Betty Lou joined Blakes in 1984 and primarily assists lawyers and other law clerks with various aspects of real estate law whether pertaining to corporate/commercial, restructuring and insolvency, litigation or environmental law. As part of this, she searches titles, reviews documents and legal descriptions and examines surveys. She prepares title summaries and recognizes title deficiencies and assists in closing transactions. In addition, she conducts extensive searches for land assemblies, shopping centres, office towers, mining interests, energy generating plants, forestry industries, and prepares Land Titles applications for the purpose of land development.
Betty Lou is familiar with the Registry, Land Titles and Polaris systems of title searching and registration in both the historic paper format and the computerized Teraview system. She also handles administration of title searching requests and deals with free-lance agents as required.