Our team focuses on providing the very best residential and commercial real estate conveyancing services in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. We pay special attention to ensuring exceptional customer service and providing a positive experience for home buyers, sellers, and lenders. Our attorneys conduct your closings, complete title work, and assist with other legal issues in order to provide an outstanding closing experience. At Cornerstone, we value timeliness and accuracy, along with consistently courteous and prompt customer service. Our team, which includes Kate Catalano, Michael Cornelio, Nick Mason, Nicole Thompson, Melissa Calderon, Sandy Burkett, Heidi Mulder and Betty Fisk has countless years of combined experience in the real estate industry. Independent contractors provide extra services allowing for constant coverage in all county registries, and our attorneys are happy to travel to a closing location of your choice. We utilize the latest technology for additional expediency and convenience and we keep up-to-date with recent developments in the industry, including the prevention of cyber crime.
Kate Catalano, Attorney, and Founder
Attorney Catalano has been practicing law since graduating from Boston University School of Law. She is also an alumna of Boston College. Prior to opening Cornerstone Title, Kate started her own general practice law firm, Catalano Law, concentrating in real estate law, estate planning and business law. Kate’s knowledge of real estate law and great attention to detail ensures that every transaction results in a smooth, efficient closing. Kate has a passion for entertaining which blends both her professional and personal lives. In the summer when not in the office, you may find her boating around the Isles of Shoals.
Nick Mason, Attorney
Nick graduated from Boston University School of Law in 2012 and has been working in real estate ever since. He focuses on title review and resolution, to ensure that buyers and sellers alike know that by the time they sit down at a closing, everything will go smoothly. His motto is “all’s well that closes well,” and he works every day to make that a reality. Outside of work, he is most likely to be playing a board game, or out on a disc golf course.
Michael Cornelio, Attorney
Attorney Cornelio is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Michael’s fifteen years of experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions and litigation make him a valued part of the Cornerstone team. Michael is also a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s New England Regional Program and has a Certificate in Mediation from Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies. When not in the office Michael is most likely found at a local ballpark umpiring the game.
Nicole Thompson, Director of Operations
Nicole has a strong background in communication and writing with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Keene State College. Nicole is diligent in ensuring an effortless closing experience. She is extremely attentive and dedicated to each person she works with, providing prompt and friendly support to all parties. She is passionate about music, particularly heavy metal, and on the weekends you can often find her at a concert or camping. She also loves trying new recipes and tending to her wide variety of house plants.
Heidi Mulder, Transaction Coordinator
Heidi applies her years of experience in the restaurant and wine industries and attendant excellent customer service skills to every transaction she handles. Always ready to assist clients with a smile, you can count on her to recommend an excellent vintage if you’re looking for a bottle of wine as a closing gift for your borrowers, buyers, or sellers. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with her cavachon, Maddy, and you’ll often find them exploring the great outdoors on weekends.
Nicole Piper, Paralegal
Nicole was born and raised in the Portsmouth area, and her experience living on the seacoast has given her unique insight into the local real estate industry. She has spent the last 15 years in the legal industry refining interdisciplinary skills after she received her paralegal degree. In her free time you can find her outdoors camping or at the beach with her three kids.
Betty Fisk, Administrative Director
Betty has over 35 years of experience working at a law firm. Throughout the years Betty’s dedication for her clients has only grown. She provides unparalleled support not only to her clients, but to our team here at Cornerstone as well. Betty’s other passion is for exercise. She has been a life-long runner and biker, and spends her time teaching as a certified TRX instructor.
Jake Cornelio, Policy Director
Jake is pursuing his Bachelor of Sciences in Integrated Marketing and Communications at Ithaca College. Jake focuses on organizing and reviewing policies before making necessary edits. His passion for art allows him to be detail-oriented and precise. Outside the office you can find him practicing his calligraphy or oil painting.
Sandy Burkett, Escrow Director
Sandy has a strong background in customer service and the legal world. Her careful review of documents yields outstanding results for clients. She loves spending time with her grandchildren and you can often find her at the playground with them.
Maddy, Treat Specialist
Maddy loves long walks, treats, and naps. When she is not doing any of these activities, you can find her managing her stock portfolio and practicing the cello.