At Calloway Title and Escrow, we believe in further education and enjoy making ourselves a resource to other professionals in the real estate industry. Our team members speak at local and national industry conferences and events and frequently volunteer their expertise and knowledge to better our Georgia communities and our industry as a whole.
On February 1, 2023, Amanda Calloway, managing partner of our firm, successful real estate attorney and Emory University School of Law alumna, returned to her alma mater to share her expertise with the next generation of lawyers. She spoke to Professor Michelle Willis’ Real Estate Finance class about the importance of title insurance and provided the students with real-life examples from our practice.
Amanda entered the field of law quite naturally, following in the footsteps of her father, S. Marcus Calloway, a widely respected attorney in Atlanta and founding partner at Calloway Title and Escrow. Having grown up in a noted Atlanta real estate law family, Amanda has been voluntarily and involuntarily exposed to many aspects of the real estate law process from the courthouse record rooms to the closing table.
During her lecture, Amanda stressed the crucial role of title insurance in commercial and residential real estate transactions. Title insurance protects the owner of a property from financial losses due to any defects in the property’s title, such as liens, encumbrances, or ownership disputes.
To illustrate her point, Amanda shared several stories and successful projects from our practice, which may have suffered significant losses and long legal battles if they hadn’t worked with Calloway Title and Escrow to insure their property. Our team has worked on many complex and impactful projects. Recently, we had the opportunity to help close the deal on Tyler Perry’s 37.5-acre expansion of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, which is now one of the largest TV and film production facilities in the country.
At the end of the class, Amanda led the students through a hands-on experience where students acted out the title commitment and subsequent title policy for a hypothetical real estate closing. This exercise allowed the students to apply the concepts they had learned in class to a real-life scenario, giving them a better understanding of their role and the intricacies of real estate transactions.
Amanda’s visit to Professor Willis’ Real Estate Finance class was an enriching experience for the students and the professor. It was a testament to how much our Calloway Title and Escrow team value continuing education and sharing knowledge and experience with the next generation of lawyers and real estate professionals.