William S. Bornstein

  • Member of Executive Committee, 1966


Louisville, KY





Bornstein Oppenheimer specializes in the processing and closing of real estate transactions. We are committed to excellence on each transaction and are quickly able to resolve complex issues that may arise. We work with the client to meet the specific needs of their transaction and ensure it closes on time, meets all legal requirements, and exceeds our client expectations.

Regardless of the transaction type, we will work with all parties to ensure the closing process moves along smoothly.

• Residential Real Estate Closing
• Commercial Real Estate Closing
• Mobile Home or Vacant Land Closing
• For Sale by Owner (FSBO)
• Real Estate Owned (REO)
• Mortgage Closing
• Cash or Contract Closing
• Refinance
• Real Estate Closing Involving 1031 Exchange
• Witness Signing

Services We Provide:

• HUD-1 Settlement Statement Preparation
• Document Preparation (Including deeds and affidavits)
• Notarization and Recordation of Documents
• Clearance of Title Issues
• Payoff Verification or Procurement
• Property Tax Calculation
• Title Policy Procurement

Since 1996 we have set a standard of excellence in real estate closing services. We area fully licensed, full-service title insurance and closing company, offering a diverse range of closing solutions for the residential real estate industry.

Closing & Escrow Services Title Searches:

The Objective of title insurance is to help the parties in real estate transactions to determine their rights and interests, and assure that land transfer is expeditious and secure. Protecting the parties in real estate transactions in the reason title insurance was developed.

Title Services provides accurate, timely and complete title search and real estate related search in every geographic region of the country. GRS prepares, assists and reviews the closing documents necessary to meet our client's specific needs and requirements.

An authorized Title insurance Agent for the following companies, offers the most current policies/endorsements available to the market:

Title Servies Offered:

• Commercial Title Insurance
• Owner/Lender Policies
• Title Searches
• Title and Document Review
• Closing & Escrow Services
• Recording Services

Title Services, we specialize in transactions of every size, single-site, multi-size and multi-state portfolios. Our experienced teams are comprised of senior-level corporate real estate executives, title insurance executives and seasoned underwriters. We are knowledgeable in every aspect of title insurance underwriting, including the most recent title insurance products, policies and endorsements available to the commercial market.


Areas Of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Lending & Secured Transactions
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Commercial Law and Litigation (Major Collection Matters)
  • Personal Injury and Litigation
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1966
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1973
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1971
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 1966


  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1966
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 00/1963
    • Major: Business

Representative Clients

  • National City Bank (Commercial and Residential Lending)
  • Branch Banking and Trust
  • U.S. Bank
  • PNC Bank (Commercial Lending)
  • Washtenaw Mortgage Company (Closings)
  • Countrywide Mortgage Company (Closings)
  • Fifth Third Bank (Closings)
  • Republic Bank and Trust (Closings)
  • Wells Fargo Mortgage Company (Closings)
  • Sysco Food Service (Commercial Collections)
  • Aegon Corporation (Real Estate)


  • National City Bank

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association; Member, Sections on: Corporations, Banking and Business, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Real Property
  • Louisville Bar Association; Member, Committees on: Unauthorized Practice 1977, Prepaid Legal Service 1977,, Public Information, 1977
  • Member, Foundation Committees on: Community Service, Professional Responsibility and Responsibility, Corporate Practice,, Economics of Law Practice, Real Estate Planning and Zoning
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Kentucky Mortgage Bankers Association, Member
  • Louisville Home Builders Association, Member
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