Our Team

Luke Thaxton

Luke Thaxton, a Shreveport native, graduated from The Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Upon graduation, Luke was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar, Eastern District of Louisiana, Middle District of Louisiana, Western District of Louisiana, and the United States Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit.

Luke's law practice focuses on Real Estate law, to include, residential, commercial, and land transactions; LIHTC Multi-family transactions; Residential and Commercial Refinance; Short Sales, Relos; 1031 Exchanges, Various HUD Loans; Corporate Acquisitions; Regulatory Affairs; and General Litigation for Development Firms, Contractors, and Management Companies in Louisiana.

Luke has served as President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Member at Large, and Chair of the Fundraising Committee for the Shreveport Bar Foundation, a non-profit organization formed with the purpose of performing charitable and educational services in the Shreveport and Bossier communities. Luke's has also served as a Member-at-Large on the board of the Shreveport Bar Association, Member-at-Large on the board for the Louisiana Association of Independent Land Title Agents, Committee Member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Committee Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and as is a past Executive Member of the Young Lawyers' Association of the Shreveport Bar Association.

Allie Aiello

Allie grew up in the Shreveport-Bossier Area and graduated from Loyola College Prep. After high school, she graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor's in Accountancy. In 2012, Allie received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law with certificates in both Taxation and Civil Law. After completing her education, she returned to the Shreveport-Bossier area and began her career as a lawyer.

Allie's practice is focused on commercial and residential real estate, title examination and title insurance. Allie is a licensed title insurance producer. In addition to her private practice with Thaxton Title, Allie serves as an assistant district attorney for Bossier and Webster Parishes where she has gained extensive trial experience in prosecuting cases ranging from misdemeanor offenses to and homicide cases.

Allie lives in Bossier City with her husband, Christopher, and their daughter, Elizabeth.

Debbie Taylor

Debbie has over 15 years of experience in the title industry. In 2002, Debbie began working for Stewart Title of Nevada, where she worked as a closer for two (2) years before becoming an escrow officer handling both residential and commercial real estate transactions. In 2006, she returned home to Louisiana. Over the last twelve (12) years Debbie has continued her work in the title industry working with real estate agents, brokers, and lenders in the Shreveport/Bossier City area. In her free time, Debbie enjoys spending time with her daughter and family.

Joy Reynolds

Escrow Assistant - Joy has been working in the title industry for over 11 years, including her time in the Oil and Gas. For the last six (6) years, Joy has been working exclusively as an escrow assistant to Debbie Taylor, opening files, typing title commitments, ordering payoffs, performing curative work, and post-closing files. In her free time, Joy spends time with her 2 boys and her family.

Sharon Gilmer

Sharon began working as an Escrow Officer in 1997 in Bossier City after relocating to the local area from Illinois. Sharon has extensive experience dealing with manufactured home closings and has built many strong business and personal relationships as a result. Sharon also spent several years doing legal work required to complete closings. She joined the team at Thaxton Title in September 2018 and is excited about branching out and building a larger more diverse clientele while maintaining her manufactured home business. Sharon resides in Benton with her daughter who attends Benton Middle School, and her son who will be graduating soon and attending Louisiana Tech in the fall of 2019. When not at work, Sharon enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs.


Virgina "Ginna" Guice

Ginna graduated with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from LSUS in 2017. Ginna joined the Thaxton team in April, 2018, and has become a great asset to the team. In her spare time, Ginna enjoys spending time with her son and serves a CASA volunteer for Caddo Parish.

IT Manager

Steven Hergenrader

Steven grew up in the Shreveport-Bossier City area and graduated from Northwood High School. He attended Bossier Parish Community College majoring in Computer Information Systems . He joined Thaxton Title in March of 2018 as the IT Manager. In his spare time he enjoys being with his wife and two kids.