WFG National Title Deepens Underwriting Support for Mid Atlantic Agents

Ed Trope will be State Underwriting Counsel for Virginia, Maryland

Santa Barbara, CA – August 25, 2011 – WFG National Title Insurance Company (“WFG National Title”) has announced that Ed Trope will serve as State Underwriting Counsel for agents in Virginia and Maryland.  WFG National Title is a national, full service provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services for lender, commercial and residential transactions. The Williston Financial Group family of title insurers is currently licensed and operating in 40 jurisdictions nationwide.

Trope will support WFG National Title’s agencies in Maryland and Virginia on underwriting matters.  He comes to the company with 33 years of legal experience focusing on the settlement services and real estate industry, most recently as the owner and manager of his own law firm for 11 years.  Trope previously spent ten years as Vice President, Counsel and Agency manager for one of the industry’s largest underwriters, managing operations for the company’s Richmond agency office.  He earned his J.D. at T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond; and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Virginia.  He is a long-time member of the Virginia State Bar and Virginia State Bar Association, as well as the Richmond Bar Association; and is a member in the Real Estate and Business sections of both the Virginia State Bar and Richmond Bar Association.

“Ed Trope is recognized in the mid-Atlantic region as an astute attorney and a valued counselor for title agents,” said Thomas Klein, Senior Vice President, Agency, Southeast Region.  “Our agents have told us repeatedly that they look to their national underwriters for information and support when the regulatory climate becomes volatile.  Our addition of Ed confirms our commitment to collaborate with our independent agencies and support them in whatever ways they need.”

Ed Trope can be reached by e-mail at  trope@edtrope.com; his office line at (804) 521 5721, or via cell phone, (804) 426 9950.

For more information, go to www.WFGNationalTitle.com.

About WFG National Title Insurance Company

WFG National Title Insurance Company, a Williston Financial Group Company, is a national provider of premium title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industry.  The company also delivers a wide variety of residential and commercial mortgage lender services, including default and real estate owned transactions.  The company enjoys a Financial Stability Rating of A’ (A prime) as assigned by Demotech, Inc.  Built around the directive to “communicate, collaborate, coexist,” WFG National Title Insurance Company is committed to applying a new philosophy to the traditional mortgage and real estate industry, working to meet the changing needs of its clients, agents and associates.  For more information, please go to www.WFGNationalTitle.com.

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