Title Counsel Committee

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


  1. Promote the exchange of information within the ALTA membership about current developments in the law affecting title insurance and conveyancing generally.

  2. Conduct semi-annual meetings to facilitate the exchange of information.

  3. Establish an institutional mechanism for sharing views on common legal problems.

  4. Assist the ALTA Legislative & Regulatory Counsel in advising ALTA officers and staff on specific legal developments.

  5. Assist the ALTA Legislative & Regulatory Counsel in providing legal review of publications and other legal documents.

  6. Act as task force on any legal problem facing the title industry which is identified by the Title Insurance Underwriters Section executive committee as warranting the committee's consideration.

  7. Assist the ALTA Legislative & Regulatory Counsel in the development of bulletins to the membership on legal and general underwriting issues of broad concern.


Chair

Cheryl Cowherd NTP

Senior Underwriting Counsel
Agents National Title Insurance Company
1207 W Broadway
Ste C
Columbia, MO   65203-2125
Phone: 573-355-9288
Fax: 573-442-3927
E-mail: ccowherd@agentstitle.com

Members

Mara Alyson

Underwriting Counsel
First National Title Insurance Company
Plano, TX

Julie Angelakos ITP, NTP

Illinois State Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Addison, IL

Nancy J. Appleby

Appleby Law, PLLC
Alexandria, VA


Adam L. Bailey

Adam Leitman Bailey, PC
New York, NY

Marjorie R. Bardwell

Director-Underwriting Services
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Bizhan Beiramee

Managing Attorney
Beiramee Law Group, PC
Bethesda, MD


Lisa M. Beville

Atty/Reg'l Training Coord. VP.
Fidelity National Title Group
Tool, TX

Deborah Boyd

Florida State Counsel
AmTrust Title Insurance Company - Florida Peninsula
Boca Raton, FL

Richard Bramhall

Chief Underwriting Counsel
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Charlotte, NC


Jennifer A. Briner

Attorney
Briner Law Group, LLC
Chesterfield, MO

Shawn T. Briner

Attorney
Briner Law Group, LLC
Chesterfield, MO

Dan Buchanan

Sr. Division Underwriter
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Santa Ana, CA


Margaret Cook

Deputy General Counsel
Alliant National Title Insurance Company, Inc.
Longmont, CO

David H. Cox Esq.

Director
Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

Maria Deligiorgis

General Counsel and Compliance
Title Alliance, Ltd.
Media, PA


Francis M. DiSanti

Title Counsel
CATIC
Springfield, MA

Edward C. Eastman Jr.

Executive Director
New Jersey Land Title Association
Freehold, NJ

Nancy Ferguson

VP/State Counsel
Chicago Title Company, LLC (DE)
Greensboro, NC


Jennifer Gaytan

Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Monica Gilroy

Managing Partner
The Gilroy Firm LLC
Alpharetta, GA

Christopher Glaser Esq.

Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC


Paul L. Hammann

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

Chad L. Hansen

National Underwriting Counsel
Old Republic National Title Ins. Co. - MN/ND/SD/WI Agency Operations
Tampa, FL

Valerie Jahn-Grandin

EVP & Chief Underwriting Counsel
North American Title Insurance Company
Coral Gables, FL


Melanie Kido

VP, MA State Counsel
CATIC
Waltham, MA

Russell J. Kutell

Attorney
Frost Brown Todd, LLC
Columbus, OH

Nancy K. Landmark NTP

VP and Senior Title Counsel
Commercial Partners Title, LLC
Minneapolis, MN


Jeffrey M. Lang

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

P. Reid Lemasters

Attorney
Frost Brown Todd, LLC
Cincinnati, OH

Anthony M. Lombardi Esq.

VP and Associate General Counsel
CATIC
Hartford, CT


Ann Marie Malave

Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group - Central States Agency Office
Overland Park, KS

Christopher McChesney

VP, Senior Claims Counsel
North American Title Company
Miami, FL

J. Bushnell Nielsen

J. Bushnell Nielsen, Attorney at Law
Waukesha, WI


William A. O'Connell Esq., CLTP

VP-Maryland State Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Columbia, MD

Julia A. Phillips

Advisory Title Officer, WA
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Lynnwood, WA

Lance R. Pomerantz

Attorney at Law
Lance R. Pomerantz, Attorney at Law - Land Title Law
Sayville, NY


Jason Portnoy

Sr Claims Counsel
Investors Title Insurance Company
Chapel Hill, NC

Paul D. Pruitt

Associate General Counsel
Title Resources Guaranty Company
Dallas, TX

Jody K. Rogow

General Counsel
Amrock Title Insurance Company
West Bloomfield, MI


Matthew Rousseau

Deputy Director
Iowa Title Guaranty
Des Moines, IA

James C. Russick

Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL

Michael N. Russo Jr., Esq.

Attorney/Shareholder
Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan, PA
Annapolis, MD


Ashley Sadler

CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT

Eric Schieffer

SVP and Counsel
NVR Settlement Services, Inc.
Reston, VA

Heather Schuette

VP, Senior National Counsel
First American Title Insurance Company (National Commercial Services)
Chicago, IL


Justin Scorza

VP, Corporate Underwriting
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Santa Ana, CA

Felice K. Shapiro

EVP & Chief Underwriter
AmTrust Title Insurance Company
New York, NY

Sam Shiel

Midwest Underwriting Counsel
AmTrust Title Insurance Company
New York, NY


Michael J. Sikora III

Managing Partner
Sikora Law, LLC
Cleveland, OH

Christopher Smart

Attorney
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, PA
Tampa, FL

Judi Souza CSEO/CEI, NTP

Owner
Escrow Expertise
San Jose, CA


Christine Sparks ITP, NTP

Senior Vice President - COO
Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Giancarlo Spolidoro

VP - Commercial Counsel
Chicago Title Company (CA)
Los Angeles, CA

Elizabeth Wainio

VP, Managing Claims Counsel
Investors Title Insurance Company
Chapel Hill, NC


Karen Wendzel

Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Robert J. Wineman

Agency Division Manager
Fidelity National Title Group
Cleveland, OH

Elizabeth J. Young

VP & Sr. Underwriting Counsel
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Norton, MA


Staff

Steve Gottheim

Senior Counsel
American Land Title Association
1800 M St NW
Ste 300 South
Washington, DC   20036-5802
Phone: 202-296-3671 x230
Fax: 202-223-5843
E-mail: sgottheim@alta.org