News From Our Underwriter
Founder-Led Investors Title Celebrates 50 Years of Success
by Christopher McIlravey
When asked about his memories of Investors Title’s early days in 1972, J. Allen Fine will describe being one of only four employees, underwriting the first policy himself, and producing documents using the highly sophisticated-at-the-time electronic typewriter. Fifty years later, with nearly 800 employees in various subsidiaries and affiliates, real estate and title insurance transactions are virtually paperless, and Allen can reflect fondly on the humble beginnings that formed the foundation of what has become the fifth-largest family of title insurance companies, nationally, based on policyholder surplus (2022 Demotech “Performance of Title Insurance Companies”).
"As we celebrate Investors Title's 50th anniversary," said Morris Fine, Allen's youngest son, who joined the executive management team in 1992, "we take great pride in the fact that our growing team of employees remains committed to the foundational values and business principles that have propelled our company forward since its inception in 1972. Click HERE to read the entire article.
Claims Corner: A Fresh Start on Sales Out of Bankruptcy
by Michelle Walker, Claims Counsel
As bankruptcy filings increase from their pandemic lows, many debtors may find themselves with significant equity in their homes that makes selling a viable option. Real estate practitioners thus may begin to encounter more closings involving property subject to bankruptcy jurisdiction, which can entail unique considerations. As a former debtor’s attorney, I offer a few tips for navigating sales out of bankruptcy. Click HERE to gain insights.