First American Title Acquires New York-Based TitleVest

March 17, 2015

First American Title Insurance Co. recently acquired TitleVest Holdings Group LLC, a New York City-based title agency offering title insurance and related services for real property purchase and refinance transactions.

 “We’ve worked with TitleVest for years, so we know firsthand that our companies share a common vision to deliver industry-leading service and innovative products to our customers,” said Chris Leavell, chief operating officer of First American Title Insurance Co. “TitleVest is an important addition to the First American family in New York, where our commitment to our customers and our agent partners across the state is strong.”

Brian Tormey, TitleVest’s current chief operating officer, will continue to lead the TitleVest operations and Bill Baron, CEO, will retire following the acquisition.

"We are grateful for our clients’ trust and loyalty and we’re confident that being a part of the First American family will only increase our opportunity to provide our award-winning customer service to an even broader audience," Tormey said. 

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