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Located In Beautiful Baltimore, Maryland

1 Sanford Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21228 Phone: 410.719.0200 Fax: 410.719.0300

Meet Our Legal Team

Crown Title has become one of the regions most respected title companies. A point highlighted by our team of top real estate attorneys, settlement officers, and processors. The quality of our product is backed by over two decades of service to our customers. In today’s challenging real estate environment, it is more important than ever to align yourself with a knowledgeable, experienced and reputable title company.

David L. Thurston
David L. ThurstonPresident, Attorney at Law
David Thurston is a Baltimore native, who has developed strong roots in the community and an impeccable reputation of excellence throughout his almost 30-year career in the real estate title industry.
David Thurston is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Business and the University of Baltimore School of Law. Mr. Thurston is President and sole shareholder of Crown Title Corporation and the Law Offices of David L. Thurston, where his practice emphasizes commercial acquisition & development, taxation, elder law and estate planning, contract matters, title insurance, as well as multi-state commercial & residential settlements.

Mr. Thurston’s professional experience includes clients such as Real Estate Investment Trust, the State of Maryland, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Fannie Mae. He has also worked with numerous builders, developers, investors, national lenders, and countless residential and commercial buyers and sellers.

Mr. Thurston is a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to the real estate industry and real estate law. He is known to be a trusted colleague, friend, husband and father. When David is not in the office, he can most often be found on the side lines of a local high school or college basketball court, where he has spent a tremendous amount of time and resources mentoring and coaching young athletes in the community.

Mr. Thurston is a member of the following professional organizations:

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• American Bar Association
• American Land Title Association
• Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors
• Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
• Maryland State Bar Association
• Maryland Land Title Association
• New York State Bar Association
• Washington DC Bar Association

P: 410-719-0200 x105
F: 443-514-0220

Carol Lisman
Carol LismanAttorney at Law
Carol Lisman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1978. Carol then went on to study law at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude
and was ranked 4th in her class. While at the University of Baltimore, Carol was a member of the Law Review and the Heuisler Honor Society. She also received the American Jurisprudence Awards in several subject areas.

Carol’s professional experience includes work for a variety of law firms and title companies, where she has represented landlords, developers, condominium associations and commercial lenders in real estate and commercial financing transactions. Carol has been with Crown Title since 1996 and is responsible for reviewing and approving commitments for title insurance, resolving defective title issues, preparing settlement statements and conducting settlements for her clients.

P: 410-719-0200 x116
F: 443-514-0223

Adam Holmwood
Adam Holmwood Attorney at Law
Adam Holmwood brings over ten years of experience practicing law and serving the real estate community. He has extensive experience in all aspects of residential real estate transactions. Adam is an energetic and results-driven lawyer
who is passionate about helping his clients and affiliates by providing sound guidance and resolving any issues that may arise during a transaction. Active in the community, he speaks at various educational seminars and area associations.

Adam is originally from Ellicott City and attended Wilde Lake High School. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Maryland and his Juris Doctorate from University of Baltimore. His professional affiliations include the Maryland Bar Association, Howard County Bar Association, and the Howard County Association of Realtors.

P: 410-719-0200 x125
F: 888-614-8194

Matt McComas
Matt McComasAttorney at Law
P: 410-719-0200 x113
F: 866-429-9493
Bryant Handrich
Bryant Handrich Attorney at Law, Specializes in REO transactions in NY, DE, CT
P: 410-719-0200 x114
F: 800-307-8537
Blake Lara
Blake Lara Attorney at Law, Specializes in REO transactions in MD, DC, VA
P: 410-719-0200 x140
F: 800-308-2709

Meet Our Operations & Business Development Team

Pat Daniello
Pat DanielloOperations Manager
Pat Daniello began her career with Crown Title in 1993 and serves as the company’s Operations Manager. Pat oversees the staff, human resources and daily operations, and is also responsible for Crown Title’s information-technology
and security management. In addition, Pat oversees the company’s local banking relationships and escrow accounting.

P: 410-719-0200 x112
F: 443-514-0222

Jennifer Canosa
Jennifer Canosa Director of Marketing
Jennifer Canosa, a Towson University graduate, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations. Jennifer also holds an additional certification in Marketing from
Towson University’s School of Business. Jennifer graduated from Towson University Magna Cume Laude and was inducted into the National Society for Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), which recognizes scholars within the top 20 percent of their class. Jennifer became a Licensed Settlement Officer in 2015.

Jennifer’s professional experience includes work in advertising, marketing, public relations, business development and sales. Jennifer is currently the Director of Marketing for Crown Title, overseeing the company’s marketing and growth initiatives.

Direct: 410-812-0995
efax: 443-514-1104

Shannon Kocur
Shannon Kocur Business Development/Settlement Officer
Shannon Kocur has wasted no time in the last 18 years of her career. Thirsty for knowledge and a challenge, she has a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to close a real estate transaction thanks, in part, to her experience as a loan officer and
real estate agent. Today Shannon is a valuable member of the Crown Title business development team as well as the local Maryland real estate community as Shannon serves as an Advisory Board Committee member of the Baltimore Real Producers Magazine. Shannon graduated from Towson University in 1997. She currently resides in Maryland with her three kids, enjoys staying active and taking to the slopes for skiing.

P: 443-850-5727
F: 866-318-6869

Meet Our Team Leads

Jill Bray
Jill Bray Settlement Officer
P: 410-719-0200 x122
F: 888-623-9211
Sheila Murphy
Sheila Murphy Settlement Officer
P: 410-719-0200 x161
F: 855-738-0094
Emily Wright
Emily WrightSettlement Officer
P: 410-719-0200 x124
F: 443-514-1043
Nina Turner
Nina TurnerSettlement Officer
P: 410-719-0200 x250
F: 888-627-4549

Meet Our REO Team Leads

Rachel Sonntag
Rachel SonntagREO Team Manager
Rachel Sonntag has been with Crown Title since 1999 and has been a Licensed Settlement Officer and Notary since 2005. Rachel earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration
from University of Maryland University College in 2012. Rachel manages Crown Title’s post-closing department and is responsible for the company’s licensing, compliance, underwriting and vendor management. Rachel was instrumental in Crown Title’s Best Practices Certification in 2015 and currently handles all lender vetting and onboarding.

P: 410-719-0200 x104
F: 443-514-1046

Sherry Sandler
Sherry Sandler REO Team Manager
Sherry Sandler is a Licensed Settlement Officer with over 20 years of experience in the title industry. From 2007 to 2012 Sherry worked for a large Foreclosure Attorney and worked in conjunction with Crown Title as part of an REO/Foreclosure
team handling a large REO contract. In September of 2012, Sherry joined Crown Title full-time to serve as one of our REO Managers. Sherry holds an Associate of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies from Villa Julie College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jurisprudence from University of Baltimore.

P: 410-719-0200 x115
F: 443-514-1036

Lisa Haylett
Lisa Haylett REO Pre-Contact Manager
P: 410-719-0200 x118
F: 877-238-7332
Kathleen Brooks
Kathleen Brooks REO Manager/Settlement Officer
P: 410-719-0200 x117
F: 443-514-0227
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