NCTS Tampa Legal

1408 North Westshore Boulevard
Suite 900
Tampa, FL 33607

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  • Wilhelmina Kightlinger
    Wilhelmina Kightlinger

    Senior Vice President of ORNTIC,

    General Counsel


  • Susan McLaughlin
    Susan McLaughlin

    Senior Vice President of ORNTIC,

    Senior Underwriting Counsel


  • Dawn Knox
    Dawn Knox

    Senior Commercial Escrow Officer


Wilhelmina is a Senior Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) and General Counsel for National Commercial Title Services (NCTS), providing legal counsel for NCTS and its commercial transactions. She brings over 25 years of experience as a commercial real estate attorney and underwriter to the NCTS team.

Wilhelmina joined Old Republic Title as Florida Commercial Underwriting Counsel in 2009 and was a Senior National Underwriting Counsel in the Corporate Legal Department before joining the NCTS division. Prior to joining the Company, she was a partner for one of the largest international law firms in the world, concentrating her practice in real estate acquisitions, sales and development, and commercial lending.

Wilhelmina is a graduate of the University of South Florida and earned her Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, from the Florida State University College of Law. She is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), Chair of the Special Investors and Investments Structure Group of the Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Section of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law.

As Senior Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) and Senior Underwriting Counsel for Old Republic National Commercial Title Services (NCTS), Susan provides underwriting counsel to NCTS personnel and customers throughout the nation. An attorney with more than 25 years of experience, she has a broad commercial real estate and title underwriting background.

Prior to her role with NCTS, Susan served ORNTIC as Florida Commercial Services Counsel and supervised the Tampa Commercial Services Department. Before joining Old Republic Title, she was a commercial real estate attorney with a multi-national law firm and a prominent Tampa-based law firm, both which are known for handling complex commercial real estate transactions. In her earlier career, Susan was Commercial Services Representative and Underwriting Counsel for an international title insurance underwriter and worked for a multi-national Fortune 100 technology company where she negotiated commercial contracts.

Susan is a member of the Florida Bar and is actively involved in its Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section (RPPTL), where she participates in the Commercial Real Estate and Title Insurance Committees. She served as a member of the RPPTL Executive Council and was an At Large Member for the 13th Judicial Circuit. Susan earned the honor of At Large Member of the Year for 2018-2019. She is a graduate of Stetson College of Law and has spoken at various seminars on title insurance, commercial real estate transactions and construction liens.