Debra Smith, Esq. is Associate General Counsel of Madison Title Agency. Ms. Smith has in-depth experience in all facets of commercial real estate and also has responsibility for compliance and regulatory matters. Before joining Madison, Ms. Smith served as Senior Vice President of Fidelity National Financial (FNF), one of the nation’s major title insurance underwriters, where she managed a division of attorneys and related support staff responsible for administering title insurance claims in 16 states and Canada for all FNF brands. She has extensive experience in managing litigation related to title insurance and coverage law. Earlier in her career, Ms. Smith handled a variety of transactions while working primarily as a commercial real estate attorney both at The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York.
Ms. Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts from The New School and her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law. She is an active member of the NY State Bar Association.