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    Esquire Title Services addresses the needs of attorneys, brokers, lenders and property owners of commercial or residential real estate. The company enjoys a reputation built upon a solid foundation of excellence both in expertise and personalized attention. Esquire Title Services is New Jersey's preferred single source for secure title insurance, prompt flood searches, and fast service. We also provide attorneys and lenders with the award-winning Virtual Underwriter information system to improve the speed and accuracy of their underwriting endeavors and ensure a wealth of information at their fingertips.

    Esquire Title Services, a member of the New Jersey Land Title Association and the American Land Title Association, is fully licensed by the New Jersey Department of Insurance. Our company Co-Presidents, Elissa Buonarota and Alfred D. Santoro Jr., are high profile attorneys with more than two decades of underwriting and claims counsel experience. Both remain active members of the New Jersey Land Title Association and continue to serve as noted instructors in the field.


    Elissa Buonarota, Esq. and Alfred D. Santoro, Jr., Esq. are currently Co-Presidents of Esquire Title Services, L.L.C., an independent title insurance agency underwritten by Stewart Title Guaranty Company.

Alfred D. Santoro, Jr., Esq.

    Al Santoro is a graduate of Seton Hall Law Center and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1981. He practiced law with the firm of Cole. Geaney, Yamner & Byrne of Paterson until entering the title insurance industry in late 1982 as Assistant State Counsel for Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company. Since then, Al has been employed as General Counsel of Trans-County Title Agency of New Brunswick and as State Counsel and NJ State Manager of Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation and Agency Manager for Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company. He is a Past President of the New Jersey Land Title Association and has served as an instructor for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the National Business Institute and the New Jersey Land Title Institute. He has recently received the designation of Certified Title Professional from the New Jersey Land Title Association denoting his experience and service to the title industry in New Jersey.

Elissa Buonarota, Esq.

    Subsequent to receiving her J.D. degree from New York Law School, Elissa Buonarota, was admitted to both the New York and New Jersey Bars in 1985. She then began a twelve year career with Chicago Title Insurance Company, serving variously as Underwriting Counsel, Regional Claims Counsel and Assistant Regional Counsel. She then served as NJ State Counsel for Lawyers Title Insurance Company and Underwriting Counsel for Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company. Elissa serves on various committees of the New Jersey Land Title Association and is an instructor for the American Institute of Banking in Clifton, NJ.


  • To engage only in those business practices that are lawful and consistent with high standard of ethical behavior.
  • To encourage a culture of compliance within their organizations for federal and state laws that govern the title insurance business for these Principles.
  • To treat consumers in a fair and ethical manner.
  • To provide consumers with timely and comprehensive information regarding their policies, services, products and prices so as to enable consumers to shop effectively among providers of title-related services.
  • To encourage and assist consumers to be educated purchasers of title insurance and title-related services.

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Esquire Title Services, LLC

Is proud to voluntarily subscribe to these principles and to support the ALTA in this initiative.

We pledge to uphold these Principles in our daily business activities and work to ensure that the consumer, your client, is treated fairly. We are committed to providing the best quality title insurance and title-related services available.

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