Samuel M. Shiel, Esq. is Director of National Title Services and Senior Underwriting Counsel – Vice President for Madison Title Agency. In this position since 2005, Mr. Shiel oversees complex, large multi-state transactions and manages national underwriting operations. Before joining Madison, Mr. Shiel was Vice President and Counsel for Stewart Title Guaranty Company’s National Title Service department for the New York region. While serving in this capacity, he was appointed one of Stewart Title’s Senior Underwriting Counsel with nationwide underwriting authority. Previously, Mr. Shiel served as Assistant Vice President and National Commercial Counsel of the Chicago Title Insurance Company in New York City for over eight years.

Originally from Canada, Mr. Shiel holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law. A noted speaker and writer on title insurance topics, Mr. Shiel was a Panelist at the American Land Title Association (ALTA) Annual Convention in 1998 focusing on “Current Practices in dealing with Title Insurance Requirements of Lenders.” His article “Why the NY Style Closing is Going Out of Fashion” was published in September, 2002 in the New York Real Estate Journal.

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