American Land Title Association Law and Legal Definition

American Land Title Association (ALTA) is a national association of title companies, abstractors, and attorneys established to promote uniformity and quality in Title Abstract and insurance policies. It is a trade association representing the title insurance industry. Founded in 1907, the American Land Title Association also focuses on a property's abstract of title, which ties the history of the title to a particular piece of real estate. The organization seeks to improve industry oversight and to protect consumers.