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PHILIP PETER APTER is a managing member of ETS, LLC d/b/a Eastland Title Services, headquartered in South Windsor, Connecticut. The company offers a real estate title searching and recording service covering Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. He has performed thousands of residential and commercial title examinations. He has lectured on title examining for the Connecticut Bar Association, REBA, and NELTA. Mr. Apter is past director of National Association of Land Title Examiners and Abstracters (NALTEA), and a member of the New England Land Title Association (NELTA). He is accepted as an expert witness by the Connecticut Superior Court. Mr. Apter graduated from Clark University (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude) and the University of Connecticut School of Law.
LISA LUGAUSKAS is vice president and branch counsel of the Fidelity National Title Group. Ms. Lugauskas has extensive speaking experience and earned a Post University Award for excellence in teaching. She is an officer of the Connecticut Title Land Association and an officer and director of the Waterbury Bar Association. Ms. Lugauskas is the chairperson of the Connecticut Bar Association Residential Real Estate Specialization Committee and an officer of the CBA Real Property Section. She is a director of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) and is a co-chair of its Professional Development Committee, as well as a member of the Careers Committee. Ms. Lugauskas is admitted to the Connecticut Bar Association, the U.S. District Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. She earned her B.S. degree, magna cum laude, in political science from the University of Connecticut and her J.D. degree from Brigham Young University.
JESSICA WAGEMAKER is counsel at Chicago, Commonwealth, and Fidelity National Title Insurance Companies. She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association; a committee member of the Real Property Section Diversity Committee of the Fairfield County Bar Association; and co-chair of the FCBA Real Property Section of the Waterbury Bar Association. Ms. Wagemaker serves as treasurer for the Connecticut Title Association. She earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, at Gannon University; and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, at Western New England University School of Law.
STEVEN H. WINKLER is senior vice president and chief underwriting counsel of Williston Financial Group and its underwriting subsidiary, WFG National Title Insurance Company. Mr. Winkler is admitted to practice in Connecticut and has been in the title insurance industry in a variety of legal and management capacities since 1972. Currently, Mr. Winkler is a member of the Greater Bridgeport, New Haven County, Hartford County, Connecticut (emeritus member; Executive Committee of the Real Property Section, 1979-present) and American bar associations; and the Association ofÂ Corporate Counsel. He has been elected a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. He also presently serves on the Forms Committee of the American Land Title Association. He was co-founder and a past president of the Connecticut Title Association, and was a member of the Connecticut Insurance Commissioner's Title Insurance Task Force, Insurance Code Recodification Project. He has spoken many times on title insurance-related topics and is co-author of the Common Interest Ownership Manual (1984). He earned his B.A. degree from Union College, Schenectady, New York, and his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School.