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
Bldg 5
Jacksonville, FL   32204-2945
Phone: 904-854-8105
Fax: 904-357-1008
E-mail: marjorie.bardwell@fnf.com

Members

Julie Angelakos ITP, NTP

Illinois State Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Addison, IL

Laura S. Bauman

Partner
Shutts & Bowen, LLP
Sarasota, FL

Bizhan Beiramee

Managing Attorney
Beiramee Law Group, PC
Bethesda, MD


Lisa M. Beville

Atty/Reg'l Training Coord. VP.
Fidelity National Title Group
Tool, TX

Brian Blackman

Chief Operating Officer
WACO Title Company
Fayetteville, AR

Deborah Boyd

VP/Senior Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Palm Beach Gardens, FL


Richard Bramhall

Chief Underwriting Counsel
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Charlotte, NC

Buckley W. Bridges

Director of Title Operations
WACO Title Company
Fayetteville, AR

Shawn T. Briner

Attorney
Briner Law Group, LLC
Chesterfield, MO


Dan Buchanan

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

Margaret Cook

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

Cheryl Cowherd NTP

Senior Underwriting Counsel
Agents National Title Insurance Company
Columbia, MO


David H. Cox Esq.

Director
Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

Maria Deligiorgis

Regional Director
Title Alliance, Ltd.
Media, PA

Timothy M. Donovan

General Counsel
Amrock Inc. (fka Title Source, Inc.)
Detroit, MI


Edward C. Eastman Jr.

Executive Director
New Jersey Land Title Association
Freehold, NJ

Jennifer Gaytan

Underwriting Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Monica Gilroy

Managing Partner
The Gilroy Firm
Alpharetta, GA


Rachel E. Hable

VP
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Santa Ana, CA

Paul L. Hammann

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

Philip Holtsberg

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


Allison Hyatt

Partner
Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
Roseville, CA

Thomas Imperiale

Senior Underwriting Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Santa Ana, CA

Russell J. Kutell

Attorney
Frost Brown Todd, LLC
Columbus, OH


Nancy K. Landmark NTP

VP and Senior Title Counsel
Commercial Partners Title, LLC
Minneapolis, MN

Jeffrey M. Lang

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

Margery Q. Lee

Executive Vice President
North American Title Company, Inc.
Concord, CA


P. Reid Lemasters

Attorney
Frost Brown Todd, LLC
Cincinnati, OH

Anthony M. Lombardi Esq.

VP and Associate General Counsel
Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Co.
Hartford, CT

Erica G. Lybrand

Shareholder
Rogers, Townsend & Thomas, PC
Columbia, SC


Ann Marie Malave

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

Sally P. McCash

Attorney at Law
Greenbelt, MD

William A. O'Connell Esq., CLTP

VP-Maryland State Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Columbia, MD


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

T. L. Pope

Partner
Riley Pope & Laney, LLC
Columbia, SC


Jason Portnoy

Sr. Claims Counsel
Investors Title Insurance Company
Chapel Hill, NC

Jody Rogow

Deputy General Counsel
Amrock Inc. (fka 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

Ashley Sadler

Legal Counsel Regulatory Counsel
CATIC
Rocky Hill, CT


Matt Sager

First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Scottsdale, AZ

Eric Schieffer

SVP and Counsel
NVR Settlement Services, Inc.
Reston, VA

Heather Schuette

VP, Senior National Counsel
First American Title Insurance Company (National Commercial Services)
Chicago, IL


Justin Scorza

VP, Corporate Underwriting
First American Title Insurance Co (Agency Division)
Santa Ana, CA

Leopold Z. Sher

Co-Managing Member
Leopold Z. Sher
New Orleans, LA

Michael J. Sikora III

Managing Partner
Sikora Law, LLC
Cleveland, OH


Judi Souza CSEO/CEI, NTP

Owner
Escrow Expertise
San Jose, CA

Giancarlo Spolidoro

VP - Commercial Counsel
FNTG Bldr Srvs Chicago Title Los Angeles - 725 S. Figueroa St. Suite 200 CA 90017
Los Angeles, CA

Elizabeth Wainio

VP, Managing Claims Counsel
Investors Title Insurance Company
Chapel Hill, NC


Michael F. Waiwood

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

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

North American Title Insurance Company (NATIC) is a seasoned title insurance underwriter, helping title agents to achieve their individual business goals for more than 50 years. Today, the company conducts real estate settlement services in 39 states and the District of Columbia through a network of experienced, independent agents.