Orlando Lucero, the “Bow Tie” Guy, is the New Mexico and Oklahoma Underwriting Counsel for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. Previously, he worked as a commercial escrow officer at Stewart Title of Albuquerque and as Associate State Underwriting Counsel and Senior Escrow Officer at First American Title Insurance Company. Before entering the title insurance business in 2003, Orlando was in private practice, primarily focused on all aspects of real estate transactions, including sales and purchases, finance, leasing, 1031 exchanges, and land use.
Orlando received his undergraduate degree with honors and with distinction in 1980 (Phi Beta Kappa) from Stanford University and his law degree from Stanford Law School in 1983.
Orlando is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the premier organization of U.S. real estate lawyers. He is “AV-Preeminent” rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Orlando is a frequent national and local lecturer and author on numerous topics related to real estate transactions and title insurance. As an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Business, he has taught a commercial real estate course.
Orlando serves on the American Bar Association (ABA) Board of Governors and has served as the Vice-Chair and Secretary of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, and the Chair of the ABA Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline.
He is the co-creator of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) “Llaves de mi Casa” (Keys to my House) video that provides information to first-time homebuyers in Spanish and English.
Orlando’s current and past community activities include: Secretary and Board Member, New Mexico Land Title Association; Secretary and Board Member, Albuquerque Museum Foundation; President, New Mexico Chapter of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties and 1997 NAIOP Chapter Member of the Year; President, New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation; President, Pastoral Council, Church of the Risen Savior Catholic Church; Chairman of the Board, All Faiths Receiving Home; Secretary/Treasurer of Landmark Musicals, Inc; Member of the Board of Governors of The Stanford Associates; and Co-Founder, New Mexicans for Smart Growth.