About Us

LAILTA is an Louisiana non-profit corporation consisting of independent title insurance agents and interested real estate settlement services industry stakeholders from across Louisiana who share a common philosophy about the value of independence and autonomy in real estate transactions.

What is an Independent Land Title Agent?

According to the National Association of Independent Land Title Agents the term has been defined as:

“Any individual or entity authorized and licensed to issue title insurance policies and/or to conduct real estate closings that is not controlled by, whether directly or indirectly, a title insurance company, underwriter, bank, mortgage company, mortgage broker, real estate firm (including agents and brokers), builders, developers, appraisers, surveyors, any subsidiaries thereof, or by any other referral source

and/or

does not share, split, give or receive stock dividends and/or distributions of profits with a title insurance company/underwriter, bank, mortgage company, mortgage broker, real estate firm (including agents and brokers), builders, developers, appraisers, surveyors, any subsidiaries thereof, or by any other referral source.”

Why are Independent Land Title Agents different from any other land title agent?

Independent land title agents provide important safeguards against the eroding nature of title examination and underwriting standards and help to keep title insurance claims in check. Independent land title agencies suffer none of the direct conflicts of interest found in the performance of similar title duties by affiliated business arrangements. Independent land title agencies promote fair competition and help maintain the overall solvency of the industry.

What Can LAILTA’s Lobbyist Do For You?

Hear From Our President
Chad Reynolds, President

Hello Title Professionals,

As the 2019-2020 LAITLA President, I am honored to work alongside our incredible board of industry leaders to make this past and upcoming year a success for our organization. By becoming a member of LAILTA, you are joining our shared goal to restore transparency and credibility to the land title process, kit together common interests,  establish minimum search standards and eliminate conflicts of interest in the real estate industry. LAILTA provides helpful resources and opportunities throughout the year for our members to learn more about how to promote fair competition and help maintain the overall solvency of the industry. Our members receive discount pricing for our annual Spring and Fall seminars, which are a great way for professionals to network and expand their knowledge. We invite you to become a member and help us to build an industry that values independence and autonomy.

MEET THE BOARD

The LAILTA board works diligently to promote our shared goal of valuing the independence and autonomy of real estate transactions across the state. Each year, our board members find opportunities to spread awareness of our common interests and provide resources to members and the community on the importance of establishing standards and restoring transparency in the real estate industry.

Patrick L. Miller
Board Member
Mitch Landry
Board Member
Randy Olson
Board Member
Ronny J. Champlin
Board Member