Pinto Hired as Legal Claims Education Officer by North American Title Insurance Co.

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Patricia Pinto has over 20 years of experience in the title industry as claims attorney and has lectured extensively on fraud prevention to real estate and title professionals in Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Patricia Pinto joins NATIC as legal claims education officer

Pinto joins North American Title Insurance Co. as legal claims education officer

Pat’s 20-plus years of experience as claims counsel for a national underwriter makes her uniquely qualified to provide claims awareness and prevention training to our title agents.

Patricia Pinto has joined North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC) as its new legal claims education officer. She will be training and providing education seminars on a variety of topics for NATIC agents, both affiliate and independent.

“Pat’s 20-plus years of experience as claims counsel for a national underwriter makes her uniquely qualified to provide claims awareness and prevention training to our title agents,” said Margery Lee, executive vice president, NATIC national claims and litigation manager. “In handling title and escrow claims for the title insurer, insured and underwritten agents, Pat has acquired in-depth knowledge of issues often encountered in our industry. She has generously shared her knowledge and experience as a frequent speaker before real estate, title and business associations.

“As our claims education officer, Pat will train our title agents on how to spot and resolve potential issues in a transaction before settlement, based on actual and hypothetical claims scenarios from closed and cancelled transactions,” added Lee. “She will be sharing these claims awareness and prevention materials through webinars as well as on-site seminars and roundtable discussions, focusing initially on California.”

Pinto is a member of the Orange County Real Estate Fraud Task Force and has collaborated with the Department of Justice, California Department of Insurance, FBI and the Orange County District Attorney to apprehend and prosecute perpetrators of mortgage and real estate fraud. She also assisted the Orange County Superior Court in creating a loan modification mediation program, for which she received the 2013 Panther Award from the California Reinvestment Coalition.

A certified mediator, Pinto has mediated real estate cases for the Orange County Superior Court and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, and received her Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law.

“A little training can go a long way in preventing claims and resulting losses,” said Pinto. “I look forward to meeting our agents and letting them know they are our teammates in addressing these title issues and their prevention or resolution.”

Pinto is located at the NATC Southern California regional operations office at 711 W. Kimberly Ave., Suite 200, Placentia, CA 92870, telephone number (714) 491-6600.

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 39 states and the District of Columbia. 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 $84 million* in cash or invested assets. This represents over 92 percent of the company’s assets and is characteristic of the most important attribute to title protection, namely, financial responsibility. *As of 12/31/2014.

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

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