About

Executives:

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.

Beverly Goodwin, Office & Facilities 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 Office & Facilities Manager, she works closely with all departments to see that our internal needs are met on a day-to-day basis.

Danielle Hill, Inter-Department Operations Leader

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.

Bob Fedorowicz, Controller

A 25 year resident of Westwood, Massachusetts; Bob received his Undergraduate degree in Accounting from Bentley College and has extensive accounting and real estate experience in the areas of property acquisition, development, management and construction. Previously Bob has held titles as Controller, Systems Manager and Certified Consultant within the real estate industry. He also has earned his certification in Sage 300 CRE Real Estate and Construction and holds his Massachusetts Real Estate Sales License. Bob manages Kriss Law/Atlantic’s operational finances.

Irene Figueiredo, Human Resources/Firm Manager

Born and raised in Massachusetts and a current resident of Natick, Irene joined Kriss Law/Atlantic in 2016. Irene graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Education. She has over 20 years of experience in human resources and office management and has worked in the research and development industry for most of her career.  She performs these functions at Kriss Law/Atlantic. Irene is a highly creative problem solver, effective people person and team builder. Irene enjoys running, mountain biking and yoga in her free time.

Nicole Waheed, Sales Lead, Mid-Atlantic

Nicole's broadcasting and business marketing background led her to a home in the real estate industry. With an eye for fine luxury properties and a passion to meet and exceed all goals, she focuses her time on providing the best service possible to her lender and Realtor clients. In addition, Ms. Waheed provides support to her Kriss Law/Atlantic colleagues in Maryland, Virginia, D.C., and Delaware. Nicole earned a B.A. in broadcast journalism from the State University of Buffalo and an M.A. in criminal justice communications from Niagara University. Nicole resides in Bethesda, MD with her husband and three children.

David Ferrazzoli, Funding & Disbursement Manager

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, David Ferrazzoli first came out to Boston for schooling at Brandies University. After obtaining his degree in Politics in 2014 and a brief stint as an automobile sales consultant, he joined the Kriss Law/Atlantic in February 2015. With his experience in customer service and through his time at the firm, he manages the post-closing and disbursement processes, making sure all clients have their needs met once the closing process has concluded.

Shannon Bollig, Disbursement Team Leader

Shannon was born and raised outside of Madison, Wisconsin. Following her relocation to the Boston area in 2015, Shannon joined the Kriss Law/Atlantic team in 2016 and worked her way to the position of Disbursement Team Leader. Shannon oversees the department that handles the closed files as soon as they come back to the office and makes sure that everything is sent back to the lender correctly and in a timely manner.

Alysha Marie Marifiote, Order Entry Team Leader

Alysha Marie grew up in Watertown, MA and joined the Kriss Law team in 2016 as an administrative assistant. Her attention to detail, efficiency, and organizational skills led her to the position of Order Entry Team Leader. In this role, Alysha Marie ensures that every file is opened accurately and in a timely fashion. She prides herself on her team’s ability to produce quality work at a fast pace at the start of the closing process.

Marlo O’Connor, Senior Paralegal Lead

Marlo is a Maine native and long-time Waltham, MA resident. A Rivier University graduate, Ms. O’Connor has been with Kriss Law/Atlantic for over seven years. Marlo leads a large section of our closing department and is known for her vast knowledge of the settlement process. Marlo enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Monica Yancey, Senior Paralegal, Task Manager

Monica grew up in Wellesley, MA and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Now residing in Boston with her family, Ms. Yancey has over 15 years of residential real estate paralegal experience. Monica initially joined Kriss Law /Atlantic in 2004 and after a brief hiatus made a return. She provides daily management, support and overflow coverage to the paralegal team.

Caitlin Jacob, Senior Paralegal, Training

A Massachusetts native, Ms. Jacab received her B.S. in Criminal Justice from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. She entered the residential real estate field while still in college and now has over 14 years of experience. A six year Kriss Law/Atlantic veteran, aside from working with our clients, Caitlin leads our Paralegal training program. Ms. Jacob enjoys spending weekends with her husband and two young children.

Kim Furze, Senior Paralegal, Platform Training

Kim grew up in Easton, MA and earned a B.S. from Plymouth State College. With over 15 years of experience in the residential real estate industry, Kim joined Kriss Law/Atlantic 3 years ago. Kim has worked in many of the firm's departments, starting as a Legal Assistant and later promoted to Senior Paralegal. Kim currently acts as firm liaison to our operating platform provider.

Brian Carroll, Legal Assistant Manager

Brian grew up in Canton, MA and joined Kriss Law/Atlantic in 2014. Mr. Carroll is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. Brian’s primary role at Kriss Law/Atlantic is the management of over 20 legal assistants. He makes sure their title production and file management is up to his high standards. Prior to joining Kriss Law/Atlantic, Mr. Carroll was a title examiner.

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!

Staff Attorneys:

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.

Senior Attorneys:

Ben Hollander, Esq., Senior 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.

Kenneth Russo, Esq., Senior Counsel, Florida

Raised in Cranston, Rhode Island‚ Attorney Russo pursued his undergraduate studies in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, graduating from McGill University with a B.A. in Humanistic Studies (History and Foreign Languages). He earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1990. He has concentrated his legal work in residential and commercial real estate transactions since 2003, including representation of buyers, sellers and lenders, and has extensive experience in conducting closings. He has been admitted to practice in Florida, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts and also holds a Real Estate Broker’s license in Massachusetts. Attorney Russo joins Kriss Law/Atlantic to combine his enthusiasm for real estate with his skills in forging new business relationships within the real estate and lending communities in order to further the company’s growth in the Florida marketplace.

Charles Silver, Esq., Connecticut Counsel

Charles graduated from Lehigh University in 1974 with a B.S. in Accounting and from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1977 with a J.D. Charles began his career in 1977 at Arthur Anderson & Company in Hartford, Connecticut as a Senior Tax Accountant. Charles became a CPA in 1979. In 1981 he became a Junior Partner with the Law Firm Rome, Case, Kennelly and Klebanoff in Bloomfield, Connecticut and in 1990 he joined the firm of Beizer and Weintraub in West Hartford, Connecticut as a Partner. Charles opened his own Law Practice in Bloomfield, Connecticut in 1995 and a second office in Stratford, Connecticut in 2005. Charles joins his Kriss Law/Atlantic colleagues in representing buyers, sellers, and lenders.

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.

Elisavet Pesirides, Esq.

Attorney Pesirides is a graduate of Suffolk University and the Massachusetts School of Law. Aside from traditional attorney functions, Elisavet also acts as our most senior New England client liaison.

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.

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.

Geoffrey Sciotti, Esq.

Attorney Sciotti was raised in Lincoln, Rhode Island. He joined Kriss Law/Atlantic in 2016. Attorney Sciotti graduated from Fairfield University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. In 2014, he earned his juris doctor with a focus in real estate law at Suffolk University Law School. Attorney Sciotti focuses his practice on general real estate matters, including representing residential purchasers and sellers in purchase and sales negotiation matters and representing purchasers, sellers and lenders in residential real estate closings. Attorney Sciotti is licensed to practice law in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Liana Arvay, Esq., Title Curative Department Manager

Liana Arvay is a Kriss Law/Atlantic Senior Associate practicing in all aspects of real estate conveyancing. She has represented Buyers, Sellers and Lenders alike in hundreds of seamless transactions throughout her career and works diligently to ensure her customers are satisfied. A Graduate of New England School of Law, Liana is a New York City transplant who landed in Boston in 2008. She is licensed in both Massachusetts and New York and specializes in first time home buyers, examining and clearing titles, and landlord tenant relations.

Cory Fox, Esq.

Attorney Fox has been practicing law since 2009, with a particular focus on residential real estate transactions. Prior to joining Kriss Law/Atlantic, Cory worked as an attorney with the law firm of Rollins, Rollins and Fox in Newton, MA. Originally from Westwood, MA, attorney Fox is a graduate of Westfield State University and the New England School of Law.

Brian VandenBosch, Esq.

Attorney VandenBosch was raised in Melbourne, Florida. He completed his undergraduate studies in economics and political science at Florida State University in 2012 before moving to Boston, where he earned his J.D. from New England School of Law in 2015. Prior to joining Kriss Law/Atlantic, Attorney VandenBosch practiced residential real estate law with firms in Medford and Boston where he represented buyers, sellers, lenders, and developers in the acquisition, sale, and financing of real estate. He currently resides in Canton with his wife and their French Bulldog. Brian enjoys golfing in his spare time.

Meredith Patey, Esq.

Born and raised in Newton, MA, Attorney Patey earned a BS in Biology from Boston University in 1999 and graduated from Suffolk Law School in 2003. She began her legal career in residential real estate law before taking time off to have her children, during which time she practiced family law.  Attorney Patey joins her colleagues at Kriss Law/Atlantic in representing buyers, sellers, and lenders. She currently resides with her husband and children in Needham where she is very involved in the community.