Stop and Read Information



Wire fraud and email hacking/phishing attacks are on the increase! If you have an escrow or closing transaction with us and you receive an email containing Wire Transfer Instructions, DO NOT RESPOND TO THE EMAIL! Instead, call your escrow officer/closer immediately, using previously known contact information and NOT information provided in the email, to verify the information prior to sending funds.


Karen Van Holten

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Karen Van Holten

Karen Van Holten serves as the President of Monarch Title of Texas, LLC and oversees the day to day operations of the company.  Karen has an extensive background in the title industry, covering all areas from “dirt to grease” title.  Karen started her career in the title industry as a receptionist, making cookies and answering phones, over 15 years ago.  Since she began, Karen has worked as an escrow assistant, escrow officer, title examiner for 40 states, foreclosure title analyst, REO closer and oil and gas title attorney, writing title opinions for some of the large well known oil and gas companies.  Karen’s problem solving skills and ability to cure title clouds are an important aspect of her role with Monarch Title of Texas.

Karen has spent many years attaining  a high level of education, including a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Texas, a juris doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University (now Texas A&M Law School) and an LLM in energy, environmental and natural resources from the University of Houston Law Center.  She is also licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, State of New Mexico and before the United States Supreme Court.  She is a licensed TREC instructor and loves to educate and share her knowledge with others.