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Joseph E. Powell NTP

VP|Managing Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group

Joe Powell is Vice President & Managing Underwriting Counsel for Fidelity National Title Group in the National Commercial Services Southeast operations, guiding a team of lawyers and closing specialists based in Atlanta charged with assessing risk and providing high-level service in significant transactions throughout the country. Joe underwrites deals on a range of property types including multi-family, office, industrial, warehouse, retail, utility and energy, and timber. Prior to joining FNTG in 2011, he was in private practice and founded a top-producing agency for Chicago Title Insurance Company. Joe earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Alabama (B.A. 1993, J.D. 1997); the LL.M. in Risk Management from Texas A&M University School of Law (2019); is admitted to practice law in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia; and maintains his title insurance agent license in Alabama and Mississippi. In 2016, Joe first earned the National Title Professional™ Designation from the American Land Title Association and was presented the inaugural President’s award by the Southeast Land Title Association. The Title Action Network named Joe its Outstanding Advocate in 2018. Joe is a member of the ALTA Commercial Network and the Title Counsel working group for ALTA. In 2022, Joe designed and first taught a new master’s level class for students at Texas A&M University School of Law on Commercial Real Estate Transactions and Development. The course draws on Joe’s experience in national CRE transactions and incorporates influencers from around the country in the course, allowing students fresh insight into the practice of commercial real estate from a law, policy, and management perspective. Joe and his wife of 27 years, Mikki, have 4 smart, busy children and continue to make their home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where they are members of Northport Baptist Church. Follow Joe on twitter @titlelawyerjoe for regular CRE & title content.


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