The Talon Group Expands Baltimore Team With Addition of Two Industry Veterans


December 16, 2003, SANTA ANA, Calif.

The Talon Group, First American Title Insurance Company’s new title and settlement services division, today announced that Susan Castle Milne and Steven Carlin have joined the company’s Baltimore, Md., operation. 

Milne, a 17-year veteran of the title industry, will serve as counsel. Prior to joining The Talon Group she worked with another major area underwriter. Carlin, who has been appointed as agency representative, will be responsible for developing new agent business and maintaining existing agency relationships. Carlin brings more than 20 years of experience in sales and as a loan officer to his new position.

The Baltimore office, which opened earlier this year, specializes in local and national commercial transactions and provides support to Talon agents in the state of Maryland. This experienced legal team is headed by Jack Kieley, an attorney with more than 20 years’ experience in the title industry. The team also includes attorneys Patrick Naughton, who has more than 30 years of industry experience, and Storm Feigles, a 10-year industry veteran.

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, Philadelphia, Michigan, Ohio, Utah, Florida, Arizona, 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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