Executives

Scott D. Kriss Esq.

President & CEO Phone: 617-964-3788 Fax: 617-964-3789 Email: scott@krisslawatlantic.com

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/Atlantic from a small local operation to one of the most recognized real estate conveyancing firms on the east coast. Operating under the credo that “no call ever goes unreturned‚” Attorney Kriss has served as a contributor to Mortgage Originator Magazine, been named one of the industry’s top 40 to watch, and has led Kriss Law/Atlantic to consecutive awards as Banker and Tradesman’s top regional closing firm.

Chris Morton, Esq.

Managing Attorney Phone: 617-213-3203 Fax: 617-964-3789 Email: chris@krisslawatlantic.com

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 Phone: 617-213-3210 Fax: 617-964-3789 Email: staylor@krisslawatlantic.com

Raised in Newton‚ Massachusetts‚ Attorney Taylor joined Kriss Law/Atlantic in 2008 and became a partner in 2015. Attorney Taylor graduated with honors from Lehigh University in 2002 and Suffolk University School Of Law 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 Phone: 617-213-3224 Fax: 617-964-3789 Email: david@krisslawatlantic.com

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/Atlantic 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 Makin

Director of Operations Phone: 617-431-2011 Fax: 781-465-6100 Email: susan@krisslawatlantic.com

Susan has led the Kriss Law/Atlantic closing department for nearly a decade. With an unparalleled wealth of knowledge and unmatched attention to detail, our entire firm enjoys working with Susan on a daily basis. From hiring the most talented staff in the industry to jumping into files when she is needed, Susan is always available for Kriss Law/Atlantic employees and clients.

Beverly Goodwin

Office & Facilities Manager Phone: 617-964-3788 Fax: 617-964-3789 Email: bev@krisslawatlantic.com

A lifelong resident of Waltham, Massachusetts, Beverly joined Kriss Law/Atlantic over a decade ago following a nearly thirty year 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.

Robert Fedorowicz

Controller Phone: 617-431-2014 Fax: 617-663-6241 Email: rfedorowicz@krisslawatlantic.com

A 27-year resident of Westwood, Massachusetts, Bob oversees all Kriss Law/Atlantic finances. Mr. Fedorowicz received his undergraduate degree from Bentley College and has extensive accounting and real estate experience including property acquisition, development, management, and construction. Previously, Bob held titles as Controller, Systems Manager and Certified Consultant within the real estate Industry. In addition, Bob earned his certification in Sage 300 CRE Real Estate and Construction in 2015 and holds his Massachusetts real estate license.

Danielle Hill

Compliance Department Manager Phone: 617-213-3218 Fax: 617-300-8681 Email: danielle@krisslawatlantic.com

Danielle 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 checkpoints for quality control while maintaining our focus on providing excellent customer service throughout the entire transaction. In 2018, Danielle’s role changed when she was named Compliance Department Manager. In her new role, Ms. Hill and her team ensure that the firm’s practices are 100% compliant.

Irene Figueiredo

Human Resources/Firm Manager Phone: 617-431-1787 Fax: 617-663-6394 Email: irene@krisslawatlantic.com

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 Leads, Mid-Atlantic Phone: 716-478-9004 Fax: 410-630-8120 Email: nwaheed@krisslawatlantic.com

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.

Monica Yancey

Senior Paralegal, Task Manager Phone: 617-213-3220 Fax: 617-663-6461 Email: myancey@krisslawatlantic.com

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.

Marlo O’Connor

Senior Paralegal, Task Manager Phone: 617-213-3205 Fax: 781-465-6005 Email: marlo@krisslawatlantic.com

A Maine native, Marlo O’Connor has spent the better part of a decade as one of the leaders of the Kriss Law/Atlantic closing department. Always known for her ability to handle great volume and multi-task, Ms. O’Connor works with our entire closing team to make sure all files are completed in a timely and organized fashion. Marlo resides in Waltham with her husband and two daughters and enjoys coaching youth soccer.

Caitlin Jacob

Senior Paralegal, Training Phone: 617-431-1795 Fax: 781-465-7000 Email: caitlin@krisslawatlantic.com

A Massachusetts native, Ms. Jacob 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 10 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.

Brian Carroll

Managing Legal Assistant Phone: 617-431-4303 Fax: 617-607-7432 Email: brian@krisslawatlantic.com

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 are up to his high standards. Prior to joining Kriss Law/Atlantic, Mr. Carroll was a title examiner.

Maureen Hilton

Post Closing Team Lead Phone: 617-213-3207 Fax: 617-663-6260 Email: mhilton@krisslawatlantic.com

A lifelong New Englander, Maureen received her B.S. from Rivier University and shortly thereafter entered the residential real estate field. Maureen uses her 25 years of experience in all aspects of real estate to make sure her team here at Kriss Law/Atlantic provides the best service possible to our clients following the completion of a transaction.

Scott Costello

Funding Department Team Lead Phone: 339-777-5243 Fax: 617-663-6428 Email: scostello@krisslawatlantic.com

A Plymouth, Massachusetts native, Mr. Costello earned his undergraduate degree from Newbury College and Paralegal Certificate from Bridgewater State University. For nearly a decade, Scott has been working in the residential real estate conveyancing space. A tireless worker, Scott and his team here at Kriss Law/Atlantic insure that all wires, checks, and funding related items are handled with perfection.

Zachary Polizzi

Remittance Team Co-Lead Phone: 617-213-3215 Fax: 617.300.8669 Email: zpolizzi@krisslawatlantic.com

Zach joined Kriss Law/Atlantic after a stint as a teacher in the Malden, MA public school system. A life-long Massachusetts resident, Zach and his team work hard to insure that all closing packages and signed documents are returned to the appropriate parties in a timely and accurate manner. Outside of the office, Mr. Polizzi is an avid sailor and musician.

Nicole Noone

Remittance Team Co-Lead Phone: 339-777-5287 Fax: 617-663-6294 Email: nnoone@krisslawatlantic.com

Nicole is a Braintree, MA native and continues to reside in the Boston suburb to this day. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Ms. Noone is a veteran of the Kriss Law/Atlantic Post Closing Department and earned a promotion to her current position in 2018. Known in the office for her strict attention to detail, she and her team work tirelessly to keep Kriss Law/Atlantic clients happy following the conclusion of a closing transaction. Nicole is an animal lover who enjoys hiking with her dog and horseback riding.

Priyanka Sabade

Recording Manager Phone: 617 213-3222 Fax: 617 612-8272 Email: psabade@krisslawatlantic.com

Ms. Sabade joined Kriss Law/Atlantic in 2016 as a clerk. Since, she has thrived as the firm’s jack-of-all-trades working as a Legal Assistant, at our National Desk, and most recently has taken over the management of our Recording Department. A wealth of knowledge, Priyanka is the firm’s go-to for recording process and procedures in each of the 50 States.

Sean Maher

Seller Representation Team Leader Phone: 617 431-2076 Fax: 617 663-6408 Email: smaher@krisslawatlantic.com

A lifelong resident of the Commonwealth, Sean is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he majored in economics. Mr. Maher has been with Kriss Law/Atlantic since 2015.  Starting as a clerk, Sean has worked his way through several positions at the firm. Now a member of the management team. Mr. Maher and his group coordinate and oversee all of the firm’s seller clients. In his spare time, Sean enjoys sports and going to the beach.

Keith Maysles

Recording Manager Phone: 617 340-3577 Fax: 617-612-8260 Email: keith@KrissLawAtlantic.com

A Stoughton, MA native and UMass Dartmouth graduate, Keith is a five-year Kriss Law/Atlantic veteran who worked his way up from being a clerk to leading our scheduling team. An avid golfer when not at work, Keith’s ability to balance our very busy closing schedule is unparalleled.

Senior Attorneys

Rahul Aggarwal, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone: 781-266-8076 Fax: 617-964-3789 Email: raggarwal@krisslawatlantic.com

Raised in Burlington, Massachusetts, Attorney Aggarwal earned his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and his juris doctor from the Suffolk University School of Law. After working for a prominent local lender, Rahul honed his conveyancing skills at smaller law firms before joining Kriss Law/Atlantic. Here at Kriss Law/Atlantic, Attorney Aggarwal focuses his efforts on providing the best service possible to his buyer, seller, and lender clients.

Liana Arvay, Esq.

Title Curative Department Manager Phone: 617-213-3214 Fax: 781-465-7427 Email: larvay@krisslawatlantic.com

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 the 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. In 2017, Liana was promoted to manager of the firm’s title curative department.

Kathleen Avitabile, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone: 781-844-5807 Fax: 617-964-3789 Email: kavitabile@krisslawatlantic.com

Attorney Avitabile has worked as a real estate attorney in the Boston area for over 20 years. A Braintree, Massachusetts native and the third of eight children, early on Kathleen learned the value of teamwork and mediation and has taken that into her years of practice. Attorney Avitabile is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and received her law degree from Suffolk University School of Law. Ms. Avitabile is a highly organized problem solver with extensive experience representing buyers, sellers, lenders, and developers.

Plinio Degoes, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone: 973-580-3920 Fax: 617-964-3789 Email: pdegoes@krisslawatlantic.com

A Cambridge resident, Attorney Degoes graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 2003 with a political science degree focusing on international politics. Attorney Degoes then earned his J.D. from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia in 2006. In addition, Plinio holds a doctorate from Harvard University with a focus on Portuguese literature. Prior to joining to Kriss Law/Atlantic, he worked at a small real estate law firm in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Mr. Degoes has published articles regarding real estate law in local newspapers and in professional publications such as the American Bar Association’s Property and Probate.

Bridget Fiala, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone: 413-364-3315 Fax: 413-294-1430 Email: bfiala@krisslawatlantic.com

Bridget resides in West Springfield and focuses her practice on representing buyers, sellers and lenders in the western portion of Massachusetts. Having worked as a paralegal and an attorney, Ms. Fiala has a deep understanding of real estate law and provides reliable and personal service to her clients. Attorney Fiala’s goal is to make the closing process as smooth as possible. Bridget is a graduate of Westfield State University and received her law degree from Western New England University School of Law.

Amanda Florek, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone: 413-575-1796 Fax: 617-964-3789 Email: aflorek@krisslawatlantic.com

Attorney Florek is a ten plus year veteran of the conveyancing industry. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts and the Suffolk University School of Law, Amanda has a tremendous client base comprised of some of the most prominent lenders and Realtors in New England. Attorney Florek is known for her great knowledge, superior attention to detail, and expertise in handling even the most complex closing issues.

Cory Fox, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone: 781-254-0167 Fax: 781-465-7942 Email: cfox@krisslawatlantic.com

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.

Margaret Gunkel, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone: 617-213-3212 Fax: 617-939-0256 Email: margaret@krisslawatlantic.com

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.

Ben Hollander, Esq.

Senior Connecticut Counsel — licensed to practice in CT only Phone: 203-887-8265 Fax: 203-574-5851 Email: bhollander@krisslawatlantic.com

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.

Wendy Kamens, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone: 617-645-9704 Fax: 617-663-6537 Email: wkamens@krisslawatlantic.com

Attorney Kamens received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and her juris doctor from Suffolk University School of Law. Wendy has over twenty years of real estate experience including the management of conveyancing departments of other firms. At Kriss Law/Atlantic, Attorney Kamens uses her extensive experience and expertise in the real estate arena in representing buyers, sellers and lenders in all aspects of the real estate closing process.

Sherin Lussier, Esq.

Senior Attorney, also licensed to practice in RI Phone: 401-327-2768 Fax: 617 964 3789 Email: slussier@krisslawatlantic.com

Sherin has been practicing real estate law for more than 15 years. She is a member of both the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Bars and has extensive experience with and comprehensive knowledge of the laws of both jurisdictions. Sherin earned her JD from Northeastern University School of Law where she was a merit scholar. She graduated with high honors from Trinity College in Hartford, CT as a neuroscience major and is a member of the Pi Gamma Mu National Honors Society for excellence in social sciences. Sherin is a lifelong resident of Rhode Island, where she graduated from Moses Brown School and is an active member in her community.

Corey Pelletier, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone: 617-431-2073 Fax: 781-465-6083 Email: corey@krisslawatlantic.com

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.

Elisavet Pesirides, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone: 781-502-5410 Fax: 617-612-8262 Email: elisavet@krisslawatlantic.com

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.

Kenneth Russo, Esq.

Senior Counsel — also licensed to practice in FL Phone: 305-967-1756 Fax: 202-204-8619 Email: krusso@krisslawatlantic.com

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.

Aviv Shamash, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone: 617-431-2072 Fax: 781-465-6018 Email: aviv@krisslawatlantic.com

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 and became an Associate to the firm shortly thereafter.

Charles Silver, Esq.

Connecticut Counsel — licensed to practice in CT only Phone: 203-520-4913 Fax: 617-946-3789 Email: charlie@krisslawatlantic.com

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.

Nia Chung Srodoski, Esq.

Senior Connecticut Counsel -- licensed to practice in CT & MN Phone: 860-966-9968 Fax: 410-630-8120 Email: nsrodoski@krisslawatlantic.com

Attorney Srodoski specializes in residential real estate conveyancing matters. Nia uses her experience as in-house counsel at one of the largest national real estate brokerages, and as a commercial litigator at an AmLaw 200 law firm, to advocate for the best results on behalf of her clients. Nia ventured into the Midwest to attend the University of Minnesota Law School and recently returned back home to the east coast with her family.

Kristen Wilson, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone: 978-914-3829 Fax: 617-964-3789 Email: kwilson@krisslawatlantic.com

Attorney Wilson was born and raised in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She earned her undergraduate degree in Criminology and Law from Suffolk University. She continued her studies and earned her J.D. from the Massachusetts School of Law. Prior to joining Kriss Law/Atlantic, Attorney Wilson worked at a real estate and bankruptcy firm in Beverly, Massachusetts. Attorney Wilson focuses her practice on representing buyers, sellers, and lenders in Massachusetts.

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