20 Title Agencies Reach ALTA Best Practices Compliance, HA&W Reports

November 15, 2016

HA&W LLP, a national tax, audit and business advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, announced it has deemed 20 addition title agencies compliant with ALTA Best Practices. 

These agencies, along with more than 500 others, have partnered with HA&W through its ComplianceSuccess Program, which assures lenders that a title agent or settlement firm meets the highest standards in compliance benchmarking, readiness and reporting across all seven ALTA Best Practices Pillars.   

According to AICPA standards, lenders can fully rely upon attestation programs such as ComplianceSuccess to help meet their regulatory obligations.

HA&W provides a wide array of 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 compliance through HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess Program include:

  • Armstrong, Thomas, Berry, Lampton & McCardle (Hazlehurst, MS)
  • Certified Title Corporation (Owings Mills, MD)
  • Commerce Title & Abstract Company (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Dorrill & Pettit (Koscuisko, MS)
  • Edge & Kimbell Law LLC and Hopewell Title of Alabama LLC (McDonough, GA)
  • Gary Lawson & Associates PC now known as Lawson & Beck LLC (Peachtree City, GA)
  • Global America Title Services LLC (Hollywood, FL)
  • Landmark Title Services LLC (Orange City, FL)
  • Mitchell, McNutt & Sams PA (Tupelo, MS)
  • NOLA Title Company LLC (Metairie, LA)
  • North American Title Group, Inc. and Affiliates (Miami, FL)
  • Ohio Title Corp (Middleburg, OH)
  • Okmulgee Land Title Co. and OLT Real Estate Closing Services Inc. (Okmulgee, OK)
  • Providence Title Company (Arlington, TX)
  • Signature Title of Mississippi LLC dba Delta Title & Escrow Company (Ocean Springs, MS)
  • Sneeringer Monahan Provost Redgrave Title Agency Inc. (Albany, NY)
  • Thompson O’Brien Kemp & Nasuti PC (Norcross, GA)
  • Turner, Onderdonk, Kimbrough, Howell, Huggins & Bradley PA (Chatom, AL)
  • Veritas Title Partners LP (Houston, TX)
  • Williams, Rentz & Moulton PC (St. Simons Island, GA)

“These industry leaders are taking a proactive stance with regard to compliance with ALTA Best Practices,” said Lee Fields, managing director of Business Consulting Services at HA&W. “They recognize the importance of compliance to the overall operational efficiency of their business and chose to partner with a CPA firm that stands with their clients by only issuing attestation-level ALTA compliance reports which are the gold standard.”

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