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NORTH AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY is a seasoned title insurance underwriter, helping title agents to achieve their individual business goals for more than 50 years. Today, the company conducts real estate settlement services in 39 states and the District of Columbia through a network of experienced, independent agents and its affiliates. In the past several years, we have become known as the “underwriter next door,” because our associates are always easy to reach and our processes are, at all times, quick and straightforward. Our agency application process is fast and transparent for qualified agents. NATIC offers a one-hour underwriting response guarantee that is unparalleled in our industry. In addition, we value our agents based on their title industry knowledge and experience, not just on profits alone.

Mike Bates

Southeastern Regional Underwriting Counsel

With 18 years of experience as underwriting counsel and 18 years as an independent agency owner, I bring a wealth of knowledge to my position as Regional Underwriting Counsel, Southeast, for North American Title Insurance Company (NATIC). Before joining NATIC, I served as southern region Underwriting Counsel for a title insurer. Prior to that, I was with another title insurance company for a decade, holding several positions, including General Counsel. In 1984, I founded a full-service, multi-underwriter title agency and settlement operation in Nashville, Tennessee, and served as its President and Chief Operating Officer until 2002. It was one of the largest title agencies in the state. A graduate of Virginia Tech, I earned my Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law. I am a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the American Bar Association and the Real Property Section of the Tennessee Bar Association.

Mike Bates 
Vice President, Regional Underwriting Counsel,

Office Address
760 NW 107th Ave. | Ste. 400
Miami, FL 33172

Field Office: Maryville, TN 

t: 800.374.8475
c: 865.724.9829
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