Our company was founded in 1986 as the unique vision of our founder, who had for 17 years been a paralegal with
a prominent law firm, learning in a wide variety of areas of legal practice. Originally named "Legal
Assistants, Inc.", the company sought to be an out-source service to lawyers and small law firms to handle the clerical
aspects of their practice where the lawyer's staff was too small or too busy.
Abstracting, or title searching, was the
first major concentration. Previous experience and on-going continuing education give us insight and understanding to
many issues from time to time arising in the course of a title search. Litigation, liens, trusts and decedent estates,
partition, foreclosure, survey matters, domestic relations matters, contracts, leases and various other situations often become
a part of the title search process. Being able to recognize mistakes or omissions, and to read and understand complex
legal documents which may affect the application intended by our clients, is important.
After the search,
the status of title is generally reported by way of Title Insurance Commitment, followed by Title Insurance Policies
at the conclusion of the transaction. As evidence of her knowledge and integrity, our President was the 2nd non-lawyer
in South Carolina to be licensed as a title insurance agent. Up until that time, only attorneys were title insurance
agents. We now proudly write for three major title insurers.
Coordinating the closing and preparing loan
packages and disbursement balance sheets for closings constitutes the other major concentration. First,
these services were provided to attorney's who did not have sufficient staff for this time-consuming process.
time went by, people have become so impressed with the quality of our service that clients come directly to us to handle
their real estate transactions. In keeping with the requirements of South Carolina law--which we believe to be best
for all parties involved--we associate attorneys for supervision of and participation in the closing process, including
disbursement of funds.
Through continuing education offered by Palmetto Land Title Association, title insurance companies,
and the South Carolina Bar Association, we continue to work toward being the best at what we do. Our reputation is excellent
within our region, our State, and with many companies across the Country. Let us help you with your next South Carolina
real estate transaction!