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Lawyers Advantage Title Group Joins the Near North Title Group Platform
Attorney-Employee Ratio Increases with Strategic Positioning in Florida
CHICAGO, IL – June 15, 2020 – In a move that compliments the Florida operations of one of the Midwest’s strongest title and escrow agents, Near North Title Group announces the acquisition of Lawyers Advantage Title Group. The strategic alliance combines the infrastructure and capabilities of Near North’s industry-leading platform to compliment Lawyers Advantage’s 30+ years of service.
“This investment represents an important strategic opportunity to offer turnkey title and escrow services to our clients throughout the state of Florida”, said CEO Daniel Fowler, “and with one attorney at Near North for every 10 employees, we will retain the essence of the Lawyers Advantage name.”
Founded in 1989 by Jon and Kay Sandler who laid the foundation for a successful Florida operation, Lawyers Advantage has established a legacy of providing the Florida real estate community with exemplary title insurance and escrow closing services. The Lawyers Advantage staff enjoys a longstanding relationship with institutional clients including the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Habitat for Humanity Orlando. Their expertise will enhance Near North’s ability to service its national clients.
Lawyers’ ownership included prominent real estate attorney Alan Sandler, who will assume the role of Vice President of Florida Operations as he manages the offices throughout the state. “Leveraging Near North’s expansive platform of nationwide title and escrow services enables us to increase our size and scope to extend value to customers in the form of technology, infrastructure and thought leadership”, said Sandler. “Our employees and the clients they serve will continue to benefit from the legacy of Lawyers Advantage while gaining access to increased opportunities at Near North,” Sandler added. He will be joined by Regional Account Executive Pilar Bermejo, who will be servicing the south Florida market.
The two existing Florida locations add to Near North’s 20 Midwest offices and will operate in the Orlando and Miami area under the Near North brand, continuing the same service tradition that clients have associated with Lawyers Advantage for over 30 years.
About Near North Title Group
Near North Title Group is a fully integrated title, escrow, construction and 1031 exchange company that has been providing clients with a comprehensive portfolio of commercial and residential services across the country for over 30 years. One of the largest title agents in the Midwest, we facilitate over $7 billion in yearly transaction volume throughout more than 20 offices as we continuously expand our market presence. Near North provides customized solutions for a broad scope of title and escrow needs, leveraging years of industry expertise and underwriter relationships that allow for maximum flexibility in facilitating even the most complex real estate transactions.