American Guardian Title
American Guardian Title
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Our Team

 
 
 

Meet the Team

 
 
Debbie has been in the real estate title industry for 32 years. She grew up in Silver Spring, MD and moved to Florida after graduating from High Point University, NC. She originally opened American Guardian Title in 1998. In 2011 she transitioned to default servicing, exposing her to national lenders, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae where she managed several large divisions of title for two Tampa law firms. She re-booted American Guardian Title in 2017.  She attributes her high regard to education for not only her staff but the buyers and sellers to her parents who were teachers. She is a charter member of Ye Royal Krewe of Charlotte de Berry. She is a licensed title agent in 7 states as well as a licensed Realtor in Florida.

Debbie has been in the real estate title industry for 32 years. She grew up in Silver Spring, MD and moved to Florida after graduating from High Point University, NC. She originally opened American Guardian Title in 1998. In 2011 she transitioned to default servicing, exposing her to national lenders, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae where she managed several large divisions of title for two Tampa law firms. She re-booted American Guardian Title in 2017.

She attributes her high regard to education for not only her staff but the buyers and sellers to her parents who were teachers. She is a charter member of Ye Royal Krewe of Charlotte de Berry. She is a licensed title agent in 7 states as well as a licensed Realtor in Florida.

Debbie Ferraro – Managing Member

Steve is a Florida licensed attorney, admitted to the Florida Bar in 2005. He is admitted to all Florida State and Federal Courts. Steve received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his juris doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law. Steve’s practice has largely included personal, consumer and commercial transactions, including residential, consumer and business purchases and closings. He has served as a Partner to multiple real estate law firms in the state of Florida, and has lectured and trained consumers and businesses on real estate matters.  One of Steve’s principles of law and business is “the client comes first”. He consistently makes a concerted effort to see that his clients, no matter what the matter, are educated and comfortable in the transactions they wish to undertake.  Steve’s extensive knowledge and experience help to ensure that American Guardian Title & Escrow is your one stop shop for all of your closing and escrow needs. Steve is not just dedicated to earning your business; he wants to keep your business.

Steve is a Florida licensed attorney, admitted to the Florida Bar in 2005. He is admitted to all Florida State and Federal Courts. Steve received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his juris doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law. Steve’s practice has largely included personal, consumer and commercial transactions, including residential, consumer and business purchases and closings. He has served as a Partner to multiple real estate law firms in the state of Florida, and has lectured and trained consumers and businesses on real estate matters.

One of Steve’s principles of law and business is “the client comes first”. He consistently makes a concerted effort to see that his clients, no matter what the matter, are educated and comfortable in the transactions they wish to undertake.

Steve’s extensive knowledge and experience help to ensure that American Guardian Title & Escrow is your one stop shop for all of your closing and escrow needs. Steve is not just dedicated to earning your business; he wants to keep your business.

Steve D. Tran, Esquire – Member

Andrew Fivecoat graduated with a BSBA in Finance and a Certificate of Completion for Risk Management / Insurance from the University of Florida. He obtained his JD/MBA degrees from Stetson University and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1997. In addition, Mr. Fivecoat is a member of the Federal Bar for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida. Mr. Fivecoat has practiced as a Creditor Rights attorney for eighteen years focusing on foreclosure, bankruptcy, REO closings and title issues throughout Florida. Mr. Fivecoat is a licensed Title Agent for Fidelity National, First American, Stewart Title and Attorney's Title Insurance Fund and regularly teaches the USF Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Certification Course. Recently, Mr. Fivecoat was featured speaker at the Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund’s annual Fund Assembly.

Andrew Fivecoat graduated with a BSBA in Finance and a Certificate of Completion for Risk Management / Insurance from the University of Florida. He obtained his JD/MBA degrees from Stetson University and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1997. In addition, Mr. Fivecoat is a member of the Federal Bar for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida. Mr. Fivecoat has practiced as a Creditor Rights attorney for eighteen years focusing on foreclosure, bankruptcy, REO closings and title issues throughout Florida. Mr. Fivecoat is a licensed Title Agent for Fidelity National, First American, Stewart Title and Attorney's Title Insurance Fund and regularly teaches the USF Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Certification Course. Recently, Mr. Fivecoat was featured speaker at the Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund’s annual Fund Assembly.

Andrew L. Fivecoat, Esquire – Member

Dustin Finuff is a Licensed Title Agent at American Guardian Title & Escrow, LLC, where Dustin closes and post-closes REO properties throughout the State of Florida.  Dustin started his career in real estate working as a Branch Manager for Fairmont Funding, Ltd, a mortgage lender. He then, entered into the Title Insurance side of the transaction working in every facet of the transaction. As the market changed, he started working for Albertelli Law, a foreclosure firm, handling foreclosure title work, mobile home titles and post-sale transactions. You can expect to get the same service on his REO Transactions as you would a local title company.  Dustin is a family oriented person that still lives in the same town that he was born and raised.

Dustin Finuff is a Licensed Title Agent at American Guardian Title & Escrow, LLC, where Dustin closes and post-closes REO properties throughout the State of Florida.

Dustin started his career in real estate working as a Branch Manager for Fairmont Funding, Ltd, a mortgage lender. He then, entered into the Title Insurance side of the transaction working in every facet of the transaction. As the market changed, he started working for Albertelli Law, a foreclosure firm, handling foreclosure title work, mobile home titles and post-sale transactions. You can expect to get the same service on his REO Transactions as you would a local title company.

Dustin is a family oriented person that still lives in the same town that he was born and raised.

Dustin Finuff – Closer, Licensed Title Agent

Leann is the Funding Manager here at American Guardian Title. She was born and raised in Ruskin here in South County. She is a 5th Generation Native, and proud to be working in her hometown. Even though the town and times have changed, she loves that she’s lucky enough to work for a company who still values the Good Ole’ Days & Customer Service Ways.  After 22 years of working for herself, a close friend said she should try a Funding’s position in the Title industry, that was 4+ years ago! Leann loves what she does and that she gets to do it with a team that feels like family. Her 30 years of accounting experience blend very well in the Title Industry as the Funding’s Manager for American Guardian Title.

Leann is the Funding Manager here at American Guardian Title. She was born and raised in Ruskin here in South County. She is a 5th Generation Native, and proud to be working in her hometown. Even though the town and times have changed, she loves that she’s lucky enough to work for a company who still values the Good Ole’ Days & Customer Service Ways.

After 22 years of working for herself, a close friend said she should try a Funding’s position in the Title industry, that was 4+ years ago! Leann loves what she does and that she gets to do it with a team that feels like family. Her 30 years of accounting experience blend very well in the Title Industry as the Funding’s Manager for American Guardian Title.

Leann Leslie – Fundings Manager

Stacey has been working in the title industry since 2003 handling all aspects of both retail and REO transactions, specializing in REO curative matters. She has her Florida title insurance license in addition to being a Florida notary. Stacey is not only experienced with Florida transactions, but also with NJ, PA, TX and several other states. She is very familiar with the judicial and non-judicial foreclosure process and highly experienced with handling code enforcement matters.

Stacey has been working in the title industry since 2003 handling all aspects of both retail and REO transactions, specializing in REO curative matters. She has her Florida title insurance license in addition to being a Florida notary. Stacey is not only experienced with Florida transactions, but also with NJ, PA, TX and several other states. She is very familiar with the judicial and non-judicial foreclosure process and highly experienced with handling code enforcement matters.

Stacey Blackniak – Title Curative Specialist

Robert is a native of Chicago IL, born and raised till the age of 15. He’s lived in Tampa, FL since 1991. He finalized his education in this amazing state and received his BA in business administration. He worked in the restaurant business for 20+ years as a general manager and area director of multi-million dollar units throughout the Tampa Bay area and for one Restaurant company for 18 years straight.  His dedication and drive for his company and clients needs are what made him, his clients, employees and the companies he worked for thriving for many years. As time passed his career path changed and began working in the Real Estate title industry. His passion for seeing his clients happiness continued as he joined the amazing team at American Guardian Title & Escrow LLC. Roberts new drive for making the dreams of clients purchasing homes has helped his company flourish. It's a new career path for him, but it’s the same energy and dedication that sets his companies growth, dedication and client experience apart from your average title company.

Robert is a native of Chicago IL, born and raised till the age of 15. He’s lived in Tampa, FL since 1991. He finalized his education in this amazing state and received his BA in business administration. He worked in the restaurant business for 20+ years as a general manager and area director of multi-million dollar units throughout the Tampa Bay area and for one Restaurant company for 18 years straight.

His dedication and drive for his company and clients needs are what made him, his clients, employees and the companies he worked for thriving for many years. As time passed his career path changed and began working in the Real Estate title industry. His passion for seeing his clients happiness continued as he joined the amazing team at American Guardian Title & Escrow LLC. Roberts new drive for making the dreams of clients purchasing homes has helped his company flourish. It's a new career path for him, but it’s the same energy and dedication that sets his companies growth, dedication and client experience apart from your average title company.

Robert Walker – Closer, Marketing & Business Development Manager

Tonya worked at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in the retail division, a joint venture with a Home Builder from 2003 to 2009. She began working in the title insurance field in 2009 for a foreclosure firm processing REO files, she’s been an REO processor since.

Tonya worked at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in the retail division, a joint venture with a Home Builder from 2003 to 2009. She began working in the title insurance field in 2009 for a foreclosure firm processing REO files, she’s been an REO processor since.

Tonya Horan – Closing Coordinator