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S.H. Spencer  Compton

S.H. Spencer Compton

First American Title Insurance Company of New York
Vice President, Special Counsel
New York, NY, USA


Spencer Compton is a Vice President and Special Counsel at First American Title Insurance Company, New York Division and has served in the same capacity since 2001 when he joined the pre-merger First American Title Insurance Company of New York as a Vice President. 

With his experience in finance/commercial real estate and leasing, Compton is an invaluable resource to First American’s wide ranging institutional, corporate and high net worth client base.  He is a frequent contributor to Lexis/Nexis websites and publications, the New York State Bar Association’s Real Property Law Journal, and The Practical Real Estate Lawyer.  He is a well-regarded and prolific CLE lecturer and presenter for First American.

Prior to working with First American, Compton was employed in private practice with Duval & Stachenfeld LLP, and earlier with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and Latham & Watkins.  He began his real estate law career with Rogers and Wells in 1989.

Compton is a graduate of New York University and holds a JD cum laude from Brooklyn Law School.  He is a member of the Bar Associations of New York and Connecticut.

Compton is also a faculty member of the Practicing Law Institute; Budget Officer of the New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section; a former Co-Chairman of the Legislative Committee; and Co-Chairman of the Commercial Leasing Committee’s “Silent Lease Issues” Subcommittee. 

Compton was born in Sharon, CT and now resides in Brooklyn, NY.  He is married to Emmy Award-winning writer-producer and journalist Karen Compton.

S.H. Spencer Compton is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Robert S. Bozarth, Commercial Real Estate Financing - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Mechanic’s Lien Underwriting on National Transactions - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Endorsement Guide: A Brief Overview of ALTA Title Insurance Endorsements - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Coinsurance & Reinsurance (PowerPoint slides) - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Title Insurance in Complex Commercial Transactions - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Title Insurance in Complex Commercial Transactions - Title Insurance in Complex Commercial Transactions, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Title Insurance in Complex Commercial Transactions - Title Insurance in Complex Commercial Transactions, Thursday, April 12, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Title Insurance in Complex Commercial Transactions - Title Insurance in Complex Commercial Transactions, Thursday, April 12, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Commercial Real Estate Financing 2019, Tuesday, April 02, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Commercial Real Estate Financing 2019, Tuesday, April 02, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Commercial Real Estate Financing 2019, Tuesday, April 02, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
Commercial Real Estate Financing 2019, Tuesday, April 02, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Commercial Real Estate Financing 2019, Tuesday, April 02, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
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