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Get to Know Us

Palma Title is a full service title company whose mission is to provide exceptional closing services to Realtors, Lenders, Buyers, Sellers and "For Sale by Owners."  The real estate attorneys at Palma Title have been providing legal representation, advice and education on real estate related matters since 2004.

Palma Title provides a simple and convenient platform to close real estate transactions with a focus on convenience to the customer, accuracy in our title examinations, timeliness in our closings and security in every facet of the transaction.

When you close with Palma Title you can:

1. Ensure you and your clients will receive and exceptional end to end closing experience.

2. Have peace of mind knowing all your sensitive documents and information are shared and stored securely.

3. Streamline an track communication between all closing parties.

4. Keep updated on your closings at all times.

5. Get instant quotes and seller net sheets and place title orders seamlessly.

Palma Title has offices in Clearwater and Tarpon Springs, Florida, yet we have the ability to professionally transact closings in any county in the State of Florida through our closing software and network of highly skilled attorneys and mobile notaries. Closings can also be conducted by mail-away to accommodate the needs of both Buyer and Seller.  Palma Title has closed thousands of transactions successfully for Buyers, Sellers, and refinancing homeowners.  In addition to your traditional real estate transactions, Palma Title has a dedicated team that has closed over 500 successful short sale transactions.

Our Staff

Jonathan M. Palma

Jonathan M. Palma, Esq., received his Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Finance from the University of Florida, and his Juris Doctor Degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center. Jonathan is an experienced real estate and litigation attorney who has focused his legal practice towards representing and protecting the rights of his clients. In addition to being a licensed attorney, Jonathan is a licensed Florida real estate agent and is an authorized agent of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. Jonathan oversees all day to day operations and transactions of the Title, Escrow and Closing clients of the law firm, as well as negotiates short sale contracts with lenders to insure the homeowners’ legal rights are protected during each short sale transaction. Mr. Palma is member of the Florida Bar, the Real Property Probate Trust

Alexis M. Palma

Alexis M. Palma, Esq., received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Ithaca College in New York, and her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, where she received a Certificate of Concentration in Trial Advocacy. Her areas of practice include Real Estate Litigation, Foreclosure Defense, Bankruptcy and Business Litigation. Alexis also negotiates short sale contracts with lenders to insure the homeowner’s legal rights are protected during each short sale transaction. Alexis is a member of The Florida Bar, Pinellas Realtor Organization, The American Bar Association and the Clearwater Bar Association. Additionally, she is an authorized agent of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and member of Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund. Alexis is eligible to practice in all Florida state courts and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In her spare time, Alexis enjoys boating and fishing wi

Amanda K. Hersem
Attorney/Title Agent/Closer

Amanda K. Hersem, Esq., received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida and her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. Her passion for and experience in the real estate industry began in 2003, starting as a processor in her family’s title companies and working her way up to closing transactions and handling real estate legal matters as an attorney. She maintains a wealth of industry knowledge from her several years’ experience as a title claims, curative, and underwriting attorney with a large multistate firm that represents major lending institutions. Amanda has been published in Thomson Reuters regarding current real estate law matters in Florida courts. Ms. Hersem is admitted to practice law in all state courts in Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Additionally, Ms. Hersem is a notary public.

Raina Peterson
Legal Assistant/ Title Processor

Raina was born and raised on the Florida Gulf Coast. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida were she graduated Cum Laude. Raina is a Licensed Florida Notary Public. As a legal assistant and title processor Raina works with the attorneys at Palma Title in the gathering of documentation to clear title, preparation of closing documents and scheduling of closings. Raina's great personality along with her and ability to effectively communicate with clients and multi-task while dealing with complex title issues has made her a very valuable addition to the Palma Title team. Raina is a dog lover and avid traveler. When not in the office Raina can be found traveling the globe in search of her next big adventure. Most recently Raina traveled to Peru where she hiked Machu Picchu.

Wilson "Willy Bear" Palma
Office Greeter

Wilson began his career as a full-time office greeter in 2011. Due to the addition of a furry four-legged sister named Matilda who requires his assistance at home with playtime and naps, Wilson has now taken on the role of office greeter and supervisor of employee moral on a part time basis. While on the job, Wilson can usually be found sleeping under a desk or in the conference room overseeing real estate closings.

Our Offices

Palma Title-Clearwater

5510 Roosevelt Boulevard,Clearwater,Florida 33760
Phone: (727) 669-3909 | Fax: (727) 669-3933

Palma Title-Tarpon Springs

623 East Tarpon Avenue,Tarpon Springs,Florida 34689
Phone: (727)669-3909 | Fax: (727)935-1768


Palma Title recently facilitated a closing, after the sale of my house in Pinellas Park, Fl. This was not my first experience with a real estate closing, but it surely was the best. You and the staff in your office were professional, knowledgeable, and efficient in the execution of these documents, and I thank you for making what can be a difficult procedure happen with ease. For future transactions you are at the top of my list. Best Regards, Dorothy LeMaster

Dorthy LeMaster, home seller

I have experienced many closings and I have seen enough to know that all title companies are not created equal. After first hearing about and then experiencing for myself, I can say with 100% certainty that Palma Title & Real Estate Closings not only does a great job explaining every detail of the closing docs to all parties for absolute clarity, they go well over, above and beyond to accommodate their clients to close. Whether they are driving hundreds of miles to close a deal or just to get a single signature to ensure funding, they will do it and have done it. There is not title company I know of that puts as much focus on their process to maximize value to their clients and it starts with their owner Jonathan Palma and what is important to him and what he believes home owners and buyers deserve!! Thank you so much Palma Title & Real Estate Closings for all you do!! smile emoticon

Robert Paolini, Realtor. Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Thank you Jonathan Palma, Attorney & owner of Palma Title. I was representing the seller and Jonathan Palma handled the mobile closing in the Future Home Realty NPR office. About 2 hours before the closing the seller calls me in tears that she is rushing to the ER with her son. We all had to coordinate to change plans quickly and at the last minute-from lender changes on the closing statement to, limited POA prepared on the fly by Palma Title and closing at Trinity Medical Center after 5 pm on the Firday before Memorial Day weekend. The stars truly aligned. Thank you Jonathan for being a problem solver!

Janina Wozniak, Realtor, Future Home Realty

I cannot say enough good things about Jon Palma. Truly dedicated to great service and getting it right the 1st time. Very honest, thorough, and protective of his clients interests. He's helped me out a great deal with questions and concerns I've had during my process of house hunting, and I'm looking forward to having Palma Title there for my closings. Thanks guys!

Dr. Michael Turner, client

I've been working with Palma for many years and always great service ! Five Stars all the way!

Darla Wright, Reator. Future Home Realty

The Best , Taking Care of Bussiness For You , Thank You so much!

Charles Gruver, client

Thank you so much Raina for all your help with our closing. It was a pleasure working with you!

Martha Thorn & Allison Bouchard, Coldwell Banker Residential