Davis, Bingham, Hudson & Buckner, P.C., a regional title and settlement services provider based in Auburn, Alabama, recently achieved compliance with title industry Best Practices as set forth by the American Land Title Association (ALTA).
Davis, Bingham, Hudson & Buckner, P.C., is now part of the elite, but continually growing, group of ALTA Best Practices certified companies. National certified public accounting and management consulting firm PYA (Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C.) provided the third-party assessment and certification services.
Davis, Bingham, Hudson & Buckner, P.C., President Nancy Davis said, “Our Firm chose to work toward certification with PYA because they are nationally recognized as the ‘gold standard.’ Our Firm frequently serves as counsel on transactions that involve parties and lenders outside of our region, and PYA’s national reputation means that our certification is accepted anywhere.”
With this certification, Davis, Bingham, Hudson & Buckner, P.C., has proven its continued commitment, not only to regulators and lenders, but to all consumers, ensuring a positive and compliant real estate settlement experience.
“PYA served as a true partner during the rigorous certification process. Their substantial experience in working with closing firms throughout the country brought our office new ideas and innovative ways to update our established procedures,” said partner Tom Bingham.
In order to ensure the protection of consumers’ non-public personal information, regulators have increased the demand for protective measures throughout title and settlement procedures. Due to this oversight, lenders are reviewing their relationships with service providers and becoming more sensitive to the types of companies with which they do business. To help meet this need, ALTA created the Best Practices Framework to help title and settlement agents prepare policies and procedures to protect lenders and consumers.
Taylor Buckner, partner of Davis, Bingham, Hudson & Buckner, P.C., explained, “Certification with PYA provides confidence and comfort to our clients and lenders, assuring them of our first-class security measures and closing procedures.”
Visit the Davis, Bingham, Hudson & Buckner, P.C., website, www.dbhlawoffice.com, to learn more.
For questions regarding the Best Practices Framework, visit the ALTA website at www.alta.org/bestpractices.
About Davis, Bingham, Hudson & Buckner, P.C.
Davis, Bingham, Hudson & Buckner, P.C., is an Auburn, Alabama-based law firm that provides real estate closing services to Lee County and the greater East Alabama area. Since 1978, the law firm has provided professional services to individuals, families, and businesses.