About

Experience

Founded March 24, 2000, Ironclad Title is locally owned and operated by the law firm of Robichaux, Mize, Wadsack, Richardson & Watson LLC. With 6 full-time Real Estate Attorneys, 4 full-time Real Estate Closing Coordinators, 2 full-time Abstractors, and a well-trained support staff, Ironclad Title is well equipped to offer a wide range of services to thought Louisiana, but especially to the Imperial Calcasieu and Southwest Louisiana areas. Such services include:

  • Buying a Home (cash sale or financed)
  • Vacant Land Purchases and Construction Loans
  • Refinances
  • Title Examinations and Opinions
  • Title Insurance
  • Neighborhood, Retail or other Commercial Developments
  • Hospitality, Gaming, and Multi-family Developments
  • Commercial or Industrial Projects (including 1031 Exchanges)
  • Legal Services (Donations, Successions, Property Litigation)
  • Abstracting Services
  • Notary Services

Ironclad Title was the FIRST title company in the State of Louisiana to obtain ALTA Best Practices Certification from an independent, third-party. On July 8, 2015, the ALTA Elite Provider CPA firm of Pershing, Yoakley & Associates, P.C. certified Ironclad Title as fully in compliance with the American Land Title Association (“ALTA”)’s Best Practices. In response to changing industry standards, ALTA developed “Best Practices” to provide a proven method for lenders to ensure the companies with whom they work understand the changes, and serve to protect the integrity of the transaction as well as the customer’s privacy.

In addition to our real estate practice, our attorneys are actively involved in local, state and national trade associations. Jack Robichaux, Ironclad Title’s managing partner, is the past President of the Louisiana Land Title Association, and has earned the prestigious designation as a National Title Professional™.

Ironclad Title is proud to serve as a licensed agent throughout Louisiana for Chicago Title Insurance Corporation, First American Title Insurance Corporation, Fidelity National Title Association, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Title Insurance Corporation, and Stewert Title Guaranty Company.

Very few Title Agents in the country represent this many companies due to the high remittance requirements.

Robichaux, Mize, Wadsack, Richardson & Watson, the Lake Charles law firm that wholly owns Ironclad Title, has earned an A.V. rating, the highest possible peer review rating, with Martindale Hubble and has had this rating since the mid-seventies.

We have examined title to industrial tracts, including the plant sites for Citgo Petroleum Cooperation, Axiall and multiple Industrial sites for the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District, and Occidental Petroleum, Westlake Polymers, and W. R. Grace, in Calcasieu Parish and the Occidental and CS Metals plant sites in St. James Parish. In addition, we are currently working on several multi-billion dollar projects in Calcasieu Parish. Ironclad Title completed the initial title work on a 65,000 acre tract in the River Parishes, and several other tracts ranging in size between 10,000 to 25,000 acres. Ironclad Title also recently completed the title work on two salt dome projects, as well as a multi-million dollar Go Zone Bond financed transaction for the construction of a Southwest Louisiana medical facility. Over the past 10 years Ironclad Title has averaged over 700 residential closings each year.

References

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers – Fort Worth District

Project Description

Provided real estate services for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, consisting of real estate tract ownership research (Abstracting) and professional title services (Title Commitment/Updates/Policy/Endorsements).

Contact:

Peter Nowell
Realty Specialist
Interagency Support Branch
Real Estate Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Fort Worth District
Phone: 817-886-1133

Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District

Project Description

We have assisted the District in assembling, examining title to and closing multiple tracts of land in Calcasieu Parish for the location of the Shaw Corporations Nuclear Energy Fabrication Facility. In addition we assist the District in performing title examinations and closings of properties in Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes for port development projects.

Contact:

Michael K. Dees
General Counsel and Interim Port Director
Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District
Post Office Box 3753
Lake Charles, LA 70602
Phone: 337-439-3661

Road Home Corporation d/b/a Louisiana Land Trust

Project Description

We are the sole Subcontractor with American Government Services to provide Title Examinations, Title Policies and Closing Documents for the sale or Transfer of over 10,000 properties located primarily in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area, but extending across southern Louisiana to include Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes.

Contact:

Dr. Daryl V. Burckel
Past Board Member
1611 West Sallier Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Lake Charles Refinery of Citgo Petroleum Corporation C billion dollar plus project

Project Description

Identify multiple tracts, examine title, list hundreds of servitudes, and furnish Lender’s Title coverage for the corporation’s refinery in the amount of $1,350,000,000.00.

Contact:

Jack Rackleff
Citgo Petroleum Corporation
Land Manager
1293 Eldridge Parkway, Suite BF486
Houston, Texas, 77077
Phone: 832-486-5228