July 14, 2020
Proper Title, LLC has hired Richard (Dick) Bales as senior underwriting consultant and counsel. A longtime authority on title insurance, Bales will provide counsel to attorneys, examiners and closers to help ensure smooth closings as the firm rapidly expands.
“Dick Bales is basically the godfather of title,” said Kathy Kwak, EVP of operations and counsel for Proper Title. “Everyone knows him and reads his materials. Dick’s expertise will help strengthen our attorney-agent client relationships, especially as we grow our business into new Chicago suburban markets.”
Bales joins Proper Title after just three months in retirement. He had recently completed a 31-year career at Chicago Title Insurance Company, where he had risen to be the firm’s assistant regional counsel.
Additionally, he had recently been a guest lecturer throughout the state on all aspects of title insurance as a member of the education committee of the Illinois Land Title Association.
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