Eastern Abstract Corp.


Phone - (718) 654-2000
Fax - (718) 654-2221
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About Us


Eastern Abstract was originally incorporated in September, 1960 by Robert Klapper, Esq.  In continuous operation until 1969, Eastern was acquired by and merged with Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company of New York.  Mr. Klapper left Commonwealth in 1976 and formed Citadel Abstract Corp as an exclusive agent for U.S. Life Title Insurance Company.  In 1979, the name Eastern Abstract was acquired from Commonwealth, and Citadel was transformed into Eastern Abstract.  By maintaining an unparalleled level of personal service and an unmatched eye for even the smallest of details, Eastern continues to provide a consistent, reliable and 'user-friendly' set of title insurance products.  We strive to deliver the most personal of experiences, whether you have been a client for 30 years, or 30 minutes!
As one of the oldest Abstract Companies in operation in New York State, Eastern continues to provide first-class title work and insurance for property owners and mortgagees.  We have been insuring all types of real property since 1960: single family dwellings and commercial (multi-family, mixed-use and straight commercial buildings).  We are very experienced in new residential, commercial or mixed-use development projects, having been involved in numerous projects around the State of New York from the initial acquisition of land through construction/ development to sale to the end owner/ resident.
Senior Management Team

Robert Klapper is the Founder and Legal Counsel for Eastern Abstract.  Following graduation from Brooklyn Law School, he began his real-estate law career in the legal department of Home Title Guarantee Company (now Chicago Title Insurance Co.).  In 1960 he founded and incorporated Eastern Abstract Corp.  Following the acquisition/ merger of Eastern with Commonwealth Land Title in 1969, Mr. Klapper was named Executive Vice-President in charge of New York State Operations, and was appointed to the Board of Directors of Commonwealth.  A desire to again head his own agency led him to leave Commonwealth and become the principal and Chief Counsel of Citadel Abstract Corp., which he founded in 1976.  In 1979 he reacquired ownership of the Eastern Abstract name, and has been the Principal and in-house counsel to this day.

Mr. Klapper's email: eacbob@yahoo.com

Laura Sanders is a veteran of the title industry, having commenced her career in 1977 at the formation of Judicial Abstract.  She then joined Eastern as a title reader in 1978.  Her present duties as Senior Title Officer include abstract reading, clearance issues, and underwriting.  Laura has processed several major development projects (both residential and commercial as well as mixed-use) including the Times Building at 1 Times Square, Harlem Pathpark Development, South Bronx Model Cities, Bradhurst Housing Development, a four-block development in the Melrose section of the Bronx, and the Westchester Mews housing development.

Ms Sanders' email: laura@easternabstractny.com

Steve McCoy has been with Eastern Abstract for over 16 years.  Prior to coming to Eastern, Mr. McCoy has worked for a number of for-profit and non-profit companies in the Northeast, most notably the start-up of three internet companies (a news agency, an ad-sales rep firm, and a chat technology company - the latter two having gone public during his tenure in customer service and sales.)  He also spent five years working at Trinity Wall Street in Manhattan, working closely with Trinity's Real Estate Department during a majority of that time. Mr. McCoy is the in-house closer for Eastern, as well as the point person for all client support and service needs.

Mr. McCoy's email: steve@easternabstractny.com