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Jean-Bernard Wurm Managing Director

Jean-Bernard Wurm, along with Sean Dalton and Joel Peck, founded Secure Legal Title in 2011 and is responsible for its European marketing and business development.

His has over 30 years’ experience in the European and US property markets as both a commercial and investment banker and private equity investor. He subsequently launched the European sales operations of the two largest U.S. title insurance companies, LandAmerica and Fidelity Title.

Mr. Wurm is an authority on the use of title insurance to mitigate the legal risks of property acquisitions and mortgage finance and has managed the sourcing and underwriting of property transactions throughout Europe and the UK.

He has frequently led panels on mitigating risks in property transactions at conferences, including:

  • MIPIM and MAPIC, Cannes
  • Property Forum EU, Budapest
  • EuropaProperty, Bucharest
  • REBEC, Belgrade
  • Urban Land Institute, Istanbul & Prague
  • Latham & Watkins Immobilien Praktikerforum, Hamburg & Frankfurt
  • Clifford Chance CMBS Conference, London
  • Polish Bank Association, Warsaw
  • RINFOR Conference on Central & Eastern Europe, Sofia

Mr. Wurm began his career and spent 8 years with JP Morgan Paris, Frankfurt, and New York, moved to Bankers Trust / Deutsche Bank and then HVB Capital, also in New York.

He graduated with honors from Sciences-Po, Paris, and holds degrees in Economics from the Sorbonne and German Studies from the Université de Paris.

He is fluent in English, French, German and Italian.