Title Insurance Services
Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne, Law Group, Ltd. has been a member of Attorney’s Title Guarantee Fund, Inc. (ATG) since September 21, 1976. Attorney’s Title Guarantee Fund, Inc. was founded in 1964 by a group of Illinois attorneys concerned about the attorney’s role in real estate transactions. ATG’s goal is to provide members with a level of support and services that empowers them to give their clients high quality legal assistance with real estate transactions through ATG’s services. Through the Law Group’s ATG membership, the Law Group provides title insurance at the request of their clients, lenders and realtors. Title insurance provides protection to the purchaser of real estate and to the lender. Title insurance is required by most financial institutions when purchasing real estate and obtaining a mortgage for the purchase thereof and for refinancing of mortgages. By increasing our title insurance services through the increase of our staff, the Law Group has been able to provide efficient, quality and cost effective services for our clients. The rates that we charge for title insurance and the process is competitive with other title insurance companies in the area.
Pamela J. Apke is the attorney who is primarily responsible for all title insurance services provided by the Law Group through ATG. Pam reviews each title commitment, owner’s policy and loan policy as well as draft the deeds, transfer declarations and any other legal documentation needed to complete a real estate transaction. Megan Tegeler and Cody Doty of our Effingham office are the primary support staff who assist in the real estate transactions and the title insurance. Megan has a degree in surveying that has proven valuable when proofing legal descriptions. Because of ATG’s extensive membership of lawyers across Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, the Law Group is able to provide title insurance in numerous counties surrounding Fayette and Effingham; including but not limited to Jasper, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Shelby, Montgomery, Marion and Bond Counties. Many of our past clients of the Law Group have expressed extreme pleasure in the ability for them to receive their legal counsel, title services and closing of their transactions all in the same location.