To Our Agents and Lenders

At Landmark, our title and closing team strives to ensure that, from the time an order is placed with our office until stepping away from the closing table, the closing transaction is efficient and streamlined. In addition to providing excellent closing services, our relationship with our nationally renowned title underwriter allows us to provide trustworthy owner and loan title insurance policies to purchasers and lenders.

We understand and respect that your most valuable commodity is time. We work to optimize our expertise in the closing and title field so that you can optimize your experience and knowhow in the real estate market. The closing is the culmination of your work and dedication to your client, and we believe that it should be a positive, professional reflection of you.

Stewart Title Vetted and Verified. ALTA Certified.

Adhering to Best Practices as set forth by the American Land Title Association

About Our Staff

Jennifer Banik
Owner, Managing Attorney

A 1997 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Jennifer taught high school for two years before attending Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.  After graduating in 2002, she began her legal career in residential real estate  closings.  Jennifer soon entered the real estate title insurance world, helping start Landmark Settlement & Title in August of 2014.

Jennifer has always loved the real estate and title insurance business and she is excited to have seen so much consistent growth and success for Landmark since its inception. Even so, Jennifer believes there is still a great opportunity in Birmingham to serve the clients in our industry with a better closing and title experience and a more efficient closing and title process. Landmark has focused on this goal from the beginning and we are constantly looking for ways to improve and to grow our business through providing exceptional customer service

Janie Worthington
Closing Coordinator

With twenty plus years in the title and closing industry, Janie is experienced in all phases of closings.  She has a wealth of knowledge regarding documentation preparation and coordination between agents, lenders, buyers and sellers.  Her longstanding relationships with outside vendors such as municipalities, pest inspectors, surveyors, etc., help Janie deliver a smooth resolution to all real estate transactions.

Martin Clifton
Title and Escrow Officer

Martin Clifton is Manager of title and closing operations in our Landmark Settlement & Title Andalusia office. Martin was born and raised in Andalusia before graduating from the University of Alabama. He is a qualified & results oriented financial professional with over 15 years of management, customer service, banking & lending experience. Martin’s previous banking & lending experience allowed him to gain valuable knowledge while overseeing the entire mortgage process including application, origination, underwriting and closing.

Martin not only brings a wealth of experience and talent, but a desire to make sure that all of his customers have a successful transaction.  He loves going “above and beyond” for his clients and that has gone a long way to building lifelong business relationships with his clients.