Annuetta Young

Annuetta Young is the pre-closing manger and is responsible for opening all of our files. Annuetta has 10+ years of experience in the title industry as a title examiner/abstractor and a settlement coordinator.

She examines all of our new sales contracts and title requests and then enters the relevant information into our databases. Annuetta also obtains property assessment information and tax information and assists with settlement coordinators duties before the files are given to the assigned settlement coordinator. Should you or your agent have a ratified contract or an existing owner's title policy, please fax/e-mail it to Annuetta.

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Catherine Schmitt

Catherine Schmitt is a real estate attorney who received her Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School.

She holds two bachelor's degrees from the University of Maryland and has title insurance licenses in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Along with her more than 20 years of experience in the title insurance business, Catherine is a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant.

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Coco Elam

Coco joined Federal Title & Escrow Company January 1, 2017 as our settlement coordinator. She previously worked for a Bethesda law firm processing settlements for over 24 years. In her spare time, she loves to garden and spend time with her granddaughter. 

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Dedra Roberts

Dedra Roberts is the post closing manager and has 20+ years of experience in the title industry — as the office manager and lead title abstractor/examiner for a title abstracting company, a pre-closer, a processor and a settlement agent.

With her years of experience and pleasant personality, she assists our purchasers, sellers, agents and lenders with all of their post-closing needs. If you are due a refund or have questions on a closing that has already occurred, contact Dedra.

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Frances McCain

Frances McCain is a post-closing assistant. For questions regarding closing, please contact her. 

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Helen Do

Helen Do is the office manager and keeper of the schedule for all of our closings.

If you're not sure with whom to speak, Helen will direct your call to the appropriate staff member and gladly answer any general settlement questions.

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Joe Gentile

Joe Gentile is a real estate settlement attorney who received his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School in 1999.

Joe received degrees in Economics and Italian Language and Literature from the University of Maryland and has practiced real estate law in the DC metro area since 2000 and is a member of the Maryland Bar and has title insurance licenses in DC, Maryland and Virginia.

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Karen Lynch

Karen joined Federal Title & Escrow Company as our administrative assistant late July 2016. Since then, she has learned quite a bit about real estate and enjoys working for the company. In her spare time, Karen likes hiking on various trails in the area with her dog Wayne who's a yellow lab.

For questions about Federal Title & Escrow Company, please email her directly. 

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Karen Proctor 

Karen Proctor has over 15 years’ experience in the title industry. She began her career in post-closing working her way through all departments including management. She prides herself on good customer service which is why she accepted the position of settlement coordinator with Federal Title & Escrow Company. She loves to process and is also a licensed settlement agent in the state of MD.

She is a native to the DC area and is also an avid animal lover.

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Kinshasha Romney

Kinshasha Romney is a post closing assistant and Federal Title & Escrow Company and holds an associate's degree in psychology from Prince George's Community College, where she graduated with high honors.

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Luke Bacigalupo

Luke graduated Syracuse university with a bachelor's degree in political science. He's no stranger to the industry as both his parents are in real estate. Luke joined Federal Title & Escrow Company full-time in May 2017 as a settlement coordinator. If you have questions regarding settlement, please contact him today.

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Melina Shifflett 

Melina Shifflett is our settlement coordinator. If you have questions regarding settlement, please contact her today.

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Melody Blersch

Melody is our assistant underwriter. If you have questions regarding underwriting, please contact her.


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Michelle Mantilla

Michelle Mantilla is a Settlement Coordinator.

She received her B.S. from the University of Maryland at College Park and has been abstracting and examining title since 1992 and conducting both residential and commercial settlement transactions in English and Spanish since 2000.

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Sanam Geramifar

Sanam is our disbursements coordinator and is responsible for all cash disbursements, bank reconciliations and post-closing functions relative to accounts receivable and payable. If you have questions about funding or disbursements, please contact her directly. 

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Saritta Veronesi

Saritta Veronesi is a senior title underwriter and senior settlement agent, responsible for title underwriting and binder preparation.

She has 25+ years of experience in the settlement industry as a title agent, manager of a settlement company, closing officer and processor.

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Stephanie Dudley

Stephanie Dudley received her Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America in 2005 and has been working in the title industry in the dual roles of attorney and settlement processor ever since.

She is the managing attorney of our 14th Street location, which opened in the fall of 2015. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and in her free time volunteers her legal expertise with the Archdiocesan Legal Network of Catholic Community Services.

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Todd Ewing

Todd Ewing is a real estate attorney and our company founder.

He's also a partner with Tobin, O'Connor & Ewing and co-founder of the first online marketplace in the U.S. for real estate closings, closingquotes.com.

He received his law degree from Drake University Law School and his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University. He has practiced real estate law in the DC metro area since 1991 and is a member of the DC Bar and Maryland & Virginia Land Title Associations.

In 2013 he created Close It!, the first mobile app that accurately calculates cash-to-close and net proceeds for real estate transactions.

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