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June 2022 | Volume 15 - Number 4

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No Surprise: ATG Remains Committed to Lawyer-Agent Model

Peter J. Birnbaum photoWith the summer season just beginning, I wanted to touch base with our agents and other colleagues about a very important topic. You've all received several communications from us about our change in ownership, which became effective April 1, 2022.

Here’s the most important part of that news for our attorney agents and the clients we all serve:

ATG remains committed to the lawyer-agent model we brought to the market in 1964. While pursuing new ownership, our highest priority was to find a buyer who shares a similar vision, who is as dedicated to preserving our business model as we are. With the support of Guaranteed Rate, ATG will continue to be the single most ardent and effective advocate for lawyers in the conveyancing process. You have our word on that. Read more...

Peter J. Birnbaum
ATG President and Chief Executive Officer


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Illinois Attorneys: If your last name begins with A-M, your MCLE reporting period ends June 30, 2022. Earn hours FREE and at your convenience — more than 20 qualifying programs in our OnDemand CLE catalog.

  • 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 you the dangers of taking elements of a real estate transaction for granted and how using established closing forms will develop efficient routines to prevent or resolve title defects and claims on insured properties. Details/Register
  • 6/22 | Illinois Real Estate Case Law Update | 1.25 MCLE in IL | ATG attorneys present summaries of real estate cases decided in state and Federal courts in the past year that impact Illinois lawyers' practices. Details/Register

Watch your email for details of coming programs on commercial transactions, Wisconsin real estate transactions, and more.

ATG AGENTS | Underwriters' Bulletin

Agent Resources

Hot Topic

Who Reads a Title Policy? Implementing 2021 ALTA Forms

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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ATTORNEYS | Practice Notes

Legislative Update


Easements: 2021 Wisconsin Act 99 — Section 710.20: Maintenance and repair of private roads, which lays out the procedure for how costs are to be shared among beneficial users of private roads and driveways.


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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  video, ATG Fights Wire Fraud with CertifID.

For Consumers

Order Now — FREE informative brochures for home buyers and sellers.
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Juneteenth | ATG offices will be closed June 20 — see our 2022 corporate holiday calendar.
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Financial Strength  | ATG's reinsurance coverage through Lloyd's of London syndicates.
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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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[Last update: 6-15-22]