full time legal senior

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Company SummaryJoin our team! First American's National Production Services division provides global title and escrow production support across all channels within First American Title including the Mortgage Services, Commercial, Direct, and Agency divisions. As a global leader in providing title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, First American (NYSE: FAF) is an ideal place to build your career. We have been entrusted with helping our customers achieve and protect their dream of homeownership since 1889. We believe that our people are the key to the company's continued success, and we invest in diverse talents and backgrounds and empower our teams to achieve more than they could anywhere else. First American has created an award-winning culture and has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the fifth consecutive year and to more than 50 regional Best Places to Work lists. For more information, please visit... www.careers.firstam.com

Job Summary


In your role of the Senior Commercial Examiner, you will search public records and examine titles to determine legal condition of primarily commercial or industrial property in addition to copy or summarize recorded documents, which affect the condition of title to the property. These roles may be found within production center or branch office environments. The actual workflow is typically determined by geographic practices and requires an increased knowledge of state requirements. The Senior Commercial Title Examiner role gathers information and creates a commitment of title before passing along to a Commercial Title Officer.

This is a remote position where you will work independently and use experience to examine title to real property, ranging in complexity, to determine status and establish chain of title.

In this role, you will...

  • Examine the chain of title for commercial/industrial properties
  • Perform title examination of complex title orders requiring a high level of title expertise
  • Abstract and analyze records, such as leases, subleases, acreage, liens, judgments, easements, vital statistics, and plot and map books. Determine ownership and legal restrictions to verify legal description of property and completeness of records for examinations, including multi-site properties
  • Read and decipher legal descriptions relating to title orders
  • Resolve most issues such as missing information, incomplete, inaccurate or contradictory information contained in the title documentation
  • Write title products based on the interpretation and application of procedural guidelines
  • Prepare and review reports for accuracy
  • Provide underwriting interpretation within established guidelines

Knowledge / Skills / Technology Used / Requirements

  • Strong detail / quality orientation
  • Analytical review skills with strong research and investigative skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Customer service orientation
  • Standard MS skill set
  • Multiple state licenses (as required by state) to do business in a broad geographic area
  • Knowledge of legal terms used in title documents
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 6+ years directly related experience

Candidates must have the ability to...

  • Work from home
  • Have high speed internet to use our secure VPN environment
  • Have a dedicated space to work from home without background noise
  • Be available to work during full- time during business hours & attend full-time training
  • Work overtime as needed by the business unit

First American invests in its employees' development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan. For more information about our Company and our dedication to putting People First, check out firstam.com/careers

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