Debra Smith, Esq. has joined the legal team of Madison Commercial Real Estate Services (MCRES) as Associate General Counsel. With substantial experience in all facets of commercial real estate, Ms. Smith specializes in handling complex commercial real estate transactions in New York.
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’s degree from The New School. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law. She is an active member of the NY State Bar Association.