Serving the Greater Area of
Syracuse, NY

John A Frates

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Northeast States District Manager
Regional Underwriting Counsel–Northeastern States
Senior Underwriter
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
General Counsel
Stewart Title Insurance Company

John has worked in the title insurance industry since 1985. From 1990 to 1998, John served as regional claims counsel, commercial underwriting counsel, and operations manager for two national title companies. Since joining Stewart Title Guaranty Company (STG) in 1998, John has served as operations manager and New York—State Counsel. Following those positions, John was named executive vice president and general counsel for Stewart Title Insurance Company (STIC), in which he was responsible for all New York state underwriting, claims, and insurance practices, as well as regional underwriting. In 2018, John was promoted to Northeast States Agency District Manager for STG and President and General Counsel for STIC. John also serves as Senior Vice President, Regional Underwriting Counsel—Northeastern States, and Senior Underwriter for STG.

John is a member of the New York State Land Title Association (NYSLTA) executive committee and past president of the Title Insurance Rate Service Association, Inc. (TIRSA). He is a member of the New York State, New York City, and Connecticut Bar Associations.

John earned his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law in Ohio.