“With the mandates for MWBE participation, having Federated National Land on the team not only assists with satisfying the prerequisite, but it’s also great having a familiar group on the team.”

- Pierre Downing, Notias

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A co-founder of Federated National Land, attorney Sonia Blake’s specialty is risk analysis and technical advice related to complex residential and commercial transactions. As chief counsel, Sonia oversees the preparation of title reports, compiles specialized search reports, drafts zoning exhibits in connection with zoning lot mergers and apportionments, and provides guidance on title clearance issues…

An attorney and co-founder of Federated National Land, Michael Benzi focuses on commercial and residential real estate, with a specialty in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) transactions. Michael developed his expertise in affordable housing over the past several decades as an attorney representing developers and institutional lenders on multi-unit projects throughout New York City. In…

With more than 20 years of experience in the real estate, mortgage, and title insurance industries, FNL co-founder Michelle Palijaro, offers a comprehensive array of services to clients based on her history of managing all aspects of running a title agency — from the inception of a business relationship to post-closing work. As a senior…

Julia’s 20-year legal career has focused on affordable housing, with a sub-specialty in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) transactions. She has closed a diverse portfolio of complex projects including supportive housing developed by non-profit developers, tax-exempt bond and credit projects, HUD projects including 202’s and 811’s, HOPE VI projects, and a range of preservation deals….

Suzanne has held numerous positions in the title industry for the past 30 years. Previously, she was New York State Counsel for Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, and earlier was Assistant Vice President and Counsel for Quality Control for United General Title Insurance Company, specializing in the training of title agents. She has been employed…

Elisa has been working in the Title Industry for 14 years and has been with the Federated team for almost 7 years, where she runs all aspects of production. Elisa opens new orders, orders all searches and exams, types up reports in addition to performing a variety of other supporting roles. Prior to her time…