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Our History

The New York State Title Association was founded in 1921. In 1993, the organization was incorporated as the New York State Land Title Association, Inc.

 

Past Presidents

 

1921-22
Cyril H. Burdett

N.Y. Title & Mortgage Company

1922-24
Herbert J. Freehan

Attorney, Seneca Falls

1924-25
Arthur E. Bishop

Mohawk Abstract Corporation

1925-27
Henry J. Davenport

Home Title Guaranty Company

1927-29
Elwood C. Smith

Attorney, Monroe

1929-31
William W. Smith

Abstract & Title Corporation

1931-33
Russell G. Dunmore

Dunmore, Ferris & Dervey

1933-37
Jasper W. Cornaire

Attorney, Watertown

1937-46
William L. Marcy, Jr.

Moot, Sprague, March & Gulick

1946-48
Edward E. Rankin

Albany Title Company

1948-51
Paul D. Moonan

Monroe Abstract & Title Corporation

1952-53
Coverly Fischer

Home Title Guaranty Company

1953-54
Robert A. Kersten

Abstract & Title Corporation

1954-55
Thomas H. Quinn

Inter-County Title Guaranty and Mortgage Co.

1955-56
Jerome F. Katz

Lawyers Mortgage & Title Corporation

1956-57
Daniel A. Whelan

American Title Insurance Corporation
(Guaranteed Title Division)

1957-58
Mac C. Seltzer

Metropolitan Title Guaranty Company

1958-59
William H. Deatly

The Title Guarantee Company

1959-60
Otto Fromkes

City Title Insurance Company

1960-61
John A. Albert

Inter-County Title Guaranty & Mortgage Co.

1961-62
Seymour Fischman

Security Title and Guaranty Company

1962-63
Lorimer Denner

American Title Insurance Company
(Guaranteed Title Division)

1963-64
Edward L. Dash

Chicago Title Insurance Company
(Home Title Division)

1964-65
Leo J. Sullivan

Monroe Abstract & Title Corporation

1965-66
Arthur J. Seltzer

Metropolitan Title Guaranty Company

1966-67
Aime C. Bettex

The Title Guarantee Company

1967-68
Saul Fromkes

City Title Insurance Company

1968-69
Edward Frisbee

Albany Title Company

1969-70
Thomas H. Quinn

Inter-County Title Guaranty & Mortgage Co.

1970-71
Thomas Pearson

Security Title and Guaranty Company

1971-72
James W. Bray

American Title Insurance Company
(Guaranteed Title Division)

1972-73
Alvah Rogers, Jr.

Chicago Title Insurance Company

1973-74
Paul D. Moonan, Jr.

Monroe Abstract & Title Corporation

1974-75
Justin Winston

Metropolitan Title Guaranty Company

1975-76
Richard A. Cecchettini

The Title Guarantee Company

1976-76
Patrick L. Fucillo

Security Title and Guaranty Company

1976-77
Lee B. Freedman

Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation

1977-78
Gary Seltzer

Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company

1978-79
Harold S. Schwartz

First American Title Insurance Co. of N.Y.

1979-80
William T. Margiotta, Jr.

City Title Insurance Company

1980-81
Samuel J. Giuliano

USLIFE Title Insurance Company of N.Y.

1981-82
Clarence R. Castel

American Title Insurance Company

1982-83
Gerald Peck

Carle Place Service Corp. and
Continental Abstract Co.

1983-84
Peter E. Becker

Security Title & Guaranty Company

1984-85
William A. Colavito

Chicago Title Insurance Company

1985-86
Paul D. Moonan

Monroe Abstract & Title Corporation

1986-87
Bernard M. Rifkin

Ticor Title Guarantee Co.

1987-88
Robert (Ted) Dacey

Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation

1988-89
Harold S. Schwartz

First American Title Insurance Co. of N.Y.

1989-90
Richard Marcus

Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co.

1990-91
Edward M. Norton

New York TRW Title Insurance Inc.

1991-92
Gary Seltzer

Topaz Abstract Corporation

1992-93
Michael B. Skalka

Stewart Title Insurance Company

1993-94
Robert G. Bannon

First American Title Insurance Co. of N.Y.

1994-95
Timothy J. Provost

Provost & Redgrave Title Services, Inc.

1995-96
Donald C. Weigel, Jr.

Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co.

1996-97
Stanley J. Lacher

Globe Title Agency, Inc.

1997-98
Felice K. Shapiro

Old Republic National Title Insurance Co.

1998-99
Lawrence M. Litwack

Big Apple Abstract Corporation

1999-00
Lawrence B. Lipschitz

Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co.

2000-01
Michael T. McAuley

Crossroads Abstract

2001-02
Marvin N. Bagwell

United General Title Insurance Co.

2002-03
Sal J. Turano

Abstracts Incorporated

2003-04
Thomas P. Moonan

Monroe Title Insurance Corporation

2004-05
Shawn Patrick Abrams

Trinity Abstract, Inc.

2005-06
Jonathan A. Richards

Fidelity National Title Ins. Co.

2006-07
Thomas P. Tafuri

Regal Title Agency

2007-08
Michael P. Miglino

Chicago Title Insurance Co.

2008-09
Nancy C. Farrell

Venture Title Agency, Inc.

2009-10
John J. Piccirillo

Lawyers Title Insurance Corp./FNTG

2010-11
Anthony Maiocchi

The Perfect Abstract, Inc.

2011-12
Paul Bugoni

Stewart Title Insurance Company

2012-13
Amelia J. Kelly

The Seaport Title Agency, Ltd.

2013-14
Michael J. Berry

First American Title Insurance Company

2014-15
Rafael Castellanos

Expert Title Insurance Agency, LLC

2015-16
Marianne Mathieu

Fidelity National Title Group

2016-17
Bill Collins

Frontier Research and Abstract