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Long-time General Counsel for CATIC Passes Away

December 10, 2013

Edmond Browne Jr., 66, who entered the title insurance industry in 1992 when he was named ALTA’s general counsel, died Nov. 18, 2013.

Browne was deeply respected within his field and remembered for his great intelligence, ethical commitment and sharp sense of humor. In 1997, Browne joined Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Company (CATIC) as its general counsel and served in that capacity over the past 16 years. At the time of his passing, Browne was senior vice president for legal and industry relations.

Browne played an instrumental role in development CATIC into a leading regional title insurer. During this time, he actively participated with the Connecticut and Massachusetts mortgage bankers associations. He also held leadership positions within the American Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Section. Browne also served for many years on ALTA’s Forms Committee.

Aside from his time at CATIC and ALTA, he also served as senior vice president and corporate counsel at American Residential Mortgage Corp., senior vice president and corporate counsel for Norwest Mortgage Inc., counsel for Freddie Mac and assistant director for government agency relations for the Mortgage Bankers Association.

To read Browne’s obituary or to leave online condolences, please visit

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