Scott D. Kriss‚ Esq.‚ Founder & President
Attorney Kriss was born and raised in Rhode Island‚ conducted his undergraduate studies in Maine‚ and earned his law degree in Connecticut. The son of two small business owners‚ Attorney Kriss brings that same hardworking dedication to his practice. He has brought Kriss Law and Atlantic Closing & Escrow from a small practice to one of the most recognized real estate firms on the East Coast operating under the credo that “no call ever goes unreturned‚” Attorney Kriss has also served as a contributor to Mortgage Originator Magazine.
Michael P. Krone‚ Esq.‚ Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Attorney Krone has been involved in the practice of real estate law for over 30 years. He has managed several real estate businesses and law firms and has vast experience in the title insurance industry. Attorney Krone has served as Vice President of First American Title Insurance Company and was founder and CEO of ClosingCounsel.com. He brings his experience in operations to Kriss Law and Atlantic Closing & Escrow, LLC in the development of new technologies and services while emphasizing customer care and satisfaction. Attorney Krone also directs the Kriss Law and Atlantic Closing & Escrow, LLC's educational services for Realtors‚ Lenders‚ Buyers and Sellers.
Chris Morton, Esq., Managing Attorney
Attorney Morton has been with the Kriss Law and Atlantic Closing & Escrow, LLC since May of 2005. Born and raised in Westbrook‚ Maine, he is a 1994 graduate of the New England School of Law. Attorney Morton is senior title counsel at Kriss Law and Atlantic Closing & Escrow, LLC, and specializes in the representation of mortgage lenders‚ buyers and sellers in real estate acquisitions and financing.
Scott M. Taylor‚ Esq., Partner
Raised in Newton‚ Massachusetts‚ Attorney Taylor joined Kriss Law and Atlantic Closing & Escrow, LLC in 2008 and became a partner in 2015. Attorney Taylor graduated with honors from Lehigh University in 2002 and Suffolk University Law School in 2006. Attorney Taylor focuses on general real estate and land title matters‚ including representing buyers and sellers in purchase and sale negotiations‚ as well as representing lenders in residential real estate closings.
David Cuttler‚ Esq., Partner
Originally from Montreal‚ Canada‚ Attorney Cuttler received his degree in Social Sciences from Marianopolis College in 1996 then went on to obtain a BA in Psychology from Concordia University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2000. Attorney Cuttler continued his studies at New England School of Law in Boston, focusing in the area of Real Estate Law. He graduated with Dean's List honors in 2005 and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar that same year. He served as counsel with Barbera & Shargel LLP in their Real Estate department prior to merging with Kriss Law and Atlantic Closing & Escrow, LLC in 2008. Attorney Cuttler serves as a senior attorney specializing in buyer and seller representation and real estate closings. David was named a partner of the firm in 2015.
Susan Sullivan, Managing Paralegal
Susan joined Kriss Law/Atlantic in 2011. She has over 13 years of real estate settlement experience. Ms. Sullivan is responsible for managing and overseeing the firm’s senior paralegals and assisting in every aspect of our closing process.
Beverly Goodwin, Firm Manager
A lifelong resident of Waltham, Massachusetts, Beverly joined Kriss Law/Atlantic 8 years ago following a nearly three decade stint as a Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Manager. As Firm Manager, she works closely with all departments to see that our customer service and overall process runs smoothly.
Danielle Hill, Funding & Disbursement Manager
Danielle Hill grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from Shippensburg University in 2006. She relocated to Massachusetts in 2008 to attend Suffolk University, where she graduated in 2009 with a second bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies. Danielle joined Kriss Law/Atlantic in 2009 and took over both our Funding and Disbursement Departments shortly thereafter. Through a keen attention to detail and an eye for efficiency, Danielle has streamlined many of our processes to create check points for quality control while maintaining our focus on providing excellent customer service throughout the entire transaction.
Katie McNamara, National Desk Manager
An eleven year veteran of the title industry, Katie and her team handle Kriss Law/Atlantic transactions across the country. A Rhode Island native, Katie is highly experienced in all facets of our business. She works closely with our clients to ensure that they receive the best service possible.
Jacob "Jack" M. Gregori, Esq., Regional Counsel
Attorney Gregori has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Maryland Smith School of Business, and earned a JD from Boston University School of Law in 2002. After being admitted to the Maryland Bar, Mr. Gregori founded and managed a successful title company in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and has been practicing real estate law continuously since that time. Mr. Gregori specializes in real estate matters pertaining to Maryland, DC, and Virginia but also holds licenses and has conducted business in a number of other states.
Seth G. Levine, Operations Manager - Mid Atlantic
Mr. Levine completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, graduating in 1999. He was then involved with several Internet start-ups before joining Custom Title & Escrow in 2003 as Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. Based in Bethesda, MD, Mr. Levine helped Custom Title grow from four to forty-five employees, conducting business in 27 states. In 2009 along with Jacob Gregori, Mr. Levine opened Great Oak Title & Escrow based in Chevy Chase, MD servicing clients in MD, DC and VA. Mr. Levine is a licensed Maryland Title Producer as well as a licensed Realtor.
Paralegals And Staff:
Kriss Law and Atlantic Closing & Escrow, LLC employ over 20 paralegals‚ legal assistants and staff members to assist our customers in every facet of the real estate and mortgage closing transaction. The average level of real estate experience for Kriss Law and Atlantic Closing & Escrow, LLC's employees is over 10 years. Each member of the staff has only one credo in the performance of their daily duties — customer satisfaction!
Kriss Law and Atlantic Closing & Escrow, LLC engage qualified and experienced attorneys to close each of the transactions that we handle. Whether it be representing a buyer or seller or handling a mortgage transaction for a lender‚ Kriss Law and Atlantic Closing & Escrow, LLC's attorneys understand every aspect of the transaction and perform their services with the highest level of quality and integrity.
Ben Hollander, Esq., Sr. Connecticut Counsel
Attorney Hollander is a graduate of George Washington University and Quinnipiac University School of Law. He has been in private practice since 1999 in Connecticut specializing in transactional matters including representation of buyers, sellers, and lenders. Attorney Hollander's practice has also included his appointment as a Special Public Defender.
Margaret Gunkel, Esq.
Attorney Gunkel focuses on residential real estate matters. Originally from Savannah, Georgia, Attorney Gunkel graduated with honors from Middlebury College in 2005 and from Charleston School of Law in 2009. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Georgia, and South Carolina. Prior to joining Kriss Law, Attorney Gunkel practiced bankruptcy law.
Alex Mulcahy, Esq.
Attorney Mulcahy joins his colleagues at Kriss Law/Atlantic in focusing on representing buyers, sellers, and lenders in residential real estate transactions. Alex currently resides in Natick, Massachusetts where he was born and raised. Attorney Mulcahy graduated from Bridgewater State University in 2008 and went on to earn his JD in 2012 at the New England School of Law.
Corey Pelletier, Esq.
Originally from Attleboro, MA, Attorney Pelletier earned his undergraduate degree from Babson College in 1998. After graduation, he owned and operated the Wellesley Bread Company before attending Suffolk University Law School. Attorney Pelletier’s practice focuses on representing Buyers and Sellers in real estate negotiations and lenders in real estate closings.
Tiffany Logan, Esq.
Attorney Logan graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. She went on to earn her JD from Massachusetts School of Law in 2012 and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar the same year. She also spent time as a 3:03 certified intern for the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office. For the next two years she practiced real estate law for Cushing and Dolan, P.C., and subsequently opened her own practice, Tiffany Logan Law, P.C. where she focused on real estate law and estate planning. Attorney Logan joins her colleagues at Kriss Law/Atlantic in the representation of buyers, sellers and mortgage lenders in residential real estate transactions.
Anthony Musto, Esq.
Attorney Musto earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Massachusetts. Anthony joins his colleagues at Kriss Law/Atlantic in focusing on representing buyers, sellers and lenders in residential real estate transactions. Prior to joining Kriss Law/Atlantic, Attorney Musto worked as an associate at Reed & Giordano in Boston, where he handled a multitude of civil matters on behalf of his clients.
Gerald Mullen, Esq.
Raised in Norwood, Massachusetts, Attorney Mullen graduated from Stonehill College with a B.S. in Criminology and Psychology in 2011. He went on to earn his law degree from Suffolk University and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2014. Gerry has previously worked for the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office as a Rule 3:03 student prosecutor and practiced in the area of foreclosure law. Gerry joins his Kriss Law/Atlantic colleagues in the representation of buyers, sellers, and lenders.
Sam Houston, Esq.
Attorney Houston was raised in Fort Walton Beach, FL and received his B.A. degree with honors in Business Management from the University of West Florida. Sam received his J.D. with honors from Florida Coastal School of Law. Attorney Houston works out of our Washington, D.C. location and specializes in the representation of buyers, sellers, and lenders.
George Georgountzos, Esq.
Attorney Georgountzos is a graduate of Newton South High School, Tufts University and the Suffolk University School of Law. Like his Kriss Law/Atlantic colleagues, George’s practice focuses on the representation of buyers, sellers and lenders. George resides in Stoneham, MA with his wife and four children.
Aviv Shamash, Esq.
Attorney Shamash focuses on residential real estate matters. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Attorney Shamash earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He then attended Suffolk University Law School where he graduated, summa cum laude, in 2012. Aviv interned at Kriss Law/Atlantic during his law school tenure.