Protect Your Most Valuable Possession


Offering a full range of title and settlement services for real estate transactions throughout Southwest Louisiana and beyond


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About Us

Lake Area Title is a Louisiana licensed title insurance agency proudly owned and operated by Scofield, Gerard, Pohorelsky, Gallaugher & Landry. Lake Area Title offers a full range of title and settlement services for real estate transactions throughout Southwest Louisiana and beyond. Our title insurance agents have overseen the issuance of title insurance policies insuring well over $1 billion in value and involving properties ranging from single-family residences to hotels and restaurants to large timberland tracts stretching across multiple parishes.

Our Clients

We strive to provide our clients with efficient, quality service no matter how large or small the transaction. Our clients include:

  • National, regional, local and internet-based banks, credit unions, and mortgage lenders
  • Commercial and residential property investors and developers
  • Title companies
  • Contractors and builders
  • Single-family residential property buyers and sellers
  • Individual real estate title holders
  • Families with probate title transfer interests
  • Oil and gas interests

Our Services

Our title services include:


  • Conducting title searches
  • Ordering and reviewing abstracts of title
  • Ordering and reviewing surveys
  • Providing attorney’s title opinions
  • Issuing title commitments and reports
  • Conducting title curative work
  • Producing title insurance policies for lenders and owners


Our closing, settlement, and escrow services include:


  • Drafting purchase agreements and addendums
  • Preparing Closing Disclosures, HUD-1 Settlement Statements, and ALTA Settlement Statements
  • Ordering mortgage payoff quotes and securing lien releases
  • Issuing closing protection letters
  • Scheduling and conducting closings
  • Providing notarial services at closing
  • Escrowing and disbursing closing funds
  • Preparing and recording deeds, mortgages, and other legal instruments
  • Processing mortgage packages and executed documents in accordance with closing instructions


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901 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 900
Lake Charles, LA 70601