Stewart National Title Services names Christopher Lawrence as manager of its New York Metro Office

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HOUSTON (November 24, 2008)
Stewart National Title Services (NTS), a division of Stewart Title Guaranty Company, announced today the promotion of Christopher Lawrence to manager of Stewart Title Guaranty Company’s New York Metro National Title Services office in Stamford, Connecticut. Lawrence, who is a vice president and senior underwriting counsel, joined Stewart as assistant manager of the New York Metro NTS office in 2005. 

Prior to coming to Stewart Title, Lawrence was a Connecticut state underwriting counsel with Chicago Title Insurance Company in Stamford, Connecticut. Before joining Chicago Title, Lawrence owned and operated a title services company and agency located in Fairfield, Connecticut with a concentration on commercial real estate transactions. He has more than 12 years experience in the title industry. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Suffolk University Law School.

Lawrence succeeds Bruce Hawley, senior vice president and senior underwriting counsel, who was recently named manager of Stewart’s new Multinational Title Services Group in New York City. The Multinational Title Services Group was formed to provide specialized title services to companies that routinely purchase and sell commercial real estate in more than one country.  Lawrence will continue to report to Mr. Hawley. 

In addition to servicing its national and New York-area customers with national and international title insurance needs, under Lawrence’s leadership, the New York Metro National Title Services office will work closely with the Multinational Title Services Group. Lawrence will also assist Hawley with the development of both national and multinational business.

“Chris has a tremendous amount of experience in handling the title insurance aspects of high-liability, complicated multi-state and multi-national commercial real estate transactions,” said Bruce Hawley, senior vice president and senior underwriting counsel for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. “It has been my pleasure to work with Chris over the last three years, and I look forward to working with him in his new capacity as manager of our New York Metro office.”

About Stewart National Title Services and Stewart Title Guaranty Company 

Stewart National Title Services, a division of Stewart Title Guaranty Co., provides a single point of contact for national accounts that require special expertise in closing and underwriting for single and multi-site transactions nationwide. Stewart Title Guaranty Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-driven, technology-enabled, strategically competitive, real estate information, title insurance and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries throughout the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at www.stewart.com.

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