LDD expands into U.S. market with unique online title insurance platform

    Initiative with U.S.-based 'Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund' (ATGF) will
    deliver to clients unprecedented new levels of service and accuracy

    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - Canada's LawyerDoneDeal Corp., a leading
provider of Web-based business services, announced today that it has expanded
its services into the United States with the launch of a new online title
insurance platform designed for U.S. real estate attorneys.
    LawyerDoneDeal Corp. (LDD(R)) has launched a new initiative with
U.S.-based title insurance company Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATGF),
in which LDD will provide ATGF and its agents a customized, Internet-based
title insurance distribution and underwriting platform under the brand name
'EPIC(TM)' (Electronic Policy Issuance Capability).
    "The new EPIC platform creates virtual underwriting capabilities that
give attorneys an unprecedented new level of convenience, speed and cost
savings," said ATGF president Christopher J. Condie, noting that EPIC is
designed specifically for bar-related title insurers and their attorneys. "We
have for the first time eliminated the need to order or maintain policy forms,
replacing traditional transaction methods with online creation and delivery of
policies, as well as related documents and data, plus online payment
    "ATGF participates in tens of thousands of transactions each year
involving complex and constantly changing U.S. real estate laws", Condie
    "With the new EPIC online platform, attorneys will be even better
prepared to deliver service that protects buyers and sellers against hidden or
unforeseen title problems that can jeopardize real estate investments," he
added. "ATGF has more than 45 years of experience in real property
transactions and this initiative represents a true breakthrough in improved
service, efficiency and costs for legal professionals and their clients."
    The newly designed EPIC platform, available to U.S. users through
AttorneyDoneDeal(R), will permit users to prepare ATGF commitments, policies,
endorsements and closing documents, including closing protection letters, all
online using unique password access. The EPIC system offers a significant
level of formatted, 'virtual underwriting' that lets users write fast and
accurate commitments and policies regardless of their experience level. EPIC
is the only online program connected directly to ATGF and its
underwriter/agent network.
    "We've developed a unique new system for the U.S. market and, based on
the hugely positive response to date, we anticipate expanding our current
offering to even more users in partnership with ATGF," said Maurizio Romanin,
president of Toronto-based LawyerDoneDeal Corp. ATGF currently serves
professionals in the states of Colorado, Minnesota, Utah and North Dakota.
"The EPIC system provides a single data entry system similar to other products
on the market but at a fraction of the cost."
    LDD will be a major sponsor at ATGF's annual conference being held in
Colorado in October, where Romanin will be a keynote speaker and where the
EPIC system will be demonstrated to conference participants.

    About LawyerDoneDeal Corp.
    LawyerDoneDeal(R) delivers state-of-the-art Web-based business services
for the legal profession, mortgage lenders, home builders and other
professionals who work with lawyers as part of the delivery of their products
and services. Through its Internet-based ASP model, LDD is creating efficient
new ways for professionals to work together more accurately and reliably.
Visit www.lawyerdonedeal.com to find out more about our solutions.

    About Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
    Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATGF) is based in Denver, Colorado,
and issues title insurance throughout its vast network of licensed attorney
agents working in the states of Colorado, Minnesota, Utah and North Dakota.
ATGF has offices in Minneapolis, Minn., and Salt Lake City, Utah. ATGF's
mission is to preserve the role of the attorney in real estate transactions
and to provide support to facilitate the attorney in delivering professional

    (R) LDD, LawyerDoneDeal and AttorneyDoneDeal are registered trademarks of
LawyerDoneDeal Corp.
    (TM) EPIC is a trademark of LawyerDoneDeal Corp.

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For further information: or to arrange an interview contact Mark Nusca,
Porter Novelli Canada, (416) 433-2897, Mark.nusca@porternovelli.com

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