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April-May 2022 | Volume 15 - Number 3

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Who Reads a Title Policy? Implementing 2021 ALTA Forms

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Some insureds may never read their title insurance policies, but as ATG's Karen Courtney and other members of the ALTA Forms Committee can assure you, they were thoughtfully and painstakingly updated! The resulting collection of updated forms will benefit all parties and support changing social, legal, and regulatory landscapes.

Many factors inspired this most recent round of revisions: Advancements in electronic notarization, changes in consumer and creditor' rights law, and case law developments. The approved forms align with legal, regulatory, and social justice considerations. The previous versions of the new forms are expected to be decertified by ALTA at the end of the year. Read more...

Peter J. Birnbaum
ATG President and Chief Executive Officer

ATG Hosts Open House in New Chicago Loop Closing Space

Our thanks to all who attended our Spring Fiesta Open House and shared in our celebration last month!

ATG kicked off 2022 with a beautiful new space for you and your clients. Our Chicago Loop closing rooms and support services are now located on the first floor of One South Wacker. Read more...

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ATG AGENTS | Underwriters' Bulletin

Agent Resources

Procedural Update

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: 2021 ALTA Forms Collection — ATG Implementation and What You Need to Know

Pre-Closing Clearance Services

ATG is pleased to offer services that help smooth the path of your real estate transactions. Read more...
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  • 6/9 | Navigating an Illinois Real Estate Transaction: The Stuart H. Wolf Program for Attorneys New to the Real Estate Practice | 4.00 MCLE; 1.00 PR applied for in Illinois | Experienced attorneys take you through the basics of real estate transactions in Illinois, from setting up your practice to the necessary forms and procedures to ethical considerations. Online! Details/Register
  • 6/15 | Don't Assume: How Complacency Endangers Your Practice | 1.00 MCLE applied for in IL; 1.00 CLE applied for in WI | ATG underwriting and claims attorneys will show the dangers of taking for granted the elements of a real estate transaction and how using established closing forms will develop efficient routines to prevent or resolve title defects and claims. Details/Register

New 2022 Programs | Watch your email for upcoming program descriptions and registration information. Topics include commercial transactions, claims prevention, and case law.

For full program lists, see Upcoming Programs and our OnDemand CLE catalog. Programs are FREE for all attendees.


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Cyber Crime and Wire Fraud Support

Our industry is under constant assault by criminal elements trying to steal closing funds, identities, and more. ATG provides downloads, notices, tutorials, and more to help you protect yourself from attacks and the damage left in their wake (learn more). And watch our latest video, ATG Fights Wire Fraud with CertifID.

For Consumers

Order Now — FREE informative brochures for home buyers and sellers.
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Memorial Day | ATG offices will be closed May 30 — see our 2022 corporate holiday calendar.
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ATG Sponsors Band for Lawyers Rock 2022 Event | The Thornes returned, surpassing their 2020 success.
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Simplify Your Work — New CPL System | Quick solutions for ATG agents, lenders, and clients.
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ATG GO Makes You a Hero | Learn more about how to turbocharge your real estate practice. Watch our short videos.
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