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Certain Title & Escrow, LLC
A Title Company
21122 Old Scenic Hwy., Suite B
Zachary, Louisiana 70791
(225) 658-9905                                      Contact Us

Staff at Certain Title & Escrow

John C. Hopewell, III, Attorney is the president of and managing member of the company and an attorney with over 19 years of experience handling transactional real estate related matters. In a general commercial practice for the first 9 years of his professional legal career, he also shared that firm's responsibilities for clients with bankruptcy, real property and other commercial litigation concerns. As a notary public since 1984, and a commercial loan officer for most of his banking career prior to law school, he had already witnessed the closing of a multitude of transactions prior to his entrance into and graduation from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center on the campus of Louisiana State University (B.S. - 1980, J.D. - 1991). In 1999, he began limiting his practice to the real property side of the practice and went to work exclusively for a title company with several offices in the Baton Rouge area. His work there eventually required him to open a branch office in Zachary Louisiana, while supervising one of the other title company offices in the area. During the third quarter of 2006, he formed his own title company, Certain Title & Escrow, LLC, and moved the operations to Zachary to take advantage of the opportunities he saw there first hand. Since that time and in addition to the real property matters of the company, he also handles other selected legal matters in a separate legal practice.
Ryan Vivian Mr. Vivian is from Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas where he earned a bachelor in broadcast journalism (B.J. – 2006). He moved to Baton Rouge in 2007 to attend the Paul M. Hebert LSU Law Center (J.D. and D.C.L. – 2010). Mr. Vivian was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association in 2010. With Baton Rouge as his new home and with connections to East Feliciana Parish, Mr. Vivian joined the Hopewell Law Firm in February of 2011, where he has practiced in several areas of law including the real estate, collections, successions, corporate, and family & domestic areas of law. Mr. Vivian is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge and enjoys running and reading in his free time. While Mr. Vivian still loves his Longhorns, he has embraced the Tigers as his second love and enjoys his Fall Saturday Nights in Death Valley.
Angie M. Rabalais is the marketing representative for Certain Title & Escrow, LLC. She has worked in the real estate field for over 10 years having been a closing secretary for 8 years and also worked as a secretary for a foreclosure firm for 2 years. Angie attended Louisiana State University for 2 years and also attended Baton Rouge Community College where she received a general studies certificate. Angie is a member of the Zachary Rotary Club, Zachary Chamber of Commerce, Central Chamber of Commerce and the Central Area Referral Group. She resides in Central with her husband, Eric Rabalais and 2 children, Morgan and Garrett.

Angie is a 2011 Leadership North graduate and currently serves on the 2012 Leadership North Committee. She also serves as a Board Member for the Central Chamber of Commerce.
Evelyn Gaudet is the Pre-Closer/Closing Secretary for Certain Title. Evelyn is also a Notary Public; commissioned in 1991. She has over 12 years experience as a closing secretary. In addition, she has worked in the mortgage industry for over 10 years, including processing, litigations, and loan servicing. She is an active member of St. Stephens Catholic Church, and resides in St. Amant with her husband Donald and their daughter Emma.
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