About Us

We are located in the heart of Downtown Columbus' Brewery District! Our address is 500 South Front Street, Suite 250, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

From our headquarters in Columbus, over the past three and a half decades, Star Title has closed thousands of commercial and residential real estate transactions in Ohio and 11 surrounding states

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We partner with sellers, buyers, owners, lenders, investors, federal, state, and local governments. Sample projects include homes, multifamily apartments, office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, and industrial sites, among others in both residential and commercial transfers and financings. We understand that each project and client is unique, and our dedicated staff strive to provide outstanding, professional service at all phases of the transaction.  

Star Title is an authorized agent for Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company, and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.

For years, our clients have consistently trusted Star Title to protect their real estate interests and ensure smooth closings every step of the way. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail. We couple this with exceptional communication and flexibility throughout the process to provide convenient transactions for every client. Our staff is devoted to closing transactions in a cost-effective, timely fashion. We offer unparalleled services with a hands-on approach, extensive expertise, and a client-centric focus, all without sacrificing the quality of our work. Our competitive rates make us a great choice for all of your title and escrow needs, but the service and care we give to each client truly distinguishes us from our competitors. 

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Our Staff

James A. Saad
President & General Counsel
The President and General Counsel of Star Title, James (Jim) is a highly experienced attorney who has been practicing law in Ohio since 1977. Jim earned his Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School in 1977 and began Star Title Agency in 1988. Jim has a passion for details, having a keen eye for spotting even the most minor discrepancies, a skill and trait that his clients truly appreciate. When he is not meticulously reviewing documents, Jim loves to spend time with his six grandchildren.

(614) 396-3293 JimSaad@saad-startitle.com

Adam F. Saad
Executive Vice President & Corporate Counsel
Adam is the Executive Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Star Title. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and a Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School. Adam is a proven problem solver. When he isn't hard at work coming up with creative solutions, you will likely find him at Nationwide Arena cheering on the Columbus Blue Jackets or getting involved in community events.

(614) 396-3296 adamsaad@saad-startitle.com

Donald P. Fisher
Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Don is an attorney who oversees commercial real estate and rural development transactions for Star Title Agency. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from The Ohio State University, and a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School. Having practiced law for over 20 years, Don previously served as General Counsel for the USDA. Outside of the office, you can find Don biking, hiking, or camping.

(614) 396-3288 dfisher@saad-startitle.com

Jonah A. White
Associate General Counsel
Jonah serves as Associate General Counsel of Star Title and finds satisfaction in building strong client relationships. With over decade of legal experience, he brings a warm, practical approach as he focuses on commercial and residential real estate acquisition, development, construction, and financing matters. Jonah obtained bachelors degrees in finance and mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, and a law degree from Yale Law School. In his free time, Jonah enjoys rehabbing houses with his wife, and unsuccessfully training their mischievous dogs, Ozzy and Ari.

614-396-3296 jwhite@saad-startitle.com

Lindsay Ricart
Associate Attorney
A 2006 graduate of Capital University Law School, Lindsay who joined Star Title in 2021, following a successful tenure in family law. Lindsay primarily focuses on commercial transactions and is a due diligence expert. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her children, watching youth and professional sporting events, and staying up to date with the latest fitness and nutrition trends. Lindsay also founded Jerseys 4 the Metropolitan Homeless, a non-profit organization dedicated to repurposing jerseys into blankets, scarves, beanies, mittens, for those experiencing homelessness in Columbus, Ohio.

(614) 641-2370 lricart@saad-startitle.com

Martin "Marty" Maggart
Title Company Manager & Paralegal
Marty is the manager of the title department and general paralegal at Star Title. He earned his paralegal certification from Capital University Law School. A skilled trumpeter, Marty enjoys playing a variety of genres from classical to jazz in the United States Army Reserve Band. When not practicing music, he and his wife like to spend time caring for and playing with their three dogs.

(614) 641-2364 mmaggart@saad-startitle.com

Lori Macbeth
Project Manager & Head Escrow Officer
Lori is a project manager and head escrow officer, overseeing the escrow department at Star Title. She focuses primarily on commercial transactions and manages the most complex closings with finesse. Lori graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Business Administration but currently spends more time at the University of Cincinnati, where her children attend college. When Lori methodically balancing settlement statements and keeping timelines on track, she enjoys doing DIY projects and spending time with her family.

(614) 396-3295 lmacbeth@saad-startitle.com

Alex Connor
Title Officer
Alex is a seasoned title officer who joined Star Title in 2007. In this role, Alex oversees issuing title commitments and policies, in addition to performing lien and litigation searches. Alex hold a bachelors degree from the George Washington University and is a proud alumnus of St. Charles Preparatory School, where he currently coaches the quizbowl team. When Alex isn't participating in (and dominating!) trivia nights, he enjoys cheering on Columbus and Cleveland sports teams and taking his rescue pup, Rory, to the dog park.

(614) 641-2363 aconnor@saad-startitle.com

Lisbeth A. Rundle
Title Officer
One of Jim's first hires, Lis joined Star Title in 1990 and has been a valued team member ever since. Lis has proven admirably versatile, filling various roles as necessary to support the company in its developing stages. Currently, she serves as our bookkeeper and accountant. When she's not at work, Lis enjoys spending time with her family and traveling with her husband.

(614) 641-2365 lrundle@saad-startitle.com

Ryan Paolini
Title & Survey Processor
Ryan joined Star Title Agency in 2017 as a legal assistant, shortly after graduating from Ohio University. Since then, he has developed an affinity for viewing land surveys, which is his current focus. Ryan is known for his precision and he takes pride in ensuring that all details are thoroughly reviewed and accurately plotted. Ryan has a unique bond with his coworker Alex, who was his quizbowl coach during Ryan's time at St. Charles Preceptory School.

(614) 641-2367 rpaolini@saad-startitle.com

Michelle Horvath
Title Officer
Michelle joined Star Title in 2018 as a title officer. She comes with ample experience, having worked in the real estate industry for over 25 years. Michelle focuses primarily on issuing title commitments and polices for residential transactions, but she also performs lien and litigation searches on the commercial side. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and twin boys.

(614) 633-4818 mhorvath@saad-startitle.com

Eva Grow
Escrow Officer
Eva is an escrow officer who joined Star Title in 2020. She's a graduate of Towson University, holding a Bachelor of Science in Communications. Eva splits her time between commercial and residential closings, and has proven adept at assisting the legal team with drafting documents. Although Eva began life in Ohio, she has lived in several different states and loves to discuss her travels. In addition to her professional pursuits, she enjoys attending music festivals around the country and playing with her Australian Shepherds, Piper and Ruby.

(614) 641-2362 egrow@saad-startitle.com

Elissa Miller
Paralegal & Title Officer
Elissa joined Star Title as a paralegal in 2020. A graduate of Ohio University, Elissa has worked in the real estate industry for over 15 years. Along with her legal career, she enjoys sharing her passion for mindfulness and fitness as a yoga instructor.

(614) 641-2368 emiller@saad-startitle.com

Jackson Barker
Jackson joined Star Title in 2022 after graduating from Capital University Law School. As a paralegal, Jackson assists in all kinds of transactions but focuses primarily on rural development and aiding in environmental conservation efforts. In his free time, Jackson like to play video games and cheer on Chicago sports.

614-641-2379 jbarker@saad-startitle.com

Joan Filichia
Office Manager
Joan joined the Star Title team in 2022 as the office manager. When she's not busy juggling vendors, collecting receivables, and otherwise making sure everything is running smoothly, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, practicing her photography skills, and occasionally dabbles in ghost hunting.

614-396-3296 jfilichia@saad-startitle.com

Our Offices

Star Title Agency LLC

500 South Front Street, Suite 250,
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 396-3296

Parking Garage

51 West Blenkner Street,
Columbus, Ohio 43215