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HomeGrown ... Tangi Proud

There’s a new generation of home-grown attorneys with a desire to serve the legal needs of families and businesses in Tangipahoa Parish.

Rooted in generations of public service, Ashley Anderson Traylor and Chris Edwards are making their mark on the legal community as they continue their families' traditions of helping local families and businesses.

“Chris and I grew up surrounded by elected officials,” said Ashley Anderson Traylor. “It is in our DNA to help people legally protect themselves and their property.”

Ashley Anderson Traylor, along with her father Tom Anderson, and Chris Edwards formed the law firm of Anderson, Traylor and Edwards in 2020, since then the firm has grown due to their legal experience and their desire to be the area’s local law firm.

“We are proud to be natives of Tangipahoa Parish, and we are proud to be able to provide legal representation for people from birth to grave and every other time in between,” said Edwards.

Anderson, Traylor and Edwards offer a full range of legal services for their clients. While personal injury was their main focus, they soon realized that many families had other legal matters that needed their attention. So they expanded to include successions, wills, business law and estate planning.

Like many other small businesses across the country, the COVID Pandemic caused a pivot at Anderson, Traylor and Edwards.

They had plans to build a new office complex. Then a local title company closed, and Ashley and Chris saw an opportunity to expand their practice by opening a title company and move into a building that was already code-approved for title work.

There was one more piece to the puzzle. They met with long time real estate closing specialist Christy Guidry to discuss their plans. She liked what she heard, and they launched Elite Title Solutions.

Since then, business has steadily increased, and to help with the volume, Ashley and Chris brought Camp Sledge to the team.

“With Christy Guidry and Camp Sledge, we feel we have a great group with a great reputation among realtors, lenders, buyers and sellers. Ashley and I are here to help and oversee the process,” said Edwards.

The law firm of Anderson, Traylor and Edwards along with Elite Title Solutions is the perfect combination for these three home-grown attorneys. They have found that families new to Tangipahoa Parish are looking for local attorneys to start a legal relationship for the short-term and long-term.

“We are people-driven,” said Ashley. “We help protect people and we help people protect their property.”

CHRISTY GUIDRY

Senior Closing Specialist Christy Guidry is a Senior Closing Specialist and Company Manager for Elite Title Solutions. Christy has over 25 years of experience in the real estate and title industry, and she has performed title service work throughout Tangipahoa Parish and southeast Louisiana. Her experience and “know how” has gained her an outstanding reputation with realtors, buyers, sellers, commercial and residential lenders, banks, credit unions, developers, contractors and investors.

Christy has gained the trust and loyalty of the lenders and real estate professionals she works with by ensuring that every real estate closing gets the attention to detail it deserves. Her expertise and conscientious attention to detail provides clients with the peace of mind that they can leave the closing table knowing that their transaction was completed timely and correctly.

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