HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess Program Certifies 21 More Title Agencies as Compliant with ALTA Best Practices

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Title agencies certified as compliant in February 2016

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HA&W, LLP announced today that it has certified 21 more title agencies as compliant with ALTA Best Practices. These agencies, along with more than 400 others, have been working with HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess® Program. HA&W worked with ALTA, the AICPA and title agents to develop its distinctive ALTA compliance testing. It was also the first CPA firm in the nation to perform ALTA Best Practices compliance benchmarking, readiness and reporting across all seven ALTA Best Practice Pillars.

AICPA standards allow lenders to directly rely upon attestation engagements such as ComplianceSuccess. AICPA standards do not, however, allow third parties such as lenders to directly rely upon agreed-upon procedure or consulting engagement certifications provided by many in the ALTA compliance industry. ComplianceSuccess gives title agents a real advantage in the marketplace, as well as increased comfort in their own risk management. HA&W’s attestation-level engagements are required to be totally independent, giving lenders even greater confidence in an agent’s compliance.

HA&W provides a wide array of ALTA compliance reports including: CPA reviews, CPA examinations, SSAE16/SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports and ISO 27001 certifications. For a small agency, reviews start as low as $3,750, including a detailed readiness assessment. An examination adds HA&W’s CPA opinion along with increased onsite testing. SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports, along with ISO 27001 certifications, meet the needs of the largest and most sophisticated agencies.

HA&W stands with its clients by only issuing attestation-level ALTA compliance certificates, unlike other CPA firms in the market. Our services are the gold standard, as non-attest reports do not provide an opinion and do not follow the assurance standards of the AICPA.

Firms that have recently achieved ALTA Best Practices certificates through HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess Program include:

  • Andrew W. Hartman, LLC dba Hartman-Imbriale, LLP
  • Beggs & Lane, RLLP
  • BHAA Abstract & Title, LLC
  • Camelot Abstract, Inc., Carriage Court, LLC, Service One Abstract, LLC, LV Abstract, LLC and Doylestown 440 Abstract, LLC
  • CB Title Management Corp., CB Title Group, LLC, CB Title Agency of NY, LLC and CB Abstract Services, LLC
  • Cloud & Willis, LLC
  • East Alabama Title & Escrow, LLC
  • Evergreen Settlement Company, Inc.
  • Garlick, Hilfiker & Swift, LLP
  • Halperin Lyman, LLC
  • Hebert, Holmes & Bertrand
  • J. Knox Argo, P.C., Attorney at Law
  • Lake Abstract Company
  • North Atlanta Law Group, P.C.
  • Preferred Title and Settlement Services of Florida, Inc.
  • Shane Givens, LLC
  • South Oak Title, LLC
  • South Oak Title Trussville, LLC
  • Taylor Odachowski Schmidt & Crossland, LLC
  • Titan Title & Closing of MO, LLC
  • Trotter Jones, LLP

“The title agents and settlement firms that we’re working with today on compliance have recognized the value of aligning their business operations with ALTA Best Practices,” said Lee Fields, managing director of Business Consulting Services at HA&W. “Even though TRID compliance has been at the forefront of agent compliance activities for the past six months, these are industry leaders who are taking a proactive stance on overall risk management and compliance relating to ALTA Best Practices.”

For more information about HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess® Program, visit http://www.compliancesuccess.com or call 1-844-848-6529.

About HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess® Program:
Working with hundreds of companies nationwide on ALTA Best Practices testing and reporting, HA&W, LLP is the leading CPA firm in the nation to provide ALTA Best Practices compliance benchmarking, readiness and reporting through its ComplianceSuccess® Program. The program provides independent third-party assurance using CPA professional standards on attestation reporting, trusted by banking and financial institutions. Our fast track approach will assess your current level of compliance and provide you with a remediation plan in five business days. Our process delivers the best price point to achieve compliance, offering complete compliance benchmarking and reporting across all seven ALTA Best Practices Pillars. To ensure our ComplianceSuccess Program is in lock step with industry standards and requirements, HA&W is actively involved at the highest level with ALTA, the AICPA, underwriters and most importantly, our clients.

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