Dedicated to our community.  Dedicated to our clients.

ph: 512.459.1110 | * for more information contact us

Dedicated to our community.  Dedicated to our clients.

3009 North Lamar, Austin, Texas 78705

ph: 512.459.1110 | * for more information contact us

Midtown Independence Title:
Austin's Only Gay Owned and Operated Title Office

"Dedicated to our Community. Dedicated to our Clients." — A company slogan and the words we use to guide our business goals, give a very real meaning to how we see the word Community. As Austin's premier gay-owned and operated title office, we take great pride in not only taking care of our neighbors, but also being particularly in tune with our role in supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community of which we are a part. The manner by which being a gay title office allows us to better serve our clients extends far past simply being welcoming and friendly, as that is our practice with anyone who walks through our doors. It also implores us to provide resources for LGBT clients to better protect themselves during real estate transactions, taking an active role in sponsoring and volunteering for LGBT focused non-profits, supporting other gay-owned small businesses and backing local and national candidates that champion the LGBT community.

As Austin's gay-owned title office, we recognize the complexity of the LGBT legal landscape on a national and local level. As the signs of progress continue to grow stronger, we stay up-to-date on how law and regulation changes affect our clients' financial decisions, from federal taxes to rights to title. This includes having a knowledgeable team of attorneys and escrow officers on important documents such as Warranty Deeds with Rights of Survivorship, to insure your investments are protected.

In being a gay title office, involvement and volunteerism has been a priority from the beginning. Our Owner/Attorney, Edward Ishmael, and Managing Director, Douglas Plummer, have served as founders, chairs, and members of some of the leading gay rights and support organizations. From the Human Rights Campaign, Texas Values in Action Coalition, and the Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus to local organization such as AIDS Services of Austin and the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Douglas and Edward have set a high standard. This standard is not just for other gay title offices and businesses, but all organizations that claim to support their communities.

Our commitment to our community as a gay title office was rewarded in 2013 at the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Conference in Dallas, Texas by being recognized as a Certified LGBT-owned Business Enterprise (LGBTBE). This national certification shows the magnitude of influence LGBT-owned businesses have in our country's economy, and we are proud to be a part of that change.

We know that you have a choice of settlement offices for your real estate transactions, and we thank you for choosing Austin's Gay Title Office, Midtown Independence Title. "Dedicated to our Community. Dedicated to our clients."

Organizations supported by Midtown

  • AIDS Services of Austin
  • Austin Children's Shelter
  • Austin Community Foundation
  • Austin Council of the Blind
  • Austin History Museum
  • Austin Museum of Art
  • Caritas of Austin
  • Emancipet
  • Equality Texas
  • Hill Country Ride for AIDS
  • March of Dimes Foundation
  • Octopus Club
  • Out Youth
  • Polari (formerly aGLIFF)
  • Project Transitions
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Waterloo Counseling Center


Midtown Independence Title • 3009 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78705 • (512) 459-1110

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