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Michael Haltman
President,  Hallmark Abstract Service LLC
131 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 205
Jericho,  New York  11753
About Me
In 1980 I earned an undergraduate degree in economics followed in 1984 by an MBA in finance with a concentration in the tax-exempt market. With this focus on the municipal market I became a municipal bond analyst at Shearson/Lehman Brothers tasked with following both general obligation issuers on the city and state level as well as housing bonds secured by mortgage pools.
This experience at Shearson/Lehman Brothers followed by stints at PaineWebber and Citigroup provided a broad framework of understanding concerning the mechanics of mortgage debt in terms of prepayment experience, mortgage quality and the expected duration of a portfolio.
Leaving Wall Street I started Exeter Commercial which funded commercial mortgage loans. Title insurance was a critical part of the underwriting and closing process.
At the peak of the financial crisis, I recognized both an opportunity and need as many title firms, for a variety of reasons, closed their doors. Out of this, Hallmark Abstract Service was born.
Employment History
President/Owner, Hallmark Abstract Service
Privately Held;1-10 employees;Insurance
February 2008 - Present (12 Years 5 Months)
Hallmark Abstract Service provides title insurance for residential and commercial real estate transactions in New York State and nationwide, underwriting through Chicago Title. We are extremely proud to have been nominated Best Title Agency in the 2013 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings! HAS opened its doors in 2008 with two primary goals in mind! Number one was to create a title insurance company that would provide our clients with a superior finished product while affording them a seamless and stress-free process. Number two was to make the experience of working with Hallmark Abstract Service as easy and as pleasurable as obtaining title insurance for a real estate transaction could possibly be! From the sheer number of satisfied clients who keep coming back to Hallmark Abstract Service for their title insurance needs, I believe that we have accomplished our goals in the past, and we will continue striving to improve on them in the future!
Owner, Exeter Commrcial
Privately Held;1-10 employees;Commercial Lending
December 2004 - January 2008 (3 Years 1 Month)
Formed and led this company as a correspondent lender for small balance commercial mortgage loans. Was responsible for all aspects of the business day to day and in the role of strategic planning. Created and marketed a commercial mortgage seminar which was then developed into a DVD program sold through affiliate programs, company website and Amazon.
1976 - 1980
SUNY/Albany - Albany, New York
1982 - 1984
SUNY/Albany - Albany, New York
MBA, Finance
The State University of New York at Albany was very well respected in the area of Public Finance with graduates heavily recruited by all of the top Wall Street firms.
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