Mr. Lin has been in the title insurance and real estate industries since 1994, advising numerous real estate professionals who handle complex and cutting-edge matters. He has lectured and held many classes exclusively to real estate professionals, and helped establish and train a number of title companies in the past decade.
Outside of work, he enjoys being with his wife and 2 children. Karl also enjoys a variety of exotic fish and caring for his many indoor plants.
Executive Vice President
Lester Lin has had over 10 years of experience in the title insurance industry and has been with Liberty Land since its establishment in 2008. He leads by example and can be found meeting with clients, answering phones, working on policies, handling clearance questions, etc. You can always tell when Lester is in the office because of his contagious laughter and spirited personality.
Lester loves people, is a philanthropist at heart, and is tremendously involved with local organizations and their youth programs. Lester currently has his own not-for-profit organization, City Mission, to help aid local homeless shelters and the immigrant community. In his free time, Lester studies counseling courses at CCEF.
Director of Operations
Jennifer Shaburnikova started in the Accounting Department at Liberty Land Abstract in 2010 and now oversees the Accounting and Human Resources Departments. Her favorite work days are when it is dark and stormy outside while it is safe, warm, and quiet inside her office. She is addicted to HGTV, cannot survive without her library card, and is constantly baking new desserts to satisfy her husband’s sweet tooth. Outside of Liberty Land, Jennifer is heavily involved with a non-profit that seeks to meet the needs of the community.
Director of Title Operations
Winny was first an intern at Liberty Land before graduating from Baruch College. She then started full time as a Production Assistant and was then promoted to Production Manager. Currently, she is overseeing the title operations of the company, making sure there is a clear line of communication between all departments. She takes pride in delivering excellent customer service and going that extra mile for her clients.
Winny loves to travel and check off destinations from her ever growing bucket list of things to do and places to see. But being a native New Yorker, she's also a fan of exploring this big city, one cafe or bubble tea joint at a time.
Carol has over 10 years experience in the real estate industry. She started with processing loans to being a mortgage loan officer to an Account Executive for Chase and Countrywide Home Loans and then finally ended up in the title industry. After a decade of owning a title company, Carol decided to join the Liberty Land family. During her leisure, she loves spending time with her children, Sophia and Lucas, she just can’t get enough of them. Carol is a borderline hoarder, she loves to collect things.
John has been a part of Liberty Land since 2013. He values the importance of networking as a means to further market and increase the exposure of the firm. He frequently attends real estate networking events and is an active member in various networking groups including the Queens Chamber of Commerce.
What sets John apart as a marketer is his belief in treating clients as more than just a client. He connects with them on a personal level and sees them as friends. Clients enjoy working with him due to his honest, transparent, and engaging approach. John goes above and beyond when it comes to seeking out referral opportunities for clients. He is a firm believer in growing and succeeding together.
Amanda comes to Liberty Land Abstract from 10 years of luxury dining and retail management experience. She worked in client services + management roles in a myriad of prominent organizations to include, Toku Modern Asian, Coach and Tiffany & Co. Amanda brings with her a finely honed intangible skill of, charismatic and personable client services. Years of facilitating the needs of high profile clientele, she was the perfect fit for the tumultuous and precarious work the escrow department handles.
In her spare time to decompress, she travels the world and enjoys the exposure to different cultures, countries, and food. When the opportunity arises she enjoys scuba diving into the world of the deep seas.
James G. Hyland, Esq.
Senior Underwriting Counsel
Mr. Hyland has over 25 years experience as an attorney in the title insurance industry. He has acted as the Agency Underwriting Counsel at Stewart Title Insurance Company, Branch Counsel at Chicago Title Insurance Company, Recoupment Counsel to the Claims Department at Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, and as counsel to various title insurance agencies in the New York metropolitan area.
He has also taught in paralegal programs at Briarcliffe College and Adelphi University, and presented lectures for the New York State Land Title Association. Mr. Hyland is a graduate of LIU Post (C.W. Post College) (B.A. 1979) and Pace University Law School (J.D. 1983).
Jeffrey Zipser, Esq.
Mr. Zipser is a New York State attorney with over 25 years of experience in a variety of disciplines including title insurance, real estate, foreclosure and bankruptcy. Prior to joining the Company, he was counsel at a boutique title company specializing in insuring homeowners purchasing bank-owned residential properties. In addition to his work in the title industry, Mr. Zipser was an associate at a creditors rights firm where he represented lenders in residential foreclosure cases and bankruptcy cases. He has also operated his own general practice firm where he represented individuals in personal bankruptcy and in the purchase of real estate. He takes pride in harnessing his experience to assist prospective homeowners in reaching their dream of owning a new home and executing transactions to the satisfaction of all parties. He obtained his B.S. in meteorology from the State University of New York at Albany and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Mr. Zipser is a Federal Club member with the Human Rights Campaign that advocates for LGBTQ rights throughout the nation. He enjoys travelling with his husband and spending time outdoors cycling, hiking and going to flea markets.
Andrew Ruppert attended college in Austin Texas and has been in the Title Insurance Industry for over a decade. His experience includes working on both New York and National Residential and Commercial transactions. Notable transactions include a Hotel purchase in NYC for 330 million and a Purchase of an Office Building in Philadelphia, PA for 66 Million as well as numerous new Condominium Developments and IDA leases. Additionally, Andrew has worked on Construction projects, Solar Energy Leases, Wind Farm Leases as well as multi-site portfolio transactions both nationally and in New York. Andrew is well versed in foreclosure and short sales transaction. In his free time he enjoys time outdoors and saltwater fishing.
Andrew has obtained certification with the American Land Title Association and continues his education on title industry regulations and developments.
Brigette joined Liberty Land Abstract as our Senior Clearance Officer coming with 19 years of experience in the title industry. She has assisted many real estate attorneys over the years with clearing title, ensuring successful closings, and developing business relationships. Her work ethics and customer service skills are accentuated by her kind personality. Brigette is also a wife and mother of four children. Her personal interests include spending time with her family and friends, and her passions for fitness and beauty.
Ryan joined Liberty Land Abstract in September 2018. He assists in clearance and closing matters for the office. Prior to moving to New York, Ryan worked as a buyers and sellers attorney in Vermont. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys playing soccer, going on hikes, and skiing.
Amanda Fournier has been with Liberty Land Abstract since 2012 assisting with all customer service needs. She will go above and beyond what is requested of her and make sure her tasks are completed. In her free time, she enjoys being a first time mother to her adorable son. She is extremely adventurous with different types of foods, especially spicy foods. You will never see Amanda without a bottle of Sriracha sauce during lunch!
Jessie first joined Liberty Land as part of the Production Team and has since then transferred into the Closing Department. She currently creates closing packages, assists with title bills, and continually helps out clients to the best of her ability. She is known for her bubbly personality, her passion for food adventures, and her determination in reaching her fitness goals. Jessie is very creative and loves painting nails. She loves the atmosphere of cafes and enjoys a night of karaoke. Being a foodie is an essential part of her life. You will always catch her with her camera in hand, ready to take lots of pictures.
Judy Chang manages her team to read what is needed to clear your Schedule B. When it comes to work she is serious, but with everything else she is kind of eccentric. When she’s not at Liberty Land reading abstracts, she is planning someone’s wedding or a church event. Judy loves entertaining the various groups that meet at her apartment. She is especially known for being a great cook, and a loving sister to her younger siblings.
Shijei (CJ) Chang has numerous years of real estate experience and is a Title Reader at Liberty Land Abstract. She is often requested by clients to be the title closer during their closings. CJ loves to bring joy to the people around her and believes in maintaining a positive attitude no matter what the situation. She is vivacious and can be heard from miles away. CJ loves to eat fried chicken and cannot stand cheese.
Eri Otokoyama joined Liberty Land in August of 2018. She is the first friendly face that greets you when you walk into the office and she brings her expertise of 15 years in the service industry to her position in the Production team. She is multilingual and speaks Japanese, Mandarin, Taiwanese, English, and Korean.
Eri currently attends FIT to further her education and in her leisure time, she likes to cook Japanese and Italian food. She also enjoys sake and California wine.
Anissa Ramjit currently works as a Production Assistant at Liberty Land Abstract. Prior, she was employed at a Real Estate Law Firm for just under 10 years as a Real Estate Paralegal and 2 years at a Property Management Company before that. She prides herself in her job and cares about the outcome of each task at hand.
Those who know Anissa best, knows that she strives to always be mentally and physically fit and tries to live to the fullest and encourage those around her to do the same. She enjoys sporty activities and is also very passionate about home decorating, volunteering and being the “hands and feet” of the needy. Anissa is somewhat of an “old soul” and nurturing good relationships is very important to her.
Anna Parashchak is a graduate of Hunter College with a Bachelors in Philosophy and Sociology. Before coming to Liberty Land, she worked in the jewelry industry and did open houses part-time.
In her free time, she is either trying out new baking recipes or brewing up a batch of homemade beer. She also enjoys doing hand-crafts like embroidery and weaving.
Jorge Pereda grew up in Dallas, Texas and went on to obtain his Bachelor's of Science at Cornell University. Before starting at Liberty Land Abstract, he worked as a caseworker helping families get connected to valuable resources in their community. He strives to bring that same depth of compassion and warmth to his teammates and clients every single day.
Jorge is a husband and father of two. He loves learning about different cultures and has really enjoyed exploring his own Mexican heritage and history. He is a big Zelda fan, and relishes any opportunity for laughter.
Jason oversees the Recording Department at Liberty Land Abstract and makes sure all documents are recorded promptly. Jason is well-loved by clients for being patient and helpful. He is a very mellow person and enjoys low-key activities such as building figurines, binge watching dramas/movies, and playing video games. He also likes to stay up to date with technology and cars through Youtube.
Elton is part of the recording team and recent graduate of Breckinridge School of Nursing. He loves to meet people and is extremely kind to those around him. He enjoys being a mixologist and playing basketball at the gym. His favorite food is sushi, but is allergic to shellfish.
At Liberty Land Abstract, John assists with the day to day operations of the Recording Department. He helps to coordinate the daily functions of the department and supports the Recording Manager as needed. When he is not reviewing documents for recording, John likes to talk about going to the gym (though he only goes about half the amount of times he claims) and to binge watch Netflix.
Eric Moon is the newest member of the Recording Team at Liberty Land. He is very eager to learn more each day in his department. Eric is a recent graduate of Queens College with a degree in Economics.
Outside of Liberty Land, Eric enjoys playing sports and instruments. He also loves to explore and eat all the great food in the tri-state area.
Maggie joined the Liberty Land in 2014 as an Accounting Assistant and now manages the Escrow Department. While her main responsibilities are now mostly escrow-related, Maggie also enjoys learning new skills such as running payroll from the Human Resources Department. When she is not in the office, you can find Maggie hanging out at a café or enjoying boozy brunch with friends.
One fun fact is that Maggie's start date at LLA is the day after her birthday. As she cuts cake with the office each year, she considers it a double celebration as she grows a year older in life and a year older with her LLA family.
Jin started with Liberty Land in the Closing Department where she gained her initial valuable experience in the Title industry. Jin is now working in the Escrow Department along with Maggie, assisting with handling escrows, billing, and other accounting needs. Jin enjoys live jazz performances and is a percussionist at her church. She also enjoys hiking, traveling, going on food adventures and being immersed in new cultures.
Anna is a part-time Escrow Assistant who is completing her BBA in Marketing with minors in Psychology and Graphics at Baruch College. Outside of work and school, she likes to spend time with friends which usually involves food. She enjoys trying new cuisines, and new things, in general, although, her open-mindedness can make her very indecisive at times. Because of her curious personality, she seeks to be a jack of all trades, as evidenced in her academic career.
Dennis joined Liberty in the summer of 2019 with over 12 years of Information Technology experience and specializes in end-user support and systems management. His past work experiences range from small 10-person startup to over 15,000 large high-end luxury company. Dennis thoroughly enjoys troubleshooting and puzzle-solving portion of his job and follows closely on current and future technology trends.
Dennis enjoys traveling, music, sports, and board games. Sadly, he has been unable to take leisure in any of those due to his 19-month old rascal causing havoc at home.
Daniel Su has been in the Information Technology field since 2001. Prior to Liberty Land, he was the Director of Technology at Renew Media and Tribeca Film Institute. His company,Spiral Blueprint, empowers small and mid-size businesses through technology. He enjoys playing bass guitar.