Our Team

Ilan Bruhim

Co-Founder and CEO

Ilan Bruhim founded Everest Abstract along with Shimon Betesh, Esq. in 2007. Since that time, he has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, leading it and its affiliates to become highly recognized and respected title service providers, serving developers and the legal profession in the New York metropolitan area. Mr. Bruhim has guided the company to achieve the highest standards of integrity, transparency and efficiency resulting in Everest receiving accolades from its title underwriters in recognition of Outstanding Professional Standards, including the "Finest Agent Award" from Fidelity National Title Group, one of the nation's largest and highly rated title underwriters. Mr. Bruhim is widely well-regarded and trusted by the company's clients for his personal commitment to providing them with the highest level of service. He is also a licensed title producer in New Jersey.

Shimon Betesh

Esq. Co-Founder and General Counsel

Shimon Betesh has been practicing law for 16 years and closes over 1000 transactions per year. Mr. Betesh graduated in 1995 from SUNY Binghamton with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy of Law. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School in 1998. Mr. Betesh specializes in residential real estate transactions and serves as closing agent and counsel to several national mortgage banks. He also represents developers and private individuals in the sale, refinance and purchase of residential real estate.

Michael Alfieri

Senior Underwriting Counsel

Michael Alfieri is the senior underwriting counsel at Everest Abstract Services. At Everest, Michael underwrites all of the company’s commercial and residential transactions, including, but not limited to, purchasing and sale and financing. Mr. Alfieri has over 25 years in the title insurance business and has worked in all aspects of the business-New York Underwriting, National Underwriting, Agency and Claims. Prior to joining Everest Abstract, Mr. Alfieri worked for over eleven years at First American Title Insurance Company in their New York Direct Operations Office as Underwriting Counsel. At First American, Mr. Alfieri also worked in their Agency division as Senior Agency Counsel servicing over 300 agents and worked in their National Division, as National Underwriting Counsel. Mr. Alfieri has also worked with several other New York City based title insurance companies handling all aspects of title insurance and the insurance of commercial and residential real estate transactions and UCC/Mezzanine Financing. Mr. Alfieri previously was the Head of the Land Records Department for the Westchester County Clerk’s Office as well as Environmental Counsel with the City of New York, Department of Sanitation. Mr. Alfieri received his B.A. in Geography: Environmental Conservation and Management from Columbia University in 1983. He obtained his J.D. and Masters’ (M.S.E.L) in the Studies of Environmental Law from Vermont Law School in 1987. Mr. Alfieri is admitted to the bar in the State of New York and is a member of the Real Estate Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Vincent Sette

Production Manager

Our production Manager, Vincent Sette, is a top title professional in the industry. Mr. Sette has more than 30 years of experience in the title insurance field. Prior to joining our company, he was affiliated with Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company. Mr. Sette is responsible for title production, reading, clearing, reviewing legal documentation, and assisting in complex residential and commercial transactions. Together with our dual Underwriting Counsel, the highest quality service and greatest expertise is provided to help you get your closing completed in a timely and efficient manner.

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