Margaret Ling, Barnard ’78, Professional Development; Membership (Barnard)

Margaret T. Ling has been a real estate attorney since 1986. Her real estate experience commenced with a private real estate practice for almost a decade. Prior to practicing as a real estate attorney, Margaret was a Law Clerk for Chief Judge Constance Baker Motley of the United States District Court - Southern District of New York. Following her clerkship, Margaret focused on the area of immigration law before transitioning into real estate law.

For the past twenty years, Margaret has been Senior Underwriting Counsel in the title insurance industry. In her multifacted positions, Margaret was responsible for all legal title underwriting; reading; clearing and processing all title files for closing. She coordinated all title underwriting requirements with the Agent's respective Title Underwriters and also addressed all post-closing escrow and policy matters. Margaret also held positions at the major New York Title Underwriters. 

Margaret received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History, Cum Laude and Dean's List from Barnard College - Columbia University and her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School. She's admitted to practice law in the State of New York, Appellate Division, and Second Department. 

Margaret currently serves as Co-Chairperson of the Asian American Bar Association of New York Real Estate Committee and the Asia Practice Committee. Margaret was also a former Board of Director. In 2013, Margaret was awarded the "Most Valuable Player Award" for outstanding dedication and service to AABANY.

Her other Bar Association memberships include the New York Country Lawyer's Association where she is Co-Chairperson of the Asian Practice Committee; the National Asian Pacific Bar Association; the New York State Bar Association where she is a member of the Real Property Committee and the Diversity Committee; the Queens Asian Bar Association; the Korean Lawyers Association of Greater New York, and the Asian Pacific American Lawyer's Association of New Jersey.

This past January 2016, Margaret was elected as a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation. Election as a Fellow recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication to the legal profession. Margaret was also featured in the Women in Real Estate Issue of the New York Real Estate Journal. Margaret is an active member of both the Staten Island Board of Realtors and the Brooklyn Real Estate Board. Margaret is a Board of Director of New York Law School Alumnae Association. 

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