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Vanessa Donatello

Vanessa Donatello

Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker

Halstead Property

New York, Other





Halstead Property

Associate Broker

Career medium 01

Wilson Elser


-Managed heavy caseload representing clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters including property damage, premises liability, construction accidents, and motor vehicle accidents.
-Negotiated and drafted settlement, subrogation, and indemnification agreements.
-Participated in all aspects of civil litigation including drafting pleadings, conducting and defending depositions, attending court conferences, and trial preparation.
-Researched, drafted, and argued substantive motions and appellate briefs.


Fahey & Landolina, Attorneys LLC

Real Estate Intern/Legal Research Assistant

-Participated in real estate negotiations and closings.
-Conducted title searches in local land records.
-Attended court appearances and hearings regarding land transfer disputes.
-Attended Zoning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings.

Career medium 05
Career medium 02


Title Insurance Intern/Legal Research Assistant

-Researched and prepared memoranda and briefs on contested land and title issues.
-Assisted with resolution of real estate disputes and claims coverage.
-Reviewed and edited leases agreements and other real estate contracts.
-Assisted with real estate negotiations and closings.
-Conducted title searches in local land records.


The Divorce and Family Law Offices of Daniel J. Szostkiewicz;

Intern/Law Clerk

-Actively involved in all aspects of client cases, often working directly with the client independently.

Meriden Superior Court

Legal Intern

Chemtob Moss Forman & Talbert, LLP

Summer Associate

-Assisted in all aspects of trial preparation from client intake through final disposition of the case.
-Drafted briefs, discovery documents, contracts, agreements, client correspondence, and legal memoranda including appellate arguments presented to the New York Court of Appeals.
-Researched and co-authored article on antenuptial agreements ultimately published in the New York Law Journal.
-Attended court appearances, administrative hearings, depositions, and client meetings.

Career medium 02
Career medium 01

MassMutual Financial Group

USIG Product Legal Department Law Clerk

-Conducted legal research on regulatory compliance.
-Researched legal issues and drafted client correspondence for five assistant vice presidents & general counsel.
-Researched and prepared memoranda on disputed legal issues.



Human Resources Intern

-Assisted with all aspects of recruitment, interview and hiring processes.
-Developed school-year internship program for academic credit by working with local colleges to coordinate academic requirements.
-Organized weekly new-hire orientation and assisted with presentation of the same.
-Assisted with the restructuring of various employee assistance programs by conducting research and working closely with company employment lawyers to make recommendations to senior HR management.
-Updated employee manual covering issues including disciplinary procedures, code of conduct, FMLA policy and benefits information.

Career medium 03

Western New England College School of Law

Juris Doctorate, Law

The University of Connecticut

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Sociology, English

Cheshire High School