In 1848, a notary public and searcher of records named C.V. Gillespie launched in San Francisco the company that would eventually become Fidelity National Title Insurance. The launch of Gillespie’s business coincided with the discovery of gold in the American River near San Francisco and the resulting surge in demand for land in the area. During the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, employees and wives of Fidelity National Title’s predecessor company saved the title plant and other important property records. The documents become an invaluable resource when San Francisco’s City Hall and the Hall of Records were destroyed in the disaster. In 1920, Gillespie’s company was founded as the Western Title Insurance Company. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, which would eventually purchase Western Title in 1987, began doing business in Nebraska in 1961. By 1981, Fidelity National Title was ranked the 48th largest title insurance underwriter in the United States. In 1984, Fidelity National Title Insurance was sold to its present holding company, Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF), one of the nation’s leading Fortune 500 companies. Fidelity National Title is dedicated to providing specialized title and closing services for the more complex transactions. As a real estate industry leader, we are committed to our Commercial, Industrial, Builder and Residential Development professionals.
About Fidelity National Title Group
Fidelity National Title Group has more than 165 years of underwriting experience. Our centralized team of industry experts provides commercial and industrial developers, builders, lenders, attorneys, and other real estate professionals with reliable, integrated, high-liability services nationwide. We know that commercial, industrial and builder major accounts require speed, accuracy and confidentiality. We have built a reputation for efficiency in processing the most complex real estate transactions. Fidelity National Title Group can assist you with every phase of your transaction or development. Dedication to serving the needs and alleviating the concerns of our customers has made Fidelity National Title Group the nation’s foremost name in title insurance.
About Fidelity National Financial
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), is the parent company to Fidelity National Title. FNF is a leading provider of title insurance, mortgage services and diversified services. FNF is the nation’s largest title insurance company and its title insurance underwriters collectively issue more title insurance policies than any other title company in the United States. FNF is ranked #311 in the 2016 Fortune 500 list and is the highest ranked company in the title insurance industry on the list. For more information, visit www.fnf.com.
Experience and Expertise
Members of the Energy Team at Fidelity National Title have focused upon title transactions for the energy industry for 70 years.