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 property 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.

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

Chief Operating Officer Phone:617-431-2011 Fax:781-465-6100 Email: susan@krisslawatlantic.com

Susan has successfully led all Kriss Law/Atlantic operations 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. A graduate of Saint Anselm College, in her free time Susan enjoys spending time with her husband and dog.

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.

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.

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.

Elish Raniowski

Human Resource Director Phone:617-431-1787 Fax:617-663-6394 Email: eraniowski@krisslawatlantic.com

A Pennsylvania native, Ms. Raniowski is a Bryant University graduate who after three decades as a retail manager made the move to the human resource sphere. Elish’s HR work has ranged from companies specializing in manufacturing, medical, and legal. At Kriss Law/Atlantic, Ms. Raniowski’s extensive background in management, employee relations, payroll and benefits, as well as compliance, are put to good use. Outside of the office Elish enjoys cooking and gathering with family and friends.

Monica Yancey

Paralegal 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

Paralegal 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.

Sandra Hanna

Order Entry Team Manager Phone:617-213-3206 Fax:617-300-8672 Email: shanna@krisslawatlantic.com

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston with a degree in Management, Ms. Hanna puts those skills to great use in leading the Kriss Law/Atlantic Order Entry team. Sandra coordinates a large staff working on several hundred new files daily. Great under pressure and with a focus on detail, Ms. Hanna is a tremendous asset to the Kriss Law/Atlantic team.

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.

Bells Parlato

Legal Assistant Training Manager Phone:617-431-1788 Fax:781-644-6182 Email: iparlato@krisslawatlantic.com

A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, Bells graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2015 with a degree in English and minors in both Biology and Natural Resources Conservation. She ventured into various types of law before settling on real estate when joining Kriss Law/Atlantic in 2019. Best known around the office for her tenacity and strict attention to detail, she works daily to insure all transactions make it to closing without a hitch. Outside of work, Bells enjoys cooking, Cape weekends and occasionally playing Ultimate Frisbee.

Keith Maysles

Scheduling 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.

Nicole Noone

Post Closing Operations Manager 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 today. 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. Responsible for everything from post closing to recording, Nicole is an animal lover who enjoys hiking with her dog and horseback riding.

Maureen Hilton

Post Closing/Final Docs Manager 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.

Jim Gowetski

Post Closing Co-Team Lead Phone:617-213-3200 Fax:781-465-6088 Email: jgowetski@krisslawatlantic.com

Jim joined Kriss Law/Atlantic in 2018 after graduating from the University of Vermont. A Needham, MA native, Jim 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. Gowetski enjoys sports and nature.

Lianne Lessard

Post Closing Co-Team Lead Phone:617 431-1791 Fax:617-663-6360 Email: llessard@krisslawatlantic.com

In just her second year with the firm, Ms. Lessard was promoted to our junior management team. A lifelong Bostonian, Lianne specializes in post closing remittance and problem solving. Known around the firm as a great leader, in her spare time, Lianne enjoys watching the Bruins, the UFC, and traveling.

Scott Costello

Funding & Disbursement Manager 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.

Arash Vafaei

IT Support Specialist Phone:781-400-2539 Fax:781-644-6079 Email: avafaei@krisslawatlantic.com

Mr. Vafaei leads a Kriss Law/Atlantic team that insures that technology is effectively helping Kriss Law/Atlantic’s hard-working staff to work smoothly and efficiently. A holder of a degree in electrical engineering, in his free time, Arash enjoys playing ping pong, skiing, reading  and spending time with family and friends.

Senior Attorneys

Rahul Aggarwal, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone:508-686-6091 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.

Senior Attorney/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.

Alicia Badolato, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone:978-395-1990 Fax:617-219-9062 Email: abadolato@krisslawatlantic.com

Attorney Badolato’s practice focuses on transactional residential real estate law. Alicia drafts and reviews real estate documents for individual buyers and sellers and forms and maintains close relationships with local real estate agents and lenders.

Alicia is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Salem State University and received her J.D. from the Massachusetts School of Law in 2021. She is a licensed Realtor, Notary Public, and a member of the Massachusetts and Essex County Bar Associations.

Prior to joining Kriss Law/Atlantic, Alicia served as an advocate for victims in the local court system. Attorney Badolato prides herself on client relationships and assisting those who are in need.

Kelly Barry, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone:781-789-3579 Fax:781-465-6028 Email: kbarry@krisslawatlantic.com

Attorney Barry attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges and graduated cum laude with degrees in political science and sociology, with a minor in Latin American studies. Kelly earned her J.D. cum laude from the New England School of Law in 2007. Kelly has over a decade of residential real estate practice experience and prides herself on being accessible to her clients at all times.

Attorney Barry is proficient in Spanish and has lived in South America. Kelly grew up in Duxbury, MA, lived in Wellesley, MA for many years, and now calls Natick, MA home. In her free time, Kelly enjoys running road races, teaching cooking classes to children via her company, Little Chefs, and spending time with her family.

Larissa Demirs, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone:774-203-8097 Fax:617-964-3789 Email: ldemirs@krisslawatlantic.com

Attorney Demirs graduated Cum Laude from Suffolk University Law School in 2003 and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar the same year. Originally from Russia and fluent in the  language, she received her BA and Master’s Degrees with high honors from Ryazan State Pedagogical University. Larissa brings her extensive real estate background to the firm, after spending almost a decade representing buyers and sellers as a broker with a prominent international real estate brokerage.

Anna Dziadosz

Connecticut Managing Attorney-- licensed to practice in CT & FL Phone:860-977-1172 Fax:617-964-3789 Email: adziadosz@krisslawatlantic.com

Born and raised in Connecticut, Attorney Dziadosz is a 2011 graduate of the Florida Coastal School of Law and a 2006 graduate of George Washington University.  Anna is licensed to practice in Connecticut and Florida and is fluent in Polish.  Prior to joining Kriss Law/Atlantic, Attorney Dziadosz was a solo practitioner and federal government attorney.  She has experience representing buyers, sellers, and lenders in the purchase, sale, and refinance of residential real property.  With her attention to detail and enthusiastic approach to both life and work, Attorney Dziadosz provides an exceptional client experience.

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.

Of Counsel 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.

Ben Hollander, Esq.

Senior Connecticut Counsel — licensed to practice in CT only Phone:203-887-8265 Fax:203-725-3136 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.

Joe Lawson, Esq.

Senior Attorney--licensed to practice in RI Phone:617-964-3788 Fax:617 964 3789 Email: jlawson@krisslawatlantic.com

Attorney Lawson has over 15 years of residential and commercial property management experience. A veteran of many zoning matters, complex title disputes, and thousands of closings, Joe works with many of our Rhode Island clients to provide Kriss Law/Atlantic’s legendary service and pricing.

Ryan Medeiros

Senior Attorney Phone:617-590-2421 Fax:781-459-8139 Email: rmmedeiros@krisslawatlantic.com

Attorney Medeiros, fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, was born and raised in New Bedford, MA. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his J.D. from the University of Massachusetts School of Law. Prior to joining Kriss Law/Atlantic, Attorney Medeiros worked at a real estate firm in Quincy, Massachusetts. Attorney Medeiros uses his experience in all aspects of real estate conveyancing to provide reliable, client specific service to buyers, sellers, and lenders.

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.

Kaitlyn Sheehan, Esq.

Senior Attorney Phone:413-222-1588 Fax:413-294-1430 Email: ksheehan@krisslawatlantic.com

A New England native, Attorney Sheehan completed her undergraduate studies at Boston University and graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law. Licensed to practice in Massachusetts, she has conducted real estate closings for 10 years, specializing in buyer and seller representation and title clearing.

At Kriss Law/Atlantic, Kaitlyn works out of the firm’s West Springfield, MA office and services our clientele in the western portion of the Commonwealth.

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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