Jeffrey McCormack Appointed Vice President and Counsel for The Talon Group


October 7, 2003, SANTA ANA, Calif.

The Talon Group, First American Title Insurance Company’s new title and settlement services division, today announced that Jeffrey McCormack has been appointed vice president and counsel for the company’s operations in Washington, D.C. 

An attorney for more than 20 years, McCormack has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate transactions. He has worked both in-house and as a partner in large law firms representing insurance companies, financial institutions, developers and institutional owners. Prior to joining The Talon Group, he served as counsel for Constellation Energy Group and was a partner with Weinberg & Green (now Saul Ewing L.L.P.).

McCormack graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Loyola College in Maryland and went on to earn a juris doctor from the University of Virginia Law School. He and his wife, Karen, currently reside in Ellicott City, Md., with their three children.

The Talon Group opened its Washington, D.C., office in early 2003 and recently relocated to One Lafayette Centre at 1120 20th Street. The office specializes in commercial transactions, both local and national, and provides closing services for properties located across the United States.

Formed in February 2003, The Talon Group represents the first time a company in the title industry has intentionally established a competitive brand in order to gain market share and improve long-term profitability. Serving the nation’s top real estate markets, the division aggressively competes for market share by providing high-quality title and settlement services. Talon is currently operating in key markets such as Washington D.C., Chicago, Baltimore, Michigan, Ohio, Utah, Florida, Philadelphia, upstate New York and the state of Washington.

First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through nearly 1,200 offices and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif. Information about The First American Corporation’s subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at www.firstam.com.

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