Northeast Agency Team

James Thanasules

SVP & Chief New York State Counsel

James Thanasules was with First American Title Insurance Company for 19 years, most recently as Vice President and Senior Underwriting Counsel for the New York Agency Division. James began his title career from the ground up, involved in production, sales, claims and underwriting, both on the Direct and Agency sides. James’ extensive Agency experience offers a unique perspective. He understands the interplay between agent and underwriter; the need for responsiveness and sound decisions; and working together to achieve a common goal. James has presented CLEs and CEs on a wide variety of hot topics, including Claims, Short Sales and Reverse Mortgages. He also provides training courses for agents and the NYSLTA. James’ background includes private practice, finance and advertising.

Krystal Morris

Agency Coordinator

Serving in a support capacity as an immediate contact to our Agents. Krystal is a seasoned administrator with more than eight years' experience serving executives and partners. Skilled at organizing, meeting deadlines and working under pressure, Krystal is responsible for overseeing all of the detail-oriented administrative duties involved with onboarding and agency support. Prior to joining Am Trust Title, she served as an office administrator for lnstrux LLC, dba Pixacore, a marketing agency, and earlier in the same position for Local Union AFGE in the Bronx.

Shaun Chan

AVP, New York State Audit Director

Shaun Chan has over 15 years of experience in the title insurance industry. He is skilled in the areas of internal control, risk mitigation, compliance, and business processes. Prior to joining AmTrust Title, Shaun was an internal auditor at First American Title Insurance Company. Shaun has been awarded the credential of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), which involves anti-fraud training and education on complex financial transactions and understanding of forensic methods, law and of how to resolve allegations of fraud.

Farhan Rahman

New York State Agency Representative

Farhan Rahman is currently a senior at Syracuse University studying biotechnology. In recent years prior to college, Farhan has worked for a title agency, assisting top lawyers in the industry. As an agency representative for AmTrust Title and as a biotechnology major, Farhan looks to apply the unique skills he learned in college and in the title insurance industry to help AmTrust achieve all its goals.

Marci Lerner

New Jersey Agency Account Representative

Marci Lerner comes to Amtrust Title Group with over 25 years’ experience in the New Jersey title insurance industry. Most recently, Marci served as New Jersey Agency Representative for Westcor Land Title covering the entire state, as well as Commercial Relationship Development calling on lenders and attorneys to insure bank acceptance. Prior to that, Marci spent over 10 years working for Chicago Title, New Jersey Direct Operation. .

Daniel Madrid

New Jersey Agency Counsel

Daniel V. Madrid has joined the AmTrust Title legal team from private practice where he has spent the past 12 years focused on commercial and residential real estate acquisition, disposition and financing transactions ranging from hundreds of thousands of dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars. Daniel has been associated with some of the most prominent NJ and regional law firms and was most recently a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, a national AmLaw 100 law firm. Daniel is also experienced in issues relating to New Jersey zoning and land use, commercial leasing and environmental law.

Michael Frederick

Vice President / Regional Manager

Michael serves AmTrust Title as Vice President and Regional Manager for Pennsylvania and Delaware, focused on establishing operations, recruiting personnel, growing the agency base, and increasing revenue throughout the region. He has worked in the title insurance industry for over 25 years serving on behalf of some of the nation’s most prominent underwriters. Just prior to coming aboard with AmTrust Title, Michael was Vice President and Agency Services Manager for Stewart Title Guaranty Company in New Jersey, where he oversaw all aspects of the agency business in the state. Before that, he oversaw a group of nearly 100 agencies throughout the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware for two other national title insurance underwriters for nearly 20 years, where he earned awards for revenue growth, increasing market share and signing new agencies. Michael holds a BA in Political Science from Ursinus College, in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.