Attorney Bill Dalton is a founding and managing partner of the firm, specializing in Residential Real Estate. Mr. Dalton completed his undergraduate work at the University of New Hampshire and received his Juris Doctor degree from the Massachusetts School of Law. He worked as a staff attorney for the National Association of Government Employees and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, negotiating contracts and handling labor/employment disputes. He has also practiced at two other firms specializing in Real Estate and Corporate Law. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire.
Attorney Barry Finegold is a founding and managing partner of the firm, specializing in Residential Real Estate and Commercial Real Estate. Mr. Finegold has a long career in public service; he currently represents the 2nd Essex and Middlesex district in the Massachusetts State Senate and served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1997-2010. Before that, he was a Selectman in the Town of Andover. Before practicing law, he worked in commercial and residential lending for several banking institutions in the Greater Boston area. Mr. Finegold is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, the Massachusetts School of Law, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mr. Finegold resides in Andover with his wife, Amy, their three children, Ava, Ella, and Max, and the family’s bulldog, Otis. In his free time, Mr. Finegold enjoys coaching his children’s flag football, hockey, and soccer teams, attending hard rock concerts, and his daily 5am work out.
Attorney Stephen Bazarian is a partner specializing in Litigation. His practice focuses primarily on tort defense, including premises liability, product liability, and foodborne illness litigation. He also has substantial experience representing clients in complex business and commercial litigation and large-scale debt collection and other creditors’ rights actions. Mr. Bazarian’s practice also includes litigating disputes for commercial landlords and property managers. His clients include a nationwide supermarket chain, for whom he is lead defense counsel for all of the company’s general liability cases in New England. Mr. Bazarian’s thirty years of experience enable him to advise a wide range of clients with regard to potential disputes and to represent those clients through litigation, at trial, and in appeal. Mr. Bazarian is a graduate of Boston College Law School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the State of Connecticut, and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Mr. Bazarian is also Dalton & Finegold LLP’s General Counsel.
Attorney Brendan Boyle is a Partner at the firm concentrating in Commercial Real Estate and Business law with a focus on the financing, acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial real estate. Mr. Boyle joined Dalton & Finegold in 2012. Mr. Boyle represents institutional and private lenders in the structuring and documentation of commercial real estate loans and the negotiation of documents evidencing such loans. He also represents individual and institutional developers and investors in connection with the acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial real estate. In addition to his commercial real estate practice, Mr. Boyle represents individuals and existing companies in connection with organizational formation and general corporate matters. Mr. Boyle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College, and received his law degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Boston chapters of the Real Estate Finance Association, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, the Urban Land Institute, the Boston College Club and the Boston College Alumni Association. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire.
Attorney Crosby Elliott is a partner at the firm and assists individuals and families in all aspects of estate planning and trust and estate administration. Crosby’s experience in both planning and administration allow him to expertly advise clients through their many stages of life. Crosby prides himself on building relationships with clients to help simplify what can often be an overwhelming experience.
Crosby’s practice focuses on how best to minimize or avoid Massachusetts or federal estate taxes, avoid probate, shield assets from the cost of long-term care, and protect assets for beneficiaries. Crosby accomplishes these goals by employing sophisticated and comprehensive estate planning techniques, including the use of revocable trusts and various irrevocable trusts. Crosby also prepares federal gift tax returns.
A significant portion of Crosby’s practice also involves counseling clients through the administration of a loved one’s trust or estate. In doing so, Crosby regularly prepares and files both Massachusetts and federal estate tax returns, petitions with the probate court, and assists in dispute resolution between parties. Crosby also hosts presentations at businesses, organizations, and clubs on the importance of estate planning.
Outside of the office, Crosby enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and his dog. During the non-winter months, Crosby spends his free time either in Kennebunkport, Maine, hiking along the Appalachian Trail, or just generally enjoying the outdoors.
Partner - Trusts & Estates
Attorney Ashley Evirs is a partner at the firm specializing in all facets of estate planning, estate and trust administration, as well as long term care planning. Ashley works with individuals and couples that have not completed any planning to design a customized plan to suit their goals and needs, as well as enjoys working with clients that have existing plan documents to see if any improvements or updates would be beneficial to the overarching plan. Goals and families change over time and so too should your legal documents. Her goal is to help people avoid probate system, minimize estate taxes, as well as provide asset protection for beneficiaries.
Further, Ashley’s experience with long term care planning allows her to provide strategic counsel for the elderly community, and their families, preparing for a loved one’s upcoming MassHealth/Medicaid long term care application. She counsels families on available spenddown strategies, sets up Irrevocable Trusts for protection purposes, as well as locates any planning deficiencies so she can recommend improvements. Ashley’s practice also centers on counseling clients through the loss of a loved one. She has handled probate actions, navigated resolutions for family disputes, acted as Trustee for clients, represented Trustee’s to counsel and guide the administration process, as well as prepared and filed state and federal estate tax returns.
Ashley enjoys meeting people to keep up on legal topics that concern the community, working with financial advisors to navigate clients concerns to develop possibilities available, as well as giving presentations to educate folks as to planning options that exist and are available.
When not at work, Ashley loves exploring with her children, Chuck and Helena, spending time in her gardens, as well as discovering new restaurants with her husband, Mike.
Attorney Paul J. Gagliardi is a Partner at the firm specializing in Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law, Land Use and Zoning, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Business Law. Prior to joining Dalton & Finegold, Attorney Gagliardi was a Partner at the well-respected full-service firm of Healey, Deshaies, Gagliardi & Woelfel, PC located in Amesbury, Massachusetts. Attorney Gagliardi received his Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude, from Tufts University, and his law degree from Boston University School of Law. He has also earned a Masters in Taxation at Boston University School of Law. Paul, who has been practicing in Amesbury since 1977, is a member of the Amesbury Lions Club. In addition, he is a member of the American, Massachusetts, Essex County, and Newburyport Bar Associations as well as the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts.
Partner - Litigation
Attorney Patrick Heffernan is a partner specializing in litigation. His practice focuses on complex contract and business litigation, homeowner and general contractor disputes, commercial and residential landlord-tenant matters, condominium disputes, land use disputes, and various employment matters. Patrick also assists small businesses with general corporate representation including business entity formation, corporate upkeep and business succession matters, preparing ownership and management agreements, and contract drafting.
Patrick is a graduate of St. John’s Preparatory School and Connecticut College. Patrick received his law degree from New England School of Law where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement. Patrick also earned his M.B.A from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Patrick is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Kenneth MacKenzie is a partner specializing in Commercial Real Estate, with a focus on Hospitality and Recreation. He represents lenders, developers, tenants, management companies, and pension and opportunity funds in all aspects of real estate transactional matters. Before joining Dalton & Finegold, he spent 25 years as a member of two of Boston’s largest law firms, most recently as a partner and co-leader of the Goulston & Storrs Hospitality and Recreation Group. Kenneth is a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants, part of the Hospitality Industry Advisory Board for New England Real Estate Journal and has been a guest lecturer at the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration. He recently served as a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer for Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, the community service agency for the Merrimack Valley. He was named a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” and was awarded the “AV” rating by Martindale. Kenneth is an alumnus of Phillips Andover Academy and Dartmouth College. He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, where he was a Note and Case Editor for the Boston University Law Review and a recipient of the William L. and Lillian Berger Prize for academic excellence. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Attorney P. Michael Margolis is a Partner at the firm concentrating in Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Finance and Business Law. His practice focuses on commercial real estate leasing, sales/leaseback transactions, development, sales, acquisitions and financing, commercial lending and general business transactions. His clients include one of the nation’s top furniture retailers for which he has served over the past 25 years as its counsel on numerous business manners and lead real estate counsel for its entire real estate portfolio consisting of its coast to coast “Big Box” retail stores, regional distribution centers and corporate headquarters. Mr. Margolis holds a law degree from The George Washington University School of Law and an undergraduate degree in accounting from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut, The United States District Court of Connecticut and The United States Tax Court. Mr. Margolis is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Connecticut.
Partner - Trust & Estates
Attorney Susan Mooney is a partner at the firm and assists individuals and families in all aspects of estate planning and trust and estate administration, as well as long term care and mediaid planning. After owning her own firm for over 20 years, Susan joined Dalton & Finegold to be a part of a growing firm dedicated to providing personalized service that meet the needs to her long time client base. Susan’s firm provided legal representation to more than 3,000 individual clients and their families for over thirty-three years of practice. She is excited about creating a legacy for her client as their estate planning needs evolve and change.
With Susan’s legal knowledge and years of experience, she designs estate plans and long term care plans that focus on the unique circumstances of each client. She understands the difficult emotional and financial decisions that clients often face in their planning, whether it is the client’s first estate plan or crisis planning. These plans include important legal documents such as Wills, Trusts, Health Care Proxies and Powers of Attorney to legally accomplish the client’s intentions, protect assets, and minimize taxes. She prides herself on creative planning to achieve the personal goals of each individual client.
In addition, Susan regularly represents clients in the Massachusetts Probate Court with the administration of a family member’s estate, assisting clients through the probate process, in the transfer of assets, including the sale of estate related real estate, distribution of assets to the legal beneficiaries, as well as advising on necessary tax filings and counseling on disputed matters when required.
A significant part of Susan’s practice involves elder law and long term care planning. Susan volunteers at the local Senior Center to provide legal advice and direction to the senior population and is a regular contributor to the Woburn Daily Times Chronicle on matters related to estate planning and elder law. Her favorite case this year involved preserving a home for a 75 year old severely disabled person whose live in caregiver of 30+ years would have otherwise been rendered homeless upon the death of the disabled adult. With Susan’s creative planning the disabled person was able to preserve her benefits necessary for her lifetime care at home, and at the same time preserve her home to pass to her long time caregiver in accordance with her intentions.
In her leisure time, Susan enjoys spending time with family, beach walks, entertaining and travel with her husband Tom, their 3 adult children and 8 grandchildren. She and Tom especially enjoy attending grandchildren’s sporting events as their number 1 fans.
Attorney Christina Petrucci is a Partner specializing in Residential Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate and Wills and Trusts. Attorney Petrucci joined Dalton & Finegold in 2011. Attorney Petrucci received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Merrimack College, majoring in political science, and she received her law degree from Massachusetts School of Law. Attorney Petrucci focuses on representing Buyers, Sellers, Lender, and Developers. In addition Attorney Petrucci is also called upon a a subject matter expert by instructors who each Real Estate Agent Continuing Education courses. Attorney Petrucci was a student-athlete as a member of the Women’s Rugby team and held the position of Captain her Junior and Senior year. In addition to her work with Dalton & Finegold, Attorney Petrucci coaches a middle school girls basketball team. She also serves on the board of the Women’s Council of Realtors Central Mass. She is a member of the North East Association of Realtors, the North East Association of Builders and Remodelers, the Mass Bar Association and the Merrimack Alumni Association. Attorney Petrucci is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Attorney Eric C. Nadeau is a Partner specializing in litigation. His practice primarily focuses on representing institutional landlords, general contractors/subcontractors, developers and business owners in matters ranging from residential and commercial evictions, fair housing defense, construction litigation, civil litigation, corporate matters and commercial transactions. Attorney Nadeau routinely appears before all Housing Court divisions as well as various District and Superior Courts across the Commonwealth. Attorney Nadeau has also represented clients before the American Arbitration Association and numerous Mediation agencies. Attorney Nadeau earned his Bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University and received his Juris Doctorate from New England Law | Boston. While attending New England Law | Boston, Attorney Nadeau worked full time as a law clerk and was a member of the “New England Law Review Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement.” Attorney Nadeau is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Attorney EJ Schneider is a Partner who specializes his law practice on the representation of professional athletes, and high net worth individuals and families in the acquisition and disposition of real estate. EJ collaborates with Realtors, concierge, private banks, family offices, and trusted financial advisors to ensure no detail is overlooked for his clients. EJ has earned a reputation for representing clients in the most exclusive neighborhoods and new construction projects in and around Boston. EJ has been a member of the firm since 2013, beginning his tenure at the firm as a paralegal assistant while attending law school at night. EJ is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, and New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Beyond his real estate expertise, EJ is a ‘big brother’ with Big Brother Big Sister of Massachusetts, and an Advisory Board Member for the McCourt Foundation. EJ resides in Boston’s Seaport district, and manages our Boston office.
Attorney Kelly J. Shanahan is a partner specializing in Commercial Real Estate. Ms. Shanahan completed her undergraduate degree at River College in Nashua, New Hampshire, and earned her J.D. from New England School of Law in 2002. She has represented lenders, developers, buyers and sellers in a variety of real estate transactions. Ms. Shanahan is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association and Nashua Bar Association. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New Hampshire and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Attorney Shannon Slaughter is a partner at the firm specializing in litigation at the trial court and appellate court level. Her practice involves resolving complex title litigation including determination of title and clearing title defects for recorded and registered land, complex land use litigation involving breach of contract claims, easement disputes, adverse possession claims, determination of ownership of tidelands, zoning appeals, enforcement of restrictive covenants, construction defects, fraudulent title and conveyances, condominium disputes and probate disputes involving contested petitions, incapacity, undue influence claims, and fraud claims. Attorney Slaughter is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the State of New Hampshire. She was selected to the 2021 MA Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Attorney Thomas W. Tavenner, Jr. is a partner specializing in Commercial Real Estate Law, representing developers and lenders in all facets of commercial transactions, including debt and acquisition transactions, ownership structuring, leasing and workouts. Prior to Joining Dalton & Finegold, Mr. Tavenner was the General Counsel and Senior Vice President at Realty Financial Partners in Wellesley, Massachusetts for 14 years. In this role he represented multiple private closed end real estate funds and was responsible for managing the legal work in the acquisition and disposition of multiple commercial real estate investments, including property and legal due diligence, and the drafting of complex operating and partnership agreements, purchase agreements, loan documents and commercial leases. Mr. Tavenner received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in economics from the University of Maine at Orono and his J.D. with honors from Suffolk University Law School in 1993. He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Maine.
Christopher R. Vaccaro concentrates his practice in commercial real estate and banking, representing developers and financial institutions in sophisticated commercial transactions. His practice includes real estate development, condominiums, leasing, zoning, permitting, litigation, and loan restructuring. Chris was admitted to the Texas bar in 1984 (currently on inactive status), the Massachusetts bar in 1988, and the United States District Court for Massachusetts in 2001. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts. Chris is the author of the monthly “Law of the Land” column in Banker & Tradesman, and has published articles in other periodicals, including Boston Business Journal, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and the New England Real Estate Journal. Chris is a member of the Board of Directors of Bridgewell, a leading human services nonprofit in northeastern Massachusetts. He is a former Chairman of the Reading Board of Appeals and has also served as an assistant coach with Reading Youth Hockey and Reading United Soccer. Chris was selected to the 2021 MA Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Attorney Kevin F. Yetman is a Partner at the firm specializing in Commercial Real Estate Law. Mr. Yetman represents developers and lenders in all facets of commercial real estate transactions, including financing, acquisition, disposition, ownership structuring and leasing of commercial real estate. In his lender practice, Mr. Yetman represents institutional and private lenders in the structuring and documentation of commercial real estate loans. In his owner/developer practice, Mr. Yetman represents developers and investors in connection with the acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial real estate. Mr. Yetman joined Dalton & Finegold in 2021 and prior to joining the firm, Mr. Yetman founded and ran Waypoint Real Estate Development, which operated a commercial portfolio of industrial and mixed-use assets. Mr. Yetman received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in economics from Hamilton College and his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mr. Yetman resides in Weston with his wife, Heather and their 3 boys, Brooks, Cooper and Wyatt. In his free time, Mr. Yetman can be found either on the water sailing and boating or on the golf course.
Attorney Emily Rochefort is an associate specializing in Residential Real Estate. She received her B.S. in political science from Northeastern University (2006), cum laude, where she was a student-athlete for four years as a member of the Swimming & Diving team. Attorney Rochefort was awarded her J.D. from New England School of Law (2009). Her previous work experience has been in residential real estate transactions representing lenders, buyers and sellers. Attorney Rochefort is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Justin DeFilippo is an associate specializing in Residential Real Estate. Justin completed his undergraduate work at University of Massachusetts Lowell, Masters in Criminology at University of Lowell and received his Juris Doctorate degree from New England School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts. Prior to joining the firm, Justin worked as a land use and zoning attorney focusing on special permits and variances. .In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, pick up games of baseball and playing chess.
Attorney Alanna Driscoll specializes in Residential Real Estate. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Plymouth State University, majoring in Psychology, and minoring in pre-law. She received her law degree from Massachusetts School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Attorney Katie Frazier is an associate specializing in Residential Real Estate. She received her B.S. in Government from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Attorney Frazier was awarded her J.D. from New England School of Law in Boston, MA. She also received her Mediation certificate from Mediation Works Inc. Attorney Frazier served as President of the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers and was recognized by Super Lawyers as “Rising Star” in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Her previous work experience as a real estate agent has provided her comprehensive in-sight into the entire home buying process from showings to the closing table. Attorney Frazier specializes in residential real estate transactions representing lenders, buyers and sellers. Attorney Frazier is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She resides in Waltham, MA with her husband Bob.
Attorney Zoë Gillies is an associate specializing in Residential Real Estate. Zoë graduated magna cum laude from Bentley University and received her JD cum laude from Suffolk University Law School. During law school, Zoë was a member of the Suffolk University Law Review and the Women’s Law Association. Zoë also worked as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Frank M. Gaziano of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Outside of work, Zoë enjoys spending time in her home state of Maine. Zoë currently resides in South Boston and works in our Boston office.
Attorney Paige Gural is an associate specializing in Residential Real Estate. Paige focuses her practice on buyer and seller representation. Paige graduated on the deans list with a Bachelors of Science in International Business and a minor in Spanish from Quinnipiac University and obtained her Juris Doctor from New York Law School. Throughout law school, Paige worked with a firm handling corporate and real estate litigation matters. Upon graduation, Paige worked as a judicial clerk for Judge DeCastro in Hudson County Superior Court. Paige obtained her Finance Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) certification before working as in compliance with Santander Bank, N.A. Paige left the hustle of NYC and fell in love with the charming city of Boston, specifically Chestnut Hill. Being one of four sisters, Paige enjoys spending time with her family, biking and snowboarding.
Attorney Matthew Kalhofer is an associate specializing in Residential Real Estate. Matthew focuses his practice on representing buyers, sellers, and lenders throughout Massachusetts. Attorney Kalhofer received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School. During his time at Suffolk Law, Matthew served as Chief Note Editor on the Journal of High Technology Law and graduated with distinction in the Business Law & Financial Services Concentration. Matthew is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In his free time, Matthew enjoys playing soccer, golf, and snowboarding.
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Attorney Melissa D. Lee has been working in the real estate industry for 10 years. She began her real estate practice as an associate closing refinance loans. Melissa has grown her business representing buyers, sellers, lenders, investors, and developers from the Greater Boston area to the North Shore. She works with many top agents in the Marblehead/Swampscott/Lynn/Salem area and always delivers white glove service. Melissa’s clients appreciate her wealth of knowledge and can-do attitude. Melissa has built a name for herself as a highly responsive and easily reachable attorney.
Melissa attended College of the Holy Cross for her undergraduate degree and was Senator-at-Large for the Student Government Association and co-chair of the Multicultural Identity Exploration. She went on to attend Suffolk Law School where she was a member of the National Women’s Law Student Association and an Equal Justice Fellow. Melissa enjoys spending time with her daughter Ruby, her husband Patrick, and their rescue dog Daisy.
Attorney Jessica Leoni is an associate at the firm specializing in Residential Real Estate. She graduated from Merrimack College with her bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Human Development and a minor in English and obtained her law degree from Suffolk University School of Law. Throughout law school Jessica worked at a boutique real estate firm in the Back Bay. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, cooking, and hiking with her dog, Teddy.
Attorney Lisa Mercurio is an associate specializing in residential real estate. Lisa focuses her practice on the representation of buyers, sellers and lenders. Lisa received her BSBA in Entrepreneurship, with a minor in Legal Studies, from Suffolk University, cum laude and received her JD from Suffolk University Law School. Lisa is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and US District Court for the District of Massachusetts. While in law school, Lisa obtained her real estate license to further learn the fundamentals of a real estate salesperson. Lisa has made it her mission to be an available and patient resource for her clients, and help them feel educated throughout their real estate journey. Lisa resides in the North Shore and works in our Boston office.
Attorney Walter Pawlowski is an associate specializing in Residential Real Estate. Walter focuses on providing exceptional client service to home buyers, homeowners, lenders, and others seeking legal advice relating to real estate throughout the Boston area. As a former real estate broker Walter utilizes his knowledge of the Boston real estate market to the benefit of his clients. Walter is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and received his law degree from Suffolk Law School. He is a Massachusetts native, growing up in Weymouth where his family still lives. Walter currently resides in East Boston and when he is not working, he likes to remain active by playing golf and basketball.
Attorney Noelle Rossini is an associate specializing in Residential Real Estate. She received her undergraduate degree from Keene State College and her law degree from Massachusetts School of Law. Noelle is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as the State of New Hampshire. Noelle enjoys traveling in her free time and has been to numerous places around the U.S. and Europe.
Mckenzie Russell-Masterson is an associate at the firm specializing in Residential and Commercial Real Estate. She focuses her practice on commercial leasing, financing and business transactions. Mckenzie completed her undergraduate work at Saint Anselm College and received her Juris Doctor degree from New England Law | Boston. She is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Beyond her work at the firm, Mckenzie is a member of the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity on the Site Acquisition Committee. Mckenzie resides in Boston and works in both our Andover and Boston offices.
Alexander Swift is an associate specializing in residential real estate. Prior to joining the firm, Alexander worked for several years as residential real estate attorney in addition to personal injury and immigration. He completed his undergraduate work at Stonehill College, where he earned his BA in History, and earned his Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston. In his spare time, Alexander enjoys spending time with his wife, such as traveling and hiking, he is also an avid sports fan.
Attorney Kerri Tolman is an associate specializing in Residential Real Estate. Kerri focuses her practice on representing buyers, sellers, and lenders. Attorney Tolman prioritizes providing exceptional client-first legal services to each of her clients. Attorney Tolman graduated magna cum laude from Salem State College, has a Master of Science from Suffolk University, and received her law degree from Massachusetts School of Law. She is an Affiliate Member of Greater Newburyport REALTORS®. Attorney Tolman is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Kerri is a lifelong resident of Newbury, Massachusetts. She grew up on Plum Island, a small barrier island located off the northeast coast of Massachusetts. She now lives off-island in Newbury with her husband Michael. Kerri has a passion for photography and loves being on or near the ocean. In her free time, Kerri enjoys spending time with family and friends and boating on the Parker River.
Attorney Andrea Rutherford is an associate concentrating in Trusts and Estate Planning. She holds a B.A. in political science from Yale University, summa cum laude; a master’s degree in government from Harvard University; and her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and is a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council. Her previous work experience has been in international finance, and she has lived in Moscow and London. She now lives in Andover with her husband and son, Alex. Attorney Rutherford is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire.
Tim Walsh is an associate specializing in Residential Real Estate. He joined Dalton & Finegold in 2021. Tim focuses his practice on representing buyers, sellers, and lenders in the acquisition and disposition of real estate, from Boston to South Shore and the Cape and Islands. Tim graduated cum laude and received his degree in Marketing from Bentley University, and he graduated cum laude and received his Juris Doctor and Real Estate Certificate from Brooklyn Law School. During his time in law school, Tim was a member of the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law and he served as a Judicial Intern at the Massachusetts Land Court. Tim lives in Duxbury and enjoys spending time with family and friends on the golf course, at the beach, and exploring restaurants
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Attorney Althea Volper is an associate specializing in estate planning. She earned her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in Government and Spanish from Skidmore College. Attorney Volper earned her law degree from Brooklyn Law School, where she served as an Executive Board Member of the Moot Court Honor Society. She is a member of the American, Massachusetts, and Essex County Bar Associations and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York. Althea works in our office in Amesbury, where she lives with her husband and children. She enjoys working with the Amesbury Rotary Club and being involved with her community.
Associate – Litigation
Attorney Harold ‘Hal’ Owen Beede is an associate at the firm specializing in Civil Litigation. Attorney Beede focuses his practice on commercial contract and lease disputes and real property / land issues such as appeals of denials of permits and variances, zoning violations; as well as resolving title defects (“quiet title actions”), adverse possession, prescriptive easements, and right-of-way and property line / boundary disputes. Hal also advises large and small businesses and employers as to employment law issues. He has represented individuals, small businesses and large corporate clients at all levels of state and federal trial and appellate courts, including obtaining favorable published decisions in the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Beede earned his undergraduate degree from Salem State University, cum laude, and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School where was Executive Editor of the Suffolk Transnational Law Review, Member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Society, and was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Commercial Law. Hal also interned at the US Attorney’s Office in Providence Rhode Island, and for Hon. Ernest C. Torres, US District Court Judge for the District of Rhode Island. Hal grew up in Reading, Massachusetts, and has lived in southeastern New Hampshire since 1992.
Attorney Max Butterbrodt is an associate specializing in Commercial Real Estate. Max joined Dalton & Finegold in 2019. Max represents lenders, developers, and investors in all aspects of commercial transactions, including the financing, acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial real estate. Max completed his undergraduate degree at the Emmanuel College in Boston and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Max is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He resides in North Andover where he is an elected board member of the Housing Authority.
Attorney Kaleena Machado is an associate at the firm specializing in litigation at the trial court level. Her practice involves resolving complex title litigation including determination of title and clearing title defects for recorded and registered land, as well as handling landlord tenant disputes, including summary process actions. Her previous work experience has been in representing creditors in pre- and post-foreclosure title litigation. She received her undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and earned her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Attorney Machado is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New Hampshire, the State of New York, the United States District Court for Massachusetts and the United States District Court for New Hampshire.
Michael specializes in real estate development, zoning, construction, commercial real estate transactions, and the formation of partnerships and business entities for the acquisition and financing of real estate developments and investment properties. He was born and raised in Boston and graduated from Boston College and Suffolk Law School. Michael worked full time at Suffolk Construction as a project estimator while obtaining his undergraduate degree, and then as a corporate paralegal while obtaining his law degree. During his time as Suffolk’s corporate paralegal, Michael was fortunate to work with some of the industry’s top construction experts and advise them on legal matters for high-profile projects throughout Massachusetts and the Mid-Atlantic region. Upon passing the bar exam Michael was promoted to corporate counsel, then went out on his own and started a solo law practice and real estate brokerage to learn the real estate side of the business. For the past nine years Michael has used his wide range of experience in real estate and construction to help investors and developers execute successful projects from acquisition to disposition in Greater Boston.
Kim McCullom is the Chief Financial Officer at Dalton & Finegold where she provides leadership and direction to the Finance & Accounting Teams. She primarily focuses her time on financial forecasting and firm budgeting while providing strategic recommendations to the COO and Managing Partner of the Firm. Prior to joining Dalton & Finegold, Kim spent 12 years as Director of Finance and Technology at CBG and served as Vice President at Zurich Scudder Investments where she was employed for 9 years. Kim received her Bachelor Degree of Science in Finance from Boston College. She currently resides in Andover with her husband, son & twin daughters. In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with family & friends, exercising, reading and baking with her daughters.
Nicole Szymanski is HR Director providing consultation to management on strategic staffing needs, compensation, benefits, training and development and labor relations. She strives to provide employees the culture that enables them to perform to the best of their abilities. For several months Nicole participated in VIBE Academy Leadership training. Prior to joining Dalton & Finegold, Nicole was the Financial Reporting Manager at HUB International, the 5th largest insurance broker in the world for 7 years and Assistant Controller at HEALTHSOUTH New England Rehabilitation Hospital for four years. Nicole received her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Bentley University where she was a diver on the Bentley University Swimming and Diving Team. She currently resides in Andover with her husband, and three young sons. In her spare time not running from hockey rink to hockey rink with her boys, Nicole enjoys running and has successfully completed the Boston Marathon twice. Nicole also enjoys spin class, boot camp workouts and shopping.
Anne Webster is the Chief of Operation at Dalton & Finegold LLP/Gold Title P.C. specializing in Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning and Litigation. She provides operational leadership across the business units to improve processes, team performance, collaboration and leverage technology to ensure the firm delivers a high level of client services. Prior to joining Dalton & Finegold, Anne spent 20 years in real estate management with two different Realogy companies; Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a corporately held company, and ERA, an independently owned and operated franchise. Additionally, Anne served 7 years active duty as a United States Army Medical Officer leading both field medical units and garrison hospitals overseas and stateside. Anne holds a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management and a Bachelors Degree in Education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and exploring new trails.