North American Title Names Underwriting Counsel for Mountain Region

August 17, 2021

North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC) has named James Rogers as underwriting counsel for the company’s Mountain Region.

In this role, Rogers assists with underwriting decisions pertinent to residential and commercial properties in Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, as well as expansion into new states in NATIC’s Midwest and Western regions.

Rogers brings to NATIC nearly 20 years of transactional legal experience with emphasis on real estate transactions, including title insurance, title opinion rendering, survey review and closing. After starting his career as underwriting counsel and title department manager for a title agency in South Dakota, Rogers served as claims attorney for a national title insurance underwriter and general counsel for a regional title company. Prior to joining NATIC, he served as senior manager of collateral and corporate attorney for a national cooperative bank serving rural America.

“James’ background working for a major lending institution brings a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective on meeting lender demands,” said Valerie Jahn-Grandin, NATIC’s executive vice president and chief underwriting counsel. “He always has a smile on his face and is willing to dive in and help agents on any topic, any time. His positive attitude, combined with his legal experience in several states, will strengthen our agent relationships and help our agents stay current on local and national changes.”

Throughout his career, Rogers has focused on multistate, multisite, high-dollar commercial transactions. He has also handled internal corporate governance matters including contact and affidavit drafting and review, federal and state legal compliance, and claims administration.

“After working as a title agent, producer and abstractor, and for a farm credit lender, I was attracted to this opportunity to return to the title industry and work for a progressive, game-changing company,” Rogers said. “I expect NATIC’s blend of industry-leading technology and traditional underwriting to provide powerful tools and resources to our independent agents. I look forward to answering their questions and helping them navigate tricky scenarios.”

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