"Federated Title is our go-to title company for the very simple reason that they are the best at what they do. Working with Mike Benzi and his team is not only a pleasure, but it gives us the confidence that all our issues are being addressed by smart people who are responsive, prompt, professional, and intelligent."

- Jeff Fox, Foxy Management

Sonia V. Blake, Esq.

Chief Executive Officer & General Counsel

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 for clients, lenders, and outside counsel for acquisitions and sales. Sonia also implements closing strategies throughout the title clearance process.

Prior to co-founding FNL, Sonia served as senior title counsel for Federated Title Services. Before joining Federated, Sonia worked at a Brooklyn law office and served as senior attorney at Signature Title Agency & Land Services.
She is admitted to practice in the State of New York’s Appellate Division (Second Judicial Department) and Eastern and Southern District Courts, as well as in the Jamaica West Indies Bar.

Areas of Expertise

  • Risk analysis
  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate

Education

  • Bachelor of Law, University of the West Indies
  • General Council of Legal Education Certificate, Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica

Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • NYREC

“Federated stands tall as a title insurance company with expertise, a strong work ethic, and excellent customer service. I enjoy providing guidance and recommendations to our clients, helping them balance the appropriate level of risk to suit their business goals and needs.”