Clifford Cecchi

Closing Attorney Metro Atlanta

Greater Atlanta Area
Law Practice
  1. Clifford B. Cecchi, LLC, Attorney at Law
  1. Suwanee Business Alliance,
  2. Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP,
  3. Appellate Division
  1. Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
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An effective attorney and manager with substantial experience representing clients in residential real estate transactions, administrative law appeal hearings and estate planning. Strong analytical skills, results oriented with highly-developed people skills. Emphasis is on maintaining service levels that exceed client and firm performance requirements. Genuine, open and honest with a keen awareness of the important personal skills that create positive business results.


  • Attorney at Law

    Clifford B. Cecchi, LLC, Attorney at Law
    – Present (14 years 2 months)

    Respected boutique practice representing individual and corporate clients.
    Solo Practitioner
    Protect clients' legal interests in unemployment, real estate, trusts and estates, probate, and other matters. Direct lenders, buyers, and sellers through maze of legal and filing requirements related to real estate transactions. Promote clients' estate planning goals by counseling on and drafting powers of attorney, living wills, trusts, and related documents. Ensure success of day-to-day business operations by overseeing staff and by marketing services.
    Select Achievements:
    Secured favorable rulings representing management in unemployment compensation administrative hearings; prevailed through astute advocacy skills and subject matter expertise.
    Partnered with multiple lenders to handle legal requirements, title searches, and related aspects for scores of real estate closings.
    Profitably adapted to changing economic climate by expanding practice to include foreclosure services such as fair debt letters, notices of sale, deeds under power, and special warranty deeds.

  • Member

    Suwanee Business Alliance
    (3 years)
  • Attorney at Law

    Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
    (1 year)

    rated commercial law firm representing clients throughout the United States.
    Recruited to improve handling of residential real estate transactions on behalf of lenders and real estate brokers. Established new best practices for facilitating complex closings, including streamlined handling of clearing title exceptions, issuing title commitments, and other crucial aspects of successful closings.

  • Managing Attorney

    Appellate Division
    (2 years 3 months)

    Improved outcomes in unemployment compensation proceedings for Fortune 500 and other companies; and others) through astute direction of appellate processes for contested unemployment proceedings. Aligned $4.5 million budget with overall business objectives; led 30-person team and 250+ contractors.
    Select Achievements:
    Ensured seamless integration of two acquired companies through effective management of processes taken to optimize merger of employees, contractors, and practices.
    Slashed legal costs by $300,000 annually by deploying changes that reduced reliance on outside counsel and brought matters in-house.
    Secured measurable improvements in case outcomes by implementing and presenting comprehensive training that educated Hearing Representatives on effective advocacy skills.

  • Various Positions

    (18 years 4 months)

    Industry leader in outsourced unemployment compensation cost control services; over 7,000 clients and $1 billion in annual revenues. Acquired GatesMcDonald in 2002.

  • National Claims Operations Manager

    (1 year 1 month)

    Improved claims outcomes and resolved employment law issues by offering effective legal solutions to unemployment compensation matters. Raised productivity through associate performance management and reviews. Allocated $5 million budget among 16 service centers across four regions.
    Select Achievements:
    Cut legal fees by $450,000 in one year by optimizing utilization of Hearing Representatives.
    One of only 20 employees companywide invited to join prestigious Senn-Delaney Leadership Program; earned honor for exceeding company leadership, performance, and budget goals.


Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Event Chair & Board Member

    (2 years 4 months)Animal Welfare


  • Real Estate
  • Legal Writing
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Marketing
  • Appeals
  • Performance Management
  • Team Building
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A preview of what LinkedIn members have to say about Clifford:

  • It is my absolute pleasure to endorse Cliff! I have worked with many closing attorneys since I began selling real estate in 1996 in the Atlanta area. The role of the closing attorney is critical. The ability of the closing attorney to work effectively with the lender is equally if not more vital. My goal is providing the highest level of service for each and every one of my clients. An unsuccessful or frustrating closing can undermine all of the work I have performed in order to achieve a positive transaction, and build my referral network. Not only is my livelihood at stake, but most importantly, my reputation. I am 100% confident when I turn over a fully executed contract to Cliff that we can all look forward to a smooth closing. His accessibility, responsiveness, amazing attention to detail and diplomatic demeanor in dealing with all parties are several of the qualities that make Cliff the ultimate closing attorney!
  • Cliff is a first class real estate attorney who puts pride into his practice. As an owner of a boutique real estate brokerage with operations in Atlanta and Chicago, I've referred Cliff to my Atlanta buyer and refi clients and they've always been delighted. He has an excellent knowledge of real estate law and does what it takes to be sure his closings are completed accurately, efficiently and to the satisfaction of all parties related to the closing. In addition to his detailed and careful approach, Cliff is also easy to reach, friendly and professional. He gets the job done in a thorough, prompt and cheerful manner. I recommend Cliff to anyone in Atlanta who needs an experienced closing attorney.


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