North American Title Names Texas Regional Counsel

October 27, 2011

North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC) announced the appointment of Ginny Abiassi as its new Texas regional counsel. Abiassi has more than 20 years experience in the title insurance industry in underwriting as well as escrow and title.

As a key member of the NATIC team, she will be responsible for underwriting real estate transactions for NATIC’s independent agents in Texas and Alabama. Abiassi will also serve as the Texas regional counsel for North American Title Company (NATC), NATIC’s affiliated agencies. In that role, her responsibilities include establishing policy decisions, reviewing contracts and underwriting real estate transactions. She will dedicate her time equally between both roles. Abiassi brings a broad range of high-profile experience as a senior level underwriting counsel for two national underwriters where she was instrumental in the improvement and transformation of underwriting solutions.

“North American Title is very fortunate to have Ginny as our new Texas region counsel, “ stated Bill Moize, president of the Texas Region of North American Title Company. “Having known her for 25 years, I know she has a breadth of knowledge of the title business in not only underwriting but also escrow, title matters and claims. She is the whole package.”

Prior to joining NATIC, Abiassi spent three years in the oil and gas business working on a variety of contractual matters as well as insurance coverage and land ownership issues. Prior to that position, Abiassi was with Stewart Title Guaranty Co. in Houston for 17 years in various leadership positions including senior vice president, senior underwriting counsel and senior vice president, director of marketing and communications and counsel. During this time, she underwrote thousands of real estate transactions, was key in developing Stewart’s underwriting technology and knowledge depository system and was very active across the country in various continuing legal education (CLE) seminar programs. Abiassi began her underwriting career at Minnesota Title, now known as Old Republic National Title, as associate regional counsel.

Abiassi holds a Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston.