AmTrust Names Southeast Regional Counsel

July 5, 2022

AmTrust Title Insurance Co. hired James W. Tarlton as regional underwriting counsel.

"Jim is a veteran attorney who has a rich career both as a law firm partner and the founder and principal of his own law firms practicing residential and commercial real estate law," said Jason Gordon, president of AmTrust Title. "His decades of experience in title closings as both a title agent and lawyer with admission to three state bars will be invaluable to AmTrust and we are delighted he is joining us."

Tarlton will focus on real estate markets in the Southeast. He was most recently the owner of Main Street Title Group LLC in Florida where he oversaw operations, including underwriting files, and handled title examination and title curative for national real estate clients focusing on multistate closings. As part of his practice, he formed his own title closing company Insight Title & Escrow LLC to act as both settlement agent and title agent.

Before forming his own firm, Tarlton was a successful real estate attorney practicing for the last 25 years with London & Thurber LLC and, and other law firms in the Southeast market, including leadership roles focused on real estate transactional and estate planning law practice that represented builders, lenders and mortgage brokers in residential and commercial closings, as well as provided estate planning and probate services.

"AmTrust is a respected name in the Southeast and South, and I am pleased to be joining a firm where my decades of experience in title closings, financing, underwriting, taxation and other related facets of commercial and residential law will now be part of a large, successful national team,” Tarlton said.

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