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Our Team / Principals

PETER TAFURI, ESQ.

PETER TAFURI, ESQ.

PRESIDENT and CO-FOUNDER

From his start in the title insurance industry in 1977, Mr. Tafuri has earned the reputation as a true title man.   He received his B.A. in social sciences from St. Francis College, Summa Cum Laude and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School while building his reputation.  With over three decades of title experience, his expertise is unparalleled in facilitating the closing process.  Mr. Tafuri is a member of various bar associations.

IRMA CLEMENTE, ESQ.

IRMA CLEMENTE, ESQ.

Vice President and Co-Founder

Ms. Clemente’s unique combination of hands-on title industry experience and business skills enable her to explore and develop business relationships and to ensure that Regal Title Agency and its staff provide superior service to the firm’s clients.
She earned her B.B.A. from Pace University and J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law. She is admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bars and is a member of various bar associations.

THOMAS TAFURI, ESQ.

THOMAS TAFURI, ESQ.

Counsel and Co-Founder

Mr. Tafuri has over 30 years’ experience in the title industry, beginning as a title examiner and culminating as co-counsel for a title agency prior to Regal’ s inception.
He graduated with a B.S. in accounting from Brooklyn College and received a J.D. Cum Laude from Brooklyn Law School. Mr. Tafuri is a Past President of the New York Land Title Association (NYSLTA) (2006/2007) and the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (1996/1997) as well as a member of various bar associations. Presently, Mr. Tafuri is the State Chairman of the Land Records Committee of NYSLTA and is a member of it’s Executive Committee.

Our Team / Counsels

JOSEPH N. FRIEDMAN, ESQ.

JOSEPH N. FRIEDMAN, ESQ.

Chief Underwriting Counsel

Mr. Friedman joined Regal Title Agency in June 2009 as Executive Vice President/Chief Underwriting Counsel, bringing over 55 years of experience in the title insurance industry. Friedman, one of the most highly respected experts in his field, is renowned for his attention to detail, transactional skills and ability to quickly analyze complex title matters on local, national and international platforms.

His title background includes services as Sr. Vice President and Chief Underwriting Counsel at First American Title Insurance Company of New York where he helped start operations in New York and was instrumental in originating its national department. He served in the same capacity at Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, responsible for building its commercial operations.

Friedman attended Wesleyan University an graduated Cum Laude from New York Law School. He is admitted to practice before the New York State, Eastern and Southern District Federal ans U.S Supreme Courts. He has lectured on insurance coverages and other legal matters before various trade organizations and is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations and its real property committees.

DANA DIMARIA, ESQ.

DANA DIMARIA, ESQ.

Assistant Counsel

Ms. DiMaria started with Regal in 1997 as a summer intern.  During her time here she has learned every facet of the business and has become a mainstay of our legal department.  She received her B.A. from Villanova University and her J.D. from New York Law School.

ROBERT J. GEARY, ESQ.

ROBERT J. GEARY, ESQ.

Counsel

Mr. Geary, formerly of Harvey Geary Associates, has joined Regal in January 2015. With over 37 years of title experience, Bob has enhanced the depth of our legal department. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Brooklyn College, his M.Ph from the City University of New York Graduate School and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Mr. Geary is a member and former Past President of the Cathedral Club of Brooklyn, Emerald Association, and Catholic Lawyers Guild (Kings County Chapter), as well as various legal associations.

Our Team / clearance-reader

DOMINIC DELLASALA

DOMINIC DELLASALA

CLEARANCE OFFICER/READER

Mr. Dellasala personifies the definition of a “title man”. He began his career in 1978 as a title examiner and went on to start and eventually sell one of New York City’s premier title examination companies.   Dom joined Regal in 1996 as a title reader and clearance officer. He is a seasoned veteran understanding all the nuances of title.

Our Team / Sales

JENNIFER SANTO

JENNIFER SANTO

In house Closer/Sales

Ms. Santo joined Regal in 2004. Her skill, up beat disposition and patience at a closing are invaluable.
She received her B.A. in History and Politics from Occidental College in 1992.

ROBERT MORANO

ROBERT MORANO

Vice President Sales

Mr. Morano’ s belief in the traditional approach to sales where relationships matter has been the cornerstone of his 25 years of sales experience.  He holds a B.S. in Business from Pace University with a concentration in Marketing.

SANTA SGARLATO

SANTA SGARLATO

Assistant V.P. Sales/In House Closer

Ms. Sgarlato has over 30 years’ experience in the title industry.  Her expertise, knowledge and poise are a “guarantee “at the closing table.

ANNMARIE GANNON-SMITH

ANNMARIE GANNON-SMITH

In House Closer/Sales

Ms. Smith brings over 30 years title experience to every closing she attends. Her attention to detail and acumen is an asset at every closing.