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  • Richard Icklan
    Richard Icklan

    Senior Vice President of ORNTIC,

    President of Lex Terrae

    New York

  • Bruce Gardner
    Bruce Gardner

    Senior National Energy Specialist

    New York

  • Michael Atkins
    Michael Atkins

    Senior Vice President of ORNTIC,

    Sales Representative


Richard Icklan has for the past 30 plus years been an active participant in the title insurance market. Prior to 2002 and to the present he has been the President of Lex Terrae Ltd. Since the January 14, 2002 merger with Old Republic Title he has also been a Senior Vice President of Old Republic Title and a Director with Old Republic’s National Commercial Title Services Unit. Richard has always been involved with the national commercial title insurance market however since joining Old Republic Title that involvement has significantly increased. Richard now heads a unit that was created to provide the client with a competent, experienced and professional staff that operates under a mandate to provide the superior services necessary for a successful transaction. This unit which has successfully processed a continuing number of substantial high value transactions including multi state and multi-site transactions. This highly motivated unit’s success is enhanced by its authority to evaluate all risks and if warranted to insure substantial amounts. The goal of the unit is to provide the client with the best service available. Richard is a member of many professional groups and associations including ALTA and NYSLTA.

Bruce joined Old Republic Title in October 2018 as Senior Vice President of ORNTIC, and Senior National Energy Specialist and Senior Counsel of National Commercial Title Services. As a successful real estate attorney for over 40 years, Bruce has substantial transactional legal expertise and has represented institutional clients in all aspects of real estate transactions with special emphasis in the energy sector. He has extensive knowledge of the title insurance aspects of those types of transactions and was instrumental in helping to create many of the title endorsements used today in energy transactions. In his role, Bruce is instrumental in developing, advising, structuring, negotiating and closing all varieties of commercial real estate transactions, particularly in the energy sector. Prior to joining Old Republic Title, Bruce was Of Counsel for a premier international law firm for more than 38 years, based in its New York City headquarters, and earned his juris doctor degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.