Professional Profile: Debra Thompson 2016

Debra Thompson - 2016

Name: Debra Thompson - 2016

Title: Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Company: Advantage Title

Location: Melville, NY

Birthplace: Manhattan, NY

Education: New England School of Law (law school) and Rutgers University (college).

First job outside of real estate: Commercial litigation

First job in real estate or allied field: Title Insurance

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Responsible for handling commercial and residential real estate transactions throughout NY and lead Advantage Title’s legal department and in-house training programs. Looking to do the same in the future with the goal of continuing to grow our market share.  

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Dining at a great restaurant or taking my dog for a walk.  

Favorite book or author: “The Alienist” by Caleb Carr

Favorite movie: “The Age of Innocence” by Martin Scorsese based on Edith Wharton’s book.

Last song you purchased/downloaded?  Coldplay’s “Adventure of a Lifetime”

One word to describe your work environment:  Collaborative.

Rules to live by in business:  Always anticipate your client’s needs.  

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? I would take Eleanor Roosevelt to Bistro Cassis, one of my favorite restaurants.  

What is your dream job? Owning an antiques store.