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Stewart Title Opens New D.C. Office, Delivers Enhanced Technology

<p> <i>Office Will Serve Maryland, D.C. and Virginia and Will Be Headed up by John W. Gilbert, Esq.</i> </p>

Monday, September 27, 2010

Stewart Title Opens New D.C. Office, Delivers Enhanced Technology08:00 EDT Monday, September 27, 2010 WASHINGTON (Business Wire) -- Stewart Title announced the opening of its new Washington, D.C. location in the Friendship Heights/Chevy Chase neighborhood. This new office joins the DuPont Circle locations serving the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia areas. The new office will be managed by title industry veteran John W. Gilbert and cater to the D.C., Virginia and Maryland real estate markets. Under Gilbert's leadership, Stewart Title's new office will offer more than 30 years combined experience and a full complement of services, including residential, commercial and co-operative transactions. Stewart Title's clients will have access to state-of-the-art technology including online transaction information through Stewart Online™, powered by SureClose®. In addition, lenders will be able to quickly and easily receive quotes via Stewart's Lender Express Quote™. Gilbert, a D.C. native who grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland, graduated from Claremont McKenna College in Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts, and received his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law in Dayton, Ohio. Gilbert joined Stewart in April 2010. Previously, Gilbert was a partner in the law firm, Modell and Gilbert LLC, in Bethesda, Maryland and brings more than 15 years of real estate experience to the table. The new office will be located in the Chevy Chase Pavilion at 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 910, Washington D.C., 20015. More information on Stewart Title can be found at http://www.stewarttitlegroup.com, by calling (202) 349-0220 or via e-mail at john.gilberts@stewart.com. For the latest DC-area real estate news and views, please go to http://twitter.com/StewartTitleDC or on Facebook at http://bit.ly/cp1CPP. About Stewart Stewart Title Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE:STC), provides a single point of contact for U.S. and multinational customers that require special expertise in closing and underwriting for single and multi-site commercial transactions. Stewart is a customer-driven, technology-enabled, strategically competitive, real estate information, title insurance and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries throughout the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at http://www.stewart.com, subscribe to the Stewart blog at http://blog.stewart.com or follow Stewart on Twitter @stewarttitleco.