William G. Morris, P.A., a Marco Island law firm engaged in general practice and real estate law, recently became certified in accordance with the American Land Title Association’s Best Practices.
National certified public accounting and consulting firm Pershing, Yoakley & Associates (PYA) provided the assessment and certification of William G. Morris, P.A.
“There are a number of title and settlement services companies out there claiming to be certified in ALTA’s Best Practices, but a number of those certifications are either self-proclaimed or provided by third parties that lack the credentials of an established accounting firm,” said William G. Morris, senior attorney of William G. Morris, P.A. “We chose PYA because they are one of the first qualified firms to offer a rigorous certification process and because of their experience working with settlement services companies, ALTA’s Best Practices and CFPB regulations. Our mortgage lending clients have already provided an extremely favorable response to our work with PYA and the overall certification process.”
The security and procedures utilized by the firm will benefit buyers and sellers as much as lenders. The difference, according to William Morris, is that most of these protections will be transparent. “That makes it hard for a buyer or seller to understand the importance of this certification, but it would only take one problem with an uncertified closing service for a buyer, seller or lender to realize the importance of working with a third party certified law firm,” said Morris.
The firm is proud to be at the forefront of best practices implantation and certification. This certification qualifies the firm to close real estate mortgages with those lenders requiring the highest level of security and qualification.
William G. Morris, P.A. has been providing legal services for over 30 years, with offices located at 247 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 202 on Marco Island, Florida. The firm’s practice covers a broad range including civil litigation, real estate, business and corporate law, estate planning and probate, domestic relations and contracts. For more information about William G. Morris, P.A., please visit the firm’s website at www.wgmorrislaw.com.