Southwest Abstract & Title

Southwest Abstract & Title is committed to providing quality abstracting. title insurance services, and closing services to attorneys, lenders, sellers, buyers, and out-of-area title companies, for all types of real estate transactions in Southwest Minnesota, including residential, agricultural, and commercial. Conveniently located in Marshall, Minnesota, we are an authorized full-service Commonwealth Title Insurance Company agent.

With two state-certified abstractors on staff, Southwest Abstract & Title provides fast, accurate and professional title searches. Our in-house association with the law firm of Stoneberg, Giles & Stroup, P.A. gives us the unique ability to provide a true comprehensive title, abstracting, and closing services. This relationship allows for the handling of real estate transactions under one roof, from purchase agreement to closing.

Our Services Include:

  • Abstracting Services
  • Title Reports
  • Tract Searches
  • Title Searches
  • Title Insurance
  • Research for Owner’s and Encumbrances Reports
  • Deed Procurement
  • Survey Procurement
  • Closings
  • Member A.L.T.A. (American Land Title Association)
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Southwest Abstract & Title routinely provides services in the following Minnesota counties:

  • Chippewa
  • Cottonwood*
  • Lac qui Parle*
  • Lincoln
  • Lyon
  • Pipestone
  • Murray
  • Nobles*
  • Redwood
  • Renville*
  • Rock*
  • Yellow Medicine

* service turn-around time may be relative to the travel distance required.

Paul E. Stoneberg


Paul Stoneberg enjoyed a lengthy and robust legal career, specializing in real estate.  He closed thousands of real estate transactions and assisted clients in their real estate needs.  In 1992, Paul expanded his legal practice and began abstracting.  Then, in 2020, Paul resigned from his legal practice and focused entirely on abstracting, title services, and closings.

  • Licensed Since 1992

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor, William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
    • Bachelor of Arts, Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota

R.J. Fleet


Upon returning to Southwestern Minnesota RJ became a licensed abstractor and learned under the tutelage of Mr. Stoneberg.  Since 2004, Paul and RJ have built Southwest Abstract and Title to be one of the most reputable abstract and title companies in Southwestern Minnesota. 

  • Licensed Since 2004

RJ Fleet
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