Lawrence C. Bell Senior Vice President, Senior Underwriter, New Jersey State Counsel LBell@CaticTitle.com (201) 213-0401

 

   

In his capacity as New Jersey State Counsel, Larry brings to CATIC Title more than 40 years of legal experience spanning representation of parties to residential and commercial real estate transactions, condominium associations, business and corporate entities, and as a commercial litigator.  He also served on the Board of Directors of two condominium associations and was elected President of both.  Larry is a 25-year veteran of the title insurance industry, working as underwriting counsel for national title insurance companies, and rising to the level of senior underwriter and national counsel.

He spent more than 20 years as the Director of a NJ state-licensed continuing education school, authoring and presenting continuing education programs for licensed title producers and attorneys in the states of NJ, PA, MD, VA, WV and DC.  In addition to addressing agent and bar groups, Larry has spoken before the American Land Title Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey Land Title Association, and the National Association of Independent Land Title Agents.  He is a past President of the New Jersey Land Title Association and is a delegate to the NJLTA Board of Governors and the New Jersey Land Title Insurance Rating Bureau.  A frequent contributor to the NJLTA’s statewide publication, The Advocate, Larry also sits on their editorial board.

A graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy, Wayne, PA, Larry earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University and his Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School.  He is admitted to practice before the New Jersey and New York state and federal courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Jeffrey Grabowski New Jersey Title Counsel jgrabowski@CaticTitle.com (732) 343-3208  

 

Jeff comes to CATIC with more than 30 years of legal experience, including residential and commercial real estate transactions, real estate litigation, foreclosure and a wide variety of commercial representation. He began his career in 1986 in Phoenix, Arizona, where he practiced law syndicating land deals and represented lenders in creditors rights and commercial litigation. He returned to New Jersey in 1989 and has focused his career in creditors rights, real estate and real estate litigation, representing lenders and title agents in a variety of real estate related matters, as well as underwriters in title claims litigation.

Jeff has been active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors and as President of his community association. He also formed and led a youth lacrosse club and the South Jersey Youth Lacrosse League. He is attorney to the Board of Directors of the South Jersey Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse.

Jeff is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, and he earned his Juris Doctor degree from The Notre Dame Law School. He is admitted to practice before the New Jersey state and federal courts.

Lydia Bell, CTP Agency Services Advisor LydiaBell@CaticTitle.com (201) 749-0242

   

As Agency Services Adviser, Lydia brings to CATIC Title agents and staff some 41 years of hands-on experience in all aspects of the title insurance business including statewide operations management; marketing and sales deployment; auditing, accounting, budgeting and business plan development; title underwriting and the education of title underwriters, producers and attorneys; and risk assessment, claims prevention and implementation of claims minimization strategies. 

Lydia earned professional designation and recognition for her dedication to the title industry as a delegate to the Board of Governors of the New Jersey Land Title Association and Rating Bureau; she is a Past President, New Jersey Land Title Association; was inscribed as a Lifetime Honorary Member designee; and achieved the NJLTA Certified Title Professional designation. 

An alumni of The School of General Studies of Columbia University, New York, NY, Lydia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, and with the distinction of being named Senior Class Marshall. In addition to her passion for the studies of religion and human evolution at Columbia University, Lydia studied accounting and economics at Fairleigh Dickinson University.