The month of June, 1975 started with Nolan Ryan pitching the fourth of his seven career no hitters (against the Orioles) and ended with Cher divorcing Sonny Bono and marrying Greg Allman. In between, Jerry Sopher founded the Continental Title Company, Inc. By then Sopher, a lawyer, had already put more than a decade of service into real estate law and the title process. He founded this new firm in order to bring a higher level of integrity and lawyer oversight to Baltimore-area real property transactions so that clients could have the strongest possible title to the commercial and residential real estate they purchased. Over the next three decades that business model prospered and the Continental name became synonymous with high-quality title work. In November 2009, the company was purchased by Real Estate Title and Escrow, part of The Strata Group, and was reborn Continental Title Group. Founder Jerry Sopher joined forces in the new entity with experienced real estate lawyers Peter Burstein, Joe Cservek and CEO, Billy Yerman, to enhance Sopher’s original vision for strong title. Today, CTG’s 7 managing lawyers and more than 50 staff oversee commercial and residential real estate closings and titles throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Far from relying merely on relationship CTG still trades on knowledge, experience and strength.