Title Counsel Work Group

The purpose and scope of work of this work group 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
Columbia, MO

Members

Julie Angelakos ITP, NTP

Midwest Regional Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Warrenville, IL

Taryn T Anton

Sr. Regulatory & Claims Counsel
Amrock Title Insurance Company
Detroit, MI


Bizhan Beiramee

Managing Attorney
Beiramee Law Group, PC
Bethesda, MD

David G. Boss

Senior Partner
Dillon Miller Ahuja & Boss, LLP
Carlsbad, CA


Richard Bramhall

Chief Underwriting Counsel
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Maitland, FL

Shawn T. Briner

Attorney
Briner Law Group, LLC
Chesterfield, MO


Dan Buchanan

Senior Title Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Santa Ana, CA

Margaret Cook

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


David H Cox Esq.

Director
Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

Ronald A. Damashek

Dickinson Wright, PLLC
Chicago, IL


Maria Deligiorgis

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

Janice Dempster

SVP
Title365 Company
Lewisville, TX


Nancy Ferguson

VP/State Counsel
Chicago Title
Greensboro, NC

Jennifer Gaytan

Underwriting Counsel
FNF Family of Companies
Jacksonville, FL


Monica Gilroy NTP

Managing Partner
The Gilroy Firm LLC
Atlanta, GA

Christopher Glaser Esq.

Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC


Stephen C. Gregory

Underwriting Counsel
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, OR

David Jenkins Esq., CLTP, CTIP, NTP

National Underwriting & Expansion Counsel
North American Title Company
Miami, FL


Melanie Kido

VP, MA State Counsel
CATIC
Waltham, MA

Brandon Kilberg

Claims Counsel
Radian Title Insurance Inc.
Independence, OH


Margery Q Lee

Deputy General Counsel
North American Title Company, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

Erica G Lybrand

Special Counsel
Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC
Columbia, SC


Annie Malave

Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co
Maple Grove, MN

Christopher McChesney

Chief Claims Cousnel
North American Title Company
Miami, FL


Sean O'Callaghan

Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Houston, TX

Michael R. O'Donnell

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


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


Jody K. Rogow

Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Amrock Title Insurance Company
Detroit, MI

James C. Russick

SE Regional Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Tampa, FL


Michael N. Russo Jr., Esq.

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

Heather Schuette

VP, Senior Underwriting Counsel
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Saint Charles, IL


Sam Shiel

VP, National Underwriting Cnsl
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Chicago, IL

Michael J. Sikora III

Managing Partner
Sikora Law LLC
Cleveland, OH


Christopher Smart

Attorney
Carlton Fields
Tampa, FL

Giancarlo Spolidoro

VP - Special Commercial Counsel
Chicago Title Company
Los Angeles, CA


Ryan C. Squire

Principal/Partner
Garrett & Tully, PC
Pasadena, CA

Elizabeth J. Young

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


Staff

Steve Gottheim

General Counsel
American Land Title Association
Washington, DC