Former John L. Scott exec to lead Missouri Realtors group

Russ Cofano has experience in real estate law

Russ Cofano, former vice president and general counsel for John L. Scott Real Estate, has been named CEO of the Missouri Association of Realtors. He is scheduled to start his new job June 15.

Prior to joining John L. Scott, Cofano practiced real estate law for two decades, managed the Washington Realtors Legal Hotline and served as an instructor for that association’s continuing education courses. Cofano is regarded as a legal expert on multiple listing service and real estate intellectual property issues and has been a key contributor to important real estate legislation.