As business becomes more competitive and the corporate landscape becomes more complex in a highly regulated world, the need for comprehensive legal services becomes more important. The key is to engage a law firm that is best suited to represent you — one that understands the unique needs of businesses of all sizes and the owners and executives who run them.
At BMK, we strive to simplify your ongoing challenges by providing integrated legal solutions for you, your family, and your business. We devote ourselves wholeheartedly to excellent client service and promise to give you and your business personalized attention from a highly skilled group of dedicated attorneys and professional staff. BMK has the experience to guide you and your business through the many opportunities and challenges of today's constantly changing global economy.
We offer practical advice and planning tips so you can anticipate and avoid problems before they occur. We also help you troubleshoot and devise sensible solutions when confronted with unexpected situations that frequently arise during the ups and downs of the business cycle.
Our loyal clients view us as their single-source, long-term strategic partner for all of their legal needs, their proactive legal advisors and trusted navigators for life.
Looking ahead, as our firm continues to evolve, we pledge to remain true to our founding principles of providing the highest level of client service, cost-effective and sound legal advice, and excellence in courtroom advocacy. Indeed, our ultimate and primary goal is your success.
In 1985, Robert R. Berluti opened his law office with a handful of clients. Mr. Berluti positioned the firm to serve business owners and closely held private companies who did not get the attention they deserved from the area's large law firms. He built a practice winning over one client at a time, representing entrepreneurs, executives and family businesses. The firm became highly regarded for providing prompt, personalized, and excellent service and cost-effective legal solutions.
In 1988, Edward D. Kutchin and his former partner formed Kutchin & Rufo, P.C. For over 23 years, Kutchin & Rufo was known for forging close relationships with clients and becoming a value-added member of each client's team. This small yet sophisticated firm specialized in corporate law, complex commercial litigation, commercial finance, and real estate law and worked tirelessly to offer clients exceptional legal services in the most effective manner possible. Mr. Kutchin ingrained in the firm that integrity, diligence, and responsiveness to client needs were the fundamental principles by which Kutchin & Rufo operated.
In 1997, Mr. Berluti strengthened his firm's capabilities by forming a partnership with his former college roommate, John T. McLaughlin, an experienced business lawyer and counselor with a growing practice of his own. Mr. McLaughlin built his reputation on encouraging clients to take practical approaches to building a successful business with an emphasis on planning as the best tool to prepare for the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
In January, 2011, Edward D. Kutchin, Robert R. Berluti and John T. McLaughlin joined together in recognition of their synergistic practices to form Berluti McLaughlin & Kutchin LLP (“BMK”). BMK continues the legacy achieved by each partner, providing sophisticated, value-oriented representation to entrepreneurs and businesses in matters including corporate, real estate, commercial finance and complex civil litigation at both the trial and appellate level and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. BMK’s aim is clear: to guide and educate our clients in the opportunities that the law affords, and help them implement strategies to realize their goals.