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Meet Us

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James A. Zaffiro - Manager, Attorney and Title Officer

Jim has been in the title business since graduating Magna Cum Lade from law school in 1997.  In addition to managing Cuyahoga Title Services, his law practice includes all areas of real estate, probate, business law, litigation and estate planning.

Robert J. Belinger - Title Specialist

Bob has been in the title industry since 1973 with his focus on all areas of real estate transactions. In addition to his title experience, his experience included forming and advising small businesses and estate planning.

Candy Gutowski - Escrow Officer, Branch Manager

Candy has been in the title industry for 20 years, fourteen of those as an escrow agent.  She has a wide range of expertise in the closings of real estate transactions anywhere from short sale lender closings to multi-million HUD sales and refinance.  Candy follows the idea and belief that communication and customer service is what makes a good title escrow agent and company.

Abbie B. Leska - Escrow Officer

Abbie is an attorney with over 20 years experience in the title industry has joined our staff.  She began in the title industry in 1992 after passing the Ohio Bar.  Having always had a love of real estate beginning her legal career in the title industry was a natural choice.  She began as Associate General Counsel for an established downtown title company at this company Abbie became very versed in foreclosures working both in house on the files and representing the lenders in their court hearings. After 3 years she made the move another title company and brought many of the contacts she made through the foreclosure side of the business.


Abbie realized a need for a foreclosure based Title Company and in 1998 she opened a title company that serviced all 88 counties to attorneys and banks supplying them with all needed court documents in assisting them in the foreclosure process.  Soon the company became a full service title and escrow company.  In 2005 Abbie made a choice to sell her company and stay home to raise her children full time.  During this brief period of not working at a title company she stayed current by referring deals to title companies, keeping up on her continuing education and working part time helping both mortgage companies and title companies with closings. 


In 2011, Abbie returned full time to the title industry.  Abbie brings years of knowledge to Cuyahoga Title Services Ltd.