First American to Acquire Mother Lode Holding Company and its Operating Subsidiaries

January 14, 2022

Willkie advised First American Financial Corporation on the transaction.

On January 12, First American Financial Corporation, a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, announced its pending acquisition of Mother Lode Holding Company, a provider of title insurance, underwriting and escrow services for real estate transactions.

Mother Lode Holding Company comprises 17 operating subsidiaries throughout the U.S., including its principal subsidiary Placer Title Company. With 92 offices in 11 states, Mother Lode Holding Company’s subsidiaries operate primarily in California, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Texas, Arizona, Washington and New Mexico.

First American Financial Corporation traces its heritage back to 1889.

The Willkie team was led by partner Prakash Paran, counsel Gabriel Gershowitz and associate Rebecca Wainstein.