A Long History of Client-focused, Sophisticated, and Practical Legal Counsel

Robert R. Berluti opened his law office with a handful of clients in 1985. The firm was positioned to serve business owners and closely held 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. Integrity, diligence, and responsiveness to client needs were the fundamental principles by which Kutchin & Rufo operated.

In 1997, John T. McLaughlin, an experienced business lawyer and counselor with a growing practice, strengthened the firm’s capabilities by forming a partnership with his former college roommate. 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, Robert R. Berluti, John T. McLaughlin, and Edward D. Kutchin 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 levels, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution.

BMK helps our clients grow their businesses by guiding them through the legal challenges that frequently arise in today’s business world. We earn our clients trust by guiding them in the opportunities that the law affords, and help them implement cost effective, practical strategies to realize their goals.