‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Berlin Patten Ebling

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and at BPE,
deals were closing, as fast as can be.
Champagne in the lobby, and eggnog as well!
The year winding down, you could surely tell.

The closers were bustling, nerves all a’tatter,
while processors on the phones, they did chatter.
And Evan in loafers, and Jamie (no tie),
we’re loving the action, it can’t be denied.

When in through the door there came a new agent,
saying “I’ve got a hot deal – where can I place it?!”
Everone sprang to action at once —
and cried, in a chorus, “we’ll get it done!”

“Now Will, now Jess’ca, now ‘Tasha, now Dan!
On Mark! On Beth! On Steve, and on Ben!
This deal must be closed, ‘fore the end of the night,
now dash away all, we must get it right!”

The contract was looked at for when money’s due,
estoppels were ordered; and survey reviewed.
So when, at the end, the docs all were prepped,
BPE was sure that their buyer was ‘repped.

And then, in a twinkling, the action abated.
The seller was ready, her docs all were dated.
Looking excited, the buyer turned ’round,
and down the main hall, came Evan with a bound.

He was dressed all in golf clothes, in mis-matching plaids,
left over from the 80’s, a forgotten fad.
With a bundle of closing docs held in a sheath.
He strode with full purpose to conference room B.

And in his right hand, a pen for the signing!
The buyer’s and seller’s and agent’s eyes: shining.
With a wink of an eye, the pen, it arose,
and then ink was on paper — the deal was closed!

The buyer’s funds landed, the checks were all cut,
the invoices paid; the file closed out.
As Evan shut down, and turned off the light,
he said: “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

Happy Holidays to all from your friends and family at Berlin Patten Ebling!


Berlin Patten Ebling, PLLC

Article Authored by Dan Guarnieri  dguarnieri@berlinpatten.com

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