See what 100’s of our clients have to say:

Fred went above and beyond to keep my closing on track. Thanks so much.

Fred caught a few things that were not correct at closing on the documents and had it taken care of immediately.

Richard was extremely helpful and answered all of our questions! We couldn’t have been happier with our closing.

Richard was professional and courteous. He was concise and very organized. He double checked a few things to be sure everything was in correct order. He was friendly and explained everything in an exceptionally clear manner.

Richard is the best, competent, friendly, and so accommodating.

Mr. Shortell & Mr. Peet’s office, in general, were/are EXCEPTIONAL.

Will was great! Very helpful, answered all our questions, and was well-organized – I must give a shout out to Doreen, too! I know that without a competent paralegal, this wouldn’t have happened!

Great sense of humor.

Kevin put us at ease and took his time with our paperwork on one of the busiest days of the year in the office. We’re grateful that we had his full attention!

Will jumped right in and had a calm manner, which calmed me as well.

Richard was very organized, courteous to all parties at the closing.

Took us unexpectedly at the end of the day and was very patient.

Kevin was attentive to our need to take additional time to decide on how to hold the title. All issues were resolved smoothly.

Paula was great! Our closing was quick, efficient, and thorough. She accommodated our toddler so nicely, which we truly appreciated.

ALWAYS exceptional service and we/I so appreciate that!!

Paula explained things very clearly and concisely and got us closed on our house in under an hour!

He kept the closing serious, yet lighthearted. Appreciated his quick responses.

Chris stays on task while being personal and friendly.

Chris conducted the closing in a thorough and expeditious manner.

Immediate feedback was very valuable.

Kevin Shortell was very clear and supportive both with the closing and at answering all of my questions.

Fred was a pleasure to work with. He was very informal about questions we had and took the time to answer any of our concerns. Our experience far exceeded our expectations!

Mr. Perra was extremely focused and kept us on track.

Kevin Shortell was professional, friendly, and took the time to educate us as first time home buyers so that we felt well equipped for a smooth closing. He also patiently helped us navigate a non-traditional purchase arrangement.

Fred was an amazing attorney for my closing and went above and beyond to make sure my closing stayed on schedule to prevent me from not having a place to stay with my family. Very appreciated.

Paula did very well at dealing with the sellers challenges.

The team of attorney’s and paralegals were exceptional in every way. Kevin was very helpful and knowledgeable during the closing of the new home. Sherry was very responsive and helpful with the sale of the old home. I cannot say enough great things about the firm.

Very knowledgeable and notice missing pages need to complete the closing.

Sherry should be recognized for the timeliness she responded to all my phone calls and questions and how easy she was to reach.

Described all closing documents and answered all our questions.

Chris clarified the confusion over the insurance binder quickly.

Richard explained everything and was cordial during the entire meeting.

Very knowledgeable and funny.

The entire team did an excel at job of handling this transaction. Fred responded to my initial inquiry at 11p EST which was so appreciated.

This was a unique situation and Fred Peet stepped up and did this with only an hour’s notice.

Well prepared, very efficient.

It was great that after we missed our closing time. Our attorney was able to fit us in last min.

Paula was organized and ready to go and moved the closing along quickly and smoothly. We appreciated the flexibility on everyone’s part as we were having trouble making it on time due to hold ups with our other closing.

Doreen was very helpful in getting the homeowner’s receipt settled and coordinating with the lender so the papers didn’t have to be re-signed.

Caught, and solved, a date error on our closing documents from our lender.

Given the fact that we were brand new clients and had never met, Chris was friendly and professional and the process was simpler than I could have hoped.

Karen was great!! Very organized and answered all our questions and let us know what to expect going forward etc.

Fast, came in early to accommodate schedule.

Shawn Nelson did an excellent job at assembling our documents for closing, answering questions & responding to our requests quickly & efficiently. We were very happy with his service & thankful to have his assistant.

Organized, energetic, prepared, knowledgeable and pleasant.

Paula Leblanc was great to work with on our residential closing. I was impressed at how promptly she returned my emails. Great job!

Richard was very personable and very likable.

Katy was great and very helpful throughout the process!

But the exceptional service was when I asked Paula to slow down or explain something she did and with attentiveness and patience.

Kevin was absolutely wonderful. He was very calm and composed, qualities I appreciate deeply for the circumstance. He explained things to me in a way I could understand, in a way that was calm. When a couple of unexpected issues arose he handled them in a way that set everyone at ease. I cannot imagine having a better experience than I did at this closing. Fantastic!

Fred Peet – Courteous, prepared, knowledgeable.

This is no exaggeration, everyone I came in contact with at Fred Peet Lawyers was exceptional and should be commended for their professionalism, grace under pressure and can do attitude.

Every detail was recognized and addressed.

Very fast and friendly.

When have used your firm 3 times and this was the smoothest closing…all of the people with whom we dealt, Paula, Katie, Amy and Kevin were very through, well prepared, explained the process and why we were signing different things…all of the financial data was in place….we really appreciated all of you….and the admin assistants answering the phone were outstanding…Always got us the correct person and we always got a call back within an hour or a few minutes…..great job all!

Well mannered, knowledgeable, and accurate.

William was very kind and patient as well as professional and organized. Very comforting

Paula’s attitude and patience were wonderful. She took the time to walk is through what mortgage life insurance is (and isn’t) and was just so upbeat.

Paula was clear and concise, the process went very smoothly.

On time, had all paperwork ready and was able to clearly articulate what each document was for. FANTASTIC to work with

Richard was very professional, personable, knowledgeable; a pleasure to do business with.

Paula was great, she moved quickly, stopped to explains areas of confusion in a very simple or orderly fashion. Made purchasing our first home painless!

Christopher Perra was professional, knowledgeable, and navigated our closing with ease.

On time, thorough and efficient.

Excellent & efficient processing of documents at closing.

Fred went out of his way to answer all my questions and make me feel okay about asking them! I would definitely do business with him again!

Explained every form in an easy to understand and concise manner. Very cordial and genuine.

Very efficient!

Very courteous. Willing to answer any questions immediately. Will do business with this firm again.

Very thoughtful of our time.

Me Maxson put me at ease and really explained what was going on. It was a long road and the closing was the easiest part.

Well organized and VERY efficient!

Paula was great! She answered all our questions and even anticipated many of our questions and answered them before we asked. She was well prepared and very good natured/approachable!

William was clear, and very professional throughout my closing. He made sure and described to me each piece of paper i was about to sign. I appreciated his presence immensely!

Very courteous and professional.

Will Flender was friendly, professional, and helped make the process smooth and unstressful.

He did the job of two attorneys!!

I’ve had several closings with Chris Perra, Both buying property and as a realtor. He is always on point. Great to work with

Richard explained very clearly all expenditures and forms.

Kept the process moving along without being impersonal, came across as sincere and like ‘a good person’ without being chatty, artificial or using canned lines. Very refreshing! Like a modern form of old fashion service – very naturally himself and not a product of some corporate training process or forced script.

Responsive team.

Kevin Shortell was amazing! We could not have asked for a better attorney to be on our side.

Everyone in your law office is top notch. : ) Richard, Kevin, Paula, Chris, Fred, Amy, Katy, David, Doreen… the whole crew, just outstanding.

Very well organized, Staff was friendly and very helpful.

The fact that they came to the house for the closing was also very helpful because of the logistics of travel for my 101-yr-old mother.

Kevin helped us with a prior contract and was exceptional in canceling. Richard made this closing short and professional.

Calm, clear, and organized despite a last minute glitch. That made me stay calm.

I appreciate the speed at which we were able to close and take care of all the paperwork.

There was a change in the amount we were putting down. Paula and Doreen made it happen. They were professional and efficient!

Even though we knew Chris had a busy day never once did he let it show. A hallmark of a true professional.

Paula made the process efficient and quick – just how a closing should be!

Fast and excellent communications and great work 🙂

Kevin was fantastic. Efficient and deliberate with everything. Maintained a completely professional, friendly, and comforting demeanor the entire time.

Richard Maxson was terrific as usual. He’s well-prepared, knowledgeable, clear, concise and thorough. And he really makes people comfortable with what I’m sure may sometimes be less than easy transactions.

Richard did a great job answering all questions at the closing.

Sherry was really great from start to finish. Kept us at ease from the beginning. We even took her to lunch after our sale.

Timely efficient follow-up and return communication excellent. Even answered emails on week-end. Was very impressed when one is concerned with an issue. Friendly makes you feel comfortable. A great experience.

Paula was friendly, knowledgeable and followed up on all questions I asked prior to and during the closing.

I had issues that arose with my closing very close to closing time. I correspondingly had a lot of questions and was quite concerned. Paula stepped right in and handled it efficiently and capably. She gave good, calm advice and I was very happy to have her there assisting me.

Kevin was excellent to work with! Any questions we had were addressed immediately through the assistance of a co worker while we moved forward with other paperwork.

Paula went above what I expected.

Kevin was professional, knowledgeable, and informative. Working with him made me feel as if we were in good hands.

Sherry was excellent on communication and follow up.

Rich is available, understandable and always pleasant!

She was organized and very efficient.

We showed up a bit early, and learned the mortgage broker would not be attending, and Chris Perra was very accommodating, seeing us earlier that expected, and explaining each item thoroughly w/o dragging out the process.

Controlled the meeting well and even caught an error as we worked through the paperwork.

Doreen helped us when we had an issue with the bank/items including in the house contract. I felt that she was attentive and understanding to our needs and helped us work through the situation.

Karen did a great job and was well organized!

Katy and Karen are incredibly efficient. Their communication was clear and concise. They answered all inquirers in a very timely fashion.


Katy was prompt, accurate, and friendly-we couldn’t ask for more.

Because my closing involved many people Doreen had to correspond and coordinate with all of them which she did wonderfully and promptly. She assisted with a time sensitive coordination with a property manager. Always cheerful and with a smile! You are very lucky to have Doreen as an employee and representing your business!

Amy and Sherry kept me in the loop as far as timing and what was needed.

Doreen kept us updated almost daily on the closing docs and any necessary actions. She was responsive to all of our calls and inquiries.

Readily responded and very attentive when dealing with sending wire(s) when I was on a work trip.

Katy was prompt and responsive to all my emails. Amy, despite fighting the flu, was also on top of the issues.

She was good in terms of immediate feedback.

Katy always responded quickly and was exceptionally responsive

Courteous and professional.

Sherry was exceptionally helpful and patient.

Doreen, so professional and always very friendly.

Everything was sent to us in a timely manner. We were very pleased with the efficiency of your office!

Doreen Guthrie, not only did she work hard on our behalf, she helped us to understand the process, and was always kind and empathetic. We were dealing with a tough situation and she made our lives much easier.

Doreen was very responsive to MANY emails on my part.

Chris and the entire team were an absolute pleasure to work with. He met us at the seller’s attorney’s office and he was there before us even though we arrived about 10-minutes before the closing. He was incredibly thorough, but quickly moved through each document and kept the process moving while answering any and all of our questions. Chris was a great person to have on our side!

Sherry was very efficient and helpful with the last minute delays, giving advice on how to get it fixed quickly.

Everything Doreen did was awesome.

Doreen called the day before closing to verify that everything was set and was a comfort to us.

Katy and Amy are always responsive and great to work with!

Katy got back quickly with questions.

Always returned my calls in a timely manner and answered my e-mails quickly and efficiently.

Katy Baker was responsive, pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful any time we called. Made us feel that she was there to help us and it was not an interruption in her day. Felt like we could call and know we would get an answer.

Doreen went above and beyond our expectations to accommodate this difficult transaction.

When the buyer for our first closing decided to change the time of closing at the last minute, I called Katy in panic and she walked me through what she was going to do and contacted the right folks over Memorial Day weekend. I was appreciative of her professionalism and response time, and just taking care of the situation.

Doreen was very helpful in assisting us with the lender to get the pre-payment of homeowners insurance settled.

Katy Baker was extremely helpful getting all the paperwork together.

Went through the pages fast Nice in and out transaction/closing.

Katy Baker was good about responding quickly to our emails & calls. It was nice to have her on our team.

Katy was very professional and prompt.

Very efficient- thanks.

Fabulous service – prompt – informative.

Karen was responsive, kind, professional and wonderful to communicate with over e-mail. I only met her in person when I picked up my copies and check and she was very nice!

And he was extremely efficient and kind.

Had a question about my closing disclosure and Fred Peet called back while away from office to answer my concern. Great service!

Once again, they should all be commended overall.

Excellent, responsive communications.

Chris was extremely organized and explained everything very clearly during the closing.

They all were excellent and I would recommend your company again because of them!

Katie and Amy were very patient in reviewing info again for us( it gets confusing in that closing procedures in NY were different from Vt).

I would have to say she was a professional.

Katy Baker was very understanding and helpful in scheduling our closing as we had to change it a few times due to our work schedule.

Katy answered our 1000 questions with grace.

David is very professional and is always a joy to work with.

At day of closing the issue of the flood of basement was handled exceptional. Fred Peet got back to me and provided good recommendations to push of closing and did not make a big deal about rescheduling.

Katy was very helpful and responsive.

Doreen was professional, quick, thorough, and just plain lovely.

Katy Baker was very helpful in answering all of the questions I had.

Karen Eddy was wonderful. We had some issues with our loan and she was always a reassuring and knowledgeable voice to speak with.

Most efficient and professional.

Excellent and very professional service! It would be wonderful if all professional offices would have such caring and capable employees! Always made us feel comfortable and that all our questions were not a bother! Thank you !

Shawn was extremely helpful and professional.

Doreen was very easy to work with in handling the refund for my taxes that had already been paid.

Everything was completed in a very timely manner!

She was more than happy to make contact with our banker to expedite matters.

I didn’t speak with Katy very often but she was very professional and knowledgeable when we did communicate.

Throughout my recent experience of selling and purchasing a home, I had the pleasure of working with Sherry, Doreen and Katy…All were exceptional as far as I’m concerned. Understood everything i was asking and was very quick in responding to me and my questions.

Very competent.

I dealt with Doreen a lot over the phone, with a tough foreclosure. She was very professional, helpful, and reassuring the entire time. She has great communication skills, and went out of her way to call me on a few occasions. Thank you.

Again, I cannot overstate the levels of diligence or the commitment to communication with the buyer (me) by Doreen Guthrie. We were very pleased with our experience.

Doreen you are a rockstar!

Doreen very responsive and knew what was happening and what the delays were about.

Also, he gave genuine advice about things like making early payments, paying down the loan, etc. Really sincere and helpful.

Organized w/ paperwork and explanations.

She worked very hard to get a correct closing cost sheet for us.

Katy/Amy/David/Doreen/Sherry are all terrific at what they do.

Emails and calls were answered immediately.

Katy and David were highly responsive and always cordial.

Prepared to handle transactions even with the computer system down.

On time, organized and very personable.

Chris was great – organized and knowledgeable. He answered all my questions before I asked them! It was the smoothest closing in which I’ve participated.

Katy and Doreen were so helpful, it was great having one single point of contact all the way through.

Kevin was excellent. He was up to speed on everything and helped me navigate a last-minute hiccup very well.

Doreen answered each call and email in a timely manner. Fred was our actual attorney and also answered our questions, but Doreen was our #1 resource and contact.

All documents were exceptionally well organized and the person that stood in for Fred Peet was professional, courteous and made what can be a stressful process, a very pleasant and easy process. Sorry to take so long to let you know this.

This is the second closing we have done with Kevin and he is great to work with. We would definitely work with him again.

Very friendly. Knowledgeable about the details.

Chris was quick and to the point. I signed and was finished in good time. My mortgage broker was the one who had the most interaction with the law office.

Christ Perra was well-prepared, and was very informative.

Both Fred and Chris were very understanding during the closing process…which took much longer than anticipated due to some seller issues. They both were very quick to respond to any questions and very sympathetic to our situation. Closing took a fair amount of time to get to, but they were helpful the entire way.

On time, very organized, and quick. Very good at explaining forms.

You were able to schedule my closing to accommodate me.

Chris was very organized, personable but kept the closing going smoothing. I have done several closings with Chris and he has done a great job with each one.

When the Seller’s lawyers reached out to us more than a month after closing with questions about a tenant’s unpaid back-rent, I emailed Richard only to find out that he already knew about the question and had taken care of it. It was terrific that he’s so on the ball!

Answered all my random questions.

Kevin is great to work with!

Very Personable.

All good, and we will return to Kevin to do our wills, etc.

Kevin answered all of my questions very clearly. I’m pretty sure we started the closing when the office would normally close too, which to me shows he’s very devoted to his work and to his clients.

Paula did ask if any questions on a few occasions. She also explained things thoroughly and well when I asked a question.

Richard Maxson demonstrates superb skills relating to people of all levels of real estate knowledge. Was a great asset to us in the closing of our first property purchase.

Both Kevin and Chris were extremely helpful in providing us with information regarding a potential problem with flooding our next door neighbors yard. They found the appropriate paperwork from Essex and supplied it to us. They also went over the ramifications of the situation should the neighbor sell their house. We are very pleased with their assistance. We are also very happy with the way that everyone who we spoke to treated us. The entire staff is courteous, helpful and responds in a very timely manner.

Kevin did a great job with the LLC formation.

Paula went above and beyond to assist us. Our closing was very difficult and wouldn’t have happened without Paula’s tireless help.

Fred Peet was very helpful with explaining in detail what we were signing at our closing. Also made us feel comfortable. Thank you!

Very clear on all details.

Kevin closely monitored our understanding of the legalese, and provided us with laymans terms for the entire process.

I was very impressed that Fred Peet personally sat with me to explain every aspect of my upcoming real estate purchase…and he did so on the same day that I made my first inquiry to the office! Chris at closing made me feel very comfortable that everything was in order and he answered every question and concern that I had as well as that the seller had. Any adjustments that needed to be made were made immediately on the spot, within seconds!

Very nice and accommodating.

Richard was great at answering our questions.

Richard was very pleasant to deal with, conversational and patient. We enjoyed the closing!

Kevin Shortell was very informative and easy to work with – he made all of the paperwork seem short. He was very reassuring and answered all questions fully.

He was well organized, responded satisfactorily to questions, was polite and efficient.

Very organized, personable.

All paperwork was ready and transaction was performed in a timely and professional manner.

Everything in perfect order so all went smoothly.

Very pleasant, drove to our house in bad weather, very organized and efficient!

I would say the help I received was excellent!

Sherry was very helpful and organized. She seemed to be on the ball and knowledgeable.

Richard was informative and I felt he was “on our side”.

Chris was very good at explaining everything in detail so I knew exactly what was going on and what was happening.

Very organize and pleasant. Made it very easy to deal with would recommend your office to anyone.

Timely and overall helpful.

Excellent job for Mr. Peet.

He was well versed and did not waste time.

It was on time, extremely professional service.

Great communication among the office.

I highly commend Amy Benway for all her time and work on this closing! Amy always kept a positive and friendly attitude in her communications with me and returned messages very promptly. Katy Kennedy was also very friendly and helpful with the multiple attempts to schedule the closing. My thanks to her as well.

Doreen helped with canceling a prior contract and Katy helped with the closing of this contract. Both were excellent.

Amy was great at answering questions when I called and letting me know what I needed to bring with me. She was also great going back and forth with emails to confirm the financial obligations.

Your office and staff are top notch!!!

Sherry was great. She answered at questions in a timely manner.

Again Sherry was the best. Would highly recommend her to anyone that needs a paralegal.

Sherry was very responsive and her early working hours was helpful to us as we could correspond with her before our working days began.

Follow-up more than excellent, timely and with the needed information.

All of my questions were answered in a very efficient manner and were accurate and thorough!

Doreen was amazing from start to finish. She went way above and beyond!!

I appreciated Katy’s emails scheduling the closing and keeping me up to date.

Amy was incredible and super efficient! Can’t speak more highly of the professionalism of all the staff/attorneys. Very pleased with our transactions with this law firm. Thank you!

Sherry Barton was always pleasant, patient and responsive.

Shawn is the man and got the HUD revised and completed before the closing.

Responses were very prompt. If it hadn’t been for your staff, my lender would have made us late in our responses and preparation for our closing. You saved us from that hassle!!

Very timely email response, and very friendly.

Amy emailed and later mailed all paper work in a very speedy manner. I really appreciated it

Setting up for the closing was very efficient. All requirements were made clear and were in place on closing day. I was quite sick that day, and had even asked the seller’s agent if we could postpone. He didn’t want to, but your office made the closing very easy for someone who was not feeling well.

David was very responsive to my emails.

My closing happened very, very quickly (~4 weeks from making an offer) and everyone I worked with in the office was highly efficient in helping everything to move smoothly. Additionally, I was able to add my partner to the deed and title as a surprise, and everyone in the office worked with me to make the surprise go perfectly!

Communication was timely and accurate.

Thanks for coming out to our place to make this all so easy.

Prompt answering of any of my emails.

David MacPeek always answered our emails with exceptional speed and clarity!

As mentioned, everyone was extremely helpful.

All did a great job and we’re very helpful.

Extremely professional.

Richard answered our call on a Saturday. Will recommend your law office to others.

I believe Amy Benway dealt with my unhappiness having to postpone the closing. She didn’t take it personally and dealt with my crabbiness appropriately and professionally.

All were excellent.

Doreen was amazing. Again I want to thank her very much for all her hard work and effort on my behalf, Doreen answered all my questions promptly and gave me updates if she couldn’t. I found her very personable, easy to talk to and she provide information in a clear and concise manner.

Doreen was exceptional to work with. She answered all of our questions and with a timely response.

Richard was very clear and answered our all our questions promptly.

Doreen was very friendly and helpful.

All totally organized.

Sherry was helpful with a question that arose during our actual closing. She also got a check in the mail to us the next business day for an overpayment we made.

They were great, but her name escapes me.

Very quick response times from Amy.

Doreen was in contact with us and explained very well why things had to be done.


Karen was really helpful with my request to review the HUD statement in advance…which made the closing faster.

Amy was terrific.

They did great work.

Mr. Peet answered several questions during the preparation.

Great response time to the customer.

Karen Eddy was great.

Doreen and Amy were AMAZING at responding to my questions/ e-mails. THANK YOU 🙂

My main contact was with Sherry Barton. She answered all of my questions and never made me feel like a nuisance.

Amy was very professional and scheduled my appointment quickly and efficiently.

Doreen was wonderful and extremely friendly through the process.

Doreen answered any question i asked her very fast even though we had never met.

Someone worked on a Saturday to get my closing figure. I appreciated that.

Doreen was very friendly and helpful when she contacted me on the phone.

Very accommodating.

Doreen, was very pleasant & informative on the phone.

Paula was professional, efficient, and friendly.

Prompt, friendly, thorough, nice… really good!

Karen Eddy handled the entire transaction with skill and made everything so easy, particularly since we had closing via email/FedEx.

Doreen is the awesomest paralegal ever! So well organized, super friendly and unbelievably efficient !

Doreen had everything ready!!

The man at our closing was very organized.

Karen Eddy was professional, prompt with responses to questions and right on target with all answers. Very appreciated!

Again, Karen was a pleasure to deal with.

Karen replied to my e-mails in a timely fashion and was very pleasant to work with.

Amy Benway. We had scheduling conversations by telephone only, experience was fine.

Doreen’s communication was exceptional–kept trying until I was reached and was very responsive.

Paula was very thorough.

Amy always answered my emails promptly, and addressed me by name.

Very friendly and competent.

Doreen was very responsive and everything was done quickly and efficiently.

I had a question about the payoff for our refinance and Karen explained it perfectly. Much appreciated.

What was done was executed professionally and efficient.

Doreen stayed calm and cool even though she didn’t have the final numbers even 2 hours before the closing. Everything was complete when we sat down at the table.

I had an issue with how the checks were made out, but Karen resolved the problem quickly (same day)!

Karen was very polite and courteous in explaining details of the closing.

Karen was great.

Karen & Amy are AWESOME ‘nuf said.

Doreen showed sympathy and compassion during the closing scheduling…. due to the short sale there were last minute complications. She was great!

Doreen and her exceptional communication leading up to the close on the day of the appointment. Greatly appreciated!

Doreen always does a great job communicating with me throughout the process.

We especially appreciate Amy’s patience with resetting the closing, which had to be postponed at the last minute and coordinating with all parties. This was not an easy closing also because we could not be present and needed our attorney to represent us.

Amy Benway did an awesome job – Helping us use “Power of Attorney” to get this closing done from afar.


Amy was quick to respond to questions, helped me navigate the closing waters patiently, and always made herself available to address whatever concerns I had. She was also enormously pleasant and easy to talk to.

Doreen was very helpful and just wonderful throughout the stressful and frustrating closing process (due to my lender). Your office was great!

Doreen went above and beyond what she needed to and was extremely friendly and helpful.

Doreen quickly resolved the situation of my name being misspelled on the previous loan, which was discovered a day or so before our closing.

Doreen had to do a lot of last minute stuff to get things done. Everyone is good there.

Keven was quick, calm, and professional which increased my comfort and confidence with the details of the transaction.

Kevin Shortell was patient and understanding with concerns I had re lack of info from the bank which were important to me. He understood my concerns. It got resolved.

Sherry Barton was helpful in answering questions

Very helpful answering our questions

Doreen Guthrie was very organized in helping with the closing and made it so easy with the refinancing. We recommend here to one of our friends to go with Doreen and your office for the outstanding service that your employees provide.

Doreen did a good job answering a question on tax’s that I could get to sink in,

Amy was extremely helpful, went above and beyond what was expected. I felt she cared about the success of our transaction.

Fred was very accommodating on pricing when we presented our situation to him, he was immediately willing to match the price of our banks fees. Thanks Fred!

Everything was very efficiently dealt with.

Doreen is very efficient, She answered all my questions in a timely manner. Doreen has a very kind and caring personality which a great asset to the firm.

Karen called to explain the HUD and I found her to be very pleasant and answered all our questions

Karen was a true professional throughout the process.

Doreen Guthrie was very helpful and specific in my completion of the closing package.

Karen was great…she explained everything thoroughly, knew my transaction details in full

Very responsive and worked well with my bank and other parties involved.

Helpful, quick to answer questions and send info.

I had limited interaction with Doreen but when I did talk to her she was very professional.

He showed us exceptional knowledge and friendliness during our closing and Amy was smooth and thorough on the phone.

The very friendly atmosphere made the entire experience non-stressful!

Willingness to travel beyond the parameters of Chittenden County. Coming to our home made it much easier and convenient for us to schedule a closing. Thank you Kevin!

Karen was exceptionally helpful. She kept me in the loop without me having to call her. She worked my issues promptly and without undue stress or frustration.

Both Amy and Doreen were friendly, polite and very helpful and reassuring every time I called.

Doreen was great with the emails back & forth.

Doreen listened to me very well on the phone and paid attention to everything that I said. She picked up on even the littlest details that most people would have missed. The attorney was so good that he had nothing to fix on the forms and everything was in perfect order for the closing.

Our closing was delayed due to last minute issues with our mortgage processing company. The whole team at your office worked above and beyond to ensure that the transaction still took place on the scheduled date of closing, with almost no turnaround time. Karen, Amy and the attorney were not only up for the challenge, but handled the setback wonderfully. I can’t say enough great things and will make sure I share my experience. Great work all around !!

We had some scheduling issues with the closing on our end and Amy was able to move things around for us very quickly. We were very happy with the way we were able to be accommodated.

I really appreciated Richard Maxson coming out to our house for our closing. This made it so much easier for us since we have two small children.

Doreen went above and beyond in preparing the closing.

Amy was very pleasant on the phone.

Doreen is always a pleasure for us to work with!!!!!

This has been my second closing with Doreen. She goes above and beyond to make it a seamless and is a pleasure to work with.

Calls & emails were responded to immediately!

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your office to others.

Karen was very helpful and responded to all my questions very quickly and succinctly.

Amy kept me calm and told me not to worry. The attorney was great!

Very helpful and answered all of my questions!

Regarding the closing on the purchase of my townhouse, Amy Benway was always available for fielding questions and quickly directed me if she could not answer the question. Karen Leddy was thorough and patient while explaining the draft settlement statement.

This closing was done within 1 week , great on all areas!

Efficient and considerate of me, the client.

Everyone was pleasant and helpful.

Karen Eddy was very helpful and accommodating. She kept me apprised of the status of my closing.

Having these two ladies, Irma and Doreen, to discuss questions and clarifications was one of the highlights of this business and I cannot thank them enough for their patience with a real-estate “newbie”.

I appreciated that either Irma or an attorney would return my emails to Fred if he was not available! Great customer service! Thank you!

Very efficient, friendly, caring and right on the ball! I appreciate everything she did.

Doreen was wonderful and very reassuring.

Sherry was very knowledgeable, and patient with me when I called with a worry or concern.

Sherry provided excellent customer service!!! She contacted me the night before the scheduled closing to confirm. I had an unexpected conflict arise shortly before her call and determined that I couldn’t make the scheduled closing time. She effectively and efficiently contacted all of the involved parties and took complete care of rescheduling the closing for later that same day, on super short notice!

Good communication from all. In general a good feeling of support.

Sherry’s last minute follow-ups to ensure that we were all set and understood the process were great.

Sherry Barton is a credit to her profession.

I worked with someone at your office to get a couple of questions answered the day of the closing and she was great.

Doreen Guthrie was a big help!

Doreen was available and knowledgeable when I called. She had answers to our questions. She greeted us when we arrived for the closing. She presents a very positive first impression of your firm.

Richard Maxson was very personable and organized.

Prompt emails.

Excellent on the phone and getting back to me on email. Very supportive and thorough.

Very prompt service, well organized.

I was able to schedule a very convenient time for us and I appreciate that.

Everyone was very helpful, courteous and professional.

Fred Peet should be recognized for his exceptional patience and willingness to work when he should of had his time off… New Years Eve.

Paula and Karen were absolutely incredible in getting back to us with info and were always helpful.

Again, what is really terrific is that everyone can answer questions!

Doreen jumped in when the attorney was late and handled our closing. She was great.

Excellent prep for signing docs since all was handled through the mails


Everything was handled wonderfully. Thank you very much!

Everyone was great!

Karen was right on the ball helped us through it very quickly.

Sherry was outstanding in coordinating our closing/POA and answering all questions. Very patient and cooperative!

Karen was just great at answering my questions and sending me anything that I needed.

Excellent! Very prompt with scheduling everything as my lender requested.

Karen Eddy was incredibly thorough and clear. This was my first real estate transaction, and she made understanding the forms easy. She offered to go thorough the closing statement line-by-line–this wasn’t needed, but I appreciated the offer. She was great!

Professional manner and attitude.

Sherry was exceedingly helpful as it related to the payment of my property tax by by former lender.

Paula’s knowledge and responsiveness was excellent.

Doreen was exceptionally accommodating when I picked up our checks. She was on her lunch time and immediately came out and helped me.

Doreen was very prompt to get back to me and answer my questions. I appreciated that she had Fred Peet give me a call when she wasn’t sure how to answer one of my questions.

Sherry Barton was most accommodating.

Very patient with difficult previous owners.

They got it done.

Doreen kept me informed about the closing better and earlier than the credit union. Paula was well organized and made sure I understood everything at the closing.

Excellent, stress-free closing.

Karen Eddy was exceptional in explaining all closing procedures over the phone.

The paralegal I spoke with was very well informed and articulate. She answered all of my questions clearly and forwarded PDF’s of our HUD form for our review prior to the closing.

Great response to emails.

Seemed very efficient and responsive to my e-mails.

Everyone was very helpful and friendly when i called with questions.

At the last minute, we had to reschedule the closing because of a misunderstanding with the loan amount. Karen did so extremely efficiently and did not make me feel bad for having to do so.

Karen Eddy provided exemplary service and support in the final stages of our closing paperwork.

Service was exceptionally fast and professional.

Sherry rocks!

Sherry met me in the parking lot two times to have me sign some missed paperwork so I wouldn’t have to bring my two little ones inside. That was amazing service to me!

Every Paralegal/Legal Assistant with whom I worked was very helpful and easy to reach. Thank you.

The paralegal did a terrific job of pulling the closing package together very efficiently following a last minute document delivery by the lender. I appreciate her work – she did a great job!

Doreen was very helpful and patiently answered all my questions.

On the ball! Very quick response time!

Karen (and all involved) prepared everything for two possible lenders and scheduled closing at your offices, even though unusual, because of seller demands. THANK YOU!

I really didn’t know which Paralegals worked on my closing but whomever it was they were exceptional and professional.

I am at the office all of the time, and everything is scheduled, and taken care of smoothly and quickly.

Karen Eddy was great!

Made it very easy for us, returned calls right away, called us when something needed to be done, did not let things wait

All were gracious & professional.

Returned call promptly and emails.

Every time I had contact with the office the staff was always very professional and friendly.

Doreen was extremely efficient and helpful.

We believe everyone in the office should be recognized, for the kind smiles/greetings and overall comfortable atmosphere.

Sherry helped me get some last minute questions answered by the bank (literally hours before the signing), even on her lunch break, and was very helpful at every turn.

Sherry, and then Doreen, went above and beyond the normal call of duty dealing with getting the loan to fund. I appreciate their extra efforts.

Karen was great about responding to all inquires quickly and pleasantly.

Great contact always!

Prompt and courteous.

She is a very good listener and made me feel the rest of the transaction will be well handled.

Karen took time to explain everything very clearly. I never thought that I was being rushed or brushed off. Thank you.

Doreen stayed past 5pm the day before my closing to answer all my questions and put my mind at ease. She emailed me all the paperwork, so I could better understand it.

Karen Eddy… I thought she was an attorney…. she certainly qualifies as one in my book, and for any of my future legal issues, i.e. will…… I’ll be calling her.

Doreen spent about 15 minutes on the phone with me the morning of closing helping me understand VT prebate law and what we should do to make sure the taxes paid up front would be credited back to us later. It was appreciated a lot.

Very friendly and serviceminded!


Sherry did a great job!

After hours work and follow-up were so very much appreciated.

Sherry Barton should be recognized for her exceptional and timely work preformed.

Again, outstanding service in every aspect.

Doreen called giving us a heads up about a last minute closing cost and also made arrangements with the bank on a solution. She was wonderful!

While I dealt mostly with Richard, however Doreen Guthrie send me many of the closing documents I requested. Based on Richards responsiveness and knowledge — I would expect this reflects highly on the work that Doreen Guthrie prepared for him.

Kevin did a great job in all the explaining in all areas, especially in the area of getting cash back and the procedures about the escrow checks. Plus his Brooks Brothers iron free shirts made him look really sharp, it gave me the feeling of being in the best hands capable.

He explained everything in great detail and was a pleasure to work with.

Kevin was well prepared and organized. we were able to sign the paperwork for a refi and a home equity line in less than 20/25 minutes. What was really awesome was that he was able to come to our place of work and handled everything without us having to leave for a half hour, which was very important. On a 1 to 10 (10 being the best) certainly a “10”.

Very Personable and attentive.

Karen Eddy was extremely prompt and exceeded our expectations.

I appreciate all of the due diligence that was performed for my property.

Very organized and knew his job.

Sherry Barton is an employee that you should not take for granted. She is pleasant to work with and she meet us at a crazy hour with no complaints.

Kevin did an excellent job of representing our interests and position at the closing. I was impressed by his ability to quickly zero in on the issues and his negotiation style. As an attorney I appreciate he had little background on our transaction but nevertheless did an excellent job representing our interests and counseling us.

Kevin was exceptionally well-organized, down-to-earth, jargon-free, and interesting. I appreciated his sense of humor and his professionalism.

Everything went very smoothly! Great service!

Fred Peet arranged for all the closing overnight paperwork mailing.

Very thorough, organized and professional. I will definitely recommend this company.

Kevin was well prepared, efficient, clearly explained everything, and was great to work with.

Very detail oriented, direct and thorough.

He was just really well organized and prepared. It was the highlight of the entire transaction, I’d say.

Outstanding organization by Chris Perra

This was a non-traditional transaction and Kevin answered all of our questions along the way. Excellent work!

Kevin was patient, informative & awesome!!! It was a pleasure working with him.

Answered all questions and was very clear and helpful

As I said above Doreen was extremely helpful and did all she could to help us out despite the mortgage company messing everything up and delaying our closing.

She was handling it very well she had all the answers we were looking for and replied our e-mail questions on time.

I felt comfortable asking any question, and the answers were clear.

Kevin was helpful, friendly and efficient.

Fred Peet was wonderful in answering many of our questions prior to the closing. Thank you for being so responsive.

Kevin Shortell was great. Made everything easy to understand and did so in a quick manner.

Mr. Maxson perfectly professional and cordial.

I asked for a fast closing as we have worked with your office many times before….Chris was perfect!!

Took the tome to explain everything and answered all our questions and did not rush us.

Complete and accurate.

Gave me advice regarding developing a will—much appreciated!

Arrived on time, very well prepared, and pleasant. I was pleased with the experience.

Smooth with no surprises.

Karen followed up on some post-closing issues and kept us informed. Frankly, this was as painless as it gets for a closing. Many thanks.

Very polite and went at a speed so that i could process everything that was being presented to me.

Kevin did a wonderful job. He was quick, efficient and personable.

You all ROCK.

Chris Perra was friendly, efficient and answered questions with understandable results.

Mr. Maxson and his paralegal caught a discrepancy in our tax escrow that could have essentially put our tax payment behind. They did a great job in catching it and taking the time at the closing to get it fixed.

I was in & out in less than 30 minutes; Mr. Perra was prepared.

Kevin was very efficient, but didn’t rush us and answered all our questions.

Paula was very thorough, answering all our questions completely.

Very thorough with explanations on any questions I had. Made sure that I understood everything.

Kevin did a great job of explaining complex documents in terms anyone would understand.

Chris was prepared, cordial, and answered all questions quickly (and effortlessly).

Mr. Maxson answered all of our questions and made the transaction enjoyable.

Kevin didn’t blink an eye when we arrived with two children under 3. They were a bit cranky by the end of it, but Kevin took it all in stride. He even gave my daughter a “high-five” on the way out the door.

Richard Maxson was our attorney and ran through all of the documents/explanation flawlessly.

Fred’s personal attention through the whole process, Karen’s helpfulness preparing and sending everything in advance, and Richard’s kindness and knowledge working through the actual closing when we arrived half an hour early. I will continue to recommend your office to everyone. Thank you!

Kevin is an attorney that I am glad to have in my circle of professionals! If I don’t know or understand something, I feel free and comfortable asking. He has a great way of informing, and even instructing, like an excellent teacher!

Chris was an amazing attorney. Every question that my wife and I had was answered. Chris made the process of our closing for our first home very comforting and relaxing. I would love if need me in the future to have Chris represent us.

Made us feel very comfortable – was friendly, but, professional .

I liked that he was prepared and that he was able to answer my questions. He also pointed out when I could have my PMI stopped and alerted me to a couple other things that will save me money in the long run.

Chris Perra answered all of my questions and was the only person in the entire process that actually explained the costs worksheet in terms which I understood.

Richard did an outstanding job. Fred dealt with us over the weeks and months before and this was not only very important, but extremely comforting especially since we were in MA and the transactions took place in VT. Both should be recognized for outstanding service.

It was clear she had been through this process often and she knew the details. I appreciated how she explained the complicated and important issues thoroughly and clearly.

Richard was very patient with my questions. I also liked the way Fred engaged on our contract early on in the process and was willing to answer my question about the title insurance.

Organized and helpful, Fred Peet.

Mr. Maxson was very helpful in explaining all aspects of our closing and was very professional. He guided us through the process and we were very satisfied!

Kevin was very thorough in explaining each document I was signing.

Very thorough and was concerned with saving us money (transfer tax was less and gave us the paperwork for the homestead).

The attorney Fred Peet was on time, the paperwork was complete and accurate. We did not have to wait for them to copy things it was prepared ahead of time. We will definitely go back to that office.

It went very smooth.

We were due some money which the attorney had a courier bring to us immediately. We appreciate that.

This lawyer was completely prepared and appeared to do a very good job.

Richard was on top of our Title issue and discussed it with me as well. Kevin once again made sure our closing was quick and easy. You’ve got a great team there.

Very easy to talk to and I appreciated him coming to my home and saving me the trip to Burlington,

Richard Maxson was very responsive when a last minute issue came up just a few hours before the original closing date. We were able to get on the phone with him within an hour and clearly explained and discussed our options [as well as prepared draft agreement to help resolve the issue that same day] allowing us to proceed with the [postponed] closing fully aware of our legal standing. We were very happy with Richard’s services.

Thanks to Amy for answering my million questions and open scheduling around my somewhat hectic work schedule.

Arrived on time. Made the customer feel comfortable Process was to the point. Very pleasant to talk to.

Attorney called town offices during closing to confirm tax info!!

Kevin did a good job in keeping the room “light” and not overly complicated. Appreciated that he realized our attempts to have some comic relief in the process.

Kevin: He is a very good attorney and help full. He help me when I got problem to close my condo.

The gentleman was very professional but not impersonal. He had a good sense of humor and knew the answers to all of my questions.

Richard was very friendly and organized.

Chris was well-prepared, thorough, available for questions, made himself available after the closing if need be, was friendly, engaging, and has a sense of humor. This was my first closing and it turned out to be a surprisingly enjoyable experience, and Chris was a big part of that.

Was very convenient to have them come to our house (and put up with our small children).

Kevin was professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. He made a very frustrating and stressful closing as pleasant as possible.

Chris was incredibly organized, efficient, and very personable during our closing. It only took a half hour from start to finish!

Everything was quick and well organized, thank you chis and all at your office for helping us through this.

Due to a last minute babysitting conflict, we needed to bring our daughter with us. Chris was gracious and accommodating.

We very mug appreciated Kevin’s prompt responses by email on several occasions.

Very helpful; Richard Maxson.

Fred was prepared, on time, and clear in explanations.

I was pleased to have all explained in common, understandable terms.

Richard did a nice job and was very thorough in explaining everything to us. Thank you!

I thought Chris Perra was very personable!

Fred Peet -= took time to answer all questions.

Very timely, clear, and concise.

Everyone there was very friendly.

Everything was organized well, communication was excellent, the closing was run smoothly.

Fred Peet was very professional and kind. He made us feel very comfortable during this process. We are very thankful for his time in helping us with our closing.

I came to the Law Office of Fret Peet to represent me at my very first home closing. It was a stressful period for me, especially since the old owners were very unprofessional. Kevin Shortell was great at explaining everything that we were signing and also keeping positive, upbeat attitude. I felt well represented and could tell that he had MY best interests in mind. Thank you!!

The Attorney was very friendly, he made this personal not just a business transaction.

Kevin hung in there and tried his best. He stayed on his iPhone and finally got the ball rolling.

Fred made the experience smooth and friendly. Very much appreciated.

Richard was very compassionate given my brief illness and the necessity to give my husband power of attorney during our real estate transaction. He involved both of us in the closing despite the fact that I wasn’t feeling well and had forfeit my power of attorney to my husband.

Kevin was just fantastic at explaining all of the documents to my husband and I. He was able to translate “legal-eze” into English for us!

Kevin was very organized and explained things very well. He was quick to answer any of our questions and descriptive in his answers. He represented us well in the transaction and represented your company well also.

Very professional staff. They were timely with all documentation and executed the closing without any faults. I would use them for all my personal legal needs.

It was a pleasure working with you office! I will be using your services in the future.

Kevin was very helpful and thorough, explained each detail to us throughout the process. Very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with.

We were not there and had given power of attorney, Our realtor said it was the fastest, smoothest closing she has seen.

We were incredibly happy with the way Kevin addressed our questions and concerns during the whole process.

Mr. Shortell had a good sense of humor and when asked questions he response was quick and he seemed to know what he was doing…

Fred was well organized & my closing was very relaxed which made the experience so much less stressful.

Kevin and Fred were very helpful in what turned out to be an unusual transaction.

It’s Paula, and we love her!!!

After a career in the Navy, I have done this many times, but never more smoothly. He was exceptional.

Kevin Shortell has a knack for clarifying the complexities of all the closing documents and giving the client peace of mind.

Very well organized.

Good sense of humor, makes tedious paperwork quick and not too boring.

We were very pleased with how efficiently he ran the meeting, yet he didn’t rush us. I’m sure that for you, doing closings can be tedious and maybe even annoying when clients ask questions about such routine paperwork, but for us, given how much money this was, it was nice to have each page explained in a non-condescending way.

I felt very comfortable and was very pleased with how much information I was able to ascertain from Richard.

He was super professional, educated, relaxed and friendly during our closing.

The minute I walked into the office, I was greeted very warmly and professionally. Everyone in the office was great.

He was very prepared and streamlined the paperwork process explaining each paper we had to sign in a complete yet succinct manner.

On time, and very professional.

Very easy to communicate and understand answers to our questions.

Richard and Brian did a great job throughout, looking after my interests and conducting themselves in a professional manner . Peet Law earned every penny of the flat fee I was charged.

Coming to the house was a big help for me.

Great demeanor.

Friendly, knowledgeable, and got to the point without a lot of legal mumbo-jumbo.

Kevin answered a question about a rebate the Seller thought he was entitled to at the closing. Kevin left the table and came back with a definitive answer.

I appreciate all the help Fred Peet gave me in email conversations. I have always trusted Fred Peet in all my legal needs & will continue to call upon him & his office for any legal needs in the future. Exceptional service!

He was very well organized and was right on top of everything. I was so amazed at how he was able to explain everything in detail and was able to tell the seller’s attorney what some of the things were for and about. He seemed to be such a help that I would use him again tomorrow if I was to purchase another property.

Kevin made sure we closed that night even though mortgage financial made some errors in the closing documents. He got them on the phone and fixed all errors, despite the late hour.

Very proficient in getting things done.

Very organized and efficient.

I would say that it was comforting knowing that they work close with me even thou i was in Afghanistan i was glad they where recommend to me.

We had a question about our payment on the existing mortgage and it was resolved within the week. We are very grateful for your service.

Attorney Maxson was well prepared and explained many items well.

Kevin worked extremely hard getting us to closing. Another Atty stepped in at the actual closing. Another Atty stepped in to answer questions while Kevin was out of town. Your law firm was knowledgeable, hard working, kind, friendly EVERYTHING I could have asked for and I will recommend your firm to anyone purchasing real estate! Thank you ALL for everything!

Answered all of my questions and got me out in a short amount of time.

Very friendly, thorough and efficient!

You guys are always great!

I had an eleventh hour issue with the bank. If Karen hadn’t helped me through it I’m sure that I would have cancelled the closing. She helped me to understand the loan process and what had actually happened. I can’t thank her enough for taking the time out of her day to assist.

I noticed that he immediately picked up on small details. Also, he had a pleasant personality, easy to be with.


Mr. Peet was very accommodating!

This was the best and smoothest closing I have been at.

The mortgage re-finance closing was held at Stratton Mountain, which was very convenient for us during our vacation week at the Stratton Mt. Resort.

Throughout the process of purchasing our first home we encountered multiple obstacles, which made the process very stressful. When we were finally able to close it was simple and stress free and we could not have asked for anything more. Thanks you very much!

Richard Maxson conducted the closing for my townhouse purchase on September 10, and Fred Peet helped me to resolve some challenges leading up to the closing day. I was impressed with the quality of service provided by both attorneys. In one efficient meeting, Fred Peet made the necessary phone calls in a calm, effective manner to get the closing schedule back on track. Richard Maxson conducted a very smooth closing.

Very helpful in explaining all the documents, good customer service.

Kevin Shortell gave extremely valuable assistance during our transaction. We think he is an exceptional lawyer, and will continue to utilize his services in the future.

Kevin came to our house to close due to some schedule limitations on our end, amazing service!!!

Well organized and straight forward. Thanks!


Very clear & concise information. Very well organized. Good complete answers to questions. Excellent manner too – very professional, yet not stuffy with occasional humor.

Everyone was great, Paula was very helpful throughout the months leading up to the actual closing date, Fred was very responsive via email when we had questions, and Kevin was great at the actual closing.

Went out of his way to ensure our check was deposited in our account…a practice we know is outside the norm…nice personal touch.

Fred was exceptional with communications and in explaining the closing process to me. He was efficient and flexible during the closing and made us all very comfortable. He also did a good job explaining all the fine print! A pleasant experience overall.

He explained the vast amount of paperwork clearly with patience and a respect for my concerns.

Initially, promptly answered all my questions about his service and proceeded smoothly to help me with an offer.

I appreciated how he explained everything without being overbearing. I have been to a few of these and also my father was impressed at his ability to explain things clearly.

Fred was very responsive, pleasant and a pleasure to work with. As we are out-of-state residents (NH) his assistance and always clear explanations were much appreciated.

Relaxed and easy going–spoke in a way that was easily understandable.

Willing to answer questions over the phone, returned calls.

Excellent organization, went flawlessly.

Your responses helped us prepare effectively for a closing that was rather unique. In addition, you communicated clearly and professionally with my late mother’s Trust attorney. The time spent on pre-closing communication was greatly appreciated.

Kevin did an incredible job for us – he was organized and very patient with our many issues. We had a failed closing last October and he was instrumental in helping us through that. Our closing last week went through without a single hiccup due to his work.

Everyone was fantastic! We had some serious ups and downs from the buyers and the whole staff was very supportive and helpful. Specifically I worked with Paula, Sherry, and Karen.

Fred was willing to stay at his office New Years Eve to do last minute closing due to trying to get it done for tax purposes due to the end of the year for the owner of the house. He was very friendly.

Fred Peet. We met with him ahead as soon as we had our funding commitment with USDA. He was very nice and accommodating. Most of all, you guys are very well organized. Phone calls and emails are pleasant. You just made the entire experience easy and bearable for us.

Richard’s relaxed yet knowledgeable and experienced approach was helpful in providing a comfortable setting.

Very professional, informative and personal in his approach.

Richard was a very good explainer. This is the first time I have gone through a mortgage (this is my third time) and felt like I understood the proceedings.

I’m prejudiced—every closing I have attended has been professional, smooth, helpful…and I will continue to use your offices. And your “back office” is amazing!

Having the papers ready to be signed and having them organized.

Richard did a great job answering all of our questions thoroughly and not making us feel as though we were being “rushed” in any way. Everything was great!

You all do a great job and that is why I refer you all the time

Paula, Did a awesome job keeping things moving for two closings. We were on a tight schedule and she was well rehearsed and organized. Great job!

Great Experience! Kevin was very helpful, professional and answered all of our questions and concerns. Thank you!

The attorney drove to our home in Stowe for the closing….which is above and beyond.

Mr. Peet was very friendly and gave us advice and knowledge that most attorneys wouldn’t take the time to give. He was very down to earth and understanding to the idea that my husband and I had a newborn to take care of at the same time of the closing. Willing to answer questions or go over the fine print, definitely not your typical lawyer.

Fred was great.

Good sense of humor to make the experience understandable.

I was very impressed with how the guy made all the paperwork understandable in a precise and at times, humorous way. It made closing a very good experience.

Kevin was patient and explained everything.

Mr. Maxson did a nice job of moving the closing along smoothly while also addressing any concerns/questions as they arose.

He was very organized and kept things moving. We did this on our lunch hour.

Fred was very nice to deal with. Quick and to the point. I would use him again in future transactions.

Richard was wonderful. We had our newborn baby with us and she cried just about the whole time. Richard was very understanding and patient and took it all in stride. As new parents we cannot tell you how much we appreciated that attitude.

By far and away, it was the best closing experience we’ve had.

Chris Perra was very well organized and his knowledge and advice was very helpful.

We really appreciated how quickly and thoroughly Fred Peet responded to our questions along the way. This meant a lot to us as first-time home buyers!

Mr. Maxson promptly returned my call when I had an additional question after the refinancing had been completed.

Kevin did my closing. It was my first house purchase and he explained everything very well. I would recommend your firm based on my encounter.

Fred Peet was exceptional in answering the many questions that arose during our difficult ordeal. He is the one party that helped us to retain our sanity.

Rich did a good job explaining all the documents and tax issues right before the closing.

Chris Perra did an excellent job giving us an accurate synopsis of each of the many pages of the closing documents making the process quick and nearly painless.

Richard Maxson was amazingly responsive (returning my emails within the hour). While Chris ended up doing the actual closing — Richards responsive email/calls, and the staff at Peetlaw would make me choose your agency again for a home purchase. Specifically – Because of Richards within the hour responses, combined with accurate and knowledgeable information, and seeming to be always prepared and know what is going on, I have, and will continue to, refer friends to your agency.

Richard was personable and friendly and made a trying process very easy.

Doreen drove a tremendous distance, and was cheerful, quick and professional.

Richard was on time and was very willing to get the corrections to the paperwork done.

Karen Eddy was very helpful throughout the entire process as well, spending time with me prior to the closing date.

Very quick, efficient, friendly.

Making things simple.

Fred was very organized and kind. We felt we were in very capable hands.

Attorney Kevin Shortell was very knowledgeable and very pleasant and polite and professional.

Very organized. closing went quickly.

Moved the proceedings right along in an efficient manner, yet was always ready to answer any questions we had.

We called on the day of the closing to see if he could come earlier and he rearranged his schedule to accommodate us. He was friendly, efficient and answered all of our questions.

Made everything clear and was very responsive to any questions I had.

Kevin was great. He made us feel at ease and explained each step. We enjoyed working with him.

Went extremely smooth and explained everything that I asked to be explained.

I was early and the attorney took me early and everything was signed and ready when everyone else arrived. It was a very smooth and efficient process.

Kevin pulled wills together for my wife and I the day before the closing which saved us time and hassle!

He fit us in at the end of the day when his schedule was already full.

Personable and informative.

Very efficient.

Richard was on time, courteous and very good about describing the paperwork.



As always, your excellent service and conduct of your office personnel is exceptional. Thanks!

Service was exceptionally fast and professional.

Richard Maxson was very accomodating when a winter storm didn’t allow us to arrive for our scheduled appointment on time. We arrived an hour plus past our scheduled 4:30 p.m. appointment and were treated with kindness and extreme patience. My two young children were quite tired having spent 2 nerve wracking hours in the car on the way to South Burlington, and Attorney Maxson found ways to distract them (crayons) while guiding us through the myriad of papers we would need to sign to close. We are very grateful.

Kevin seemed extremely organized and prepared and did an excellent job of explaining paperwork to me as it was my first time buying a home.

Chris was on time for the closing, made us feel very comfortable and was very professional.

Chris Perra was very thorough during the closing and answered all of our questions to our satisfaction. He seemed to take everything very seriously and my wife and I liked him very much.

Very well organized and helpful.

He was willing to take the time to fully answer all of my questions and make me feel more comfortable with the process.

Fred was very patient and understanding. He explained things to us in terms that we understood. I think he is very professional. He made us feel welcome and important. I would use him for legal situations without a concern.

Everyone was so patient and kind through stressful time. Richard and Pete answered many questions, made repeated trips to Alburgh, and calmed my fears over changing lenders, lake rights, etc. Very, very helpful! THANK YOU!

Fred had always answered my concerns promptly.

Attorney Maxson was friendly and seemed like he genuinely cared about our family. We had four borrowers and the closing was lengthy, but he never made us feel rushed and he was a pleasure to work with.

I spoke with Chris Perra on the phone several times and he was always very helpful. He knew he process well and found the answers that I needed quickly and accurately. It was a pleasure to work with him through this process that is often hard to navigate.

Well, I sent a follow up note a few weeks after my closing re a tax question, and Fred Peet wrote back within a few hours on a Saturday morning. That was pretty kick ass, and an example of exceptional and informative service.

He was very organized and answered any questions I had and helped make the closing go very smoothly compared to the rest of the process.

Chris explained everything well, and he double-checked the numbers and sent us a check for overpayment of closing costs.

Kevin was very personable and professional.

Everything, made it very comforting for us. Smooth.

Quick and to the point, in and out of there in no time.

Sherry Barton met with me at my convenience and explained each page before I signed it. She was both succinct and informative!

Chris did a fine job advising us about leaseback arrangements and the tax credit due at closing. He responded to all my emails promptly.

We believe that Chris did a great job! He was very well organized and prepared for the closing.

I was very happy with his promptness and ability to travel to Southern VT to do the closing. This was very helpful to us and was extremely pleased with this service

Chris drove to Barre for my closing and he went above and beyond in preventing me from pushing for a closing prior to work needing to be done. Chris ALWAYS returned my calls and emails and even after the closing when I had questions regarding problems with the home inspection he was extremely pleasant, helpful and honest. I cannot thank him enough for his professional work ethic.

Well organized, Fred Peet.

Chris did an outstanding job in explaining all of the documents. I had no questions at all!

Chris Perra was very helpful with every question we asked. We had several questions about credit Life and Disability Insurance he was very knowledgeable and he pointed us in the right direction.

Karen was well prepared, personable and genuinely seemed to be interested in and care about my welfare.

Chris was polite, friendly, on time and terrific!

Chris was so very patient with us and explained things as many times as needed.

Very well organized, and knowledgeable. I was very impressed.

Chris Perra did a fabulous job doing the title search and getting me personal title insurance. The seller stated that they did not think that the parcel of land could get title insurance and Chris got it done. Excellent work.

Kevin was very patient and willing to talk with our mortgage rep @ Wells Fargo when questions came up about closing costs.

Was patient when banker was late and then could not arrive.

Prompt and courteous.

Kevin was efficient and knowledgeable but also personable with a great sense of humor.

On time, patient and clear. Personable but left as soon as he was sure we had no other questions. Very business like. My wife liked him and she is a hard sell.

We only met Kevin Shortell at the closing but we felt completely comfortable with him, we completely satisfied with his work and would recommend him in a minute.

He corrected the property tax costs included in the closing, at the last minute when I questioned it. His efforts saved me $750 in closing costs.

Fred Peet…for patiently assisting me through a very frustrating failed purchase and then through the successful one.

Was willing to transact a wire transfer so I did not have to drive 160 miles round trip to pick up my proceeds

I thought it was good for Fred to mention their office also did wills. This is easily overlooked by younger couples.

We appreciated the flexibility shown by the office staff in working our closing on the day of the first serious snowstorm of the season.

Chris ensured that all loans were released prior to distribution of funds.

Richard helped us get through all the problems that we had trying to get our land ready for the closing.

Chris Perra noticed that one of the numbers for the closing did not seem right. He made a few phone calls and rectified the situation, which saved me over $150.

The office was very pleasant. The staff was nice.

He was light and funny at appropriate times. I liked him a lot. Would recommend to friends. Seemed very knowledgeable.

Mr. Perra was VERY thorough and prompt with any questions we had. He served us in a timely manner. Was professional yet pleasant to speak with and often had a sincere smile on his face.

Fred’s service was exceptional in all aspects….well prepared, replied to questions quickly, great follow-up!

Paula came in on day off to make sure to get paperwork to lender. Went above and beyond to make a difficult closing go as well as she could make it. Kept a good attitude through a tough transactions. THANKS!!

Everyone in your office has been exceptional to work with. From the attorney’s who handled our purchase through interaction with all paralegals and legal assistants. We could not have asked for better service overall!

Friendly, knowledgeable, answered all my questions etc.

Well organized, answered all of our questions and was very pleasant during the whole process.

Fred Peet was very accommodating when we ran into difficulties with the seller. He agreed to wait until we settled the issue; even though it wasted his time to do so.

Crisp and to the point,, no long dragged out explanations, in and out of there in no time. very convenient.

As a Realtor, I work with attorneys on a daily basis. Chris Perra is one of the best. His presentation is extremely helpful. He has control of the information and the closing so that his client is informed and protected. Chris did an excellent job!

Fred was good at answering any questions that I had in a way that I could understand.

We appreciate how accommodating Fred was in getting our closing cost information to us 2 days early as requested. We also appreciate just how smooth the whole process was. Not stressful at all. Thanks, Fred!

Fred was always calm and ready to help in the completion of a more complex transaction. He and Sherry were ALWAYS available to help with questions.

Chris Perra was extremely organized and managed to make us feel comfortable during an intense discussion with the sellers. He definitely helped put us at ease during this stressful process.

Was real and not stuffy.

Sherry, in the office was very helpful in any and all the questions I had asked. Richard Maxson was very nice and easy to speak with. Richard was organized and explained things well.

Fred Peet, Provided excellent service, on short notice.

Fred is excellent and very well versed in this area of law.

Chris was the first person there and was extremely helpful in answering all of our questions.

A discount was given to us because we had used the office previously. This was a pleasant surprise.

Attorney was well organized and prepared. He made us very comfortable and was very friendly.

Mr. Peet helped us the most.

Kevin Shortell was friendly, knowledgeable, and very professional. He answered all of my questions and explained all of the forms to me. He is awesome.

I thought everything went smoothly and I had no complaints.

Kevin was very pleasant and professional. Closing was a breeze.

They set the bar for excellence as well as efficiency.

Very personable very professional great job I would highly recommend her for anybody else buying a home that I know.

Everything went great!!

Rich was awesome!!

I cannot think of any areas for improvement

Couldn’t be any better than it was.

I was not present for the closing but have every confidence that all of the details were properly handled.

All office staff, paralegals, and attorneys were incredibly helpful and supportive! Its why we keep choosing you for our real estate needs!

Kevin was great!

It was flawless!

No issues- it was quick and painless.

He is perfect.

Everything was perfect with everyone I have dealt with. They go above and beyond.

Did not see any areas to improve. Chris was fantastic!

None-he was VERY professional!

None… we appreciate Chris being able to come to our home in southern Vt.

It was perfect.

No improvements. Great!

Everything was great.

Fabulous all around – prepared, professional (but not too stuffy or serious, yet certainly not too silly or chatty).

Kevin was great, he went over and above to help us and guide us through the process.

You guys are the best!!

Paula was great.

Absolutely no room for improvement!

Everything met expectations, so nothing I can recommend for improvement.

Doreen was amazing from the very beginning.

Everything was in perfect order and the closing progressed without a hitch. Can’t think of any areas for improvement.

It went smoothly and Chris was very prepared.

I think Chris did a great job. Keep up the good work.

This was a great, straight-forward, organized meeting.

Everyone was exceptional…professional in every way.

The experience was great. No need for improvement.

Couldn’t be more perfect.

The person who helped me was friendly, prepared and very well organized.

Chris did an excellent job. Explained things clearly and was concise and efficient.

They should give more hugs and kisses at the conclusion of meetings.

Absolutely seamless

Chris did a great job all around.

Kevin was great… Fred you have an amazing staff, great job in your hiring practice.

Chris was great.

She know exactly what she was doing. She was also very informative.

This was the best closing experience I have ever had.

It was perfect.

You guys are doing a great job. No complaints here.

Have never had a bad experience!

Doreen did above and beyond to get our closing done yesterday, despite the mortgage company’s delay.

It was fast, neat and the questions I came with were all answered.

You guys are the best and I miss you a lot!! 🙂

No need for improvement.

We had a very good experience.

She was very thorough.

Everything went very smooth.

As always, everyone in your office was very professional and very helpful.

This was a total breeze!

Everyone was fantastic!

Kevin’s leadership of the closing proceedings was excellent!

It was very well done.

Kevin was excellent and very informative. It speaks highly of your firm that you have high caliber people representing “in the field.”

Chris was straight-forward, and understood our level knowledge for refinancing.

All the staff and attorneys did an excellent job.

Kevin was terrific.

The closing couldn’t have gone better.

Things went very well.

Everything was great.

Easy closing. Well done.

You are an exceptional real estate office that I highly recommend to all my clients.

You are always professional and we have never had a problem.

I was very pleased and impressed with Brian and his knowledge. He helped me feel more relaxed at a very stressful time for me.

I was very pleased and impressed with his knowledge. He helped me feel more relaxed at a very stressful time for me.

Everything went well.

I think – given all of the issues we had throughout the month of June with our sale – this closing went great.

So on top of things, and his sense of humor added a little levity to the situation.

We were extremely pleased with the process.

Very informative, and the entire process was enjoyable.

Can’t be any better. Buying a house is such a stressful experience. The cheerful time we spent with Kevin was a great encouragement and consolation.

He was professional yet friendly and he was prepared.

Richard was extremely competent and friendly.

He was great!

Everyone that I had the opportunity to speak with was most pleasant and very helpful.

Our attorney was well organized and presented everything well.

Keep up the great work


It was all good. You all were very helpful throughout the entire process. I was impressed when I would send an email to Fred and he was out of the office, someone else got back to me right away.

Went very well and was professionally completed.

Everyone at the Law Offices of Fred Peet are wonderful and knowledgeable people!

Our 1st closing. I can’t complain!

Everyone @ the office worked seamlessly to have our closing go so well!

The experience went very smoothly.

I was very impressed. I will recommend your office in the future.

No areas for improvement, everyone from the moment we walked through the door at your office was wonderful!:)

You guys are outstanding!!!

Everyone was very professional.

I think you people did a great job. It was fast and fairly inexpensive.

Did a Great Job!!!!

We felt very comfortable.

I don’t think that any part of the process could be better than it was.

Please with everything.