Abington, Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyers

John A. Pulgini
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Free Consultation! Experienced, Comprehensive Real Estate Law Attorney!

I am dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of those with real estate law needs. I am ready to tenaciously advocate for the best possible outcome! Visit my website for information, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Kevin M. Cloutier
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Attorney with 14 years experience

New England Law | BostonMassachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
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James J. Finn, III
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience

James J Finn, III joined Gregg, Hunt, Ahern & Embry in 2017 as a real estate attorney. Prior to joining Gregg, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, Jim was the founder and managing partner of the Law Office of James J. Finn.... Read More »
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Mai L. Huynh
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Boston Real Estate Attorney Mai Huynh concentrates her practice in residential and commercial real estate including financing, leasing, acquisitions and sales. She also focuses on helping small to mid size businesses... Read More »
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Patricia Bloom-McDonald
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Canton, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(781) 713-4709 1017 Turnpike Street, Route 138, Suite 23
Canton, MA 02071
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth
Attorney Patricia Bloom-McDonald is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has been in private practice since 2003. She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, 1st Circuit; U.S. Bankruptcy Court; and all courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She has extensive knowledge and experience with the preparation of Wills, Trusts, Health Care Proxies, Durable Power of Attorneys, and other Estate Planning documents. Additionally, Attorney Bloom-McDonald possesses exceptional knowledge of Probate law as it is applied to Estate Administration, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Adoptions, and Name Change procedures. She possesses...
John A. Pulgini
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Braintree, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(781) 843-2200 10 Forbes Rd
#410
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
New England Law | Boston
I have been successfully representing injured workers before the Massachusetts Department of industrial Accidents for over 20 years. Our firm prides itself on keeping constant communication with our clients to ensure they are aware of all developments. Each client is provided my personal cell phone number so their questions and concerns can be addressed at any hour. Additionally, I have been recognized for my expertise in workers' compensation, as I have been appointed by two successive Massachusetts Governors to the Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Advisory Council. For the past 10 years, I have served as one of four statewide labor...
John A. Norton Jr.
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Braintree, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(781) 843-2200 10 Forbes Rd
#410
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
St. John's University School of Law
John A. Norton Jr., an attorney at Pulgini & Norton, offers diligent representation to individuals throughout the Boston region who are buying or selling property, or recovering from workplace injuries. He provides clients with the personalized representation they need to assert their rights and protect their interests.
Joseph K. Curran
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Weymouth, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(781) 277-3262 11 Front St
#1
Weymouth, MA 02188
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Roger Williams University School of Law
Kevin William Gaughen Jr
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Weymouth, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(781) 335-0374 528 Broad St.
Weymouth, MA 02189
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Kevin W. Gaughen, Jr. joined the firm in August of 2009 from the Norfolk County District Attorneys office. Gaughen served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Wrentham, Quincy, Stoughton and Dedham District Courts and as the Assistant District Attorney in charge of the Brookline District and Juvenile Courts. Attorney Gaughen is known for his zealous trial advocacy. In an appeals court case, opposing counsel characterized him as to have "pummeled into the jury's consciousness"1 important portions of the case. The case was decided in his client's favor.

Attorney Gaughen is a graduate of...
Kevin William Gaughen
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East Weymouth, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(781) 335-0374 528 Broad St
East Weymouth, MA 02189
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Jonathan Moriarty
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Randolph, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(781) 961-2200 53 S Main St
Suite 3
Randolph, MA 02368
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal and Personal Injury
Roger Williams University School of Law
The Law Office of Jonathan J. Moriarty was established in 1999 and has been responsible for providing legal services, including real estate related legal services and criminal defense ever since. Our main areas of practice are real estate law, criminal law, personal injury and civil litigation. Our office is conveniently located at in Randolph, Massachusetts. We hope that our website at www.attorneymoriarty.com will familiarize you with our personnel, areas of practice, and firm philosophy. Please call us at 781-961-2200 or e- mail us at info@attorneymoriarty.com.
Terrence T. Sweeney
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Brockton, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(617) 481-6187 831 Pleasant Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Suffolk University
Boston College and Suffolk University Law School has been followed by more than forty years in the active practice of law focusing on consumer issues: I am a debt relief agent helping people file for relief under the Bankruptcy Code. I prepare wills, trusts, and help people get divorces, buy or sell their homes, or set up small businesses.

Over the years I have taught law courses as an adjunct instructor at several schools and colleges.
I offer an initial, free consultation so that you can judge whether I am a good fit as your attorney. That initial consultation will involve a...
Mai L. Huynh
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Quincy, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(617) 288-9400 760 Southern Artery
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Immigration and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Boston Real Estate Attorney Mai Huynh concentrates her practice in residential and commercial real estate including financing, leasing, acquisitions and sales. She also focuses on helping small to mid size businesses with formation, including Incorporations, LLC, LLP, helping each client to protect their interests and minimize the risks that come with starting a business.

She is a member of REBA and an agent for Catic, New England's largest domestic title insurance underwriter, and represents many clients in the purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties.

Attorney Huynh also focuses on family based immigration, helping...
Keith Durden
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Quincy, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(617) 328-4844 24 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
The University of Chicago Law School
Mr. Durden has represented numerous clients in both civil and criminal matters in trial courts throughout Massachusetts. He has successfully argued motions to suppress and dismiss and has tried numerous cases successfully before judges and juries. In his criminal law practice, he has handled hundreds of cases involving drug possession, drug distribution, school zone violations, 209A violations, larceny, and insurance fraud and has won many acquittals for his clients. ...
Blanca G. Silvestrini
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Attorney

University of Puerto RicoPuerto Rico
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Joseph K. Curran
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Lawyer

Roger Williams University School of LawConnecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island
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Nicholas Nashawaty Jr
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Braintree, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(781) 848-8545 654 Washington
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Attorney Nicholas T. Nashawaty Jr. and Attorney Lindsay P. Rand founded the bankruptcy and real estate law firm of Nashawaty & Rand in 1983. With a main office in Braintree, the firm has remained committed to the aggressive pursuit of outstanding results for its clients for over 25 years.
Scott Fishman
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Weymouth, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(781) 337-4221 775 Pleasant St
Weymouth, MA 02189
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
I'm a no nonsense attorney that stays in close contact with clients. My representation is practical and efficient and my client's interests always come first.
Stephanie Sprague
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Quincy, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(617) 472-8400 1495 Hancock Street
2nd Floor
Quincy, MA 02169
Real Estate, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Patrick M Culhane
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Braintree, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(781) 843-3585 100 Grandview Place
Suite 304
Braintree, MA 02343
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
Meredith A. Stratford
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Canton, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(781) 575-0400 793 Washington Street,
Suite One
Canton, MA 02021
Real Estate, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Daniel S. Rosemark
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Quincy, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(203) 297-8574 1073 Hancock Street
Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169
Real Estate, Business, Communications and Energy
Brad Mahoney
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Quincy, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(617) 471-0700 43 Quincy Ave
Quincy, MA 02169
Real Estate
William D. Kickham Esq.
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(781) 320-0062 119 Fisher St
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Westwood, MA 02090
Free ConsultationWestwood, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
Real Estate, Construction, Criminal and Landlord Tenant
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney William Kickham has more than 20 years of legal practice from diverse positions in law and media, providing counsel on a wide range of legal and trial issues, in both the civil and criminal arenas. Mr. Kickham presently practices law in his own firm in Westwood, Massachusetts, and until recently was the Executive Producer and host of his own TV talk show, At The Bar, previously broadcast on the Comcast network in the suburban Boston market, discussing a variety of legal and litigation issues within Massachusetts and nationally. In his diverse legal roles, Mr. Kickham has...
Zachary Alan Waksman
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(617) 340-6623 One Boston Place
Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Syracuse University College of Law
Zachary Waksman focuses his practice on litigation matters in Boston and throughout Massachusetts, representing clients involved in a wide range of real estate, construction, and business disputes. Mr. Waksman is a detail-orientated attorney who possesses an ability to process and analyze large complex litigation files to find the facts and the legal basis necessary for the firm’s litigation clients to succeed. His brilliant legal research and writing skills also provide litigation clients with an unquestionable advantage, especially when the clients’ case depends on formulating a persuasive nuanced legal argument. Mr. Waksman started his legal career at a New York...
Peter G. Calabrese
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Attorney
(617) 340-6623 One Boston Place
Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Appeals, Business and Construction
Massachusetts School of Law
Peter Calabrese is the firm's founding member and chair of the Construction, Litigation and Real Estate practices; he also handles Appellate Litigation cases. Mr. Calabrese's practice covers a broad spectrum of litigation matters related to commercial and residential real estate, condominium association and construction disputes, and he maintains a niche practice that focuses on high stakes appellate litigation, administrative law and regulatory matters. Upon graduating law school, Mr. Calabrese began his legal career at one of Boston's largest law firms where he represented international investment banks involved in complex securities fraud/contract litigation. While in law school, Mr. Calabrese...
Kevin M. Cloutier
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West Roxbury, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(617) 327-3811 1990 Centre St
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Christopher Tolley
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(617) 367-8787 1 Washington Mall Suite 7A
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Collections, Construction and Consumer
Suffolk University Law School
Meeting Your Business And Personal Legal Needs
Your needs are our needs. Your goals are our goals. We strive to provide our clients the best representation we can, employing rigorous legal analysis and considerable experience to develop client relationships where we consistently deliver success. From common to complex legal issues we seek solutions that are creative, inventive, even counter-intuitive – but always practical.

Our areas of practice include:

Debt Collection Regulation - Federal and Massachusetts
Construction Supplier Litigation
Real estate transactions – buying, selling, mortgages title issues, title insurance
Commercial and Consumer Collections
Commercial And Consumer Mortgage Foreclosures
Personal injury
Chapter 7 and 13 for Individuals and Small Businesses
Bankruptcy...
Roderick S. Oreste
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(617) 871-9662 75 Arlington Street
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Roderick S. Oreste is the principal attorney of Oreste Law. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Before founding his law firm, Rod spent over 12 years working for New England's beloved baseball team, the Boston Red Sox. During his tenure there, he held several management positions in the Public Affairs department and acted as the Red Sox alumni liaison. He dealt with all issues concerning former Red Sox players and coaches...
Jonathan M. Whiting
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Plymouth, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(508) 747-3328 11 South Park Avenue
Plymouth, MA 02360
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Collections
Debt Collection Attorney. Collecting outstanding invoices for large and small businesses in the south shore and cape cod.
Herbert S. Cohen Esq.
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 61 years experience
(617) 523-4552 500 Commercial Street
#4R
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Business
Columbia Law School
Osler (Pete) L. Peterson
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Medfield, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(617) 969-1500 66 North Street
PO Box 358
Medfield, MA 02052-0358
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
PETERSON | Law
580 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458
66 North Street, P.O. Box 358, Medfield, MA 02052.

Law practice emphasizing (1) litigation, (2) real estate/land use, and (3) estate planning/administration. Litigation experience across a broad spectrum - personal injury, consumer, business, employment, will and probate contests, landlord tenant, collections, construction, and contract disputes. Formerly a partner in Freeto, Peterson & Scoll 1984 - 2006.

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• AV rated since 1988 (“Very High to Preeminent” attorney) by fellow lawyers, per Martindale-Hubbell (http://martindale.com). (“An AV rating is a significant accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers...
William J. McLeod
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(617) 542-2956 77 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
Western New England University School of Law
Attorney McLeod is a member of the Bankruptcy Section of the Boston Bar Association, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys the American Bankruptcy Institute, as well as the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts (REBA). In addition to authoring the comprehensive bankruptcy manual "Chapter 13 in 13 Chapters", he has also written articles of interest to the bankruptcy and insolvency community appearing in the ABI Journal. Attorney McLeod was a contributing author to the legal desk reference for physicians, The Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make and How To Avoid Them. He authored two chapters: “The 10 Biggest Mistakes...
Nicholas J. Rosenberg
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(617) 390-7570 33 Mount Vernon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Real Estate, Business and Environmental
Boston College Law School
Nick's practice encompasses a broad range of complex commercial litigation matters, including the representation of clients in contract, corporate governance, securities and real estate disputes, as well as in civil and criminal investigations and government enforcement actions. Nick has brought and defended numerous cases in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and New York on behalf of public and private corporations, hedge funds, universities, corporate officers and directors and other individuals. Nick's real estate litigation experience includes representing residential and commercial developers, buyers and brokers, in cases involving construction claims, condominium disputes, zoning appeals, and the enforcement of purchase and...
Michael J. Moore
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(617) 340-6623 One Boston Place
Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Appeals, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Boston College Law School
Michael Moore provides the firm's Real Estate, Construction and Litigation practice groups with experienced counsel on complex matters. Prior to becoming Of Counsel, Mr. Moore was an associate attorney at the firm where he represented clients involved in real estate, construction, and business litigation related matters. As an associate Mr. Moore prepared a broad scope of litigation filings and for real estate transactional matters, he prepared a variety of agreements for residential and commercial real estate transactions, including offers to purchase, purchase and sale agreements, deeds and he also provided experienced legal representation at residential real estate closings. ...
Richard M. Stone Esq
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Attorney
(617) 848-9360 31 Walton St
Boston, MA 02124
Real Estate and Tax
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Rick’s practice focuses on State, Federal and International Tax matters, including planning, audits, appeals and litigation. He serves businesses and individuals throughout the country, and works closely with accounting firms and financial firms whose clients need specialized expertise in complex tax issues.
Cameron Pease
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Needham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(781) 292-1080 160 Gould Street
Needham, MA 02492
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Needham, MA lawyers: CAMERON C. PEASE concentrates his practice in civil litigation, commercial and business law, commercial and residential landlord tenant matters, and employment law. Mr. Pease has been admitted to practice in Massachusetts since 1992 and has tried cases before the Superior Court, District Court, Probate and Family Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and Housing Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mr. Pease has also successfully mediated and arbitrated numerous matters. He is a lecturer for the National Business Institute and the Institute of Real Estate Management, and is a frequent contributor to The Professional Planner. He...
Geoffrey Millsom
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(617) 482-0600 175 Federal St
Boston, MA 02110-2247
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Environmental
Fordham University School of Law
Geoff is a commercial litigator who focuses his practice on business disputes. He is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants at trial and on appeal in courts across the country in high-stakes and business-critical commercial matters. Geoff’s business litigation practice has a particular emphasis on claims against commercial banks brought by customers, third parties and regulators.
Adam Sherwin
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Somerville, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 8 years experience
5 Middlesex Avenue
4th Floor Suite 400
Somerville, MA 02145
Real Estate, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Vermont Law School
I provide legal representation for foreclosure defense, landlord-tenant, and property/land use matters in Boston and the Greater Boston Region. I provide representation that is convenient, affordable, and aimed at getting you the results you need. I'm a foreclosure attorney that has helped many homeowners with home foreclosures. I've helped many homeowners stop foreclosure and fight to save their homes. Contact me to see if I can help you.
Mr. David Glenn Baker Esq.
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(617) 340-3680 236 Huntington Ave
Suite 302
Boston, MA 02115
Real Estate and Bankruptcy
I graduated from Massachusetts School of Law in 1996. Since graduation, I have practiced Bankruptcy almost exclusively. Within the context of Bankruptcy, I also deal with predatory lending, mortgage modifications and similar issues. On November 6, 2006, I became the first bankruptcy lawyer in Massachusetts in the last twenty years to argue a case before the US Supreme Court.
Daze Swift Lee Esq.
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(617) 523-4552 500 Commercial Street
#4R
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Business
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Daniel C. Hill
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Cambridge, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(617) 494-8300 43 Thorndike St
Cambridge, MA 02141
Real Estate, Administrative, Business and Environmental
Northeastern University School of Law
Edward Silva
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Plymouth, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(617) 666-9977 345 Court Street
Unit 6
Plymouth, MA 02360
Real Estate
“I started this company with a dream and a passion for the real estate industry, knowing above all the customer experience would always be our priority”. Since founding Silva Law / QuickSilva in 2003, Ted Silva has maintained a passion for doing what is best for the client at every opportunity, as reflected in the company’s trademark motto and guarantee “We Close Anywhere at Anytime”.

“Growing up in a real estate family, I watched my father excel in the industry as a Real Estate Broker. Family dinners were about real estate –every meal. After college I went to law...
Blanca G. Silvestrini
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Cambridge, MA Real Estate Law Attorney
(800) 541-4542 P.O. Box 382376
Cambridge, MA 02238
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Puerto Rico
Richard Schifone
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Somerville, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(617) 776-7300 59 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Bankruptcy
New England Law | Boston
Massachusetts Bankruptcy Attorney Providing Personal Bankruptcy Services Since 1996 Need to Stop a Foreclosure? Need Relief From Debts and Creditor Calls/Garnishment/Levy, etc.? Maybe Get Rid of a 2nd or 3rd mortgage? Reorganize Your Business? I am here to help you get a "fresh start" with your finances or deal with any bankruptcy related issues Free Initial Consults. Bankruptcy filing recommended only when it is your best option. Over15 years' experience handling exclusively bankruptcy cases for debtors and creditors, business and personal, under Chapters 7 and 13...
Mr. John Schuyler Keating
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Marshfield, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(617) 285-8113 84 Franklin Street
Marshfield, MA 02050
Real Estate, Consumer, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
Suffolk University
John, a.k.a. "Chip" (a nickname he's had since birth) is the principal of the Law Offices of John S. Keating, a general practice law firm in Marshfield, MA serving residents and business on Boston's South Shore. Chip is a graduate of Brown University (B.A., political science, 1985) and Suffolk University Law School (cum laude, 1993). Chip's practice includes divorce and family law (approximately 50% of the practice), civil litigation, real estate, landlord/tenant, wills and trusts, employment law, and consumer protection. Chip is an active member of the Marshfield community, having served in local office (in a...
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Buying, selling, or renting property?

Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.

Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law, or eminent domain issues.

Some states provide a certification for lawyers who have demonstrated experience and competency in the practice of real estate law. These attorneys must meet certain educational, experience, and examination requirements to receive the certification as a specialist.


Deed: The legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one party to another.

Mortgage: A mortgage is a document signed by a borrower when a loan is made that gives the lender a right to take possession of the property if the borrower fails to repay the loan.