FNTG Announces Exec Changes

December 20, 2018

Fidelity National Title Group (FNTG) announced two position changes at its New Jersey Agency Operations as well as a new claims liaison counsel for its National Agency Operations.

Effective Jan. 1, Gary Ham will serve as regional counsel for New Jersey and Delaware, while Andrew Pitman will become New Jersey State Counsel. Meanwhile, Lawrence Fineberg, who is currently FNTG senior vice president and regional counsel, will assume the position of claims liaison counsel for the company’s National Agency Operations.

Ham, who previously served as vice president and New Jersey state counsel, has been in the title industry for nearly 40 years, serving as counsel for Commonwealth Land Title and Chicago Title in the 1980s and 1990s. He later joined Lawyers Title, where he served as agency manager for both Lawyers Title and Commonwealth Land Title. Ham served as president of the New Jersey Land Title Association (NJLTA) from 2002-2003.

Pitman joined FNTG in 2013. Prior to that he was associated with a title agency in New Jersey and two title insurance underwriters. He is admitted to the bar in both New Jersey and New York. Pitman served as president of the NJLTA from 2013-2014. He now serves as chair of the NJLTA Recording Practices Committee. He is also the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Land Title Institute (NJLTI).

Fineberg, who joined Chicago Title as a claims attorney in 1978, has held various claims and underwriting positions with the company. He is the author of New Jersey Title Practice (formerly known as Handbook of N.J. Title Practice) and is a past president of the NJLTA (1992-93) and a past chair of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (1994-95). Fineberg is also a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

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