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Wanted Underwriting Counsel

Posted on: 10 Sep 2019 578 views
: Underwriting Counsel
: First American
: New York, New York, United States
: Law Degree
: 5
: 7

Company Summary

Join our team! As a global leader in providing title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, First American Title Insurance Company (NYSE: FAF) is an ideal place to build your career. We have been entrusted with helping our customers achieve and protect their dream of homeownership since 1889. First American Title’s Direct division provides comprehensive title insurance protection and professional settlement services for real estate purchases, refinances and equity loans.We believe that our people are the key to the company’s continued success. Because our employees enable our future, we invest in theirs by supporting their careers and promoting their overall wellbeing. First American has created an award-winning culture and has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2018 list for the third consecutive year and to more than 50 regional Best Places to Work lists. For more information, visit

Job Summary

We are seeking an Underwriting Counsel with experience in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Telecommuting is an option if located outside of the metropolitan area.

Essential Functions

  • Provides underwriting support, counsel, and authorization to company personnel, agents, and customer(s), related to the issuance of real estate title insurance commitments and policies.
  • Utilizes underwriting standards and guidelines within delegated authority limits, to underwrite the issuance of title insurance.
  • Provides guidance to company personnel in the performance of real estate settlement services.
  • Issues underwriting standards and guidelines in accordance with established company processes.

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Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used

  • Strong understanding of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of real estate title and settlement process.
  • General knowledge of Federal and State regulations related to real estate title insurance and settlement services.
  • General understanding of underwriting real estate transactions for the issuance of title insurance policies.
  • Ability to collaborate and act decisively.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and timely follow up.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Requires abstract thinking and creative solutions.
  • Law Degree required
  • Admitted to practice in state of employment.
  • 5-7 years title underwriting experience.
  • Must be familiar with real estate law.
  • Licensed to practice law, in good standing


First American invests in its employees’ development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer. For more information about our Company and our dedication to putting People First, check out

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