Shawn Elpel is Senior Vice President/Senior Underwriting Counsel/Asst. General Counsel-Commercial Services at Stewart Title Guaranty Company. With over 25 years of legal and real estate experience, Shawn provides commercial underwriting support on numerous multi-site and high liability transactions across the United States. Shawn is a graduate of Eastern Montana College (now known as Montana State University – Billings), and Gonzaga University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona, California and Washington. 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.