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Butler & Hosch, P.A. Announces Partnership With Stewart Lender Services®

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Butler & Hosch, P.A. Announces Partnership With Stewart Lender Services®07:00 EST Tuesday, February 19, 2013 DALLAS (Business Wire) -- Butler & Hosch, P.A. one of the region's most respected residential mortgage law firms, and Stewart Lender Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Company, one of the largest title insurance providers and recognized by Forbes® as one of the Most Trustworthy Companies in America, are partnering to offer an expanded platform for nationwide REO title curative and settlement services. The strategic partnership provides a needed response to the ever-growing demand of REO properties flowing into the market. “We are pleased to announce this partnership with Stewart Lender Services,” said senior partner, Robert H. Hosch. “This type of collaboration, with a company as strong and reputable as Stewart, strengthens our business platform and leverages the intellectual capital from two strong organizations in favor of our clients.” “Stewart Lender Services is thrilled to partner with Butler & Hosch on REO title curative and settlement services,” said Landon Smith, group executive, title and default services for Stewart. “As an outsourced service provider we are able to effectively manage the ebbs and flows of the REO business for law firms, and provide infrastructure scalability to a very labor intensive process.” Butler & Hosch, P.A.'s REO title curative and settlement clients will continue to work directly with a single point of contact at the firm, but will have access to Stewart's extensive array of title curative talent and underwriting expertise to effectively and timely assist with the disposition of its REO assets. “Operationally, this partnership with Stewart provides us the ability to handle volume without losing a step in our dedication to customer service, as well as the flexibility to give the client every possible needed service,” said Robert Simpson, chief operating officer of Butler & Hosch, P.A. About Butler & Hosch, P.A. Butler & Hosch, P.A., is a multistate law firm that specializes in the legal needs of the mortgage banking industry. Butler & Hosch, P.A. provides cradle-to-grave services and manages all legal aspects of the lender/servicer mortgage industry, including foreclosure, bankruptcy, loss mitigation, loan workout, litigation, REO, title curative, eviction, replevins, and deeds-in-lieu. Butler & Hosch, P.A. provides clients with unparalleled legal service and personalized account management and continues to combine top-caliber talent with the most cutting-edge technology to streamline timelines and efficiencies. Butler & Hosch, P.A. has offices in Florida, Mississippi, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Louisiana. More information can be found at: www.butlerhosch.com. About Stewart Lender Services Stewart Lender Services (SLS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Company, is a nationwide provider of centralized origination title, loss mitigation/default resolution, default title and REO asset solutions for mortgage lenders and servicers. With more than a century of experience matched with the industry's leading technologies, SLS helps lenders and servicers and law firms meet the rapidly changing demands of today's market. SLS has the agility, industry knowledge and proven track record to perform throughout the lifecycle of a loan. Stewart Lender Services includes the industry-leading subsidiary PMH Financial, LLC. More information can be found at http://www.stewartlenderservices.com. About Stewart Stewart Title Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-focused, global title insurance and real estate services company offering products and services through our direct operations, network of approved agencies and other companies within the Stewart family. Stewart provides these services to homebuyers and sellers; residential and commercial real estate professionals; mortgage lenders and servicers; title agencies and real estate attorneys; home builders; and United States and foreign governments. Stewart also provides loan origination and servicing support; loan review services; loss mitigation; REO asset management; home and personal insurance services; tax-deferred exchanges; and technology to streamline the real estate process. Recognized in 2012 by Forbes® as one of the Most Trustworthy Companies in America, Stewart offers personalized service, industry expertise and customized solutions for virtually any type of real estate transaction, and is the preferred real estate services provider. More information can be found at http://www.stewart.com/news. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Stewart Information Services Corp.Ted C. Jones, 713-625-8014Director-Investor Relationsted@stewart.comhttp://www.stewart.com