Stewart Title Bolsters Underwriting Counsel

December 22, 2015

Stewart Title recently announced a promotion the promotion of Stefanie Lally-Ardrey to vice president, senior underwriting counsel Stewart’s New York Commercial Services Center and named John Spencer associate senior underwriting counsel for commercial services.

Lally-Ardrey assists customers with their local, national and cross-border commercial real estate transactions. She previously served as associate senior underwriting counsel.

Lally-Ardrey brings more than 14 years of industry experience to her new role. She previously served as a real estate counsel in private practice in New York City. In addition she served as a  national underwriting counsel for Title Associates, a division of Stewart Title Insurance Company, for 10 years before taking the associate senior underwriting counsel position with Stewart Title Guaranty Company Commercial Services in early 2015. 

“Stefanie has a long history at Stewart, and has proven herself to be a tremendous asset to the organization,” said Chris Lawrence, senior vice president, senior underwriting counsel and manager. “Her specialties in multi-state, high-liability commercial transactions will greatly benefit the internal team, our trusted industry partners and ultimately our clients.”

Spencer has 30-plus years’ experience supplementing his real estate attorney knowledge with a strong focus in the commercial real estate business, as well as in closing related local and national transactions.

“John’s proven ability in achieving successful business results during his seasoned career made him an ideal person to fill this role,” said Wade. “His team approach and emphasis on fostering working partnerships will fit seamlessly into Stewart’s culture.”

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