Norm Chernin has been a practicing attorney in California for more than forty years, focusing primarily on all aspects of real property law, including but not limited to, acquisitions and sales, land use, construction, and mortgage financing.
Prior to joining Fidelity National Title Group, he was Regional Counsel for The Prudential Realty Group, the real estate investment division of The Prudential Insurance Company of America (now Prudential Financial, Inc.), Counsel for Hilton Hotels Corporation, and most recently, Special Title Counsel for the Los Angeles office of the National Commercial Services Division of First American Title Insurance Company.
In the latter capacity, he
has underwritten title insurance coverage for thousands of commercial transactions comprising office and industrial buildings, hotels, shopping centers, ski resorts, large tracts of land, paper mills and other specialty uses.
has also counseled escrow officers handling the closing of these often complicated transactions involving defeasances, tax credit financing, bond indentures, etc.
In addition to being a member of the California State Bar and the American Bar Association, he has been active in the Real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where he is currently the First Vice Chair of the Section's Executive Committee.
has been a frequent speaker at seminars on real estate and title insurance issues presented by the Real Property Section, the Los Angeles Escrow Association
and other program sponsors.
has written extensively on these topics in preparing materials for these seminars.
Norm earned a B.A. in International Relations from UCLA and a J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he was elected to membership in the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society, and where he placed first in the School's Scott Moot Court competition.
Norm is married to a retired LAUSD elementary school teacher and they have a son who is a Deputy Attorney with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
spare time, Norm
likes to walk-his exercise regimen was featured in an article in the L.A. Times-and to read (primarily mystery novels).
sleuthing prowess was recognized with a full-size replica of the Maltese Falcon.