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The pandemic brought remote closings to the forefront of real estate transactions across the country, and showed that Illinois was a little behind the curve. However, necessity is the mother of invention, and between the Governor’s Executive Orders, guidance from the Illinois Secretary of State and finally the passing of a RON statute, Illinois is embracing technology and is ready for the future of real estate transactions. This program will discuss the various types of electronic closings, the birth of Remote Ink Notarization (RIN), the long road to Remote Online Notarization (RON) in Illinois, and discuss some of the key provisions of the RON/RIN Statute, along with the other statutes relevant to RON and RIN.
G. Leigh Curry, Esq.
Vice President, Regional Underwriting Counsel, Midwest
North American Title Insurance Company now Doma Title Insurance Inc.
As Regional Underwriting Counsel, Leigh Curry serves agents in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Colorado. Leigh began his title insurance career in 1994 and worked as underwriting counsel for an independent title agent, an affiliated title agent and as claims counsel for a national underwriter before joining NATIC in 2015. Leigh is on the Illinois Land Title Association (ILTA) Board of Directors, and is Co-Chair of ILTA's Legislative Committee, and Chair of the ILTA Blockchain Ad Hoc Committee. He is also a member of the American Land Title Association (ALTA) Blockchain Work Group. Leigh earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wyoming in Laramie and his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Frank has been in the title insurance and settlement business since 1978 and founded Prairie Title with his wife Mary in 1983. As a lawyer with over 40 years of experience, Frank has maintained his law practice while growing Prairie Title. The law firm of Pellegrini & Cristiano concentrates on transactional matters with an emphasis on all aspects of real estate law.
Frank is active in the industry, community and social organizations. He was president of the American Land Title Association from 2012 to 2013 and continues to serve as a member on various committees. Frank has been very involved with the Illinois Land Title Association and served as president from 2004 to 2005. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association. Frank is currently president of the Business and Civic Council of Oak Park and served two terms as President of the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce.
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