HA&W Accounting firm, headquartered in Atlanta, announced it has recently certified Preferred Title and Settlement Services as being compliant with American Land Title Association’s (ALTA) Best Practices. This recognition and testing in the title industry is virtually the only way clients have to compare the skill of service companies that conduct real estate closing transactions. The certification is based on standards of accounting that allow lenders, in particular, to directly rely on the expertise of firms that meet certification. “The title agents and settlement firms that we’re working with today on compliance have recognized the value of aligning their business operations with ALTA Best Practices,” said Lee Fields, managing director of Business Consulting Services at HA&W. Sandy Snyder, President and Managing Closer at Preferred, has been an active part of the title insurance business in Florida for over 25 years. Preferred maintains offices in Davie and in Naples and specializes in closing Reverse Mortgage transactions throughout Florida.