A FULL SERVICE REAL ESTATE LAW OFFICE
“Thank you for everything! Dave & I are so excited to have our first home together! You were a pleasure, as always, to work with.”
Thank you so much for your time spent with me on the sale of my home. Your patience and your kindness were very much appreciated.”
"Melissa's depth of knowledge, customer service and work ethic are phenomenal.”
Sellers are entitled to representation in the sale of real estate transactions, learn why you need representation.
Real Estate conveyancing is the process by which a buyer acquires property from a seller.
Our goal is to establish a personal relationship with all of our clients to ensure a complete understanding throughout the entire real estate transaction, by making you aware of your rights and responsibilities.
Clients chose our firm because of our extensive experience and passion for completing real estate transactions. We make ourselves available so that our clients have comfort and confidence in allowing us to handle the biggest investment of their lives. Our clients have a well informed and enjoyable experience during an otherwise stressful time.
We work with hundreds of mortgage lenders and real estate agents alike to complete the closing process. A cohesive team of professionals is critical to the success of your closing. Some of the lenders we represent include national lenders such as Wells Fargo, USAA and Bank of America. We also represent many local lenders, including Coastway Community Bank, Centreville Bank and Pawtucket Credit Union. Further, we represent many mortgage brokers, including Movement Mortgage, Homestar Mortgage and First Home Mortgage.
Learning the new language of real estate can be overwhelming, this FAQ will address many basic questions.
To better accommodate our clients we also handle all matters peripheral to real estate transactions, including probate administration, estate planning and corporate formation.
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Carmine D’Ellena opened his legal practice in 1974 as a general practitioner. He began focusing on real estate transactions in 1990 as an exclusive closing attorney for Fleet Bank. As the industry evolved, our office developed relationships with hundreds of lenders and other real estate professionals to create a team approach to completing closing transactions. Melissa D’Ellena joined the practice in 2004 and began focusing on education of clients and real estate professionals. Our dedicated staff and attorneys alike treat all of our clients’ life family.
Carmine and Melissa D'Ellena
Carmine J. D’Ellena, Esq. – Carmine is an attorney who has been practicing law since 1974. He graduated from Providence College with a Business Administration degree and continued to Suffolk University Law School. When he began his practice, he had a general practice, but began focusing his career on real estate in 1990. Carmine is a Rhode Island native. His hobbies include boating, spending time with his family and building and developing.
Melissa D’Ellena, Esq. – Melissa is an attorney who has been practicing law since 2004. She attended Bentley College where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2000. Melissa subsequently graduated from Roger Williams School of Law in 2004. After Melissa was sworn into the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Associations she joined her father in his practice at D’Ellena Law Office. Melissa is also a Rhode Island native and when she’s not working she enjoys teaching, playing golf and spending time with her husband and two children.
Ralph D. Cuculo
Ralph D. Cuculo, Esq. – Ralph is an attorney who has been practicing since 1979. Ralph attended the University of Massachusetts for his undergraduate degree and then graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law. He began his practice of law as a general practitioner but now focuses his practice on real estate conveyance and title work. Ralph is an independent attorney who conducts much of the title for D’Ellena Law Office on behalf of various title companies, on a contractual basis and continues to represent his own clients as well. Ralph is also a Rhode Island native and he enjoys traveling and sports.
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Phone: 401-885-3800 • Fax: 401-885-7122
Carmine D'Ellena, Esq.
Melissa D'Ellena, Esq.
Ralph Cuculo, Esq.
700 Main Street
East Greenwich, RI 02818
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