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

Marjorie R. Bardwell

Director-Underwriting Services
Fidelity National Title Group
601 Riverside Ave
# BV-7
Jacksonville, FL   32204-2901
Phone: 904-854-8105
Fax: 904-357-1008
E-mail: marjorie.bardwell@fnf.com

Members

Michael Aiken

SVP - Compliance Officer
Investors Title Insurance Co.
Chapel Hill, NC

Julie Angelakos

Illinois State Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Addison, IL

Nancy J. Appleby

Appleby Law, PLLC
Alexandria, VA


Danielle W. Barr

Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Louisville, KY

Laura Bauman

Special Counsel
Adams and Reese, LLP
Sarasota, FL

Brian Blackman

Chief Operating Officer
WACO Title Company
Fayetteville, AR


Deborah Boyd

VP/Senior Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Maitland, FL

Richard Bramhall

Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Charlotte, NC

Jennifer A. Briner

Attorney
Briner Law Group, LLC
Town And Country, MO


Shawn T. Briner

Attorney
Briner Law Group, LLC
Town And Country, MO

Chris N. Brink

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

Dan Buchanan

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


Ashley Cook

CEO
ZOCCAM
Dallas, TX

Margaret Cook

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

Cheryl Cowherd NTP

Senior Underwriting Counsel
Agents National Title Insurance Co.
Columbia, MO


David H. Cox Esq.

Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

Cynthia Cunningham

Attorney/Agent
Owl Creek Title Agency
Mount Vernon, OH

Derek Diaz

Partner
Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
Cleveland, OH


Justin L. Earley

VP, Underwriting
First American Title Insurance Co.
Santa Ana, CA

Edward C. Eastman Jr.

Executive Director
New Jersey Land Title Association
Freehold, NJ

John Frates

Senior Vice Pres
Stewart Title Guaranty Company - Commercial Services
New York, NY


Deborah J. Galonsky

Attorney
Elkton, MD

Theresa Garelli

Counsel
Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company
New York, NY

Christopher Glaser Esq.

Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC


Stephen C. Gregory

Underwriting Counsel
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Charleston, WV

Paul L. Hammann

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

Mark A. Heacock

Regional Underwriting Counsel
North American Title Company - Virginia Main Office
Chantilly, VA


Philip Holtsberg

VP & Sr. Underwriting Counsel
North American Title Insurance Company
Miami, FL

Valerie Jahn-Grandin

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

Melanie Kido

VP, Sr. Underwriting Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Waltham, MA


Wilhelmina Kightlinger Esq.

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

Russell J. Kutell

Attorney
Frost Brown Todd, LLC
Columbus, OH

Jeffrey M. Lang

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


Scott C. Lascari Esq.

IL & WI Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Lombard, IL

Margery Q. Lee

Executive Vice President
North American Title Company - Main Office
Concord, CA

P. Reid Lemasters

Attorney
Frost Brown Todd, LLC
Cincinnati, OH


Anthony M. Lombardi Esq.

Vice President and Title Counsel
Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Co.
Hartford, CT

Erica G. Lybrand

Associate Attorney
Rogers, Townsend & Thomas, PC
Columbia, SC

Ann Marie Malave

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


Avi Marcus

Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL

Frank McGovern Esq., CLTP

VP, NE Underwriting Counsel
Title Resources Guaranty Company
Springfield, PA

Michael Moss

Claims Atty & Underwriting Cnsl
Iowa Title Guaranty
Des Moines, IA


J. Bushnell Nielsen

J. Bushnell Nielsen, Attorney at Law
Waukesha, WI

Michael R. O'Donnell

Partner
Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti, LLP
Morristown, NJ

Nathan Osborn

Montgomery Little & Soran, PC
Greenwood Village, CO


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 Co.
Chapel Hill, NC

Thomas D. Richardson

General Counsel
Liberty Title Agency, Inc. - Ann Arbor Main
Ann Arbor, MI


Jody Rogow

Deputy General Counsel
Title Source, Inc.
Detroit, MI

Sheldon Rubin Esq.

Rubin & Eagan, APC
Los Angeles, CA

James C. Russick

Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL


Michael N. Russo Jr., Esq.

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

Robert T. Schmidlin

of Counsel
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, PA
Orlando, FL

Katie Schmidt

Chief Regulatory Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL


Heather Schuette

National Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Warrenville, IL

Deborah L. Scott NTP

Commercial Underwriter
TitleCore National, LLC
Omaha, NE

Felice K. Shapiro

EVP & Chief Underwriter
bowie, MD


Michael J. Sikora III

Managing Officer
Sikora Law, LLC
Cleveland, OH

Holly Simmons

Investors Title Insurance Co.
Chapel Hill, NC

Christopher Smart

Attorney
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, PA
Tampa, FL


Giancarlo Spolidoro

Vice President & Commercial Cnsl
Chicago Title National Commercial Services
Los Angeles, CA

Chris H. St. John

President
Lawyers Title of Topeka, Inc.
Topeka, KS

William C. Stambaugh

AVP, National Commercial Counsel
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Washington, DC


Erin M. Stines

Litigation Counsel
Ahlers & Cressman, PLLC
Seattle, WA

Elizabeth Wainio

Account Manager
Investors Title Insurance Co.
Chapel Hill, NC

Michael F. Waiwood

VP & Sr. Counsel
North American Title Insurance Company
Middleburg Heights, OH


Ronald Kymn Walter

Ronald Kymn Walter
Denver, CO

Karen Wendzel

Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Elizabeth 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

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