About Us:

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Cornerstone Title is a locally owned and operated business offering real estate title insurance and escrow services throughout the State of Ohio. Our offices are located in the historic Hoover House in the heart of North Canton, Ohio. While we do maintain an office in North Canton (Stark County), we are equipped to handle title search and real estate closing services for all 88 Ohio counties.

Cornerstone Title is an agent for one of the nation's largest underwriters - Stewart Title Guaranty Company. We have three licensed title agents on staff who are well-equipped to answer all of your real estate and title insurance questions. Two of our title agents are also attorneys who have extensive experience in residential and complex commercial transactions.

Our primary responsibility as a title insurance company is to research the public records, identify liens or encumbrances affecting a specific piece of property and work toward releasing/resolving those matters prior to closing. In addition, we strive to make sure that each customer's transaction goes as smoothly as possible, from start to finish, and we make ourselves available to answer any questions that our customers may have with respect to their closing, loan documents and/or the home buying process in general.

We offer the following services:

  • Title Insurance
  • Closing and Escrow Services
  • Title Searches
  • Lien Searches
  • Current Owner Searches
  • Judicial Reports
  • 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges and Reverse Exchanges

In addition to the above listed services, our attorneys can provide ancillary legal services, including preparation of Deeds, Promissory Notes, Mortgages, Land Installment Contracts, Powers of Attorney, Purchase Agreements and Lease Agreements.

Please feel free to view our attorneys' website at www.wr-law.com or contact us via e-mail or by telephone.

Staff Profiles

Thomas Winkhart
Direct Phone: 330.639.2413
Direct Fax: 330.639.2412

A partner with Winkhart & Minor, Thomas W. Winkhart has been in practice since 1989, focusing on commercial, industrial and residential real estate development and transactions, and corporate law. Mr. Winkhart has represented several industrial, retail and residential developers in all aspects of projects, including wetland permitting, environmental issues, zoning, financing and construction. He has also represented several developers, municipalities, townships and specially formed political subdivisions in creative development and financing projects. In addition, he serves as president of Cornerstone Real Estate Title Company, Ltd.

Mr. Winkhart received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Toledo and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Akron School of Law. He is currently a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, where he serves on the Board of Governors for the Real Property Section and Specialization Committee, and the Stark County Bar Association Real Estate and Corporate Law committees.

Mr. Winkhart is a member of the Board of Directors of Ohio Gratings, Inc., a graduate of the Leadership Stark County program and a member of the Jackson Local School District Board of Education. He also has served on the Jackson Township Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee.

Mr. Winkhart and his family attend St. Michael's Church in Canton. He lives in Jackson Township with his wife of 30 years, Janelle, and their five children.

Julie Alessandro
Direct Phone: 330.639.2418
Direct Fax: 330.639.2419

Julie is an Escrow Officer at Cornerstone Real Estate Title Company and has been with the agency since 2003. She is also a licensed title agent in the State of Ohio. She processes files and performs closing duties. Julie has an Associate's Degree in Accounting from Stark State Technical College. She and her family have been life-long residents of Stark County.

Tiffany Loudon
Direct Phone: 330.639.2414
Direct Fax: 330.639.2415

Tiffany is an Escrow Officer at Cornerstone Real Estate Title Company. She is a licensed Title Agent and Notary Public with the State of Ohio. Tiffany has been in the real estate title industry for 15 years. She enjoys meeting with the clients and being a part of their new chapter in life. Tiffany resides in North Canton and enjoys spending time with her family and gardening.

Lesli Rose
Direct Phone: 330.639.2426
Direct Fax: 330.639.2427

Lesli has been with Cornerstone Real Estate Title Company since 2005. She enjoys watching first time home buyers get their keys and begin the journey of owning their own home. She starts the title work process by opening new files and ordering title searches. She also assists with typing commitments and final policies. Lesli resides in Jackson Township, with her husband John, and their son.

Tammy Guster

Tammy is the title examiner and title commitment typist for Cornerstone Real Estate Title Company. She has been employed by Cornerstone since September of 2006 and has 20 years of experience in the real estate industry running title.

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