Tennessee Firm Burns, Henry & Kirksey Achieves ALTA Best Practices Certification

April 21, 2016

Cleveland, Tenn.-based law firm and title company Burns, Henry & Kirksey PC (BHK) recently achieved compliance with ALTA’s Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices.

In a release, BHK reported it chose to pursue certification out of a commitment to their clients, to improve upon the services they offer and to earn the trust of those with whom they do business.

“We now can assure those with whom we do business that we are compliant with ALTA Best Practices, but we don’t want them to just take our word for it,” said Travis Henry, attorney and partner with BHK. “We want to prove to lenders, Realtors, buyers and sellers that we are committed to the privacy and security of their information, and to offering the highest level of protection and the best closing experience in our community.”

ALTA created its Best Practices to help title and settlement agents highlight policies and procedures the industry exercises to protect lenders and consumers, while ensuring a positive and compliant real estate settlement experience.

BHK enlisted the assistance of national certified public accounting and management consulting firm PYA (Pershing Yoakley & Associates PC), an ALTA Elite Provider of Best Practices assessments, to perform the third-party assessment and certification.

“PYA was our partner as we worked to become compliant with ALTA Best Practices and underwent the certification process,” Henry said. “They were our guide through the pillars and helped us structure our business around each one.  Their approach shows you how to succeed rather than simply pointing out your deficiencies.”

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