Dover, Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyers

Mai L. Huynh
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 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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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 15 years experience

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James J. Finn, III
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 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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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...
Herbert Warren Cooper IV
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Wellesley, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(781) 237-7766 8 Grove St
Suite 205
Wellesley, MA 02482
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Boston College Law School
My practice focuses on assisting small businesses in their contractual, employment, and intellectual property legal needs, guiding couples and individuals through the estate planning process, helping fiduciaries and beneficiaries through the necessary tasks required to wrap up the affairs of a decedent, including preparation of estate tax returns, and assisting buyers and sellers of residential real estate in the purchase or sale of homes and houses.
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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Alan Segal
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Needham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(781) 444-9676 175 Highland Ave
Needham, MA 02494
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
The Needham, Massachusetts Law Office of Attorney Alan H. Segal has been providing legal services to the Greater Boston Massachusetts community for over 30 years. Alan and his associates through the years have provided legal consultation in the areas of Massachusetts real estate law, business law, and estate planning with a sincere, personal touch to their clients. Alan has appeared on local television, cable and the radio offering his insights on current legal issues. He and his staff understand that finding your way through the legal system can be a complex and overwhelming task. They take pride in being available when...
Howard Goldman
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Needham, MA Real Estate Law Attorney
(781) 292-1080 160 Gould Street
Needham, MA 02492
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Boston University School of Law
HOWARD S. GOLDMAN concentrates his practice in business law for closely held companies, real estate, litigation, conveyancing, condominium law, civil litigation, and financing. He is a lecturer for the National Business Institute and the Institute of Real Estate Managers, and is the editor-in-chief of The Community Association Institute and The Professional Planner. Mr. Goldman has been admitted to practice in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He is an active member of the Boston, Norfolk, and Massachusetts Bar Associations, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Real Estate Bar Association, and the Attorneys Committee of the Community Association Institute. He is also...
Matthew Scafidi
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Wellesley, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(781) 210-4710 310 Washington Street
Suite 201
Wellesley, MA 02481
Real Estate and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
Ms. Irene DelBono
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Natick, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(508) 655-1959 24 Nern St
Natick, MA 01760
Real Estate
Donna Quinn
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Framingham, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(508) 626-2226 1253 Worcester Road
Suite 303
Framingham, MA 01701
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Boston University School of Law and New England Law | Boston
Kevin M. Cloutier
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West Roxbury, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(617) 327-3811 1990 Centre St
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Christopher H. Mingace
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Framingham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(508) 626-8500 276 Union Ave
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Christopher H. Mingace has practiced law in the state of Massachusetts for the past 25 years, helping families navigate the complex legal world in which we live. Attorney Mingace began his career as a solo practitioner helping families in the areas of personal injury, business formation, bankruptcy, family law, criminal law, real estate transactions and basic wills and trusts. Clients have given him great trust to help generations of their family members. Attorney Mingace prides himself in zealous representation of his clients. He finds reliable attorneys to assist family members when they seek assistance in areas in which he...
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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John A. Pulgini
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Braintree, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 28 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...
Lawrence Hoyle
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Wellesley, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(781) 489-1489 40 Washington Street, Suite 200
Wellesley, MA 02481
Real Estate, Elder, Probate and Tax
Boston University School of Law and Syracuse University College of Law
Lawrence Hoyle has been an attorney for thirty-five years. His law practice includes estate planning, estates and trusts, probate law, elder law, asset protection and tax law. He also assists clients with residential real estate and business law.

Attorney Hoyle provides personal service, a thorough review of each client's circumstances, practical legal advice and knowledgeable representation.
Alan S. Fanger
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Newton, MA Real Estate Law Attorney
(617) 332-3456 275 Grove Street
Suite 2-400
Newton, MA 02466
Real Estate, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Probate
Boston University School of Law
I bring 26 years of experience as a trial lawyer to solve your problems. I am unflinching and unwavering in my commitment to vindicate your rights, while being mindful at the same time of your concern to do so in a cost-effective and responsive manner, at all times working collaboratively with you to demystify the law and litigation procedure and identifying creative solutions to achieve your objectives. Whether you have an inheritance or probate dispute, a failed business or real estate transaction or partnership, a landlord-tenant problem, a wage or compensation dispute, or an issue...
Stephen E. Dawley
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Framingham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(508) 879-8717 276 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
Real Estate, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Suffolk University Law School
I have extensive experience across a number of areas of the law. During my career I have made thousands of court appearances and have substantial experience probating estates, representing people charged with crimes, people buying and selling real estate, and people going through a divorce. I provide individualized attention to my clients and respond promptly to emails, telephone calls, and other communications.
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...
Chesley Oriel
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Framingham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(508) 872-8282 550 Worcester Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Real Estate, Business and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Over 30 years legal experience serving individuals, families, and businesses through Massachusetts. We are a Full Service Law Firm, which simply means that if for some reason we are not able to assist a client, we will find someone who can. Sometimes a client's problem or needs requires a "specialist", someone who for example only handles patent law or trademark law cases. Most times, with our almost forty years of experience, we are able to provide our clients with all of the services they need. When requested, we will travel to the clients' home or office if it is more convenient. For...
Alan Pransky
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Dedham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
20 Eastbrook Rd
Dedham, MA 02026
Real Estate, Criminal, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
In Dedham, Massachusetts, we represent individuals and families in a wide range of areas under the law, including: •Family law and divorce — including all aspects of divorce law, such as child custody, child support and property division, as well as other family law issues, including spousal abuse, paternity and separation •Real estate — including guidance for buyers, sellers, lenders, landlords and tenants in a wide range of transactions and litigation issues •Estate administration and probate — including settling debts, notifying creditors, preparing and filing all documents and resolving any claims against an estate •Civil law — including personal injury, breach of contract and...
Chiara Urbani LaPlume
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Newton, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(781) 325-8810 1340 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459
Real Estate and Business
General business law and real estate attorney, specializing in providing personal attention as a business advisor to small and medium-sized businesses, as well as individuals, in the greater Boston area. Provide international experience and legal services in Italian as well as English.
Martin Flax
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Dedham, MA Real Estate Law Attorney
(781) 329-4850 4 Kings Ct
Dedham, MA 02026
Real Estate, Education, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Minnesota Law School
I have been an attorney for more than twenty-five years and use my extensive experience practicing law in the following areas.

Probate Matters

I assist families with obtaining guardianships, conservatorships and name changes. I also represent clients in probate administration, negotiating the transfer of real estate, contested will litigation and special needs planning.

Special Education Law

I handle matters relating to special education law including mediation, appearing before the Bureau of Special Education Appeals, and helping to secure educational placements.

Real Estate

I represent buyers and sellers of real estate and assist with purchase and sale agreements and real estate closings.


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Melissa DiBenedetto
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Framingham, MA Real Estate Law Attorney
(508) 626-8500 276 Union Ave
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Landlord Tenant, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
David Hunt Nickerson
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Wellesley, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 33 years experience
177 Worcester St., Suite 305
Wellesley, MA 02481
Real Estate, Business and Probate
Boston College Law School
David H. Nickerson has been practicing in Massachusetts since 1986.After working for a Boston firm after graduation, Attorney Nickerson then opened his own practice focusing on: residential and commercial real estate sales and purchases; the formal and informal probate of estates; preparation of commercial leases ;setting up corporations and LLCs and establishing nominee trusts; preparation of wills. The office is focused on meeting client goals in an effective and cost efficient manner. I have acted as a Superior Court appointed receiver in the past and have taught Landlord-Tenant law.
Laura Cannon-Ordile
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Waltham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(781) 894-3309 685 Main St
Waltham, MA 02451
Real Estate
Boston College Law School
Glenn James Murphy
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Medway, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(508) 533-7157 77 Main Street
Medway, MA 02053
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Massachusetts School of Law
Edward Cannon Jr
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Framingham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(508) 541-3000 124 Grove Street
Framingham, MA 02038
Real Estate and Business
A 1986 graduate of Union College in Schenectady, New York, and a 1992 graduate of New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, Edward V. Cannon, Jr. concentrates his practice in the areas of representing corporations and individuals in business and real estate matters. His business practice includes assisting clients with issues surrounding the creation, operation, merger and dissolution of business entities, as well as providing advisory services for various human resource and risk management problems. He also represents developers (corporate and individual) with all phases of acquiring, operating, leasing and selling commercial and residential developments. Such developments generally range from...
Richard C. Bremer, Jr
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Dedham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(781) 461-8600 450 Washington Street
Suite 107
Dedham, MA 02026
Real Estate, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Boston University School of Law
Michael Holiday
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Wellesley, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(781) 591-0113 27 Mica Ln
Wellesley, MA 02481
Real Estate
Magali C. Black
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Holliston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(781) 343-1094 847 Washington Street
Holliston, MA 01746
Real Estate
Alicia Cummings
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Dedham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(781) 251-0540 347 Washington St, Suite 303
Dedham, MA 02026
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
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
Janet Hope Magenheim
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Newton, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(617) 965-1112 275 Grove Street
Suite 2-400
Newton, MA 02466
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Family
Robert J. Granich
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Wayland, MA Real Estate Law Attorney
(508) 358-5940 75 Boston Post Road
Wayland, MA 01778
Real Estate
Charles M. Campo Jr.
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Lexington, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(617) 494-1920 One Cranberry Hill
#304
Lexington, MA 02421
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Charles Campo is a recognized trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience litigating cases in both the federal and state courts.
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...
Christopher Tolley
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 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...
David Katz
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(508) 480-8202 5 Mount Royal Avenue
Suite 380
Marlborough, MA 01752
Free ConsultationMarlborough, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
New England Law | Boston
When I started to practice law 35 years ago, my father, also a lawyer, offered me some thoughtful and exceptionally valuable advice: listen carefully, do your homework, and above all, maintain a sense of humor – because you are going to need it. I have to admit that Dad was right and his wise words have resonated with me during my entire practice. Listening attentively to my clients and meticulous preparation are indeed the hallmarks of success. And, finding a way to put clients at ease establishes approachability, confidence, and most importantly, trust. Working closely with each client, I make...
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...
Eliot Brais
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North Attleborough, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(508) 699-4442 188 N Washington St
North Attleborough, MA 02760
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
Eliot T. Brais is the sole and managing shareholder in his North Attleboro, Massachusetts office. He began his law career in 1988, joining his father, Ronald A. Brais, who had enjoyed a 40 year practice primarily concentrating on estate planning and small business law.

In his father’s footsteps, Eliot T. Brais’ areas of expertise include estate and business planning. Over the years, Eliot’s practice areas expanded to include real estate, real estate development and criminal law having handled in excess of 1,000 criminal cases and 50 trials.

Eliot T. Brais’ representation of clients’ interests goes well beyond the award of monetary sums...
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. ...
William F. Ahern Jr.
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Lexington, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(617) 494-1920 One Cranberry Hill
#304
Lexington, MA 02421
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Connecticut School of Law
William F. Ahern, Jr. has been a civil trial attorney for over 30 years. For most of his career, he has litigated high value, complex cases. That he represents both plaintiffs and defendants provides him with a unique perspective providing an advantage in understanding how best to represent each.

Mr. Ahern is an experienced, successful litigator. He continues to specialize in catastrophic personal injury litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and the state courts of Rhode Island. He has litigated wrongful death, disfigurement, traumatic brain injury, burns, amputations, paraplegic and quadriplegic cases. He...
Daniel W. Murray
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Sudbury, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(978) 579-9800 39 Union Avenue
2nd Floor
Sudbury, MA 01776
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Daniel W. Murray is an aggressive advocate for his clients. He has been practicing law in Massachusetts for over 30 years. During this time, he has used his extensive legal knowledge and creative problem solving skills to get his clients what they deserve. Attorney Murray received his J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 1980 and is now a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Prior to starting his own practice, Attorney Murray worked in both a small and large-corporate law firm in Boston. He also holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts...
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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.