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About Accurate Abstracting

Work with Louisiana's Best Title Abstracting Company

Who We Are

Accurate Abstracting’s team of title experts provides a wide range of real estate services to nationwide title agents, real estate lenders, and attorneys. Accurate Abstracting of Louisiana is a professional title abstracting services company that provides title work for the entire State of Louisiana, including all 64 parishes. 

Why choose Accurate Abstracting Louisiana, the best title abstracting company in Louisiana? When you work with Accurate Abstracting, you are gaining the expertise, educational resources, and professional success records of highly experienced real estate professionals, attorneys, title abstractors, and landmen. We provide fast and accurate title abstracting work with the highest level of professional ethics and efficiency. Our mission is to solve the most difficult challenges our customers face so that they experience the most positive outcomes possible. Our professionals conduct thorough real estate research for ownership, deed, lien, title and land history. With knowledge and experience in Louisiana's very unique title abstracting and real estate law, Accurate Abstracting is the best choice for Louisiana Title Abstracting work.

Our Mission

Accurate Abstracting is committed to solving the hardest problems that provide our customers with the positive outcomes that they desire.

Our Vision

We aim to deliver accurate service, cause no unnecessary harm, provide a sense of security to clients, and create efficient, innovative solutions.

Our Approach

Conduct research to identify the ownership of property, related deeds, liens, clouds in chain of title, and deliver accurate title to our clients.

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What We Value

Our Guiding Principles

We hold our company’s moral values in high regard to establish our teams behaviors and decision-making processes. These guiding principles are key elements of our duties in our organization. 

THE OUTCOME: The outcome is the most important part of the journey. Following guiding principles that keep the goal in focus and filtering out the “noise” keeps projects on track to deliver value.

THE PURSUIT: A project should only be pursued if it’s supported by a well-reasoned business case.

OUR PEOPLE: People are the most important part of our business. We value long-term relationships with employees and with clients. 

100% TRANSPARENCY: Transparency is of high importance to us. All parties must be completely transparent. 

ENJOYMENT & SUSTAINABILITY:  Having fun while getting things done in order to make the process more enjoyable and sustainable.

ELEGANCE & SIMPLICTY:  Elegance and simplicity are valuable principles in the production of creative, efficient, and sincere work. 

Meet Our Team

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Mark Higdon

Owner

Mark graduated from Lousiana State University and earned his J.D. from Loyola School of Law. He began working at Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan where he practiced commercial litigation and worked in real estate, oil and gas, bankruptcy and healthcare law.

In 2003, Mark and his law partner, Thomas Richards, formed Richards, Higdon, Huguet and Campani, LLC, specializing in real estate law. One year later, Mark and Thomas formed Team Title, LLC. Since 2007, Mark has played an integral role in the Louisiana Road Home Program, resulting in over 60,000 Road Home grants and above 4,000 insurable Road Home property sales to the Louisiana Land Trust. These closings have provided Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita victims with over four billion dollars used toward rebuilding efforts of areas and properties affected by the storms. Further, Mark has worked with large government and private clients performing large-scale title and closing services. 

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Kyle Catalano

President

Kyle graduated from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA. In the fall of 1992 and since that time, he has worked in the title and title abstracting industry, providing statewide title and abstracting service’s throughout Louisiana. He began his career in the Title and Appraisal industry working for Strategic Mortgage Services of Louisiana. There, he worked in outside sales for 8 years, until they were bought out by Statewide Title and Appraisal services. Kyle was soon promoted to Louisiana Sales Director, where over the next 7 years he and his team helped Statewide become one of the premier title and appraisal services in Louisiana at that time.

In 2007 Kyle accepted the position of VP of Sales and Marketing for Clean Title, LLC where he stayed for 10 years until becoming President of Accurate Abstracting, LLC in 2017. His 28 plus years of experience and dedication have helped Accurate become the premiere statewide title abstracting service in Louisiana.

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Kyle Berthelot

Attorney & Title Abstractor

Kyle is a graduate of LSU and earned his J.D. from Loyola School of Law. He was an active member of Loyola’s chapter of the Criminal Law Society and worked as a Law Clerk for the District Attorney’s Office for the 22nd Judicial District, St. Tammany and Washington Parishes. In addition, Kyle earned his Immigration Law Certificate while studying abroad in Spetses, Greece. After graduating from Law School, Kyle began his own solo practice located in the heart of downtown Covington. His practice focused on criminal defense, personal injury, family law, and real estate transactions. Further, prior to law school, Kyle worked as an abstractor and continues to perform abstracting and title services. In 2017, Kyle joined Richards, Higdon, Huguet & Campani, L.L.C. and its affiliate company, Team Title, LLC.

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Risa Chatelain

Director of Operations & Senior Title Abstractor

Risa has over 20 years in title abstracting in Louisiana’s real estate industry. She began her real estate career in 1992 with Strategic Mortgage Services growing with other title abstracting companies over the years.  In 2017, Risa joined Accurate Abstracting of Louisiana. Her expertise provided rapid growth in the company – overseeing title abstracting operations while continuing to run titles. Risa specializes in ordering, abstracting, reviewing, and preparing title reports for clients locally and nationwide. In her spare time, you can catch Risa spending time with friends, family, and shopping.

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Kimberly Chatelain

Title Abstractor

Kimberly graduated in 2018 from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing. She also obtained her license with the Louisiana Real Estate Commission in 2019. In 2017, Kimberly joined Accurate Abstracting LLC working for the Restore Louisiana Project as an Abstractor while in college. Since graduating, she has been working as a Title Abstractor for Accurate Abstracting LLC, covering several Parishes in Louisiana for national clients. In her spare time she enjoys finding new places to eat, walking her dogs on the lakefront, and taking cycling classes.

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Stephen Loewen

Title Abstractor & Land Man

Stephen Loewen has been in the title research industry for 13 years. Stephen attended University of Louisiana at Lafayette with an emphasis on Petroleum Land and Resource Management. He started out abstracting in the oil and gas industry and has recently switched to real estate abstracting in 2020. He has had experience working in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and North Carolina. In his spare time he enjoys exercising, being outdoors in nature, volunteering in the community and spending time with family and friends.

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Kathy Toney

Title Abstractor

Kathy has over 30 years in title research experience in real estate and the oil and gas industry. She began working in the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court’s office in the mortgage department, and also worked in numerous other departments, finally serving as the Chief Deputy Clerk of Court. Continuing from there, she began working as an abstractor and manager for two separate title companies in Baton Rouge. In addition, Kathy worked with a right-of-way company where she prepared servitude and sales agreements and negotiated with property owners in the acquisition of servitudes for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sewer Wastewater Commission. In 2010 Kathy moved into the oil and gas field mainly preparing 50-year title checks and also preparing abstracts from patent forward.

Kathy enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

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Valerie Kennedy

Administration & Accounting

Valerie joined Accurate Abstracting in August of 2020 as an Office Administrator. With 20 years of Executive Administrator experience, she has a proven track record of strong performance in high-volume and fast-paced office environments. Valerie quickly advanced to a position in accounting while managing daily administrative operations. 

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Patsy Cantrell

Abstractor

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Michelle Gardner

Data Entry