[Ashburn, VA, March 21, 2022] Brianne Paugh has accepted the Attorney + Branch Manager position at Highland Title + Escrow in its Frederick, MD and North Bethesda, MD locations.
Brianne Paugh brings over fifteen years of experience in law to the DMV settlement + escrow company, with a strong focus and fascination with real estate. Her experience spans a multitude of legal environments, most recently serving as Manager of the Real Estate Settlement Group at Maryland law firm Miles & Stockbridge, where she coordinated commercial and residential closings. Playing an active role in the real estate world, including teaching the Maryland REALTOR® pre-licensing course and a frequent lecturer for Frederick County Association of REALTORS® and Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® (GCAAR), Paugh has a deep rooted respect for the work of real estate professionals. “My utmost goal with every closing is to educate, assist, and counsel agents and consumers in reaching their real estate goals through the entire settlement process,” says Brianne. Through her specialized real estate experience, she routinely negotiates and prepares contracts, deeds, easements, loan documents and more, as well as reviews title work, surveys, and of course, conducts closings.
Mike McFarlane, President and Chief Counsel, is thrilled for the new addition to the company “Brianne’s tact and analysis are like no other, and she has the tenacity to get deals done. No matter what. Her talent is a force to be reckoned with, and I look forward to her contributions to our company.”
And her talent certainly has been recognized throughout the years, selected for inclusion in 2022 as a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the areas of Constructions Law, Litigation – Real Estate, and Real Estate Law and as a recipient of the FCAR 2017 Affiliate of the Year Award.
An honors graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, Brianne was a staff member of the University of Baltimore Law Review. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies summa cum laude from the University of Maryland Global Campus.
Her education, work, and accolades have all led to this point to join Highland Title + Escrow. Brianne elaborates, “I’m excited to blend my passion for law alongside my communication and negotiation skills at Highland, to facilitate closings and resolve any title underwriting issues to lead to smooth settlements!”
About Highland Title & Escrow
Highland Title + Escrow Highland Title, founded by Attorney Mike McFarlane in 1999, blends expert knowledge with a personalized approach. The preferred settlement partner of the DC region’s top lenders and real estate agents, Highland keeps clients informed and protected while ensuring a smooth settlement for the biggest transaction of their lives.