North American Title’s National Title Solutions adds DeCastro as Senior Counsel

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Krista D. DeCastro has nine years’ experience as real estate attorney, handling multimillion-dollar transactions

Krista D. DeCastro is new senior counsel for North American Title's commercial division

DeCastro joins North American Title's commercial division as senior counsel

With the growth of our commercial division, it became obvious we needed to expand our existing, experienced staff. We are pleased that Krista brings her commercial background and transactional experience to our group.

The National Title Solutions (NTS) affiliate of North American Title Co. has added Krista D. DeCastro as senior counsel. DeCastro has nine years’ experience as a real estate attorney with several Miami law firms, including representing institutional lenders and owners in a number of multimillion- and billion-dollar transactions.

“With the growth of our commercial division, it became obvious we needed to expand our existing, experienced staff,” said John B. Shafer, director, national commercial division, North American Title Co. “We are pleased that Krista brings her commercial background and transactional experience to our group. She is a valuable asset and will enhance the overall experience level of the department.

“We look forward to broadening our customer base and increasing our national presence with Krista on board,” added Shafer. “She will be very involved as we continue to work in partnership with our customers.”

DeCastro has a wide range of experience representing private and institutional investors, lenders, buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants on real estate transactions, including financing, acquisition, disposition, leasing and management of real property. She has particular expertise in hotel, marina, condominium, office, retail, residential and mixed-use properties.

Most recently serving as counsel with Tenzer PLLC, DeCastro previously worked as an associate for other Miami firms including Akerman LLP; Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP; and White & Case LLP. DeCastro earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and her juris doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law.

A member of the board of directors of the Key Biscayne Bar Association, DeCastro is also a member of the Florida Bar’s Real Property, Trust Law and Probate Section as well as the Urban Land Institute, the Caribbean Bar Association and the Haitian Lawyers Association. She was named a “Florida Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers for 2013 and 2014.

DeCastro is located at the NTS Miami office at 700 Northwest 107th Ave., Suite 300, Miami, FL 33172, telephone number (877) 940-4687.

About North American Title
With well over 1,000 associates and a vast network of branches from coast to coast, North American Title (NAT) is among the largest real estate settlement service providers in the United States. Consisting of both agent and underwriter operations, NAT reported annual net revenues in fiscal 2013 of $185 million. The company also has the resources and stability of a wholly owned subsidiary of an S&P 500 company with over $11.0 billion in assets (fiscal quarter ending Nov. 30, 2013). North American Title’s agency network operates nationally under the name North American Title Co. (NATC), and is located in 18 of the fastest-growing states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Through our relationship with our expanding affiliate network, NATC provides real estate settlement services in all 50 states. NAT is headquartered in Miami, Fla. To learn more, visit http://www.nat.com

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