NATIC Names Regional Underwriting Counsel in the Southeast

March 27, 2018

North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC) has hired Kelsea Laun as vice president and regional underwriting counsel for the Southeast region.

In her role, she will support the existing counsel, Mike Bates, and help provide legal and underwriting support to NATIC agents throughout Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

“Kelsea is connected to our markets in Atlanta, across Georgia, and in Tennessee and the other southeastern states,” said Valerie Jahn-Grandin, NATIC executive vice president and chief underwriting counsel. “Her extensive litigation and curative experience offers our agents a knowledgeable partner for their underwriting needs. As someone who is both practical in her approach as well as committed to the highest level of customer service, Kelsea will be a perfect fit for the underwriting team at NATIC.”

Laun began her legal career representing individuals in landlord-tenant disputes and later co-founded an Atlanta residential real estate firm. Laun previously handled all aspects of consumer bankruptcy at a large, metro Atlanta bankruptcy law firm, including petition filing and adversarial litigation. Prior to joining NATIC, she was managing attorney for the litigation department of The Gilroy Firm. She is licensed to practice law in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee and is board certified as a consumer bankruptcy specialist.

“My background in real estate transactions, bankruptcy and title curative litigation gives me the foundation needed to help NATIC agents keep abreast of existing and emerging risks and trends,” said Laun. “I look forward to applying my knowledge to help NATIC agents prosper and grow with the company.”

Laun is a member of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

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