True Title is led by industry veterans John Duckworth, John Banjak, and Mark Mottaz and has closing offices throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.
True Title is underwritten by Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and Chicago Title Insurance Company, two of the largest and most respected title insurers in the country. As a result, your client can rest assured that we are equipped to handle any transaction — no matter the size and complexity — in both the residential and commercial markets.
General Information, Closing and Title Matters
John Duckworth is the president and managing partner of True Title Company, LLC, a full service residential and commercial title agency based in Clayton, Missouri, with operations in Missouri and Illinois. He received a BS in Marketing and BA in Spanish from the University of Missouri. Mr. Duckworth is a distinguished veteran of the title insurance industry; he has served on the education committees for both the Missouri and Kansas land title associations and served on the Board of Directors for the MLTA. He is a regular instructor for continuing education programs in the real estate & title industry, and he also prepared the Study Guide for the Missouri Department of Insurance Title Insurance Producer’s Examination, the accepted study guide for new title professionals across the state of Missouri. Prior to his beginnings in the title industry, Mr. Duckworth worked in Prague, Czech Republic as a global networking consultant for a venture capital firm. In that position, he helped locate start-up software firms for investment, and manage these firms’ entries into foreign markets around the world.
Principal & General Counsel
True Title Company, LLC
John T. Banjak is a graduate of Washington University School of Law and Indiana University School of Business with over twenty years of diverse legal and business experience in the areas of real estate, title insurance, banking and general business transactions. As a respected title attorney well-versed in all aspects of real estate law, particularly in settling competing claims of ownership and control over real property, John serves as a consultant to various real estate professionals, including his peers in the legal community. He has legal expertise in the following subject areas:
• Commercial Real Estate Development
• Municipal Zoning Applications/Compliance
• Real Estate Financing, Including Public/Private
• Commercial Title Insurance Underwriting
• Construction Financing, Disbursing & Lien Laws
• Quiet Title Actions
• Tax Sale Properties
• General Title Curative