About Us


Clean Title LLC was founded in 2004 by attorney Walton Tate in Hammond, Louisiana to meet the demands of high volume national lenders. Under the direction of Mr. Tate, Clean Title quickly became one of the largest volume full service real estate title companies in the state of Louisiana. This was accomplished by providing exemplary service including title commitments in fewer than 24 hours throughout Louisiana, and many parishes in a matter of hours. In fact, the average turn around time for a title commitment was less than 6.15 hours. In addition to the expedient turn time for title commitments, Clean Title established a statewide network of attorneys and notaries that could provide 24 hour mobile closing services.

As demand from lender clients increased, additional offices were opened in Mandeville, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Little Rock, Arkansas and Mobile, Alabama. At the height of the real estate boom, Clean Title facilitated over 250 full service closings and over $20 million monthly in loan volume.

Clean Title continues to aggressively provide complex curative services. If Clean Title cannot cure a title, it cannot be cured. We provide successions and probates in most instances within one week. We litigate when necessary and offer exemplary cancellation, redemption, and conveyance services.

In addition to full closings, Clean Title also offers individualized title services for our clients. These services include any combination of title searches and attorney opinions in accordance with Louisiana Revised Statute 22:2092.2, mobile closing, issuance title insurance and recording services.

 From a central location, Clean Title now operates on a statewide basis in Louisiana and Mississippi, providing all services with a concentration on searches, title reports, and closings in Louisiana and full closings in Mississippi. Walton Tate is an agent for Stewart Title Guaranty in Louisiana and Mississippi. 

Our Team

walt@clean-title.com
Walton T. Tate, Esq. - President

Walton T. Tate is a graduate of Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana and the founder and president of Clean Title, LLC. Mr. Tate has performed numerous residential and commercial real estate closings, including extensive curative work and dealing with properties that were involved in litigation, successions, tax free exchanges, and adjudicated properties.

Mr. Tate has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of Clean Title, LLC since its inception. Clean Title is a statewide, high volume, professional real estate title company and abstracting firm. Under Mr. Tate's direction, Clean Title has closed over $20 million in loan volume monthly and provided numerous title reports for its lender clients.

Mr. Tate has presided over the establishment of multiple title offices in the states of Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas, while providing title services in those three states as well as facilitating title work in Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida, Missouri, Texas, and Oklahoma.

Clean Title now offers statewide full title services in Louisiana and Mississippi and provides title reports throughout Louisiana. Mr. Tate continues in the position of president of Clean Title, LLC and remains responsible for the day-to-day operations

Mr. Tate is an agent for Stewart Title Guaranty in Louisiana and Mississippi.

gabby@clean-title.com
Gabrielle Pelican

Gabrielle has 11 years of experience in the real estate title business throughout the State of Louisiana. She has worked all aspects of the closing process and is quite knowledgeable. Her areas of expertise include assisting with research in the chain of title and clearing title matters that may affect your property, as well as assisting Mr. Tate with Succession Proceedings. She is available to assist you with any concerns or questions you may have about your real estate transaction.

Carolyn Alonzo, Post-Closing Coordinator

Carolyn comes to Clean Title, LLC, with many years’ experience n the real estate industry including residential, commercial, and commercial leasing; as well as, several years in public relations, accounting and general business. She has worked with many local relators in the day to day operations of a real estate office as well as corporate training in problem resolution and customer follow up.

Whitney Johnson - Title Specialist

Whitney works in our closing department and has over nine years of experience in the real estate title business. She has been with Clean Title, LLC for over three years. She specializes in coordinating closing transactions between the parties and well as preparing Closing Disclosures and other documents needed for the closing. Whitney is also a member of the BNI Hammond – Trade Wins Chapter.

Donna GiaMalva - Office Manager, Paralegal and Notary

 

Mary Ellen Insley

Mary Ellen is part of our abstract and search department. She brings many years of experience in various fields. She worked for Clean Title, LLC in Mandeville prior to Hurricane Katrina and then moved to South Florida and Houston. She is glad to be back home in Louisiana and working with Clean Title to help our clients expedite their title needs.

Hannah Smith

Hannah grew up in Independence, Louisiana. She graduated from Hammond High Magnet School in 2016. She grew up in a family that is very active in real estate, and has grown to love every aspect. Hannah has been learning rapidly, and taking on her new role at Clean Title aggressively. When Hannah is not at work you can find her spending time with her family and her boyfriend Zach.

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