Alan is vice-president and business development and major transactions counsel for Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company’s National Commercial Services office in Philadelphia. Commonwealth is a member of the Fidelity National Title Group and the Fidelity National Financial family of companies. When not underwriting commercial transactions to bring deals to a successful closing, Alan’s attention is focused on business development. For many years he has been a recipient of Fidelity National Financial’s National Sales Achiever Award.
Alan D. Keiser
For 20 years after graduation from Yale Law School in 1970, Alan pursued a variety of professional interests in a nonlinear career path. He practiced antitrust law in San Francisco and was a captain in the Air Force. Then, as a carpenter for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Alan restored the Lyndhurst Mansion, located on the banks of the Hudson River, overlooking the Tappan Zee Bridge. He then returned to Philadelphia, his hometown, and practiced real estate and construction law there before entering the title insurance industry in 1990.
A friend, active in the RPTE Section, "Tom Sawyered" Alan into putting together a CLE program about the sad state of affairs in Recorder of Deeds offices and remedies that might be implemented. Alan had been a member of RPTE since 1996, but after that invitation he became an "active" member! He has held Section leadership positions on the Title Insurance Committee, Purchase and Sale Committee, and Sponsorship Committee and is currently a member of the In-House Counsel Committee.
Alan continues to pursue his passions for woodworking, fly fishing, and boating. He has been married to Shelby since 1973 and they have two children and two beautiful and energetic grandchildren. Perhaps one of them will take an interest in woodworking one day and learn from Alan to skillfully use his cherished tool collection!
Imran, an associate at Chun Kerr LLP in Honolulu, Hawaii, concentrates his practice on commercial real estate, finance, and general business transactions. He represents landowners, developers, lenders, borrowers, and business owners in commercial transactions ranging from leases to loans to condominium development.
Imran's practice has expanded recently to include advising clients on issues relating to small unmanned aircraft. Integrating drones into the client's business operations for purposes such as land inspections is a primary focus. Another issue associated with this new technology involves minimizing the legal risk related to drones. Imran is particularly excited to practice in this new area because it combines a lifelong enjoyment of aviation with the varied needs of commercial real estate clients. Imran expects that within three to five years many real estate lawyers will find that clients require advice on drone-related issues for their transactions.
Imran graduated from Washington and Lee University with a B.A. and subsequently was employed in the field of finance. Following several years in the banking industry, he attended Tulane University Law School, where he earned a J.D. and a Certificate in Maritime Law for which he received the Charles Kohlmeyer Jr. Award as the Outstanding Graduate in Maritime Law. Some of his lending clients offer vessel loans, relatively specialized transactions, which draw on Imran's familiarity with maritime-specific issues such as lien priority and lien perfection and are addressed under both federal and state law.
Imran joined the ABA in 2014 and is currently a 2016–2018 RPTE Fellow. He is active in the Mortgage Lending Committee of the Real Estate Financing Group and the Ground Leasing Committee of the Leasing Group.
Imran and his wife, Stacey, feel fortunate to live in Hawaii, where they and their one-year-old son, Andrew, enjoy the outdoors. They greatly appreciate the many hiking and ocean activities that their beautiful state offers, as well as the opportunities to cheer on the University of Hawaii sports teams—"Let's Go 'Bows!"