Stewart National Title Services announces opening of new Baltimore, MD office, serving the greater Washington, DC area

HOUSTON (June 26, 2008) – Stewart National Title Service (NTS) is pleased to announce the opening of its twentieth commercial location, located in Baltimore, Maryland and serving the greater Washington, DC area. The Baltimore NTS office is located at 409 Washington Ave, Towson MD 21204.

"As part of NTS' strategic expansion plan, we consider the greater Washington market a significant facet of our continued growth in operations, national coverage and market share," said Paul Sands, executive vice president, director, Stewart National Title Services.

John (Jack) Kieley, a real estate and title professional with more than 30 years of industry experience will manage the new operation. Kieley previously held positions with First American, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title and Lawyers Title. With a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore, he is currently a member of the Maryland and New Jersey State Bars and a member of the Maryland Land Title Association.

Joining Kieley as Underwriters in the Baltimore office will be Storm Feigles and Greg Merkle.

With more than 12 years of experience in the title industry, Storm Feigles previously served as underwriting counsel for First American. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law and is a member of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Bars, as well as a member of the real estate section of the Bar Association of Baltimore City.

Greg Merkle joins Stewart with more than 30 years of experience in the title industry. Prior to Stewart, he was underwriting counsel with First American. Merkle received his law degree from the University of Baltimore and is a member of the Maryland Bar Association.

"We are pleased to be adding seasoned title and real estate professionals of this caliber to our ranks, and we expect great things to come from them and from this important operation," added David Sallean, SVP, associate national title services director, Stewart National Title Services.

For information on Stewart products and services or to locate a Stewart National Title Services office, contact (800) 729-1906 or visit

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