Our Accomplishments

 

 

NAILTA Accomplishments and Initiatives in 2010

  1. Coordinated the 2010 NAILTA Annual Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey which was attended by approximately 200 title insurance agents, title insurance underwriter representatives, real estate attorneys, vendors, sponsors and guests from across the United States.
  2. Provided comment on HUD’s RESPA “required use” Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR).
  3. Created first-ever definition of “independent land title insurance agent.”
  4. Submitted testimony regarding New York’s proposed “public title insurance option” bill.
  5. Advised the New Mexico Department of Insurance on proposed rate rule changes.
  6. Presented as keynote address at the Ohio Association of Independent Title Agents (OAITA) Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio.
  7. Testified at the NAIC Title Insurance Task Force Meeting in Orlando, Florida against the proliferation of private transfer fee covenants.
  8. Provided written testimony concerning the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s pending takeover of RESPA oversight.
  9. Drafted public relations memorandum concerning ongoing national foreclosure crisis.
  10. Coordinated member discounts for joint members of state independent land title associations, such as the OAITA, and NAILTA.
  11. Represented NAILTA at numerous public functions/seminars on title insurance matters in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida.
  12. Provided testimony to NAIC’s Title Insurance Task Force regarding proposed data collection methods for title insurance.
  13. Supported the creation of state organized independent land title associations.
  14. Developed continuing education course programming options for NAILTA members in 2011.
  15. Held two Board retreats — one in Philadelphia, PA, the other in Baltimore, MD — concerning the future development of NAILTA.

NAILTA Accomplishments and Initiatives in 2011

  1. Modified the NAILTA bylaws to expand membership categories and leadership positions.
  2. Organized the first independent land title association lobby day in Washington, DC in October, 2011.
  3. Met with approximately twenty members and/or legislative aides of the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate during lobby day.
  4. Worked directly with the drafters of federal legislation concerning MERS and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac.
  5. Met with the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance in Harrisburg, PA.
  6. Presented at the inaugural meeting of the Louisiana Association of Independent Land Title Agents (LAILTA).
  7. Helped with the formation of both the Louisiana Association of Independent Land Title Agents (LAILTA) and the Indiana Association of Independent Land Title Agents (IAILTA).
  8. Presented at the fourth annual convention for the Ohio Association of Independent Title Agents (OAITA) in Columbus, Ohio.
  9. Held NAILTA’s fourth annual convention in Baltimore, Maryland in April, 2011.
  10. Authored two position papers on the MERS crisis.
  11. Submitted comments to the CFPB concerning the HUD-1 Settlement Statement reforms due in July 2012.
  12. Met with the RESPA taskforce at CFPB concerning NAILTA’s position on the settlement industry.
  13. Submitted testimony to the House Financial Services Committee regarding proposed amendments to Dodd-Frank that would have benefited affiliated business arrangements.
  14. Stopped a proposed amendment to a Senate Bill in Oregon that would have allowed banks to circumvent long-standing foreclosure laws.
  15. Met with the staff of Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden regarding MERS.
  16. Met with the staff of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman regarding MERS.
  17. Met with Geauga County, Ohio Recorder, Sharon Gingerich, regarding MERS.
  18. Created a liaison position between NAILTA and PRIA.
  19. Presented at the National Association of Land Title Examiners and Abstractors conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida in October, 2011.
  20. Authored two amicus briefs in RESPA-related litigation, including before the United States Supreme Court in Edwards v. First American Title.