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Stewart National Title Services Bolsters Underwriter Ranks

September 21, 2010

Stewart National Title Services announced the addition of Barry S. Smith as vice president and associate senior underwriter in its Houston office.

Smith brings a wealth of knowledge in and understanding of the commercial real estate industry. With more than 25 years of experience, Smith has held national commercial underwriting positions with both First American Title Insurance Co. and Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. In those capacities, he served as lead counsel on a number of significant multi-site, multi-state portfolio transactions.

Prior to his professional experience as a commercial underwriter, Smith was a senior attorney in the real estate department of a nationally known law firm, having represented lenders, borrowers, purchasers and sellers in connection with the acquisition, sale and financing of commercial transactions, including office, industrial, multi-family, retail, hotel and mixed-use properties. Smith received his J.D. from New England School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University.

“Barry is a great addition to our outstanding team of national underwriters,” said Paul Sands, Stewart National Title Services’ executive vice president and director. “With his keen understanding of the special dynamics of commercial transactions and impeccable attention to customer service, he will be a strong contributor to Stewart’s continued presence in the commercial arena.”

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