Mr. Courchesne is one of three partners of Peskin, Courchesne & Allen, P.C. providing legal services to businesses and individuals throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of Connecticut. Peskin, Courchesne & Allen, P.C. provides legal support for every aspect of business development and operations; from the creation of legal entities, to real and personal property acquisitions, leasing and management to business litigation and account collections. The law firm of Peskin, Courchesne & Allen, P.C. is comprised of skilled legal practitioners who have been recognized statewide as a “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” by Law & Politics and Boston Magazine. We have a combined total of more than 80 years of experience and actively practice in a number of complimentary areas of law.
Mr. Courchesne is a real estate attorney with seventeen years of experience in real estate conveyancing. Over the term of his career he has become an expert in the areas of buying and selling residential and commercial real estate. As an attorney practicing in a geographic area that has been effected by the recession, his practice has developed a specialty focus on distressed property transactions including: buying and selling bank owned properties, negotiating work-outs and discounted lien releases, State and Federal Discharge applications, representation of Buyers and Lenders in foreclosures and representing Buyers and Sellers in Short Sale transactions.
Mr. Courchesne has taught seminars on Short Sales to Realtors and Brokers throughout Western Massachusetts. He has been an instructor for the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley and has taught the Agent and Broker licensing courses. He continues to teach the continuing education course for credit for Realtors on the subject of Short Sales. In addition to his teaching, Mr. Courchesne has taken an active role in the continued education of attorneys who practice real estate conveyancing through his involvement as a Board Member of the Hampden County Bar Association, as a member of the Real Estate Bar Association and the current Chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Hampden County Bar Association.
Education & Licensing
Juris Doctorate: School of Law, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. 1995.
Bachelor of Science: College of Communication, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1992.
Attorney: Massachusetts State Bar Certified and Licensed, 1995
Attorney: Connecticut State Bar Certified and Licensed, 2010
Mr. Courchesne has been practicing real state law for seventeen years. Over the last eight years Mr. Courchesne has developed a real estate department comprised of seven members: an associate attorney, Katherine Milligan, three full time paralegals and two part time legal secretaries. Along with processing several thousand commercial and residential real estate transactions throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Connecticut, Mr. Courchesne’s real estate department has developed expertise in Landlord/Tenant representation in Housing Court; representation of Receivers in the Housing Court, Lender representation in Housing Court, Land Court and Superior Court, and representation of Buyers, Lenders and Sellers in the foreclosure process, workout process and short sale negotiations.
Realtor seminars – First Time Home Buyer Seminars 1999 – present (various realtor sponsored venues and topics)
Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley, Springfield, Massachusetts, 2003 – present (presentations regarding Agent and Broker Licensing, Short Sales and Title Insurance)
Elms College, Chicopee, Massachusetts, 1997 – 1999 (instructor Legal Ethics)
Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, Massachusetts, 1996 – 1998 (instructor Philosophy/Ethics)
Professional Achievements and Affiliations
Hampden County Bar Association, Board Member 2013 – 2014
Hampden County Real Estate Bar, Chairman 2013 – 2014
Chicopee Bar Association Member, 2005- Present
Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts Member, 2008- Present
Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley, Inc., Affiliate Member 2001- Present.