Beth A. Grassette


Beth Ann Grassette, Esq., of Killingworth, Connecticut, graduated second in her class from Western New England College in 2006, with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Political Science. She also attended Western New England School of Law, graduating in 2009, in the top 5% of her class. While attending law school, she functioned as the Topic Development Editor of the Western New England Law Review, was the first female recipient of the Francis & Gilman Real Estate Award, and served as a Summer Associate at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy.

Beth began as an Associate Attorney with Penner Law firm in 2009, later becoming Partner at the firm in 2011. In 2012 Beth opened Penner Law Firm’s Branford, Connecticut Office location where she continued to grow the firm’s busy real estate practice. In the Fall of 2014 Beth and her team opened Grassette & Associates, where she continues to focus her practice on real estate law, title services, and lender compliance.

Areas of Practice:

  • Residential Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Probate Law
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut, 2009
  • New York, 2010
  • South Carolina, 2011
  • United States District Court, 2nd Circuit, 2012
  • North Carolina, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New Haven Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Connecticut Mortgage Bankers’ Association
  • Women’s Council of Realtors, Southern Fairfield County Division
  • Stewart Title Guaranty, Board of Advisors


  • Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, MA, 2009, J.D., cum laude
  • Western New England Law Review, Topic Development Editor
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in: Bankruptcy, Land Finance and Transfer, International Law, Genetics and the Law, and Professional Responsibility
  • Francis & Gilman Real Estate Award
  • Dean’s List, 2007 – 2009
  • Student Bar Association, Representative
  • Western New England College, Springfield, MA, 2006, B.A. Political Science, suma cum laude
  • Mortar Board Honor Society
  • Phi Sigma Alpha National political Science Honor Society
  • Western New England Honor’s Program
  • Model United Nationals, President
  • Political Science Excellence Award
  • Western New England Honors Program

Past Employment Positions:

  • Penner Law Firm, LLC
  • United States Attorney’s Office, District of MA-Springfield Division, Intern & Law Clerk
  • First American Title Insurance Company, Intern & Legal Research Assistant
  • Updike, Kelly and Spellacy, P.C., Summer Associate
  • Tyler & Tyler Attorneys at Law, Intern & Legal Research Assistant
  • Mass Mutual Financial Group, MML Investor Services Intern
  • City of Springfield Law Department – Code Enforcement, Legal Research Extern
  • United Technologies: Hamilton Sundstrand, Intern, Air Management Contracts and Legal Department