The Midtown Office of Independence Title is a recognized leader in Austin’s commercial real estate settlement and title insurance sector. Midtown has grown to be one of Independence Title’s largest attorney fee offices. Within the Midtown Office, our commercial transactions are carefully overseen by our experienced real estate attorney, Edward Ishmael, as well as our Managing Director, Douglas Plummer and Escrow Manager, Terri Saraceno.
Ralph Edward Ishmael Jr. is the attorney/owner of Ishmael Law Firm PC dba Midtown Office of Independence Title. Edward has been in the title business since 1998, handling numerous large and complicated commercial transactions totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.
Douglas Plummer, one of the founders of Midtown Office, has a BA in Economics from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard University. He worked as a management consultant for 10 years, providing strategy and operations consulting services with Renaissance Solutions and later at Ernst and Young’s Strategic Advisory Services Group.
Terri Saraceno, CESA, has earned the Certified Escrow Settlement Associate (“CESA”) designation, the highest level certification an Escrow Officer in Texas may attain. She is one of the elite few Escrow Officers in the state to hold the CESA designation. Terri, as Escrow Manager, oversees our highly qualified team of Escrow Officers and Escrow Assistants, who collectively have over 120 years combined experience.
Our team’s legal and title expertise is available to you whenever you need it. We have the capabilities and experience to handle everything from the simple, vacant land transaction to the detailed and involved multi-family apartment complex transaction.
We are directly licensed in 22 counties with industry relationships that allow us to service commercial transactions involving property anywhere in Texas. This allows us to serve a broad range of clients, from local entrepreneurs to national companies. Regardless of the size of your transaction, we pride ourselves on our ability to execute your commercial closing in a time-efficient manner while providing personalized, detail-oriented service.