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BRAD L.F. HOESCHEN is the Wisconsin state manager and underwriting counsel for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. In his capacity as assistant vice president, he assists Old Republic agents with underwriting decisions and works to strengthen Old Republic’s agency network in Wisconsin. Prior to joining Old Republic, Mr. Hoeschen worked in private practice in litigation defending title insurance companies and agents. He also worked in transactional practice, assisting individuals and corporations in acquiring real property. Mr. Hoeschen currently serves on the Milwaukee Administrative Review Appeals Board, hearing appeals of various violations of municipal ordinances. He was appointed to the position by the mayor of Milwaukee. He previously served on the City of Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission. Mr. Hoeschen also chaired the Woodlands School Board of Directors, Select Milwaukee Board of Directors and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Council. He is a graduate of Marquette University Law School and Loyola University-New Orleans. He has served as adjunct faculty at Marquette University Law School. Prior to law school, Mr. Hoeschen was a print and broadcast journalist in Milwaukee and New Orleans.
JOHN T. LOTARDO aka the TITLEMAN™ is senior vice president and national commercial counsel for Commonwealth Land Title Company. He is the former senior underwriter and state counsel for First American Title Insurance Company in Arizona and Nevada. Previously, Mr. Lotardo was senior vice president and general counsel for Stewart Title & Trust of Phoenix Inc., as well as state underwriting and claims counsel for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. As a licensed attorney, his practice entails all aspects of real estate, title/escrow and corporate operations. Mr. Lotardo earned his B.A. degree, with honors and academic distinction, from C.W. Post, Long Island University and his J.D. degree from Arizona State University. He is a frequent speaker, instructor, retained expert, and guest commentator. Being past president of the Land Title Association of Arizona, Mr. Lotardo has been a member of many real estate organizations, including holding the position of president for the Arizona Trustee Association, as well as being an active member of the State Bar of Arizona; the Arizona State Escrow Association; and bankruptcy, lending, foreclosure, legislative, judiciary and corporate organizations locally and nationwide. He recently completed his tenure on the Arizona Association of Realtors' Residential Contract Revision Workgroup and served on the Education Advisory Committee for the Arizona Department of Real Estate. Mr. Lotardo is the author of numerous articles and columns including the popular "Ask the TITLEMAN™," which is in print throughout the United States. He also has been a guest commentator on talk radio for KFNX 1100 and KFNN 1510. Mr. Lotardo had been the editor for the Real Property Journal for the State Bar of Arizona for a number of years. He has been selected as a Who's Who in the legal community as part of The Business Journal's Leading Lawyers Program. Currently, he is the President of the Real Estate Advisory Board to the Maricopa County Recorder.
ORLANDO LUCERO is the vice-president and New Mexico underwriting counsel for Fidelity National Title Group. Before that he was New Mexico and Oklahoma underwriting counsel for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. Previously, Mr. Lucero worked as a commercial escrow officer at Stewart Title of Albuquerque and as associate state underwriting counsel and senior escrow officer at First American Title Insurance Company. Before going into the title insurance business in 2003, he was in private practice primarily focusing on all aspects of real estate transactions, including sales and purchases, finance, leasing, 1031 exchanges, and land use. Mr. Lucero received his undergraduate degree with honors and with distinction (Phi Beta Kappa) from Stanford University and his law degree from Stanford Law School. He is a frequent national and local lecturer and author on numerous topics related to real estate transactions and title insurance. Mr. Lucero has been an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Business, where he has taught a commercial real estate course. He is a co-creator of the ABA’s “Llaves de mi Casa” (Keys to my House) video that provides information to first time homebuyers in Spanish and English. Mr. Lucero serves on the American Bar Association Board of Governors, and has served as the vice-chair and secretary of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, and the chair of the American Bar Association Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline. Mr. Lucero is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has been a fellow of the New Mexico Bar Foundation. Mr. Lucero has been listed in Bristol’s Who’s Who, Who’s Who Among American Lawyers, and Who’s Who Among Outstanding Americans. His current and past community activities include secretary and board member, New Mexico Land Title Association; president, New Mexico Chapter of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties and 1997 NAIOP Chapter Member of the Year; and co-founder, New Mexicans for Smart Growth.