Briley & Deal, LLC, a regional title and settlement services provider based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, recently achieved compliance with title industry Best Practices as set forth by the American Land Title Association (ALTA).
Briley & Deal, LLC, chose to pursue certification to demonstrate to clients and competitors its adherence to the highest standards of excellence within the title services industry. Achieving ALTA Best Practices certification affords the firm the opportunity to assure clients that its compliance has been reviewed and certified by an ALTA-recommended audit company.
As regulators have recently increased their demands for protective measures throughout title and settlement procedures, ALTA created the Best Practices Framework to help title and settlement agents prepare policies and procedures to protect lenders and consumers. Best Practices certification comes after a rigorous third-party assessment covering all areas of title and settlement services, including licensing, escrow trust accounting controls, privacy and information security, written policies and procedures, liability and fidelity insurance confirmation, and guidelines for customer relationship management.
Briley & Deal, LLC, enlisted the assistance of national certified public accounting and management consulting firm PYA (Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C.) to perform the third-party assessment and certification.
“We chose PYA because they were recommended by ALTA as a top certification firm,” said Blake Deal, managing partner of Briley & Deal, LLC. “The certification process was rigorous yet fair, and we feel that our firm now is prepared for and compliant with the new TRID and CFPB regulations.”
With this certification, Briley & Deal, LLC, is now poised to demonstrate to consumers, lenders, and the industry its compliance with ALTA Best Practices. For more information, visit the Briley & Deal, LLC, website, www.jaxrelaw.com.
About Briley & Deal, LLC
Briley & Deal, LLC, is a full-service law firm providing representation in the areas of residential and commercial real estate title and closing services, general civil litigation, family law, construction law, corporate law, and land use and zoning law. Blake F. Deal III, Esq., the managing partner of the firm, has handled in excess of 10,000 real estate closings during his 20- year career ranging in value from $1 to $120,000,000. Blake concentrates in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, land use, and zoning law. Blake also serves as an instructor for the NE Florida MLS. His law partner, D. Randall Briley, a former state prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer in practice since 1989, heads the firm’s litigation and other practice areas listed above.