HA&W Continues to Certify Title Agencies as Compliant with ALTA Best Practices

March 3, 2016

HA&W LLP announced that it has certified seven more title agencies as compliant with ALTA’s Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices. These agencies, along with more than 400 others, have been working with HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess Program. HA&W worked with ALTA, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and title agents to develop its compliance testing. 

According to HA&W, ComplianceSuccess gives title agents an advantage in the marketplace as well as increased comfort in their own risk management. HA&W’s attestation-level engagements are required to be independent, giving lenders even greater confidence in an agent’s compliance. 

HA&W provides a wide array of ALTA compliance reports including CPA reviews, CPA examinations, SSAE16/SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports and ISO 27001 certifications. For a small agency, reviews start as low as $3,750, including a detailed 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. 

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

  • Caputi Law LLC
  • Crump & Richardson PLLC
  • Frances Casey Lowe PA
  • Landmark Title Services Inc.
  • Lyons Title & Trust
  • Mayo Land Title Company Inc.
  • Nowlin & Associates LLC, dba Nowlin, Bachuss & Gray Law Firm

“The title agencies and settlement firms that have already achieved compliance with ALTA Best Practices are proactive leaders in their industry,” said Lee Fields, managing director of business consulting services at HA&W. “These businesses are looking to grow through the operational efficiencies achieved by implementing ALTA Best Practices, while at the same time positioning themselves as market front-runners.” 

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