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DONALD S. BAILLIE

SENIOR PARTNER

Donald S. Baillie has over thirty years of legal experience and currently concentrates his practice in residential real estate transactions. His practice areas include real estate, estate planning, estate administration, and corporate and business organization law.

Mr. Baillie is a member of the Connecticut Bar, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Federal District and Appeals Courts, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Connecticut and American Bar Associations and of the Employee Relocation Council and its Law and Government Relations Committee. Mr. Baillie has received a rating of AV from Martindale and Hubbell and has been repeatedly named to Connecticut Superlawyers. He is also active in the employee relocation industry, holding the Senior Certified Relocation Professional (SCRP) designation from WERC.

Mr. Baillie received a B.A. from Brown University in 1970, and a J.D., cum laude, in 1974 from Suffolk University, where he was a member of the Law Review. At Suffolk University Mr. Baillie won the Justice Tom C. Clark Moot Court Competition and authored “Union Use of Unfair Electioneering Tactics,” 7 Suffolk University Law Review 1144, 1973. He clerked for the Honorable Charles S. House, Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, from 1974 until 1975. Contact Attorney Baillie at dbaillie@bhhlegal.com

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Jay N. Hershman

JAY N. HERSHMAN

SENIOR PARTNER

Jay N. Hershman concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate and relocation law, including compliance, corporate and business organization and estate planning. Mr. Hershman is a member of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and District of Columbia Bars, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court in the District of Connecticut. He also holds a Massachusetts real estate broker license.

Additionally, Mr. Hershman is a member of the American, Connecticut, and New Haven County Bar Associations. He currently serves as the Chair of Worldwide Employee Relocation Council’s (WERC) Real Estate and Mortgage Forum and is a member of the Young Relocation Professionals Network. He has served as a speaker at numerous events and training sessions throughout the United States, discussing real estate and relocation. He has also been a member of the Cheshire Fire Department since 1992 and held the rank of Assistant Chief. Mr. Hershman served as the President of the Waterbury Area Fire Chief’s Association. Mr. Hershman serves on the board of Connecticut Credit Unions Building Financial Independence, a 501(c)3 organization, focused on collaborating to build economic capacity, community impact and financial inclusion. Mr. Hershman was selected to the March 2012 Connecticut Magazine’s 40 Under 40, honoring the top young leaders in Connecticut.

In 1998 Mr. Hershman received a B.A. from Bryant University. He received a J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2001. At the Quinnipiac University School of Law, Mr. Hershman was the Research Editor of the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal, and he authored “Erickson v. Erickson: Extrinsic Evidence in Probate Matters”, Quinn. Prob. Law Jour. 143 (2001). Contact Attorney Hershman at jhershman@bhhlegal.com

GARY J. KRAVETZ

OF COUNSEL

Gary J. Kravetz concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, financial institutions and corporate law, including compliance, Board Governance, and individual and corporate tax law. Mr. Kravetz is a member of the Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maine Bars and is also Admitted to practice before the U.S. Districts Courts for the District of Maine and District of Massachusetts. He also is a Certified Public Accountant. Additionally, he is a licensed Title Agent (Real Estate Title Insurance ) in the States of Maine and New Hampshire.

Mr. Kravetz has spent over 27 years practicing law in Massachusetts and Maine, also conducting Real Estate Transactions in New Hampshire while running his own Law Practice known as Kravetz Law Office. His experience in New England was vast in all phases of both Commercial and Residential Real Estate, including a focus on resolving title issue and handling Work Outs. Mr. Kravetz has been counsel to several Financial Institutions (both Bank and Credit Union) in various capacities including, Real Estate Conveyancing, Real Estate Policy drafting, and Board of Director Counsel and Advisor. Since 1996 Mr. Kravetz has served as General Counsel to Mass Bay Credit Union (formerly MBTA Employees Credit Union) and since 1993 has served as General Counsel to Robie Properties, LLC a large Massachusetts Real Estate firm.

In 1980 Mr. Kravetz received a B.S.B..A. from Bucknell University. He received a J.D. Suffolk Law School in 1988. Contact Attorney Kravetz at gkravetz@bhhlegal.com

CHRISTINA M. LOPES

ATTORNEY

Ms. Lopes is based in our Cheshire, Connecticut office and her focus will be on real estate law and estate planning. 

A member of the Connecticut Bar, as well as the Connecticut Bar Association, Ms. Lopes was a real estate paralegal for over five years with our firm before joining our team as an attorney.  

In 2015, Ms. Lopes received a B.S. from Southern Connecticut State University and graduated as a member of the National Political Science Honors Society. She received her J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law. During her years in law school, Ms. Lopes dedicated her time at the QU Law Civil Justice Clinic and she was competition member for the Mock Trial Honors Society and Moot Court Honors Society. In her last year of law school she was appointed to be a coach for the Moot Court Honors Society. Upon graduation, Ms. Lopes was awarded the Marci Karbane Moot Court Award.

Baillie & Hershman P.C. Law Offices works with transactions both locally in Connecticut and nationwide, providing quality legal services to customers across the country.  Industry leading compliant technology is key to our success from our state-of-the-art title production systems to secure infrastructure across the firm.   Our firm is in touch with the issues and laws shaping today’s competitive and rapidly changing business climate.  We are honored to have earned recognition from our customers and peers as a top real estate law firm to work with.

Contact Attorney Lopes at clopes@bhhlegal.com

TAMARA L. PETERSON

ATTORNEY

Starting out as a solo practitioner in 2006, she rapidly grew her law firm by earning a reputation for her commitment of putting the needs of her client’s first by providing responsive, accurate, personalized, hands-on legal representation. 

In 2008 Ms. Peterson became Of Counsel with a Massachusetts firm, Sharaf & Maloney P.C., helping them grow their Connecticut clientele while continuing to grow her own firm, Tamara L. Peterson Attorney at Law, LLC. 

After 14 years, Ms. Peterson decided to join Baillie & Hershman P.C. as this firm enables her the ability to provide even greater levels of client customer service, in addition to further growing business opportunities within CT’s Fairfield County marketplace.

Ms. Peterson received a B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1988 and Graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1999.  She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Contact Attorney Peterson at tpeterson@bhhlegal.com

LAUREN A. SCOTTON

ATTORNEY

Lauren A. Scotton concentrates her practice in the area of real estate law. She is a member of the Connecticut State Bar as well as the Connecticut Bar Association.

Ms. Scotton received her B.A. from Bucknell University in 2006. She received her J.D. in 2011 from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she was the Lead Associate Editor of the Health Law Journal. Contact Attorney Scotton at lscotton@bhhlegal.com

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