Richard E. Galen Named Vice President and Special Counsel for The Talon Group

September 27, 2006, SANTA ANA, Calif.

The Talon Group, a division of First American Title Insurance Company, today announced that Richard E. Galen has joined the company’s national business team in Washington, D.C., as vice president and special counsel.

Galen brings 30 years of legal experience to his new position. Prior to joining Talon, he worked as vice president and deputy general counsel of The Rouse Company where he was responsible for legal activities involving Rouse’s retail shopping centers, office building and community development projects throughout the United States, as well as acquisitions of new properties and portfolios, structuring of joint venture and management agreements and project financing. Prior to joining The Rouse Company, Galen was an attorney at Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge, in Washington, D.C., handling litigation and regulatory matters in the areas of general commercial, real estate, aviation and nuclear energy law. He also served as a law clerk to Judge Oliver Gasch, United States District Court. 

Galen holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and a juris doctorate with high honors from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the D.C. and Maryland Bars and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Galen currently serves on the organization’s U.S. law conference program committee.

Galen lives in Potomac, Md., with his wife, Leslie, and has two children, Allison and Justin.    

Formed in February 2003, The Talon Group currently operates in key markets such Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Baltimore; Boston; Philadelphia; Indianapolis; New York; Michigan; Ohio; Utah; Arizona; Florida and the state of Washington. Information about The Talon Group and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at


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