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Truist Senior Underwriting Counsel - Kensington Vanguard in Chicago, Illinois

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Language Fluency: English (Required)

Work Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Please review the following job description:

Leading Title Agency is seeking an experienced Senior Underwriting Counsel to join our team. Attention to detail, excellent communication skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment are essential for success in this position.

Responsibilities Include:

  • The Senior Underwriting Counsel position is responsible for handling large volumes of files, and time sensitive material associated with transaction matters and relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assignments.

  • Utilize underwriting standards and guidelines within delegated authority limits, to underwrite the issuance of title insurance and provide guidance in the performance of real estate settlement services.

  • Provide underwriting support, counsel, and authorization to company personnel, agents, and clients, related to the issuance of real estate title insurance commitments and policies.

  • Provide guidance to company personnel in the performance of real estate settlement services.

  • Issue underwriting standards and guidelines in accordance with established company processes.


  • Ability to foster, develop and maintain professional and collaborative working relationships

  • The ability to read, analyze and interpret complex legal documents

  • The ability to apply logic or legal principles to a wide variety of complex problems

  • Knowledge of the title insurance industry, including knowledge of its products, policies, and endorsements

  • Juris Doctor; active and current member of a State Bar

  • Minimum 5 years of experience

  • Knowledge of commercial insurance coverage, and real estate terminology

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Proficient in a variety of computer software systems, such as Microsoft Office

  • Willingness and ability to learn and utilize new software systems

About Kensington Vanguard National Land

Kensington Vanguard National Land Services is one of the largest independent full-service national title insurance agencies in the country providing:

  • Commercial & Residential Title Insurance

  • Real Property & Cooperative Lien Searches

  • Settlement Services

  • Escrow Services

  • Recording Services

  • 1031 Exchange Services


  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Employer Paid Life insurance

  • Employer Paid LTD

  • Paid Time Off

  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) Employer Match

General Description of Available Benefits for Eligible Employees of Truist Financial Corporation: All regular teammates (not temporary or contingent workers) working 20 hours or more per week are eligible for benefits, though eligibility for specific benefits may be determined by the division of Truist offering the position. Truist offers medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, tax-preferred savings accounts, and a 401k plan to teammates. Teammates also receive no less than 10 days of vacation (prorated based on date of hire and by full-time or part-time status) during their first year of employment, along with 10 sick days (also prorated), and paid holidays. For more details on Truist’s generous benefit plans, please visit our Benefits site (

. Depending on the position and division, this job may also be eligible for Truist’s defined benefit pension plan, restricted stock units, and/or a deferred compensation plan. As you advance through the hiring process, you will also learn more about the specific benefits available for any non-temporary position for which you apply, based on full-time or part-time status, position, and division of work.

Truist supports a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, citizenship or national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or other classification protected by law. Truist is a Drug Free Workplace.

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