Law Firms Make Announcements

March 22, 2012

Baillie & Hershman Expands

Baillie & Hershman P.C., a national real estate law firm specializing in relocation and residential closings, expanded into West Hartford, Conn., joining forces with area attorney Elton “Bud” Harvey III of Harvey Law Associates. The move is part of Baillie & Hershman’s strategic growth plan.

“Bud is an established real estate practitioner and Connecticut Bar Association leader,” said partner Don Baillie. “Our clients and partners will benefit from having such a proven team member in the Hartford area.”

The practices will share resources and work together to meet client needs. The firm name, Baillie & Hershman, will remain the same.

“I am very pleased to be joining forces with Baillie & Hershman,” Harvey said. “My clients will have access to the Baillie & Hershman network of resources, yet with the same local service they have come to expect.”

Harvey earned a B.A. from the University of Connecticut, an M.A. from the University of New Haven and a J.D. from the Western New England School of Law. He is a member of the Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association Affordable Housing Committee and Closing and Compliance Committee. He was selected a New England and Connecticut Super Lawyer in 2010 and 2011.

Baillie & Hershman plans to grow the firm with similar relationships throughout Connecticut in the future.

Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Welcomes New Associate in Ft. Lauderdale

Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA (WWR) welcomed new associate Ana Cosculluela, who is practicing in the Real Estate Default Group with a focus on real estate title and closing services located in the Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., office. She has focused her legal career on residential and commercial real estate acquisition and financing, title insurance, corporate law, eminent domain, foreclosure and commercial litigation. She earned her B.S. in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University in 2005 and her J.D. cum laude from Florida International University College of Law in 2008 where she was in the top 5 of her class and on the Dean’s List every semester. A member of the Florida Bar, Cosculluela is licensed in Florida and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court (Southern District of FL).

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