Michael C. Ridgway
Mike has been practicing law, focusing on real estate matters, in the Washington Metropolitan area for over 33 years.
Mike received his law degree in 1984 from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. Following completion of law school, Mike served as the law clerk to the Honorable James J. McAuliffe, Jr, Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Maryland from 1984 to 1985. He is licensed in Maryland and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association. Mike has been very active in the real estate community throughout the Baltimore and Washington Metropolitan Region, instructing realtors in continuing educations courses and providing practical solutions to realtors, lenders, and consumers. Mike is experienced in residential and commercial transactions and focuses his practice on providing practical resolution of issues throughout the entire real estate transaction.
Mike is very active in the real estate community, serving in many leadership roles over the years in the Maryland Land Title Association, educating realtors, and assisting as part of other organizations supporting assistance to homeownership. Mike was a member of the inaugural class of Leadership Montgomery in 1990.
Mike is also very active in the regional community at large, serving in leadership roles in non- profit and charitable organizations. Among his many leadership roles, Mike served on the Georgetown Preparatory School Board of Trustees from 2002-2008. Mike was honored as the Montgomery County MD Catholic Business Network Community Leader of the Year 2016 for his years of dedication to charitable organizations.
A Baltimore native, Jordan focuses on commercial real estate transactions and other matters related to commercial transactions. Jordan attended the University of Maryland where he graduated in 2008. Jordan attended the New England School of Law, graduating in 2011.
Jordan underwrites a variety of commercial real estate transactions involving private, public and governmental financing. Such transactions include FHA/HUD insured projects, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit projects, various other multi-family/affordable housing projects, large-scale residential subdivisions, shopping centers, office buildings, and raw undeveloped land. Jordan represents a diverse set of clients, including commercial and residential developers, local and large-scale national builders, and local and national lenders.
Jordan is licensed in Maryland and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and its Real Estate Property Section.
Kevin L. Bayly
Kevin is the managing attorney of Community Title Network’s Washington, DC office. Kevin’s legal experience includes real estate and property law, real estate transactions, contract drafting and negotiations, small business matters, intellectual property, and copyright law.
A native of the Washington, DC area, Kevin attended Gonzaga College High School, graduated from the University of Maryland as a Banneker Key Scholar in 2004, and earned his law degree from Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in 2012.
Kevin is a member of the Maryland Bar and an active volunteer in both the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland’s Tax Sale Foreclosure Clinic and the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Kevin is also an affiliate member of the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, and an active member of the Lamond-Riggs Civic Association in Northeast Washington, DC.
He graduated from Salisbury State College in 1986. He graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1991. Following his graduation from law school, Steve served as the law clerk to the Honorable James J. McAuliffe, Jr, Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Maryland from September 1991 – July 1992.
Stephen serves as Senior Counsel for the Eastern Shore Division of Real Estate Title & Escrow.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Wicomico County Bar Association. Steve has served on the Board of Directors for Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Service, Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County and served on the Education Committee for the Coastal Association of REALTORS®.
In March 2013, Steve was presented “Hero for Habitat” for over 10 years of continued support and for his service on the Board of Directors.
February 2017, Steve was awarded the State of Maryland Governor’s Volunteer Service Certificate recognizing his dedication to the community and years of volunteer service.
Christopher G. Mancini, a native and lifetime resident of the Delmarva Shore, brings over 10 years of legal experience in his role as Managing Branch Attorney for our Fenwick Office. Chris is a licensed attorney in both Delaware and Maryland. He focuses his practice in real estate law in both Maryland and Delaware. Chris is known for his creative problem-solving skills and his ability to provide customers and clients with practical solutions tailored to their individual needs. He is a trained mediator and also practices in the area of Trusts and Estates and engages in Will preparation.
Prior to focusing his practice on real estate, Chris served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Honorable Scott D. Shellenberger, in Baltimore County, MD.
Chris attended Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin, Maryland. After high school, he attended Washington College, where he received his B.A. in Business Management while playing four years of lacrosse.
Chris received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law, in 2012.
Chris and his wife, Sami, love living in Fenwick and working at the beach. Chris is dedicated to the real estate community as well as the general Delmarva community at large.
Jeffrey E. Letzkus, Esq.
Jeff advises clients on a wide range of legal matters. Jeff concentrates his practice on real estate, estate planning, trust and estate administration and commercial transactions. He works with his clients to develop comprehensive estate plans, including the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, life estate deeds, while advising on the disposition of probate and non-probate assets and the efficient administration of estates.
His real estate practice includes representing buyers, sellers, borrowers, and lenders in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions. He also represents Qualified Intermediaries in I.R.C. Section 1031 Tax Deferred transactions, including Starker and reverse Starker transactions.
Jeff received his B.S. in Finance and his J.D. degrees from the University of Baltimore and the University of Baltimore School of Law, respectively. Later he pursued an advanced law degree and earned his L.L.M. in Taxation along with a Certificate in Estate Planning also from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Upon graduation from law school, he worked at a general practice law firm in downtown Baltimore, concentrating on general civil, domestic and criminal litigation, workers’ compensation, bankruptcy, real estate, estate planning and administration, along with business planning and rendering tax advice to individuals and businesses. Later, Jeff joined Colony Title Group in Columbia, where he has practiced law for the last 22 years.
Jeff has been active in the Maryland State Bar Association, serving on the Solo & Small Firm Section Council for several years. In 2012, he was honored to be the recipient of the David Hjortberg Award, given by the MSBA for his efforts in advancing professionalism and civility in the practice of law. Jeff is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Maryland and the United States Tax Court.
Jeff and his wife Elaine live in Corpus Christi, Texas. He enjoys cooking, reading and travelling to satisfy his unfortunate addiction to the game of golf.
Josh joins the Community Title Network team in our DC and Kensington offices after practicing as a securities regulatory attorney at two AmLaw Top 200 firms. Using his experience, Josh finds creative and practical solutions to assist his customers and clients with the purchase, sale, and refinance of residential and commercial properties. Josh is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio) and University of Miami School of Law (with honors). When he is not assisting clients, Josh loves traveling, cooking, and spending time outdoors. Josh is a member of the bar in D.C., Florida, Maryland, and Virginia, as well as a licensed title producer in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
Payton E. Murphy
Payton Murphy joined Community Title Network as a Settlement Attorney after two years in the title insurance industry. Payton graduated from McDaniel College in 2016 with a degree in Political Science. She received her law degree from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, graduating in 2019. There, Payton was first introduced to the title industry while taking a course entitled “Real Estate Transactions”; she immediately knew this was the field for her. Payton appreciates that this industry constantly affords her the opportunity to expand her base of knowledge and learn something new. Payton most enjoys working with clients and agents to ensure they feel supported throughout their transaction. When Payton isn’t in the office, she loves to spend time with friends, visit her local farmer’s markets, and hike the many beautiful trails the DMV has to offer with her hiking buddy, a rescue dog named Hadley.
Eric joined the Community Title Network team as the attorney at our Manassas location. Eric has more than 4 years of experience in title insurance and commercial real estate and he is known for his ability to work through complex title issues and high-level commercial transactions. Eric is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to his clients as he guides them through the commercial settlement process.
Eric is a graduate of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, and the Antonin Scalia Law School, previously known as the George Mason University School of Law, in Arlington, Virginia. Eric is a member of the Virginia Bar and is also a licensed title agent in Virginia.
Robin G. Mathis, Esq.
Robin is a hands-on attorney well versed in all aspects of real estate settlement services. She prides herself on her ability to give clients personal service. Robin has managed branches of large title companies as well as run her own law practice and title company for many years.
Clients are more than just a file to Robin. She performs each closing individually and is available to her clients throughout the entire settlement process. Robin has performed thousands of closings: residential, small commercial, buyer side and seller side, estate sales, and trust clients. She has seen and done it all.
Robin recently received the great honor of being sworn in to the Supreme Court of the United States of America! In addition to her practice, Robin has written articles and lectured to many professional groups and taught countless continuing education classes. She loves to share her experiences, work out solutions, and even tell a good story.
When it comes to real estate law and services, Robin is well qualified to assist you.
Michael K. Pak, Esquire
A native of Delaware, Michael graduated from Salesianum High School in 2001 and then went on to receive his B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech in 2007. After his undergraduate studies, Michael attended Widener University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2012. Upon graduating from Law School, he focused his practice on Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Law, where he represented both individual creditors and large financial lenders. Michael joined Community Title Network in August of 2020, where his practice is centered on Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Property law and Estate Law. Michael is committed to representing all his clients with integrity, clarity and gratitude. Michael is currently licensed to practice law in Delaware and is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association where he is also a member of its Real Estate Property Section. Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife, Kathy, and son, Elijah. His family’s favorite activities include going to the beach, fishing, camping and playing classic board games.