About Us

What We Do

The primary responsibility of a title company is to make certain that property is legally conveyed by sellers to buyers and that any sales or mortgage funds are documented and disbursed in accordance with federal and state regulations.

Pelican Title will gather all information pertinent to a transaction, contact parties, examine public records, prepare legal documents, and notarize paperwork at a “closing” where the sales and loan terms are explained.  Additionally, Pelican Title will record necessary paperwork with governmental agencies to insure the legality of property transfers and any mortgage loans.

Why Pelican Title?

Pelican Title strives to make the closing experience personal, to address questions, and to ensure that sellers, purchasers, lenders and realtors feel confident that their transactions are being handled professionally and soundly. Pelican Title offers experience, personal service, credibility, escrow diligence, and competitive value to customers.

Pelican Title equals experience!

Being in the title industry for over twenty years, our attorneys and staff have closing experience. Through their many years of practice, Pelican Title attorneys have gained a broad base of knowledge to expeditiously and efficiently resolve complex residential and commercial title issues.   Previous experience at managing large title companies has given our attorneys unique insight into the many aspects of the title process and the desire to make each closing experience efficient and easy. 

While other title companies may hire notaries public to conduct closings, Pelican Title will have attorneys notarize closing documents. The attorney will be available to explain conveyance and mortgage documents and address legal questions, which notaries public are often not legally qualified to address.

Pelican equals credibility!

Property ownership can be an individual or corporation’s most significant investment. Pelican Title attorneys do not take unnecessary risks during title examinations. At Pelican title experience and knowledge of Louisiana law ensure that customers gain clear and merchantable title in property transactions.

While other title companies may hire notaries public to conduct closings, Pelican Title will have attorneys notarize closing documents. The attorney will be available to explain conveyance and mortgage documents and address legal questions, which notaries public are often not legally qualified to address.

Pelican Title equals personal service!

Life is complicated and schedules are hectic.  Sometimes creating time to attend a closing can seem daunting.  Pelican Title strives to make the closing experience convenient to accommodate personal schedules.  Pelican Title offers offsite location closings to suit customer needs.

Pelican Title strives for your closing to be personal.  You are not just a number at Pelican Title.  Pelican Title employees care about your specific transaction details, your communication preferences, and your closing requisites.  In depth knowledge of your specific transaction allows for a more personal closing experience than a larger title company may be able to provide.

Pelican Title equals value

Pelican Title offers competitive pricing in the title industry.  Pelican Title stays abreast of governmental recordation fees so that customers do not overpay. Pelican Title prices are fair and competitive with industry standards.

Our Team

Ken Moran

Ken Moran, Attorney

Kenneth “Ken” Moran is an owner and attorney of Pelican Title, LLC, concentrating on both residential and commercial transactions throughout Louisiana since 1998.  Ken has been a licensed title insurance agent since 2001, and also has experience in succession/probate matters, family and domestic law, personal injury law, collections law. 

Ken Graduated from Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University New Orleans with a Bachelor of Criminal Justice and earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law.

Ken teaches multiple continuing education courses throughout the year for licensees of the Louisiana Real Estate Commission and for Realtors throughout the metropolitan New Orleans Area and was awarded Affiliate of the Year in 2008 by the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors (NOMAR).  

Ken is a former board member (four years) and past-President (two years) of the Jefferson Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Jefferson SPCA).   

Ken is a retired Reserve Sergeant from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office where he served in both the patrol and L.A.S.E.R. divisions for 19 years.  In 2006, Ken received the 2005 Officer of the Year Award from the American Legion Post 222 – Marrero/Harvey, Louisiana, for taking emergency action and was credited with saving a life, and he was also awarded a commendation from the sheriff’s office.

Ken is also a former Reserve Special Agent with the Louisiana Department of Justice, Office of Attorney General where he worked with the Louisiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. 

Ken is married and is the proud father of one son.  He currently resides in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

Amy Ortis

Amy Ortis, Attorney

Amy Ortis is an experienced attorney and licensed Louisiana title insurance agent focusing on both residential and commercial transactions.  She is a graduate of Louisiana State University where she majored in English and Sociology.  Additionally, she holds a J.D. degree from Mississippi College School of Law.

Amy was excited to join the Pelican Title team in Fall, 2022. Prior to that time, she acted as Managing Attorney of the Coursey Branch of Baton Rouge Title Company, Inc. for many years. 

Amy is committed to informed, efficient, and smooth closings.  She particularly enjoys working with first time homebuyers.

Amy is the proud mother of two sons.  In her spare time, Amy enjoys dinners with family and friends, walking her dog at the Mandeville lakefront, and cycling.

She resides in Mandeville, Louisiana.

Holly Fagot Maestri

Holly Fagot Maestri, Title Officer

Holly Fagot Maestri is a native of New Orleans and has worked in the title insurance industry for over 25 years where she has gained experience in every aspect of the closing process.  She finds guiding homebuyers through the closing process rewarding and relishes seeing smiles on the faces of clients upon completion of a closing.

Holly is the proud mom of five sons and lives in Covington, Louisiana.