Remote Commercial Underwriting Counsel

First AmericanMinneapolis, MinnesotaFull TimeRemote

Who We Are

Join a team that puts its People First! As a member of First American's family of companies, National Commercial Services provides single-point service for simple to multi-property/multi-state national commercial real estate transactions. Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for eight consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit

What We Do

First American is reinventing the commercial title industry from within. We’re looking for a unique, ambitious individual who wants to join an early-stage operation within a larger, Fortune 500 organization. You will initially be rolling up your sleeves to help drive the development of a new, end-to-end title operations process while collaboratively identifying product and technical opportunities to enhance the customer experience and operational efficiency of our new process. Then you will lead the charge for testing and iterating on these processes while closing commercial, national title transactions.

As a Commercial Underwriting Counsel, you will:

  • Drive the development of a new, end-to-end operational process for title transactions.
  • Work on a remote team using technology and virtual communication.
  • Run all technical aspects of a commercial title transaction – from underwriting to post-close – with significant operational support.
  • Use data to drive decision making and continual process improvements.

Core traits we’re looking for:

  • Seeks to execute.
  • Works independently, while routinely checking in with the team.
  • Works effectively in ambiguous circumstances, seeking clarity through asking questions.
  • Possesses willingness to try a solution rather than assuming.
  • Operates with a process-oriented mind.

Your qualifications:

  • General understanding of underwriting regional or national commercial real estate transactions for the issuance of title insurance policies.
  • 1-4 years title underwriting experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Has a successful history of managing and serving customers.
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree and admitted to the bar in at least one US state.

Why Join Our Team: 

  • You’ll join the ground floor of a transformative business where you can make an impact.
  • You’ll be entrusted with responsibility and autonomy in your day-to-day work.
  • We offer competitive compensation; an annual, performance-based bonus; and long-term incentive plans.
  • Customizable benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and 401K Match.
  • Virtual and in-person team events.

**This is a fully remote role**

Pay Range: $71,500 – $148,500 annually

This hiring range is a reasonable estimate of the base pay range for this position at the time of posting.  Pay is based on a number of factors which may include job-related knowledge, skills, experience, business requirements and geographic location.

What We Offer

By choice, we don’t simply accept individuality – we embrace it, we support it, and we thrive on it! Our People First Culture celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion not simply because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s the key to our success. We are proud to foster an authentic and inclusive workplace For All. You are free and encouraged to bring your entire, unique self to work. First American is an equal opportunity employer in every sense of the term.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

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