Team Title is composed of attorneys and professionals who have over 100 years of combined experience. Since 2003, we are proud to say that we have been a part of helping thousands of residential customers either purchase or refinance their home. Also, we are very proud to have closed over 100,000 real estate transactions in connection with various federal and state disaster-recovery programs, such as the Road Home Program. Those transactions resulted in over 5 billion dollars being provided to individuals and families in order to help them either repair their damaged homes or purchase new homes. Currently, we are providing our disaster recovery real estates services to the Restore Louisiana Flood Program (“RELA”) brought about by the March and August floods of 2016, which damaged tens of thousands of homes throughout Louisiana. To date, we have closed over 5,000 transactions for the RELA Program and anticipate many thousand of closings to follow, which will allow those affected by the floods to rebuild their homes and/or businesses.

Thomas Richards, Owner & Attorney at Law

Thomas Richards, Owner & Attorney at Law

Education: B.A., Louisiana State University (1999), J.D., cum laude, Loyola School of Law (2002)

While in law school, Thomas served as the Articles Editor for the Loyola Law Review. In addition, he was a member of the Moot Court Staff and participated on the International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Team, which placed eighth in the world in a competition held in Vienna, Austria. Thomas graduated as a William S. Crowe Scholar in the top five percent of his class.

After graduating from law school, Thomas went to work for Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan where his practice focused on commercial and oil and gas litigation. In 2003, Thomas and his law partner, Mark Higdon, formed their law firm, Richards, Higdon, Huguet & Campani, LLC, and also Team Title, LLC.

Thomas's practice has been focused primarily on real estate transactions, including large volume title and closing transactions. Since 2007, Thomas has worked on implementing and administering the title and closing side of Louisiana's Road Home Program. In that capacity, Thomas has been a part of overseeing the closing of over 70,000 grant transactions and over 4,000 insurable real estate closings. Thomas has utilized this experience to garner various other government contracts dealing with large-scale real estate closings and title issues, including the RestoreLA Program that Team Title is currently working on, which is designed to assist Louisiana residents affected by the devastating floods of 2016.

Mark Higdon

Mark Higdon

Education: B.S., Louisiana State University, J.D., Loyola

After graduating from law school, Mark went to work for Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan where he practiced in their commercial litigation section. There, Mark practiced real estate law, oil and gas law, healthcare law and bankruptcy.

In February of 2003, Mark and his law partner, Thomas Richards, formed the law firm of Richards, Higdon, Huguet and Campani, LLC, which is heavily focused on real estate law. In January of 2004, Mark and Thomas formed Team Title, LLC.

Since May 2007, Team Title has been integrally involved in the Louisiana Road Home Program, which has resulted in Team Title closing over 60,000 Road Home grants and over 4,000 insurable Road Home property sales to the Louisiana Land Trust. These closings have provided Hurricane Katrina and Rita victims with over four billion dollars to help with the rebuilding effort of those areas and properties affected by the storms.

Christina Huguet, Attorney at Law

Christina Huguet, Attorney at Law

Education
B.A., summa cum laude, Louisiana State University, 2003
J.D., Loyola School of Law, 2006

Christina joined Team Title and its affiliate law firm, Richards, Higdon, Huguet & Campani, LLC in May 2007. She earned her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 2006, where she was a member of the Real Estate Law Society and a member of Phi Alpha Delta. She received her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 2003. Prior to joining the firm, Christina worked with various public interest law groups and was an associate with a small civil litigation firm in Baton Rouge. She was admitted to the Louisiana Bar Association in 2006. Her court admissions include all Louisiana state courts and United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana. Since coming onboard, Christy's practice has included a wide variety of law, including property, real estate, insurance, and commercial litigation.

Christy serves as the lead abstract/title reviewer and has reviewed thousands of title abstracts and has performed hundreds of closings, both residential and commercial for Team Title. During her spare time, Christy enjoys spending time with her family and friends and a variety of social activities.

Albert J. Campani, II, Attorney at Law

Albert J. Campani, II, Attorney at Law

Education
B.A., University of Arizona, 1997
J.D., Tulane Law School, 2000

A.J. received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy. He earned his Juris Doctor at Tulane University, where he was an officer of the Martin Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta and a founding member of the Law & Philosophy Society. After graduation, he practiced as a civil rights attorney with Pierce & Bizal in New Orleans, and subsequently represented plaintiffs in complex asbestos litigation, where he gained extensive experience with motion practice and civil procedure, and served as lead counsel on a reported case tried to the La. Supreme Court. He has practiced in varied areas of law including intellectual property, real estate, transactional, and criminal defense.

A.J. began his career with Team Title in 2007, when his services were dedicated to the Louisiana Road Home Project. Since that time, A.J., has been involved in a multitude of government and disaster-related projects. In addition, A.J., serves as the resident expert with regard to Team Team Title’s portal database, which has been developed and honed over the years to handle large volume closings for our disaster-related projects. Mr. Campani is licensed in Louisiana and New York. Mr. Campani also serves as counsel, on a pro bono basis, for several non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the welfare of stray animals in the New Orleans area.

In his spare time, A.J., enjoys spending time with his wife, Stephanie, their dogs and attending concerts and festivals.

Cody Perilloux, Senior Project Manager

Cody Perilloux, Senior Project Manager

Directly out of college, Cody began his working career in real estate, and since 2007, Cody has been extensively involved in a variety of government projects focused on disaster recovery. Cody was instrumental in the management of the Louisiana Road Home project and also the development of policies and procedure for same. Further, Cody has lent his knowledge and expertise to both small state projects and large federal projects. Currently, Cody is a lead manager for Team Title on the the Restore Louisiana Project, where he has been involved since its beginning. In that capacity, Cody has helped develop the technology, procedures and policies for the title and closing work that our team is performing for the State of Louisiana and those thousands residents affected by the catastrophic floods of 2016.

In his spare time, Cody enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Kyle Catalano, Director of Marketing and Operations

Kyle Catalano, Director of Marketing and Operations

Kyle graduated from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana in the fall of 1992, and since that time, Kyle has worked in the title and closing industry. Kyle began his career with Strategic Mortgage Services (SMS) in Harahan, Louisiana. There, Kyle worked with outside sales for 3 years until Statewide Title and Appraisal services of Louisiana bought the company. Kyle then continued in outside marketing and sales for an additional 4 years and helped the company grow into one of Louisiana's most successful statewide title and appraisal operations at the time.

In November of 2008, Mr. Catalano joined Clean Title LLC as V.P. of Marketing and Sales, where he worked continuously up until joining Team Title in May of 2017. Kyle’s many year of experience and numerous relationships in the title community are invaluable to our team.

During his spare time, Kyle enjoys spending time with family, hunting and fishing.

Richelle Diaz, Managing Escrow and Closing Specialist

Richelle Diaz, Managing Escrow and Closing Specialist

Richelle Diaz is the Managing Escrow/Closing Officer for Team Title's Covington office. In addition to facilitating our residential and commercial closings, she also coordinates Team Title’s services to government programs, including the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency.

She is also the Assistant Project Manager for Road Home services offered out of Team Title’s Metairie office, and was instrumental in the creation and implementation of our processes for closing Road Home Transactions.
Richelle has been a member of our team for 12 years. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University with an emphasis in Business Management.

Richelle was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana, and is currently living in Madisonville with her husband and two children.

Shannon Lovell, Legal Assistant and Paralegal

Shannon Lovell, Legal Assistant and Paralegal

Shannon is a lifelong resident of Covington, Louisiana and began her career in 1983 with the Law Offices of Edmond H. Fitzmaurice, Jr., where she served as a legal assistant. Shannon joined Team Title, LLC and Richards, Higdon, Huguet & Campani, LLC in 2003 as a legal assistant and paralegal and has served in those capacities ever since. Beside those duties, Shannon serves as the office manager for both entities and is vital to the day-to-day operations of the businesses.

In her spare time, Shannon enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Dawn Kelly, Director of Finance

Dawn Kelly, Director of Finance

Dawn Kelly has been a member of the Team Title family for over 11 years. She managed the Accounting Department for Team Title during the Louisiana Road Home Project, which began in 2007, and she has since worked on various projects, currently including the RestoreLA Program. As Director of Finance, Dawn oversees all financial, accounting, and human resource activities for Team Title and its affiliate companies.

In her spare-time she enjoys gardening and spending time with her family in Prairieville.

Forman Richards, Accounting and Disaster Projects Specialist

Forman Richards, Accounting and Disaster Projects Specialist

Forman joined Team Title in 2007, where he began in the Metairie office working on the Road Home Project. Since that time, Forman has worked on numerous government projects, while also performing regular residential title work. Forman is versed in a variety of tasks related to large government catastrophe projects, with much of his time spent managing data and reporting on closings and disbursements.

Forman received his B.S. in marketing from UNO in 1998. During his spare time, Forman enjoys playing guitar and exercising.

Kristen Cassisa, Notary Public/Closing Officer and Processor

Kristen Cassisa, Notary Public/Closing Officer and Processor

Kristen is a Notary Public with statewide jurisdiction and has been a member of Team Title since 2007. Kristen began working for Team Title in the Metairie office processing titles and performing closings for the Louisiana Road Home Program. On the Road Home Program, Kristen also assisted Team Title’s attorneys and the Louisiana Land Trust with curative title issues. She later transferred to Team Title’s Northshore office where she handles residential and commercial title processing as well as performing closings.

Kristen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the gym and shopping. She lives in Madisonville with her husband and two sons.

Samantha Beyer, Closing Specialist

Samantha Beyer, Closing Specialist

Samantha was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana and attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Samantha joined Team Title in 2016, where her job duties included intake and post-closing. Samantha quickly became an important piece to our closing team, which has allowed her to rise in the ranks to her current position.

During her spare time, Samantha enjoys exercising and a variety of social activities with her family and friends.

Traci Cougle, Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Notary Public

Traci Cougle, Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Notary Public

Traci graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Thereafter, Traci attended the University of Texas at Austin where she obtained a Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Advertising planning and design. Traci joined Team Title in 2014 as a part-time Marketing Representative and has advanced to a full-time position as Paralegal/Legal assistant for both Team Title and its affiliated law firm, Richards, Higdon, Huguet & Campani, L.L.C.

Traci’s hobbies include painting, drawing, crafts, teaching children’s art and gardening.

Cathy Perilloux, Accounting Representative

Cathy Perilloux, Accounting Representative

Cathy started with Team Title in 2016 and has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of accounting and human resource work including, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and office manager.

Cathy’s hobbies include spending time with her husband of 44 years and their three kids and seven grandchildren. Cathy also enjoys shopping, reading and spending the occasional weekend on the Gulf Coast with family and friends

Leigha Blanchard, Receptionist/Title Assistant

Leigha Blanchard, Receptionist/Title Assistant

Leigha joined Team Title in January 2018 as a receptionist but also is responsible for handling various duties associated with residential title closings.

Leigha is a recent graduate of Fountainbleau High School and enjoys going on adventures with her son, mud riding and movie nights.

Lauren Couret, Closing Specialist

Lauren Couret, Closing Specialist

Lauren joined Team Title in April 2018 and began her real estate career in 2013. Lauren has many years of title closing experience and has handled all aspects of the closing process. Lauren previously worked for a large national title company, where she was involved with high-volume transactions and as such, Lauren is well versed in multitasking and time management skills. We welcome Lauren as a new addition to our family, and we are excited to have her on our Team.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys many social activities, along with spending time with friends and family.

Shawn Catalano, Notary Public/Closing Officer

Shawn Catalano, Notary Public/Closing Officer

Shawn graduated from the University of New Orleans in May 1995 with a BS in Electrical Engineering. While working at NASA at John C. Stennis Space Center, Shawn completed her Master’s degree in Engineering Management. She continued her career at NASA as a project Facilities Engineer for the next 10 years. Over the last 18 years, Shawn has worked in the oil & gas sector as both an Engineering Project Manager and a Business Development Manager. With Shawn’s technical background and exceptional sales skills, Shawn lead the Southeast Gulf Coast region with over $3 million dollars in sales per year.

In January of 2017, Shawn achieved her Notary commission in the state of LA with statewide jurisdiction, and in her spare time, Shawn handles residential closings for Team Title, where she provides notary public services. In her spare time, Shawn enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and exercising.