The Legacy Endures

For 24 years, Baton Rouge area REALTORS, brokers and their clients have heralded Gulf Coast Title as a cornerstone of the real estate community. The small, close-knit team has continued the legacy of legal excellence, unmatched service and dedication to building lasting relationships that the company was founded on over two decades ago.
Founded in 2000 by Bill and Patty Adcock, Gulf Coast Title changed ownership in September 2020. However, the spirit and essence of the company remain unchanged. "We're still the small, family-oriented title company everyone has come to know and love,” Title Attorney Corinne Schwartzberg said. “We're the same Gulf Coast Title."
Central to the success and continued reputation of Gulf Coast Title is the dynamic leadership duo of Managing Attorney Jim Beatty and Title Attorney Corinne Schwartzberg. With a combined dedication to excellence and years of legal experience, they ensure that every client's experience is marked by professionalism and efficiency.
Reflecting on the leadership, Melissa LeBlanc, the welcoming face of Gulf Coast Title for over 13 years, said, "We have great leadership in Jim and Corinne. Their leadership makes everything run as smoothly as it does for our clients and real estate partners."
A native and lifelong resident of New Roads, Jim Beatty held a private law practice in his hometown before joining Gulf Coast Title. He practiced in different areas of law but was continually drawn to property and real estate.  "In title law, a win is a win, and it's satisfying," he said. “Title law is the only place a lawyer can practice in a room full of happy people.” In family or criminal law, a win does not always lead to a good night’s sleep. Jim takes a personal approach to his work, and he joked that he needs all the good rest he can get with four kids and countless sports practices to juggle.
After nearly 30 years in law, Jim can’t imagine doing anything else. But as a young LSU graduate, Jim had no idea he would be an attorney. With a degree in finance, he initially considered a career in banking or investment management. "I didn't know I'd be a lawyer until the very last minute," he shared with a laugh. Jim had graduated but wasn’t ready to be done with school. A friend shared that he was taking the LSAT to go to law school in Mississippi. A spur-of-the-moment decision to take the LSAT resulted in a score so high Jim humbly will not share it and a scholarship to law school at Mississippi College.
As a licensed attorney in Louisiana and Mississippi, Jim brings a wealth of experience and a unique ability to connect with people. "Most of the time, it's a relief to sell and a joy to buy," he said. Working alongside Corinne and the team of closing specialists and service professionals, the team at Gulf Coast Title finds fulfillment in solving problems and ensuring a seamless closing process for their clients.
“Because we work so well as a team, we’re efficient at meeting and anticipating the needs of our clients,” Jim said. “We all work together to make it happen.”
Gulf Coast Title prides itself on fostering a family atmosphere within its team. The collaborative effort of the staff ensures a premier closing experience in a relaxed atmosphere. “When you’re here, everything’s good,” Melissa said.
"Gulf Coast Title is a family atmosphere, with a team that works cohesively to provide a premier closing experience. Everyone gets along, and we feed off each other," Corinne affirmed.
Walking into Gulf Coast Title, clients are not strangers; they are welcomed into a community that values trust, integrity, and a commitment to excellence. The legacy of Gulf Coast Title endures, carried forward by dedicated professionals like Jim Beatty and Corinne Schwartzberg. With their leadership, the company remains a trusted partner in the real estate journey of individuals and families in Baton Rouge, Prairieville, and beyond.