Our Team

Donna S. Barfield, Esq.

Senior Real Estate Attorney

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Donna S. Barfield founded The Sage Companies after serving real estate clients for more than 20 years as the Senior Attorney at Barfield McCain, P.A, an AV rated real estate law firm. Donna S. Barfield received her B.A from Mercer University in 1982, and her J.D. from Mercer University School of Law in 1984. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in January 1985 and began her legal career with Britton, Cassell, Shantz and Shotzman, a large Miami firm, focusing on civil litigation, creditors’ rights in bankruptcy proceedings and in diverse and complex real estate transactions. Ms. Barfield subsequently joined the firm of Robert Reynolds, P.A. and honed her skills as a trial lawyer. She also represented the firm's corporate clients and landowners in real estate transactions and Eminent Domain proceedings. Barfield, McCain P.A., established in 1987, and Sage Title & Escrow is an outgrowth of the law firm's transactional services. The affiliation of the law firm puts Sage's clients in the opportune position of having immediate access to attorneys who are pleased to assist with legal counseling, drafting or modifying contracts, negotiations and problem solving to get the deal to closing.


Pamela Van Woerkom

Licensed Title Agent

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Pamela Van Woerkom is a Licensed Title Agent with over twenty year experience in the real estate title industry. Prior to entering the title industry Pamela worked in the banking industry and earned a banking degree in 1987 from the American Banking Institute.
 
Prior to joining forces with Sage Title & Escrow, Pamela worked as the Closing Officer/Manager for Boulevard Title Company. With a need to express her entrepreneurial side, in 2001 Pamela opened her own agency and formed Royal Palm Title & Abstract, Inc. Royal Palm Title was named one of the Top 10 producing Title Agencies for 2005 and 2006 for Fidelity National Title Insurance, Palm Beach, FL.
 
She is currently a Board Member of Women’s Council of Realtors and serves as the Chairman of the Social Committee of the Jupiter, Tequesta, Hobe Sound Association of Realtors.


Ryan R. McCain, Esq.

Associate Attorney

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Ryan R. McCain joined The Sage Companies and its affiliate Barfield McCain, P.A. after receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Stetson University in 2003 and his J.D. degree, graduating cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law in 2006. While at Stetson College of Law, he was honored to be a senior associate for the Stetson Law Review, served as a Federal Judicial Intern to the Honorable Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Jenkins in the Middle District of Florida, and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity. Additionally, Ryan received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award and the Collegiate All-American Scholar Award while at Stetson University College of Law.


David Setaro

Firm Administrator and/Director of Legal Support

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David Setaro played an integral part in the formation of the Sage Companies in 2000. Prior to the establishment of the Sage Companies, Mr. Setaro worked alongside its founder and Senior Partner of Barfield McCain PA, Donna Barfield, since 1997 as the Firm Administrator and/Director of Legal Support. Mr. Setaro is a New York native and has resided in Palm Beach County since the mid 90s.  He is enthusiastic about the great food, outdoor activities, the arts, scuba diving and traveling.  He attended what is known today as Florida Southwestern State College and then went on to attend the University of Florida for his BFA.Mr. Setaro heads the Administrative Offices of the Sage Companies and brings a wealth of knowledge and support to the team and its valued clients.   Mr. Setaro is active in the real estate and multi housing industry through his efforts and affiliations with Barfield, McCain, PA and the Southeast Florida Apartment Association. Driven by excellence and devoted to providing unmatched client support services, Mr. Setaro is proud to be a part of the Sage Companies professional team. 


Darren J. Ayoub

Associate Attorney

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Darren J. Ayoub is a 3rd generation Floridian who was born and raised in Palm Beach County. He graduated from Forest Hill High School in West Palm Beach, FL and received a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Florida State in 2002. Following graduation Darren worked as a captain aboard a private yacht in Boca Raton. In 2005 he began his career in the legal profession as a litigation clerk for Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. in West Palm Beach. He worked for the firm for over two years before beginning law school at Nova Southeastern University. As a law student Darren earned a place in Nova's prestigious Moot Court Honor Society. He served as a competitor and brief writer for the Pace University National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in New York. During his last year of law school Darren accepted a clinical position with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in Tallahassee where he participated in depositions, administrative hearings and policy making committee sessions. Darren became a member of the Florida Bar in 2010. Darren is a licensed private pilot and has logged over 300 hours of flight time in his own high performance aircraft, traveling throughout the Southeastern U.S. and the Bahamas. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys skiing, diving and traveling.


Jennifer Lee

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Jennifer Lee joined Sage Title & Escrow in January, 2015. Jennifer graduated from Florida Atlantic University with honors in 1997 and went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University. Ms. Lee has been a resident of Palm Beach County for over 25 years and currently resides in an equestrian community in Palm Beach Gardens.  Prior to joining Sage Title & Escrow, Jennifer worked for 6 years handling both commercial and residential real estate transactions.


Brianna Steel

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