Our Ultimate and Primary Goal is Your Success

Berluti McLaughlin & Kutchin LLP is a full-service, multi-disciplinary law firm that specializes in trial advocacy, business law, corporate transactions, commercial and real estate finance, and sophisticated estate planning. We strive to add value to your business by simplifying your ongoing challenges and providing integrated legal solutions for you, your family, and your business at a reasonable cost.

Our Partners
Our Partners

Excellent client service, technical expertise, and personalized attention for you and your business – that is our focus. The goal of our devoted attorneys and professional staff is to earn your trust. Our loyal clients view us as their single-source, long-term strategic partner for all of their legal needs; we’re their proactive legal advisors and trusted navigators for life.

  • • One that understands the unique needs of businesses of all sizes and the owners and executives who run them
  • • One that provides practical advice and planning tips so you can anticipate and avoid problems before they occur
  • • One that helps you troubleshoot and devise sensible solutions when confronted with unexpected situations that frequently arise during the ups and downs of the business cycle

We pledge to remain true to our founding principles to earn your trust by providing the highest level of client service, legal advice, and excellence in courtroom advocacy.

Our History: 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.