Meet Our DC Real Estate Lawyers & Support Staff

Morris Battino – Partner

MorrisMorris has over 30 years of experience practicing real estate law in the District of Columbia. With over 20 published Court of Appeals’ decisions, Morris has helped shape Washington, DC’s current landlord and tenant and real estate laws. He is a tenacious litigator who is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, the United Stated District Court, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court. Morris has frequently lectured on landlord and tenant and real estate law in Washington, DC, and is a prior chairperson of the Rental Housing Committee of the District of Columbia Bar. Morris can be reached by email at MBattino02@gmail.com

Aaron Sokolow – Partner

IMG_1393Aaron has litigated landlord and tenant and real estate cases before judges and juries in the District of Columbia Superior Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Appeals sitting en banc, Office of Administrative Hearings, and the Rental Housing Commission. A graduate of Tufts University and American University’s Washington College of Law, Aaron advises clients on a wide array of landlord and tenant and other real estate matters. His advice helps clients balance the costs and benefits of a particular approach to find a resolution that makes the most business sense.  Aaron can be reached by email at Aaron@SokolowLaw.com.

Vivianette Velazquez – Associate

Vivianette assists in all aspects of client matters at Battino & Sokolow, making use of her prior knowledge of Superior Court litigation and real estate matters. Upon completing law school Vivianette spent one year handling real estate transactional matters for nonprofit corporations in Miami, and she subsequently completed a two-year clerkship in the DC Superior Court. Vivianette is a graduate of the University of Florida and American University’s Washington College of Law. During law school she was an editor of the Business Law Review, a participant in the Equal Justice Foundation Fellowship, and a Dean’s Fellow. Vivianette can be reached by email at Vivianette@SokolowLaw.com.

James Younger – Paralegal

IMG_1170After receiving a bachelor of arts degree in government from the College of William & Mary, James obtained his paralegal certificate from the Paralegal Institute of Washington. James is adept at preparing a range of pleadings, complaints, and documents, and he has expertise in condominium and homeowners’ association foreclosures and collections. James can be reached by email at James@SokolowLaw.com.

Chanelle Morehead – Paralegal

Chanelle Website Photo 3.9.15Chanelle received her degree from the James Madison University. Chanelle joined Battino & Sokolow PLLC with prior experience handling foreclosures and post-foreclosure evictions across the country. Chanelle assists our clients through various stages of the litigation process. Chanelle can be reached by email at Chanelle@SokolowLaw.com.