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Underwriting Counsel

Lowell, MI
Full Time
Practice Areas: Title Underwriting, Real Estate Job #: UNDER01230 Exp.: 5+ Years
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Determine the conditions of the title and insurability by considering the effect of documents such as deeds, mechanics liens, tax liens, judgments, assessments, probates and other matters of record
  • Analyze and evaluate pertinent recorded documents for determination of ownership, accurate legal descriptions, and any effect on the title to real estate
  • Explain chain of title, exceptions, and requirements to customers and managers
  • Recognize title defects and formulate curative solution
  • Assess risks and liabilities that may jeopardize the company, and bring these matters to the attention of the local title manager, state title manager or underwriter, as appropriate.
  • Surveys prepared on properties and other proposed documents to be insured such as mortgages, mortgage modifications, etc.
  • Work closely with the title agent and escrow staff to meet deadlines for closings and assist with answering questions related to issuance of the title commitment and policies
  • Perform other duties assigned by manager

  • Law Degree required
  • Admitted to practice in state of employment
  • Licensed to practice law, in good standing
  • 5+ years title underwriting experience
  • Must be familiar with real estate law
  • 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

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