Actually, I'm a retired CPA, not just a tax professional. I didn't determine the classification of your question. However, I had several attorneys for clients, so I am quite familiar with how they determine their fees.
"Filed or reported" is just a "canned phrase" that the site uses to try and determine what type of issue/problem a customer has.
So the attorney would have had to prepare a new deed and record it as you stated.
Do you feel that his fee was excessive?
Normally an attorney would have a "set fee" to prepare a deed and another "set fee" to have it recorded, plus any out of pocket expenses, such as the filing fee, deed stamps, etc.
Also, the fee could vary based upon the type of property (residential or commercial), whether or not a title search was necessary, and whether or not title insurance was required.
If you feel that his fee was excessive, you should ask the attorney to explain how he arrived at the fee. Often, there is more involved than meets the eye. I don't know the nature of the transaction you are referring to (gift, sale, inheritance, etc.).
Let me know if you have any additional questions. I'd be happy to respond further if you do.
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Thanks very much,