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Orleans Title Insurance Agency, L.L.C. (Orleans Title), is Steeg Law’s in-house title insurance agency for Commercial and Residential closings in Greater New Orleans and throughout Louisiana, providing added services for our real estate clients who are located throughout the United States.

Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined title examination, underwriting and claims handling experience, improving the efficiency and quality of these transactions, which make for orderly closings for owners, sellers, purchasers, lenders, lessors, and lessees. Orleans Title Insurance Agency received Silver in the “Best Title Company” category in New Orleans CityBusiness’ 2017 Reader Rankings

Orleans Title has issued over $1 billion in title insurance policies for the whole spectrum of commercial real estate transactions throughout Louisiana from shopping centers to office buildings and power plants, and multi-family housing developments.

Orleans Title has issued title insurance to national, regional, local and community banks, developers and property owners in transactions for nursing homes, medical offices, industrial facilities, warehouses, hotels, strip shopping centers, regional shopping centers, drug stores, office buildings, bank branches, condominium developments, distribution centers and apartment buildings throughout the southeast Louisiana region.

A Leader in the Commercial Title Insurance Industry

Orleans Title is an issuing agent of First American Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, and Commonwealth Title Insurance Company. The agency places policies through all four companies, enabling Orleans Title to be a leader in the industry with the experience and financial strength to serve the title insurance needs of our clients.

In addition to providing title insurance for transactions handled through Steeg Law, Orleans Title works with the national commercial services offices of its underwriters, acting as the Louisiana title agent for multi-site/multi-state transactions, including the sale, purchase or refinancing of entire portfolios of commercial properties.

Representative Transactions

  • Served as title agent for the purchase and financing of a shopping center in Lafayette, Louisiana; issued owner’s policy of $24,000,000 and lender’s policy of $17,500,000
  • Represented national service station company in its acquisition of a parcel of vacant land for the construction of a new service station, and issued title insurance on the transaction, and handled construction contract for the new facility
  • Served as title agent for $3,393,375 acquisition of an industrial complex in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
  • Acted as title agent for the purchase and financing of theater complex in southwestern Louisiana
  • Acted as title agent in connection with financing of an assisted living facility in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Acted as title agent issuing both owner’s and lender’s title insurance for large complex of office buildings in greater new New Orleans area
  • Acted as title agent in connection with the refinancing of a $12 million multi-family apartment complex in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Served as title agent for the issuance of a $2,745,000 construction loan title insurance policy for the expansion of a technical training facility in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana
  • Approved closing agent for regional lenders and mortgage companies

Licensed Title Insurance Agents

  • Lillian Eyrich, Senior Associate
  • Shirley Kirkes, Paralegal
  • David Martinez, Senior Associate
  • Stacey Martinez, Paralegal
  • Randy Opotowsky, Partner
  • Robert Steeg, Managing Partner

Lillian Eyrich

Lead Attorneys

Lillian E. Eyrich  |  504.582.1199
  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” Real Estate Law, New Orleans  (2024, 2022, 2012)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Real Estate Law (since 2008)
  • Chambers USA – Real Estate (2023)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers – Real Estate (2020-2024)
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent
  • New Orleans Magazine – Top Lawyers in Real Estate
David Martinez

David A. Martinez  |  504.228.1516
  • Best Lawyers in America – Real Estate Law
  • New Orleans Magazine – Top Lawyers in Real Estate Law

Title Insurance Rates

The rates for title insurance are regulated by the Department of Insurance. Therefore, title insurance rates are consistent throughout the state. To better understand the costs of title insurance for purchasers, sellers and borrowers who are refinancing, Orleans Title has provided the “Rate Schedule for Policies Issued in Louisiana.”

Download PDF of Rate Schedule for Policies Listed in Louisiana

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