First Bergen Title Agency, LLC (First Bergen) is a full-service title insurance agency that protects the interests of lenders and purchasers of residential, commercial, re-use and industrial properties. Family-owned and operated since 1957, First Bergen represents a one-source solution for real estate purchases, refinances and leasehold transactions. The company also is a designated qualified intermediary for 1031 exchange transactions through its subsidiary, First Bergen Deferred Exchange LLC. First Bergen is committed to its core mission of building lasting relationships with clients while providing dependable and accurate service throughout the closing process. Headquartered in Hackensack, N.J., the company holds membership in the New Jersey Land Title Association, the American Land Title Association, NAIOP and the Greater Hackensack Chamber of Commerce.
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First Bergen Title Agency, LLC
25 Main Street, Court Plaza South
Hackensack, N.J. 07602
Facts – 2016
First Bergen Title Agency, LLC (First Bergen) of Hackensack, N.J., is a family-owned and operated full-service title insurance agency that protects the interests of lenders and purchasers of residential, commercial, re-use and industrial real estate properties. First Bergen offers complete title searches, clearance and insurance policies to facilitate the efficient transfer of real estate. A one-source solution for real estate purchases, refinances and leasehold transactions, the agency also is a designated qualified intermediary for 1031 exchange transactions through its subsidiary, First Bergen Deferred Exchange LLC.
The agency is known for its integrity and efficiency as an outgrowth of one of the oldest, most established title insurance companies in New Jersey. Founded in 1957 by Allen Meccia, Sr., as Commonwealth Lawyers Abstract Company, the firm was acquired by Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company in 1963 and operated as a branch office. In 2002, the company began operating independently under the guidance of Allen Meccia, Jr., Leo Foose and Allen Meccia, Sr., as Commonwealth Bergen Title Agency, LLC and changed its name in 2009 to First Bergen Title Agency, LLC. Today, the company writes title insurance through three well-respected underwriters: Chicago Title Insurance Company and Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, members of the Fidelity National Financial family of title companies, as well as Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, one of the largest independent title insurance providers in the United States. Through these strategic alliances, First Bergen services clients nationwide.
Despite ever-changing economic and real estate cycles, the company has remained a stable force in the title industry due in part to its uncompromising ethics, the integrity of its team and an unwavering commitment to its customers. First Bergen’s hallmark for success is its longevity and strong industry reputation, the result of more than 50 years of experience and innovation. Most of the agency’s key staff have been with the company for more than 25 years, resulting in a higher level of knowledge for every transaction and an impressive client retention rate. The agency is distinguished from other firms through personalized services delivered throughout the entire closing process, and a proven track record for accurate, efficient title and settlement solutions.
Memberships and Community Involvement
The firm holds active memberships in a number of associations and community organizations including:
- NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association
- NJ Land Title Association
- American Land Title Association
- Greater Hackensack Chamber of Commerce
Allen Meccia, Jr., Managing Member, began his title insurance career more than 30 years ago while he was still in high school. Guided by his father, who founded the company, he learned the business from the ground-up. After college, he joined the family business full time in 1984 and has been instrumental to the company’s continued growth. Today, Meccia, Jr., is responsible for all day-to-day operations of First Bergen, including oversight of all transactions, client management and staff supervision. He has built a solid reputation in the title insurance industry handling commercial transactions and is committed to providing hands-on quality service to clients. During the course of his career, he has closed transactions ranging from traditional to highly complex. He holds a Title Insurance Producer’s License and is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a bachelor’s degree in business management.