Native American Lands Committee

The purpose and scope of work of this committee is to:

  1. Keep ALTA and its members apprised of new developments in the Native American Lands area through ALTA publications and other educational opportunities.

  2. Monitor Native American Lands legislation, regulation, case law, and ongoing litigation to determine its general impact on title insurance and conveyancing and to assist ALTA in developing official positions regarding Native American Lands.

  3. Recommend to the Board of Governors participation of ALTA as amicus curiae in Native American Lands litigation involving issues which might have significant broad effect on the interests of the title insurance and conveyancing industries.

  4. Develop standardized products suited to transactions involving Native American tribes and property.

  5. Establish liaison with Native American tribal and inter-tribal organizations to seek opportunities to work together to improve transactions.

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Nancy J. Appleby

Appleby Law, PLLC
333 N Fairfax St
Ste 302
Alexandria, VA   22314-2632
Phone: 703-837-0001
Fax: 703-997-4868


Craig Adams

NexTitle, LLC
Bellevue, WA

Marjorie R. Bardwell

Director-Underwriting Services
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Robert S. Bozarth

V.P. & Sr. Undwrtg. Cnsl.
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Lin Brasier

Regional Counsel
Alliant National Title Insurance Company, Inc.
Longmont, CO

Paul C. Cozzi

V.P. & Sr. Underwriting Counsel
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Jacksonville, FL

Edward C. Eastman Jr.

Executive Director
New Jersey Land Title Association
Freehold, NJ

Dana Grutchfield

VP-National Underwriting Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL

Cindy Guanell

Sr. Regional Underwriter
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Meridian, ID

Paul L. Hammann

Sr.V.P. & Chief Title Cnsl.
First American Title Insurance Co
Puyallup, WA

Ken R. Jannen

VP - Sr. U/W Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Sunrise, FL

Rolf A. Lindberg

Senior Underwriter
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Bloomington, MN

Orlando Lucero

VP/NM State Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Albuquerque, NM

Megan Powell

Commercial Agency Underwriter
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Seattle, WA

Jack R. Zachow

Senior Vice President
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL


Justin B. Ailes

Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs
American Land Title Association
1800 M St NW
Ste 300 South
Washington, DC   20036-5802
Phone: 202-296-3671 x215
Fax: 202-223-5843

North American Title Insurance Company (NATIC) is a seasoned title insurance underwriter, helping title agents to achieve their individual business goals for more than 50 years. Today, the company conducts real estate settlement services in 39 states and the District of Columbia through a network of experienced, independent agents.