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.