Leonard Prescott

Leonard Prescott

Leonard Prescott

Division Underwriting Counsel & Director of Agency Underwriting

2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Ste. 710

Coral Gables , FL 33134



Len Prescott is a knowledgeable underwriting professional with more than 27 years of experience across securities, insurance, and real estate. As Division Underwriting Counsel and Director of Agency Underwriting, Len is responsible for providing underwriting leadership and strategic oversight across the Agency division while continuing to support First American’s agent experience and underwrite complex transactions.

Len has been part of First American's underwriting team for 10 years, most recently serving as Regional Underwriting Counsel overseeing First American’s Florida State and Regional Underwriting Department. 

Len came to First American with an extensive background in securities, insurance, and real estate, and having previously served as Underwriting Counsel in Miami for several of the largest national title insurance underwriters. In addition to his many leadership and management responsibilities, Len is a very active transactional underwriter and has underwritten many of the most complex and largest title transactions in Florida. He can be credited with crafting solutions to some of the most challenging underwriting issues throughout his career.

Outside of First American, Len develops and presents educational programs for agents and production staff and has been regularly featured as a national speaker for the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and other state and regional title associations. He frequently represents the interests of First American and its agents before the Office of Insurance Regulation, the Florida Department of Financial Services, and the Florida Legislature. Len has been a contributing author for many changes to Florida statutes of importance to the title industry including the treatment of Construction Liens, Estoppels, Property Information Reports, MRTA, Lis Pendens and Homestead. Len is an active member of the Florida and Maryland Bar Associations, a Past President of the Florida Land Title Association (FLTA) and a Co-Vice Chair of the Title Insurance Committee of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section (RPPTL) of the Florida Bar.

Len graduated, summa cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire, is a member of the Academic Honor Society Phi Beta Kappa and received his Doctor of Law from the Georgetown University Law Center. 

Every day First American delivers timely, accurate information with expertise and integrity while adhering to the highest standards of financial stability and professional responsibility. Becoming an agent of First American gives you the necessary tools to succeed in the ever-changing real estate market. Please contact Len today to find out how First American’s nationwide strength, local expertise and friendly service can work for you.

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