Legal Team Spotlight: Valerie Riso, Esq., Title Attorney

Accurate Title is fortunate to have a strong legal team working under the direction of founder and co-owner, Attorney Jack Bielagus. The newest member, Valerie Riso, Esq., joined our legal team in February 2020, just before the COVID-19 lockdown. While surviving a pandemic along with a red hot real estate market may not be an ideal way to start a new job, Attorney Riso quickly rose to the challenge and has been making her mark at Accurate Title and in the title world ever since.

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Valerie graduated from New York Law School and has been practicing law since 2008. Having grown up with a mother who was (and still is) a successful NY realtor, she specialized in estate planning during her early years and eventually established a solo general practice of her own. She relocated to NH to start a family with her husband and after balancing motherhood with her own private practice decided to seek a full-time role connected to the real estate industry. That’s when she applied for an opportunity with Accurate Title – and we are so glad that she did!

In addition to her sharp mind and background, Attorney Riso is by nature both patient and a persistent problem-solver. During her two years at Accurate Title, she has developed a real knack for resolving complex title issues and moving all parties toward a successful closing. “It helps that I have been able to learn from the best,” claims Valerie, referring to Attorney Bielagus, “who is a legend, I mean he is literally bar member #8!” She further adds, “He’s taught me how to apply due diligence to work through issues, and the importance of treating each person involved with respect. That’s how we build trust along the way and it’s so important. We may find the problems, but we also try to provide the solutions.”