HA&W Certifies More Title Agencies for Compliance to ALTA’s Best Practices

February 2, 2016

HA&W LLP has certified 26 more title agencies as compliant with ALTA's "Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices." These agencies, along with more than 300 others, worked with HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess Program. 

HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess Program offers independent third-party attestation using CPA professional standards. HA&W worked with ALTA, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and title agents to develop its compliance testing. 

Firms that have recently achieved ALTA Best Practices certificates through HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess Program include:

  • Bell & Alexander Title Services Inc.
  • Benkwith & Heard PC
  • Biskobing Law PC
  • Coleman Talley LLP
  • Dalton & Finegold, LLP and Gold Title PC
  • Delta South Title Inc.
  • Express Abstract Services Inc.
  • Foundation Title and Escrow Series LLC
  • Integrity Land Services LLC
  • Great American Title of Houston LLC d/b/a Great American Title Company
  • Jacob Hirsch Law PLLC
  • Jeffrey A. Watkins PC
  • Johnston, Moore & Thompson
  • Jones & Milwee LLC (n/k/a Jones, Milwee & Cameron LLC)
  • Julien K.  Byrne III, Attorney at Law
  • Le Fleur de Lis Title Company LLC and Jeff LeSaicherre LLC
  • Market Title LLC
  • McDonald, Long & Johnston Escrow LLC
  • Monroe Title LLC
  • National Land Tenure Company LLC
  • NLS Title Abstract LLC
  • North Delta Title Company Inc.
  • Property Title Inc.
  • Sandbar Title LLC
  • Sargent’s Title Company LLC
  • Walker Title LLC & Jeffrey J. Walker PA d/b/a Walker DiVenere Wright, Attorneys at Law

“With TRID in full swing, more and more title and settlement professionals see the need for ALTA Best Practices compliance certification,” said Lee Fields, managing director of Business Consulting Services at HA&W. “By achieving compliance and providing lenders with timely CPA attestation certification, those agencies have demonstrated both leadership to the title insurance industry and also solid risk management to their lenders. They have also gained a real competitive advantage in the market.”

HA&W provides a wide array of ALTA compliance reports including CPA reviews, CPA examinations, SSAE/SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports and ISO 27001 certifications. For a small agency, the reviews start at $4,000. This includes an initial benchmark that acts as a readiness assessment.  An examination adds HA&W’s CPA opinion along with increased onsite testing. SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports, along with ISO 27001 certifications, meet the needs of the largest and most sophisticated agencies, according to HA&W. 

Contact ALTA at 202-296-3671 or communications@alta.org.

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