Grandin Named Executive Vice President, Chief Underwriting Counsel for North American Title Insurance Co.

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Valerie Grandin’s commercial and homebuilder expertise will aid NATIC expansion plans.

Valerie Grandin has been named executive vice president, chief underwriting counsel for North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC). She brings more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience to her position, including commercial acquisition, conveyance, financing and development, as well as title insurance underwriting.

“Valerie’s broad-based expertise in commercial title and real estate, in addition to her experience in helping to grow a commercial unit, make her a valuable addition to our staff,” said Emilio Fernandez, NATIC president. “Her strength in commercial transactions will allow us to take on even more complex and challenging transactions, as we seek to grow that segment of our business.”

Prior to joining NATIC, Grandin was senior underwriting counsel at Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC’s home office in Orlando, where she provided underwriting assistance to commercial law firms, foreclosure practices and residential title agents. From 1999 to 2007, she handled all phases of commercial and residential real estate for Graham, Builder, Jones, Pratt & Marks, LLP (now Burr & Forman) in its Winter Park office. She also managed a real estate caseload for Miami-based Shapo, Freedman & Fletcher for four years prior to that.

“I am honored to be part of the highly respected team at NATIC,” Grandin said. “NATIC’s expansion across the country as well as the strength of their organic growth over the past few years is impressive. I am inspired and energized by their plans to strengthen and grow their commercial offerings and look forward to being an integral part of that process.”

Grandin is a graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park and earned her Juris Doctorate at the University of Miami, School of Law. She is a member of the Florida Bar, CREW Orlando and the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (RPPTL).

She is located in Miami and may be reached at (800) 374-8475 or vjahn-grandin(at)natic(dot)com.

About North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC)
North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC) is a seasoned title insurance underwriter, helping title agents to achieve the goal of true business success for over 50 years. NATIC conducts real estate settlement services in 36 states. NATIC earned the reputation as the “underwriter next door,” because their decision makers and associates are easy to reach and their processes are quick and straight forward. The NATIC agency application process is fast and transparent for qualified agents. NATIC has a one-hour underwriting response guarantee that is unparalleled in the industry.

NATIC is the largest capitalized company in Peer Group 2, which groups companies with capitalization between $25 million and $100 million as determined by Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. NATIC is ranked 7th by The Performance of the Title Insurance Underwriters© in terms of cash or cash equivalents. North American Title Insurance Co. maintains over $82 million* in cash or invested assets. This represents over 96 percent of the company’s assets and is characteristic of the most important attribute to title protection, namely, financial responsibility. *As of 12/31/2013

Demotech, Inc. awarded NATIC a rating of: A' (A Prime) Unsurpassed. A.M Best rated B++ (Good). NATIC is headquartered in Miami, Fla. To learn more, visit

For more information contact: Geoffrey B. Ginn, Esq., o: 704.595.9990; e: gginn(at)natic(dot)com

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