New Beginning

Dear ATG Agents and Friends,

We have exciting news to share: ATG will soon become Advocus National Title Insurance Company!

It seems like a huge change—and it is, but rest assured our core values are the same. Our new name both honors our past and embraces the future. It allows us to bring these values to other states around the U.S. Our video describes it well:

To view, click the "Play" button above.

Peter Birnbaum

Why the new name? Similar versions of the name that has served us well for almost 60 years have been in use in other states for nearly as long—in one state, longer. While our original plan did not include a name change, two things became clear: Not only would we face licensing obstacles as we expand, name confusion in the marketplace was certain.

What remains the same? Our symbol (watch video) remains almost the same. In discussing directions for other names, we kept returning to the one thing that sets us apart from other underwriters: Advocacy. It remains our north star, our guiding principle:

  • Preserving the attorney’s role in real estate transactions.
  • Supporting our agents without competing with them.
  • Protecting consumers.
  • Being good corporate citizens.

What has changed? While we'll always be guided by our core values and rooted in Midwestern sensibilities, we aspire to be a national underwriter. Honoring our past while positioning for the future.

What happens next? You will see the changes gradually, beginning soon. Many of you are already used to seeing email signatures co-branded with ATG and Ravenswood Title (title agency). Ravenswood does business in 41 states and will be known as Advocus Title Agency, LLC, starting May 1, 2023. Other components of ATG operations will transition on or around September 1, 2023.

We are excited about the future and hope you are too. We appreciate your ongoing support and welcome your feedback.

Peter J. Birnbaum
President and CEO

We welcome your questions! 

Contact us anytime with questions or comments.  Look for more information from us in the coming months about exciting servicing improvements, FAQs, and more.

[Last update: 4-25-23]