HA&W Announces 25 Firms Achieve ALTA Best Practice Compliance Through ComplianceSuccess Program

October 27, 2015

HA&W LLP announced that an additional 25 firms have achieved ALTA Best Practice compliance through HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess Program.

Each firm’s compliance testing and attestation reporting was conducted by the independent accounting firm of HA&W through its ComplianceSuccess Program. HA&W was the first CPA firm in the nation to perform ALTA Best Practices compliance benchmarking, readiness and reporting services across all seven ALTA Best Practices Pillars. The program delivers independent third-party assurance using CPA professional standards, which provide greater confidence to lenders.

HA&W provides multiple compliance offerings, including reviews, examinations, as well as SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports and ISO 27001 certifications to accommodate specific lender requirements. A review provides a level of assurance best suited for businesses with fewer than 300 residential closings per year and one to two escrow accounts. An examination report provides a level of assurance suitable for businesses with over 300 residential closings per year and three or more escrow accounts. 

Firms that have completed a review include:

  • Advantage Closing & Escrow Inc. and Advantage Title Abstract Company Inc.
  • Battles, Furgerson & Associates LLC
  • Bird, Cofield & Moise LLC & Red Oak Title Company LLC
  • Crown Title Corporation
  • Cumberland Title & Guaranty Company LLC
  • First Excel Title LLC
  • J. Calvin McBride & Associates PC
  • James D. Benefield III, Attorney at Law
  • Joel S. Jenkins Jr., Attorney at Law
  • Lakeforest Title & Escrow Co. Inc.
  • Lakhiani Law PLLC
  • Law Office of Chris Albanese LLC
  • Partnership Title Company LLC
  • Riley, Caldwell, Cork & Alvis P.A.
  • Saddle Creek Title LLC
  • Single Source Real Estate Services Inc. & Charter Title LLC
  • Stein & Associates LLC
  • TitleSave Agency Inc.
  • Walter W. Arnall LLC

Firms that have completed an examination include:

  • Aldridge Connors LLP
  • Crescent Title LLC
  • Ianniello Anderson P.C. and Northway Title Agency Inc.
  • The Judicial Title Insurance Agency LLC
  • O’Kelley & Sorohan, Attorneys at Law LLC
  • PGP Title

“Becoming compliant with ALTA Best Practices is a critical step for title and settlement professionals to take as the title industry continues to become more regulated,” said Lee Fields, managing director of HA&W’s ComplianceSuccess Program. “By choosing a CPA attestation report, the companies that have demonstrated compliance with ALTA Best Practices are leading the industry in providing their lenders and stakeholders a higher level of assurance by proactively addressing their internal operations to mitigate operational risk.” 

Contact ALTA at 202-296-3671 or communications@alta.org.