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Proper Title, LLC, Adds Neil F. Narut, Esq., as Senior Underwriting Counsel

February 16, 2018

Palatine, Ill.-based Proper Title, LLC, a full-service title insurance agency serving the residential and commercial real estate industries, announced it has hired Neil F. Narut, Esq., as senior underwriting counsel.

“We are very fortunate to have someone with Neil’s background and outstanding reputation in the industry join Proper Title,” said David Garside, executive vice president of title and escrow operations at Proper Title. “He brings exceptional expertise in real estate law and understanding the attorney’s role in transactions that aligns perfectly with our goal to provide the best possible customer experience at the closing table.”

Most recently with Chicago Title, Narut has more than two decades of experience in real estate and land title insurance legal matters, concentrated in commercial and residential real estate transactions, REO, title curative, and foreclosure of mortgage default and mechanic’s lien cases. According to Narut, his approach to underwriting balances the necessary underwriting standards while applying pragmatic and practical solutions to complex title issues for attorneys and their clients.

“I fully understand, having practiced law, the real estate attorney’s mission to provide the highest level of service to clients and referring realtors,” said Narut. “Proper Title has assembled a spectacular team of experienced title professionals unmatched by any other company in the Chicago area. This is the exact company I would want to work with as a practicing attorney-agent.”

A graduate of Loyola University – Chicago and The John Marshall Law School, Narut frequently speaks at continuing education and bar-related functions, and was selected to the Fidelity Underwriter Leadership Program.

Launched with just 27 employees in 2013, Proper Title has doubled its size and increased its transaction volume every year to become a major player in the title insurance business. It earned the 2016 Award for Excellence from Fidelity National Title Group, Inc., a member of the Fidelity National Financial (NYSE: FNF) family of companies and the nation’s largest group of title companies and title insurance underwriters. The award is given for meeting and exceeding specific title underwriting and settlement services criteria.

About Proper Title, LLC:

Palatine, Ill.-based Proper Title, LLC, is a full-service title insurance agency serving the residential and commercial real estate industries. Since its founding in 2013, Proper Title has substantially grown its transaction volume in just a few years with its commitment to servicing the needs of its clients and is the second-largest title insurance agency in Illinois, and earned the 2014, 2015 and 2016 “Rising Star / Excellence in Action” awards by Fidelity Investments. With seven closing locations in Cook, Lake and DuPage counties, Proper Title is able to deliver an exceptional title experience throughout the Chicago area and the Midwest. For more information, visit

Neil F. Narut, Esq., joined Proper Title, LLC, as senior underwriting counsel.