real estate attorney

Attorney Murdo Smith

Attorney Smith has over twenty years of experience in real estate law.  As a partner in his former law firm, Attorney Smith was responsible for the residential and commercial real estate department, which closed between seventy and one hundred loans a month in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Attorney Smith then sold his practice and accepted a position as VP of Settlement Services for Emax Financial Group.  In said capacity, Attorney Smith was responsible for all aspects of the business plan including: creation of the department, organization, staffing, work-flows, licensing and customer development.  While there, Attorney Smith grew the division from a concept to a multi-state settlement services company closing over 500 loans a month.  Attorney Smith is now of counsel to Greene Law PC in Farmington, CT and continues to focus exclusively on Real Estate Law

Of the above experience, the most critical lesson learned is the understanding and value of the trust required of the client referring business.  Maintaining a close relationship, understanding the lender’s work-flow, working with them (often offering solutions to improve efficiency and timelines), and tailoring the closing work-flow to make the process as efficient as possible is key to distinguishing the borrower’s experience and ultimately grow the reputation and good will of the lender.  In addition to working with the lender, it is also important to note that the attorney is, in most cases, the last interaction the borrower has with respect to the transaction.  As such, the attorney is in a unique position to make a final impression which puts all persons in the process in the best light possible.

Note from Attorney Murdo Smith~

As an example of my attention to the above, one unique benefit I offer to refinancing borrowers is to close at any time and place which is most convenient for them.  This has been very well received and a distinguishing value add for loan officers to promote.  Again, our focus is to work closely with the lender to put processes in place which makes the closing go as smoothly as possible and to do whatever is possible to make the experience for the borrower as enjoyable as possible.
Law Office of David C. Minicozzi

Attorney David Minicozzi has been practicing law since 1988 and began his own practice in 1994. He received his B.A. in political science from the University of Connecticut, and earned his degree in Law from Western New England University School of Law in Massachusetts. He is a member of the New Haven County Bar Association, and a Certified Divorce Mediator. David lives and works in Branford and has been married to his wife Joann for 25 years.
David was twice honored as a Branford Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, and received the New Haven Lions Club Knight of the Blind Award and the Melvin Jones Award. He is active in the community and serves in a number of roles in various social, charitable and professional organizations. Attorney Minicozzi operates a full service boutique- style law firm concentrating in the fields of: residential and commercial real estate, personal injury/accident law, wills and probate, and family law. He is available for evening and weekend appointments.
In addition, Attorney Minicozzi handles cases such as worker’s compensation, landlord/tenant law, motor vehicle and criminal matters, corporate/LLC/commercial matters, collections and more. Attorney Minicozzi also volunteers with the local Bar Association’s “Foreclosure Volunteer Program” to assist homeowners who are in danger of losing their homes. He also has extensive Court experience.

David Minicozzi
250 West Main Street, Suite 200
Branford, CT 06405
(203) 483-7069
(203) 483-7428