Employee Spotlight: Melissa Donahue

Melissa M. Donahue

Cumberland Title is proud to employ some of the best and hardest working talent in the title insurance business. We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the newest member of the Cumberland Title Team!

Name: Melissa M. Donahue

Title: Title Attorney

How long have you worked at Cumberland Title, and which location do you work out of?

I joined Cumberland Title in July, 2018. I work in our Portland office at 178 Middle Street.

What is your role at Cumberland Title? 

I am a title attorney for Cumberland Title. I do all manner of legal document review and preparation for all of our locations. I also assist with preparing title commitments, conduct closings, and answering any legal questions our lenders, buyers and sellers may have.

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is the people I work for. Matthew and Randee McDonald are extremely kind and thoughtful leaders. I am proud that they chose me to work for them.

What is the hardest part of your job?

For me, the most difficult part of the job is delivering bad news to our clients when it comes to title issues. I work hard to find and create solutions so each closing can move forward smoothly and in a timely manner. Some title issues just can’t be resolved without some form of legal action and sometimes we just can’t get the fix we need in time.

What do you wish people knew about title insurance / title companies in general?

I wish more people knew that it is not our intention to be an obstacle between them and buying and/or selling their homes. We strive to be as thorough as possible to avoid future issues for our lender clients, buyers and sellers. While some may view our unwillingness to cut corners as a hindrance, those who work with us can rest assured that we have done everything in our power to minimize the risk of future title issues.