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First American buys Minnesota’s Complete Title Services

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Complete Title Services LLC of Brainerd, Minn., and its full-time staff of 34 employees in seven office locations have been acquired by First American Title Insurance Co. "Complete Title is a well-run, profitable business that gives First American a foothold in an 11-county region in North/Central Minnesota," said Steve Mustin, regional vice president for First American Title, in a press release "This is an area with significant second-home purchase activity and overall market growth." Founded in 1991 by James M. Gammello in Pequot Lakes, Minn., Complete Title will become a First American direct operation, continuing to operate under its existing name and management structure, led by Gammello and David M. Lauer. Lauer will serve as president of Complete Title, and Gammello as vice president Santa Ana, Calif.-based First American Title Insurance Co. offers title services through more than 1,800 offices in the United States and abroad. ...