Prior to joining the West Firm, David Breault worked as a professional real estate title abstractor for Gifford Abstract Corporation in Schenectady, N.Y. During this time, he conducted title research for both residential and commercial transactions. He also has represented private and commercial clients at real estate closings ranging from just a few thousand dollars to multi-million dollar transactions. Within a few short years, David was promoted to manager of Gifford’s satellite office located in Albany, N.Y.
Upon joining The West Firm in September, 2009, David conducted 100+ year title searches and helped to lay the foundation for the firm’s title practice. He soon was promoted to Office Administrator and currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm. He still advises the firm’s expanding title practice regarding title searches and the drafting of title opinions.
Conducted 100-year searches on oil and gas storage facilities in the Port of Albany.
Conducted research for and wrote title policies for redevelopment of downtown Schenectady, including a 150+ year search on a 15’ by 100’ alleyway related to a quiet title action.
Searched, wrote title policies and closed several commercial deals, such as a $2.5 million dollar re-finance of an industrial park in the City of Albany as well as several strip malls in Schenectady County.
Conducted research for and mapped out all deeds into the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad dating from the mid-1800’s for the future conversion of the rail line into a county-owned recreational rail trail.
Located deeds for the old Champlain Canal bed through the City of Cohoes.
Examined and wrote title to a one-half acre property on Lake George in which, over 80+ years, multiple family members ended up having as little as a 1/64 interest; Drafted affidavits that were used in a related Surrogates Court proceeding.
Conducted a 150- year title search and mapped over 200 deeds to a 5,000 acre tree farm in Rensselaer County.
Siena College, Albany, New York, B.S. Marketing and Management, 2004