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January-February 2022 | Volume 15 - Number 1

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ATG, Now More than Ever

Advocating for Lawyers and Their Clients

Peter J. Birnbaum photoATG recently announced that it will be acquired by Guaranteed Rate Companies. The feedback from our shareholders and agents has been very positive. Many have asked some great questions and raised some important points.

If Not for ATG...

The most important questions are existential, but understanding the context is important: The business model ATG invented allowed lawyers to provide title services through an attorney-owned underwriter, "The Fund." If not for ATG, lawyers would have lost the battle to stay in the practice of representing consumers in the largest financial transaction of their lives. Read more...

Peter J. Birnbaum
ATG President and CEO


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  • 2/16 | Preparing for the New DS-1 Form Implementation | 1.00 MCLE (1.00 applied for) in IL | Learn what's changed, new disclosure requirements, and how to access the form in ATG's software systems. Who Should Attend: ATG Illinois agents and support staff. Details/Register

New 2022 Programs | Watch your email for upcoming program descriptions and registration information.

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

ATG AGENTS | Underwriters' Bulletin

Agent Resources


1099 Reporting — It's time to start preparing for tax season. Refresh your memory on satisfying the reporting requirements under Section 6045 of the Internal Revenue Code and download the necessary forms.

NOW OPEN: ATG Gurnee Office — Scheduling closings as of January 24, 2022.

ATTORNEYS | Practice Notes

Hot Topic

Illinois Real Property Transfer on Death Instrument Act Amendments Now in Effect


Attorneys/Title Agents



Real Estate and Title Insurance News

Demotech Reaffirms ATG's High Financial Stability Rating® in December 2021

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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ATG's CEO, an Unconventional Professional | Watch Peter Birnbaum in One South Wacker promotion.
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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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