Benjamin M. Soto, Esquire Owner/President

Benjamin Soto is an attorney who practices real estate transactions and bankruptcy. He is the owner of Premium Title & Escrow, LLC, which is a full service title company servicing DC, MD and VA. In addition, he is the owner of Paramount Development, LLC, a commercial development company focused on the acquisition and ground-up development of commercial buildings and hotels in Washington DC.

Mr. Soto is on the Board of Directors for: EagleBank, a community bank with 20 branches in the DC region, the DC Land Title Association, the DC Public Education Fund, the Georgetown Day School, the DC Chamber of Commerce and the National Foundation for Affordable Housing Solutions.

He is also a former Vice Chair of the Board of Real Property Assessment and Appeals, a former Board member of the National Bar Association and a former Board member of the DC Sports & Entertainment Commission, which developed the Washington National's Baseball Stadium.

Mr. Soto is a member of the DC Bar, Pennsylvania Bar, DC Land Title Association, MD Land Title Association, DC Builders Industry Association and the DC Chamber of Commerce.

Michael H. Kanfer

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Kanfer joins Premium Title & Escrow, LLC with over seventeen years of experience in the real estate industry. Mr. Kanfer brings national expertise to our company from his position as Managing Director of Closeline Settlements. He has also held positions as Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle Title & Escrow, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of R.A.S. Settlement & Title Company in Rockville, MD.

Prior to entering the real estate industry full time, Mr. Kanfer was the Chief Financial Officer and owner of a local wholesale convenience store distributor.  During his tenure there, he orchestrated the acquisitions of two DC-based competitors and increased revenues for the company by more than $150 million.

Additionally, Michael Kanfer served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer of the Musical Theatre Center in Rockville, MD and the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Foundation.

Michael H. Kanfer

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Kanfer joins Premium Title & Escrow, LLC with over seventeen years of experience in the real estate industry. Mr. Kanfer brings national expertise to our company from his position as Managing Director of Closeline Settlements. He has also held positions as Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle Title & Escrow, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of R.A.S. Settlement & Title Company in Rockville, MD.

Prior to entering the real estate industry full time, Mr. Kanfer was the Chief Financial Officer and owner of a local wholesale convenience store distributor.  During his tenure there, he orchestrated the acquisitions of two DC-based competitors and increased revenues for the company by more than $150 million.

Additionally, Michael Kanfer served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer of the Music Theatre Center in Rockville, MD and the Shady Grove Hospital Foundation.

TEAM OF EXPERTS

Esther

Blackwell

Settlement Manager
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Kevin

Bayly

Settlement Attorney
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Nana

Nyarko

Settlement Attorney
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Sarah

Humphrey

Settlement Attorney
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Halleh

Sameni

Settlement Agent
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Lucy 

Borroto

Settlement Agent
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Tara 

Cestero

Processor/ Settlement Agent
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Lola 

Shannon

Processor/ Settlement Agent
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Selena 

Brown

Processor
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Myia 

Washington

Processor
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Candis

Hemphill

Processor
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Rochelle 

Green

Processor
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Hakietta 

Carter

Processor
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Daniel 

Smith

Abstractor
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Meheret

Kebede

Disbursement Agent
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Alberto

Soto

Pre-Processor/ Post Closer
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Gabriela 

Carter

Post Closer
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Asha

Royal

Post Closer
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Zainab

Khabir

Policy Specialist
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Beruk

Mulegeta

Policy Specialist
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Alissa

Schroder

Marketing/ Social Media Specialist
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Yessica

Moya

Receptionist
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