ANDOVER – Massachusetts based real estate law firm, Touchstone Closing, announced two new partners, an associate attorney and a new retail closing office to meet market demand. The local firm specializes in real estate closings.
Peter E. Smith has more than 15 years of experience of residential real estate transactions including building his own successful solo practice. Touchstone Closing stands to benefit from this merger and appointment of Smith to Partner as he brings dedicated advocacy for his clients, technical knowledge and outstanding customer service to the firm’s continued growth. With Smith’s arrival, comes a new retail closing office for the firm at 289 Main Street, Salem NH.
“I’ve been following Touchstone since their inception and I’ve been very impressed by their achievements, team culture and the top notch talent they’ve acquired. I’m honored to be part of this team and excited to share Touchstone’s tremendous customer service and expertise with my current and future clients,” said Peter Smith.
Smith earned an undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and completed his law degree (Juris Doctorate) at New England School of Law where he was a Dean’s List Scholar. He is a devout member of his community having served on the Finance Committee of Rockingham Church for the last 10 years. He also donates his legal expertise to the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity, by completing free closings for families in need. Pete and his family reside in Atkinson, NH.
Having been with Touchstone since the beginning, David Allosso has been promoted to Partner. Local realtors report using Allosso as their preferred attorney for both their listing clients, and their own personal closings, because he’s so involved with the process, is detail orientated, and clients trust him because if things get difficult, he skillfully handles problems with tact. Allosso counsels clients on purchase and sale agreements, leases, and quieting problem titles.
Allosso is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst and Western New England School of Law. He frequently attends Continuing Education classes to stay current on best practices and new trends in the law. He resides in Billerica, MA with his wife and two daughters.
Michelle Beauregard has also joined as an Associate Attorney. Beauregard graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UMass Amherst. While in law school at New England Law in Boston, she was awarded an American Jurisprudence in UCC Sales and was named a New England Scholar.
After being introduced to the industry, Beauregard quickly learned about title examination and transferring of property, and showed a natural talent for real estate law. During the 2008 economic crash and subsequent housing crisis, Beauregard evolved into the foreclosure / default field to assist in the sales of REO properties. Today her practice has returned to negotiating purchase and sale agreements, reviewing title examinations, title curative, and assisting real estate agents, buyers and sellers through the entire transaction process. Beauregard lives in Chelmsford, MA with her husband and three sons.
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Pete and Michelle to the Touchstone Closing team and to see David rise to Partner”, said John K. O’Donohue, Co-Founder and Managing Partner. “As the housing market continues to be strong we’re very pleased to have made these personnel decisions to put us in the best possible position to support our partners and this booming market.”