Mary Kay Kennedy Named Senior Vice President for First American Exchange Company, LLC


March 27, 2007, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Exchange Company, LLC, a member of The First American Family of Companies, announced today that it has named Mary Kay Kennedy senior vice president.

In her new role, Kennedy will oversee First American Exchange Company’s Northern California region, which has offices in San Jose, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Sacramento and Fresno. Kennedy, who has more than 23 years of experience in real estate law, worked for two San Francisco-area law firms and as assistant general counsel for MetLife in Foster City, Calif., from 1990 to 1999, prior to joining First American Exchange Company in 2003 as vice president and counsel for the Northern California region.

Recognized for her industry expertise and experience, Kennedy has been a guest speaker for several prestigious organizations, including Practising Law Institute, the Continuing Education of the Bar, Federation of Exchange Accommodators, The State Bar of California and the American Land Title Association. She has also been actively involved in several industry and community organizations, including serving as the former chair of The State Bar of California’s Real Property Law Section; the former managing editor of the California Real Property Journal, the official publication of The State Bar of California’s Real Property Law Section; and as a board member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) in San Francisco, as well as a member of CREW Silicon Valley in San Jose

Kennedy holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a juris doctor from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. She currently resides in Redwood City, Calif., and works out of the San Jose office.

First American Exchange Company, LLC, a subsidiary of First American Title Insurance Company, serves as a qualified intermediary in handling customers’ tax-deferred exchanges, a valuable investment tool for maintaining continuity of investment dollars while affording investors the opportunity to consolidate, expand or diversify their portfolio of properties. Information about First American Exchange Company can be found on the Internet at www.firstexchange.com.  

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 more than 1,800 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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