Patrick K. Yu is General Counsel of East Coast Abstract, Inc., a title insurance company with offices in Garden City and Manhattan. At ECA, Mr. Yu counsels clients on title insurance products and, if requested, assists them in clearing title exceptions. In addition to serving as General Counsel to ECA, Mr. Yu is in private practice at The Yu Law Firm, P.C. where he represents individuals and companies in all facets of real estate matters, including real estate acquisitions and sales, commercial leasing, construction contracts, and landlord tenant litigation. Prior to being in private practice, Mr. Yu appraised commercial real estate for Grubb & Ellis in New York City. He regularly blogs on real estate related matters. Mr. Yu is active in community affairs. He is a founder and Board member of the Asian Real Estate Professional Association. He serves on the Real Property Law Committee and Housing Court Committee of the New York City Bar Association. In addition, Mr. Yu is the chairperson of the Real Property Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. Mr. Yu received his B.S. in Urban Studies from Columbia University, M.S. in Real Estate Investment and Development from New York University and J.D. from University of Notre Dame. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York; the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern District of New York.