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.
2011-10
Paul Bugoni

Stewart Title Insurance Company
Honorary Life Members
An individual who has retired from active professional or business activity and who has made an extraordinary contribution to the title insurance industry in the State of New York may be considered for election to Honorary Life Membership by the Executive Committee. In 2011, the Executive Committee voted to henceforth designate the Sharon Sabol Award of Honorary Lifetime Membership, in recognition of the Association’s longest serving Executive Director, Sharon Sabol.
Barry C. Balonek
Peter E. Becker
William A. Colavito
Joseph N. Friedman
Harry Gold
Max Hahn
Charles Jordan
Louis Kushner
John E. Maddie
Richard Marcus
William Margiotta, Jr.
Melvyn Mitzner
Paul Neustadt
Edward M. Norton
Philip O‘Hara
Bernard Rifkin
Alvah Rogers, Jr.
Sharon Sabol
Harold Schwartz
Gary Seltzer
Marvin Simms