AmTrust Title Insurance Company. (AmTrust or the Company), a leading title insurance company specializing in commercial transactions and agent driven title insurance solutions, today announced the promotion of Felice K. Shapiro to General Counsel for AmTrust Title and First Nationwide Title, one of the first female General Counsels of a major title insurance underwriter. In her new role, Ms. Shapiro is responsible for all underwriting decisions for both companies.
Felice has made countless contributions to the title insurance industry from her work as President of NYSLTA, Executive Director of TIRSA and now General Counsel at one of the leading title insurance underwriters in the industry, said Jason Gordon, President of AmTrust Title. With more than 35 years of industry experience working for two of the largest title insurance companies in the industry and helping launch AmTrust Title in 2016, she brings significant legal and title insurance expertise to the role. Known as a deal maker rather than a deal breaker, Felice brings an innovative legal perspective to the largest real estate transactions, and we look forward to better leveraging her insight to support both AmTrust Title and First Nationwide.
Most recently, Ms. Shapiro served as EVP and chief underwriter for AmTrust Title and was responsible for overseeing all legal and underwriting decisions for the direct and agency sides of the business. Prior to joining AmTrust Title in January 2016, Ms. Shapiro was Executive Director and Counsel of TIRSA, a rating agency for title insurance. She also spent more than 17 years at Old Republic Title Company where she held the role of Senior Counsel, VP.
In 1997 Ms. Shapiro was named the first female president of the New York State Land Title Association. Ms. Shapiro lectures extensively for the NYSLTA for CLE and CE credit. She received a JD from the University of Bridgeport School of Law.
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About AmTrust Title Insurance Company
AmTrust Title is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., a Fortune 500 multi-national insurer, offering specialty property and casualty insurance products, including workers’ compensation, commercial automobile, general liability and extended service and warranty coverage. The AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. group of insurance subsidiaries, including AmTrust Title, are rated A- (Excellent), FSC XV by A.M. Best Company, and AmTrust Title is rated A, (Unsurpassed) by Demotech, Inc. AmTrust Title is headquartered and domiciled in New York, New York, and is licensed in thirty-eight states. For AmTrust Title, this combination of strong financial backing and advanced technology translates into immediate strength for real estate clients.
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