Attorney's Opinion of Title Law and Legal Definition

Attorney’s opinion of title is a written statement by an attorney regarding the identity of all current title owners, lien holders, and possible claimants of a particular land. It is an instrument written and signed by the attorney who examines the abstract of title, stating his opinion as to whether a seller may convey good title. This statement outlines the details of the attorney's search, which records were examined, and what encumbrances exist against the title.