Derek Warner, Esq.
Derek is a highly experienced Real Estate Attorney with numerous years experience in both Commercial and Residential Real Estate matters, having joined the BassettiLaw, LLC team in January, 2007, and bringing with him an extensive background in real estate law. He is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey.
Derek earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University and thereafter received his Juris Doctor degree at Fordham University Law School, where he also earned a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
Derek began his career with Chicago Title Insurance Company, one of the nation’s largest and most well-respected Title Insurance companies, working alongside title clearance attorneys at their regional management office in Manhattan. He functioned as a Settlement Agent for large conduit lenders.
During his four years with Chicago Title, Derek performed due diligence for large multi-site real estate transactions, and examined leases and surveys to prepare comments for commercial real estate clients.
Thereafter, Derek joined Strategic Legal Resources, Inc. where he focused on commercial real estate projects and transactions. Derek’s experiences with Strategic ranged from reviewing title reports to negotiating title coverage for commercial lenders, and to preparing mortgages and other loan documents.
For five years following his time with Strategic, Derek functioned as an independent title closer, handling hundreds of title closings for national Title Insurance Companies. He negotiated and cleared title coverage issues, and performed post-closing settlement functions as a representative of the title companies at residential and commercial real estate closings. Among the companies for whom Derek provided services are Fidelity National Title, Commonwealth Land Title, Chicago Title, and Stewart Title.
Beginning in 2007, Derek began working with BassettiLaw, LLC and currently serves in an Of Counsel role in real estate, condominium, co-operative and related matters. Clients served include, but are not limited to, Banco Popular, Bank of America, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, HSBC, J.P.Morgan / Chase, Merrill Lynch, PNC, Re/Max Realtors, TD Bank, UBS, Weichert, Realtors, Wells Fargo.