|A Message From The President|
|Congress at Midstream by Ann vom Eigen
Although there were legislative victories for ALTA® in 1997, numerous pending issues reflect action during the previous year.
|ALTA® 1998 Financial Profile: Doing More With Less by David R. McLaughlin
Once again, the ALTA® member dues payment amount is fully deductible as a business expense because the Association pays the lobbying (proxy) tax.
|Conference Offers Direct Insight
House Majority Whip Tom DeLay and Fannie Mae Vice Chairman Jamie Gorelick head a sparkling program that will focus on leading issues and priorities during the ALTA® Mid-Year event in Washington March 16-18.
|ALTA® Abstracter-Agent Survey Shows Average Revenue Near $1 Million
by Mark A. Bilbrey and Richard W. McCarthy
A vigorous performance by 126 larger firms helped produce this showing; operating expense averaged 80-85 percent of total revenue, regardless of company size.
|Equitable Subrogation Unsettled by Lawrence P. Heffernan,
Counsel Lawrence P. Heffernan comments on a decision in which the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has denied First Federal Savings Bank equitable relief because the financial institution procured title insurance.