harris for attending the Hampshire Cty. Seminar in October !
~ Many Thanks to all the Attorneys and Attendees who visited with MITEA at the REBA Conference on Nov. 6, 2023. Your encouragement and support for MITEA is priceless to us !

     ~ MITEA looks forward to building upon our Title Industry relationships in 2024!

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