About Us

We are local title company serving the DMV 1996.

Our passion is to educate homebuyers about the closing process

We are reinventing the closing process by leveraging customer service with technology. We provide the tools for a streamlined and transparent closing.

Title Services


Close IT

Mobile Closing

Real Credit


Thanks so much for your diligent, and professionally capable assistance in the closing. I also appreciate very much that you were accessible to answer questions and to give me appropriate advice.

Edmund F., Washington, DC

Thank you for a very seamless closing. I truly appreciate how well your company is run, the responsiveness of all your staff, and your investment in transactional state of the art automated agent, owner and seller offer submission.

Laura M., Real Estate Agent

Thank you very much for all the hard work and quick responses to all of my inquiries. What I really loved was I really didn't have to make a call or come to your office. I would definitely refer your title company to friends and relatives who are looking to buy or sell as well.

Duy N., Washington, DC

Your website made a real difference for my home buyer. He felt a certain level of control, simply because he was so informed. The transaction was smooth and rapid.

L. Sheeline, Real Estate Agent


Our staff’s passion is to make the closing process as smooth and stress free as possible.


CEO & Settlement Attorney

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.


President & Settlement Attorney

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.


Settlement Attorney

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.


Settlement Attorney

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.


Pre-Closing Manager

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.


Settlement Coordinator

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.


Settlement Coordinator

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


Settlement Coordinator

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.


Settlement Coordinator

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.


Settlement Coordinator

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.


Post-Closing Manager

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.


Post-Closing Assistant

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


Post-Closing Assistant

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.


Disbursements Coordinator

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.


Office Manager

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.


Administrative Assistant

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.


Senior Title Underwriter & Senior Settlement Agent

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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