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James M. Monahan

Areas of Expertise: All types of commercial, tax credit, and land conservation transactions.
SMPR Office: Hudson


James “Jim” Monahan, Senior Vice President at SMPR, has over 35 years of experience in the title insurance industry. He began searching titles at the age of 15 in Putnam County, New York and Western Connecticut. Jim merged his company, Monahan Title Agency, with Sneeringer Provost Redgrave Title Agency in 2001 to form SMPR.

Jim oversees the Hudson and Poughkeepsie offices and part of his daily responsibilities include clearing complex title issues, overseeing underwriting activities and managing large commercial transactions. He is consulted as an expert on matters related to real estate throughout the State of New York on a regular basis.

Prior to merging to form SMPR, Jim joined Monahan Abstract Corporation on a full time basis in 1986. He expanded the service area from regional to statewide and tripled the size of company operations through 1996. Mr. Monahan became President of Monahan Abstract in 1998 and merged Monahan Abstract and subsidiaries, acquired under his leadership, to form Monahan Title Agency.

Jim attended SUNY Stonybrook and Plattsburgh majoring in Bio Chemistry and Bio Physics. He has remained involved in his home communities and served as Chairman of the Village of Valatie Planning Board, Trustee and Deputy Mayor of the Village of Valatie, Trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Valatie, Director of Time & Space, Ltd., A member of the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Red Hook. Currently Jim is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Union Bank of Kinderhook and Director and Vice President of the Austerlitz Club.

Jim is an active outdoorsman and enjoys playing music.




SMPR Title Agency is a New York Title Insurance company. Our Title Insurance Agency is composed of real estate experts who provide our clients with comprehensive property transaction services including: Property Title Insurance, Mortgage Lender Insurance, Title Searches and Documentation Preparation Services.

We serve the following States, Cities, Zip Codes and Counties:
New York State, Albany County, Saratoga County, Columbia County, Westchester County, Washington County, Fulton County, Troy, Saratoga Springs, New York City, Rochester, Greene County, Rensselaer County, Bronx, Livingston County, Ontario County, Schoharie County, Warren County, Kings County, Madison County, Orange County, Dutchess County, Montgomery County, New York, Monroe County, Orleans County, Rockland County, Albany, Queens County, Oswego County, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Richmond County, Nassau County, Otsego County, Hudson, Long Island, Jefferson County, Niagara County, Putnam County, White Plains, Buffalo, Lewis County, Oneida County, Upstate NY, Capital District, Poughkeepsie, Onondaga County, Schenectady County, Schoharie County, Tompkins County, Broome County, Delaware County, Schuyler County, Ulster County, Cattaraugus County, Erie County, Seneca County, Cayuga County, Essex County, St Lawrence County, Chautauqua County, Franklin County, Steuben County, Wayne County, Chemung County, Genesee County, Suffolk County, Wyoming County, Chenango County, Hamilton County, Sullivan County, Yates County, Clinton County, Herkimer County, Tioga County, Allegany County, Cortland County

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