Theresa Garelli

  • Vice President
    Stewart Title Insurance Company
  • Office: (646) 525-3510
  • 60 East 42nd Street,
    Suite 1260
    New York, NY 10165

Theresa A. Garelli is an attorney with over 30 years of experience working in the title insurance industry on all aspects of major commercial and residential transactions in New York, throughout the United States and Internationally. She is an Adjunct Professor at Baruch College of the City of New York University, where she teaches Real Estate Law. For the New York Law School Center for Real Estate Studies, she developed a unique course on Title Insurance for LLM candidates and law students.

Her experience with the major national underwriters includes underwriting major commercial national and New York transactions for Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company; First American Title Insurance Company, as senior vice president and counsel; senior claims counsel and vice president at Fidelity National Title Insurance Company and its subsidiary, Chicago Title Insurance Company—where she received the Attorney of the Year Award in 1998; and chief claims counsel of First American Title Insurance Company of New York.

Theresa was a member of the Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund and ran a general practice specializing in real estate transactions and civil litigation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from 1985 to 1990.

After graduating Cum Laude from Florida State University with a B.A. in Foreign Languages and International Business, she then attended Law School at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she received her Juris Doctor, with honors, in 1985.

Theresa is fluent in Spanish and Italian. She is admitted to the Florida Bar and the New York Bar. She was the 2016 President of Commercial Real Estate Women of New York (CREW NY), the local chapter of CREW NETWORK, an international organization comprised of over 10,000 women working in Commercial Real Estate.