About Our Professional StaffPinnacle Settlement Services, Inc. is an award winning, full service residential and commercial real estate settlement company specializing in institutional and private financing transactions, FHA, VA, local governmental program closings, refinance closings, and all cash transactions. We are licensed Title Agents for Fidelity National Title Insurance Company and Westcor Land Title Insurance Company.
Scott B. Goldschein, Esquire Principal
Mr. Goldschein is an attorney with over 30 years of practice in the areas of residential and commercial transactions, who managed the real estate departments of a number of law firms before establishing Pinnacle Settlement Services in December of 2000. Mr. Goldschein has extensive experience in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions from contract drafting and negotiation to settlement, as well as landlord/tenant law, foreclosure, business law, and bankruptcy. Mr. Goldschein has represented banks and mortgage companies in the preparation and negotiation of complex commercial real estate transactions. In addition to commercial and residential real estate settlements, his other areas of concentration include complex business transactions. He received his BS/BA in Finance and Real Estate Development from the American University (Washington DC) in 1982, and his Juris Doctor from George Mason University Law School (Arlington, VA) in 1985.
Darrel L. Longest Esquire Of Counsel
Mr. Longest, a graduate of Georgetown University and George Washington University’s National Law Center, has been an active of member of the Maryland Bar since 1969. He served a tour with the Office of the State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, leaving there in 1976 as the Chief Deputy State’s Attorney. His duties included the trial of many financial information, fraud, and banking cases, which led to development of his expertise in the area of real property and banking law as it relates to real estate closings. He formed Peerless Title & Escrow, Inc. in 2002, after heading a large law from 1976 through 2001. Peerless Title & Escrow, Inc. merged in 2016 with Pinnacle Settlement Services, Inc., and Mr. Longest serves in the capacity as Of Counsel to the Firm. His value in resolving complicated title issues is highly respected.