Hello, I am the Wisconsin State Manager for First American Title National Commercial Services. I look forward to working with you to provide all of your commercial title and closing needs.
I have over 10 years of title insurance experience, and I am a licensed attorney in Wisconsin and Minnesota. In my role as Wisconsin State Manager and Counsel for First American's National Commercial Services Division, I oversee the Madison and Milwaukee offices, provide underwriting support, close transactions and seek to provide exceptional service to clients to meet all of their title and closing needs.
Jan M. Haapala is Vice President, Counsel and Wisconsin State Manager for First American Title Insurance Company’s National Commercial Services. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northern Michigan University in 2002. He obtained his Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude in 2007, from Hamline University School of Law. He started in the title industry in 2001, and he joined First American’s Minneapolis National Commercial Services Office in 2007. He was admitted to practice in Minnesota in 2007 and Wisconsin and the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota in 2008. He served for two years as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota before returning to First American in October 2010. In January 2014, he was promoted to Vice President and Wisconsin State Manager. He has significant experience in title insurance and commercial real estate closings, including closing and underwriting complex multi-state, multi-site transactions.