Senior Vice President, National Underwriter Back to Underwriting Team
A commercial and multi-family real estate professional with over twenty years of experience, Debra Paoli has extensive paralegal expertise and portfolio management skills. Her focus at FNTA is overseeing all aspects of the commercial real estate transactional process, nationally. Prior to joining FNTA, she was a national senior underwriter for First American Title Insurance Company. She was charged with negotiating endorsements, drafting title policies and coordinating due diligence, specializing in multi-site transactions. Among her noteworthy accomplishments were: leading a billion dollar corporate bankruptcy acquisition of a five site hotel portfolio; performing as coordinator for 600 plus site financing transaction and the handling of a billion dollar 100 site multi-family acquisition with financing and mezzanine financing.
Prior to joining First Nationwide, she was transaction manager for Nomura Credit & Capital, where she was responsible for commercial real estate transactions from application to closing and securitization. Ms. Paoli gained her legal experience with Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where she served as a real estate specialist and legal assistant supervisor, and at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where she served as senior securitization legal assistant.
She has conducted training seminars on survey and title insurance. She attended New York University’s paralegal program and American Land Title Association’s title insurance and underwriting program. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the National Notary Association.