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Underwriting

Sean Elpel

Vice President / Senior Underwriting Counsel - Stewart Title Guaranty Company

As vice president, associate senior underwriting counsel, Shawn leverages more than 20 years of legal and real estate expertise. Prior to joining Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Shawn served as vice president – underwriting counsel in the title industry, where he provided commercial underwriting support on numerous multi-site, high liability transactions across the United States. Before becoming underwriting counsel, Shawn worked as a senior commercial title officer and commercial title officer for title companies in Washington, Arizona and California.

While in private practice, Shawn represented corporate, institutional, developer and contractor clients in complex, real estate transactions. He also litigated construction law and mechanic’s lien cases. Shawn is a frequent presenter and lecturer for continuing legal education and real estate seminars, and is certified by the Washington Department of Real Estate to teach a wide variety of real estate-related topics. He attended Eastern Montana College, now known as Montana State University – Billings, and Gonzaga University School of Law.