Smoky Mountain Title Real Estate Attorney, Closing Agents and Support Staff Resume

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Attorneys:

Our Attorneys review abstracts of title, prepare and review legal documentation, resolve title issues, and conduct each real estate closing.



Douglas S. Yates

University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee; Doctorate
of Jurisprudence, Highest Honors; University of Georgia, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Highest Honors; Concentration includes real estate closings, banking, commercial law, leasehold transactions, estates and 1031 exchanges, with over 23 years experience in these fields

Justin Duncan

Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law; Doctorate of Jurisprudence, Honors;
University of Tennessee, Bachelor of Business Administration in Enterprise Management; Concentration includes real estate and commercial law.


Paralegal:

Our Paralegal is our initial contact for deed preparation apart from closing services, coordinates 1031 Exchanges and probate files, and scheduling of Attorney appointments.

Teresa Houser
Teresa has more than 13 years of experience in the legal field, assisting the Attorneys with litigation files and commercial real estate transactions.

Abstractor:

Our Abstractor physically reviews the Register of Deed’s records and works with our attorneys to resolve title defects.

Mark Pinkham
Mark has more than 27 years experience as an Abstractor in Sevier County. Mark has worked with Mr. Yates for the last 23 years. Mark searches both residential and commercial properties, and is assisted as needed by the firms attorneys, who each have abstracting experience.

Closing Agents:

Our closing agents prepare the settlement statements, legal documentation, and escrow preparation for each transaction.

Stephanie Specht
Stephanie serves as the Office Manager for Smoky Mountain Title. She has more than 18 years experience in real estate closings and is responsible for all closing packages and document preparation.

Diana Abrams
Diana serves as the Operations Manager for Smoky Mountain Title.  She has more than 11 years of experience, all with our firm, in real estate closings and is responsible for all closing packages and document preparation.

Kristi Cook
Kristi is responsible for closing document preparation and has more than 15 years of experience with real estate closings.

Theresa Weston
Theresa is responsible for closing document preparation and has more than 14 years of experience with real estate closings.

Office Coordinators:

Our Office Coordinators are our customers’ first contact with our firm. The Office Coordinators collect the relevant data and information (parties and bank names etc.), order abstracts and surveys when requested and other services required by the parties prior to the file moving to its assigned closing agent.

Janice Schaefer
Janice serves as an Office Coordinator for Smoky Mountain Title and is responsible for customer service, general office duties, and assisting the closing agents with document preparation.

Theresa Specht
Theresa serves as an Office Coordinator for Smoky Mountain Title and is
responsible for customer service, general office duties, and assisting the closing agents with document preparation. Theresa has been in the Title Closing business since 1983.

Shawn King

Shawn serves as an Office Coordinator for Smoky Mountain Title and is responsible for customer service, general office duties, and assisting the closing agents with document preparation.

Susan Carr

Susan serves as an Office Coordinator for Smoky Mountain Title and is responsible for customer service, general office duties, and assisting the closing agents with document preparation.

Receptionist/Post-Closing Fulfillment:

Our Receptionist/Post-Closing Fulfillment Officer assigns customer inquiries to coordinators and Closing Agents and handles mailing of policies and recorded instruments to our clients.

Christy Manning

Christy serves as Receptionist for Smoky Mountain Title and is responsible for customer service, general office duties, and assisting the closing agents with document preparation and post closing documents.

Marketing Director:

Our Marketing Director is responsible for our Company’s business and internet relations and business development.

Audrey Yates
Audrey serves as the Marketing Director for Smoky Mountain Title. Audrey is an active member of BNI, the Sevierville Chamber Of Commerce, and various other civic organizations, and has been an asset to our firm for 8 years.

 

 

Title Insurance offered through Fidelity National Title, Inc.

Fidelity National Title, Inc. has sister companies offering title insurance through Commonwealth Land, Southern Title, Lawyers, and Chicago Title.

Smoky Mountain Title, Title Company in Sevierville Tennessee, providing Real Estate Attorney, Title, Escrow, and Closing Services in Sevier County. Particulars include Real Estate Property Title Search, Abstract of Title, Title Insurance, Closing Attorney, and Document Filing. Also Serving Knox, Jefferson, Cocke, Hamblen, Greene, Grainger, Blount, Claiborne, Hawkins, Sullivan, Washington, Monroe, Loudon, and Roane Counties in Tennessee.