Framingham Center, Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyers

David Gray Hanson
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Free Consultation! Skilled & Knowledgeable Real Estate Law Advocacy Since 1987!

I am an experienced and determined attorney with a concentration in real estate law. I will work tirelessly to meet your legal needs and goals! Visit my website to see case results and call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Jonathan A. Barnes
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Free Consultation! Experienced Real Estate Law Attorney! Aggressive Advocacy!

I am a skilled and knowledgeable real estate law attorney. I am dedicated to exceptional counsel and legal representation for real estate matters! Visit my website to see case results or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Marisa Schell Gregg
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Free Consultation! Comprehensive & Thorough Real Estate Law Counsel & Advocacy!

I am committed to exceptional legal representation for real estate matters. I provide determined and skilled advocacy to obtain the best possible outcomes! Visit my website to see results, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Jonathan Klein
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I am dedicated to vigorously advocating for the rights and interests of those with real estate law needs. I provide skilled and knowledgeable representation! Visit my website to see results, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Donna Quinn
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Framingham, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 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
Framingham, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(508) 875-5222 205 Newbury St
Framingham, MA 01701
Real Estate and Business
Framingham, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(508) 626-9000 161 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
Real Estate and Business
Framingham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(508) 872-4331 1001 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
Real Estate and Municipal
Framingham, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 55 years experience
(508) 872-4856 929 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
Real Estate, Divorce and Family
Christopher H. Mingace
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Framingham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 29 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...
Daniel W. Murray
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Sudbury, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 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...
Stephen E. Dawley
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Framingham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 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.
Edward Cannon Jr
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Framingham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 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...
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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Jacquelyn E. Bumbaca
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Free Consultation! Real Estate Lawyer Dedicated to Exceptional Representation!

I zealously advocate for those with real estate law needs. I am dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcomes for your legal matters! Visit my website to see settlements and verdicts, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Chesley Oriel
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Framingham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 49 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...
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 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 36 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...
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...
Herbert Warren Cooper IV
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Wellesley, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 27 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.
David Hunt Nickerson
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Wellesley, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 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.
Lawrence Hoyle
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Wellesley, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 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.
Glenn James Murphy
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Medway, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(508) 533-7157 77 Main Street
Medway, MA 02053
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Massachusetts School of Law
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...
Michael Holiday
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Wellesley, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(781) 591-0113 27 Mica Ln
Wellesley, MA 02481
Real Estate
William F. Ahern Jr.
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Free Consultation! Experienced Representation for Real Estate Law Matters!

I have over 25 years of experience aggressively representing those with real estate law matters. I am dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcomes! Visit my website to see case results, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Charles M. Campo Jr.
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Real Estate Law Counsel & Legal Representation!

I am a skilled and aggressive real estate law attorney. I have extensive experience and success litigating, negotiating and settling complex cases. Visit my website to see case results or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Matthew Scafidi
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Wellesley, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(781) 210-4710 310 Washington Street
Suite 201
Wellesley, MA 02481
Real Estate and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
Magali C. Black
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Holliston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(781) 343-1094 847 Washington Street
Holliston, MA 01746
Real Estate
Janet Hope Magenheim
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Newton, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(617) 965-1112 275 Grove Street
Suite 2-400
Newton, MA 02466
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Family
Ms. Irene DelBono
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Natick, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(508) 655-1959 24 Nern St
Natick, MA 01760
Real Estate
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
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...
Zachary Alan Waksman
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Burlington, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(617) 340-6623 67 South Bedford Street
Suite 400 West
Burlington, MA 01803
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
Bruce J. Embry
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Successful Legal Counsel & Representation!

For 30 years, I have advocated for real estate clients with dedication and expertise. I work tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcomes in real estate matters! Visit my website for results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Christopher H. Mingace
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Free Consultation! Responsive, Thorough, & Experienced Real Estate Lawyer!

I have been zealously representing clients with real estate needs for over 25 years. I am dedicated to protecting your rights and interests! Visit my website for settlements and verdicts. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Bruce J. Embry
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Lexington, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(617) 494-1920 One Cranberry Hill
#304
Lexington, MA 02421
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Construction
Boston University School of Law
Bruce J. Embry is a founder and current managing partner of Gregg, Hunt, Ahern & Embry and heads the firm's real estate department. Mr. Embry is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, and is a member of the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts also serving on that Association's National Affairs and Title Insurance Subcommittee. Mr. Embry is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been voted by his peers as one of Boston's "Super Lawyers" for the last five years.

Mr. Embry's more than 30 years of experience runs the gamut of real estate practice including residential and commercial conveyancing, leasing, condominium...
Lawrence Army
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Worcester, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(508) 793-1900 370 Main St
Suite 900
Worcester, MA 01608
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Assisting Worcester and the surrounding areas of divorce, real estate, and business litigation, Attorney Larry is especially committed to helping families through a variety of complex family law issues, using intuitive and professional techniques to achieve clients’ goals.
Mai L. Huynh
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Dorchester, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(617) 288-9400 117 Neponset Ave
Dorchester, MA 02122
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...
Rich Mucci
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Winchester, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(781) 729-3999 63 Shore Rd
Ste 23
Winchester, MA 01890
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Massachusetts Award Winning Attorney Richard Mucci is the founder of Winchester MA based Law Offices of Richard Mucci. Attorney Mucci is an experienced litigation lawyer who understands all facets of business, civil litigation and criminal defense. His law firm has strong expertise in employment law, personal injury, real estate law, divorce, estate planning, criminal law and construction law to name a few.

Knowing that clients, like patients, rarely have just one issue, Attorney Mucci is able to move seamlessly among diverse practice areas. Ahead of the curve, the Law Offices of Richard Mucci provides a one-stop shop to the surrounding...
Steve Holmes
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Lowell, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(978) 456-5201 100 Merrimack St
Suite 205C
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy and Business
Suffolk University Law School
Member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1991
Member of Massachusetts Bar Association
Member of Middlesex County Bar Association
Member of Worcester County Bar Association
David Gray Hanson
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Lexington, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(617) 494-1920 One Cranberry Hill
#304
Lexington, MA 02421
Real Estate, Business and Landlord Tenant
New England Law | Boston
David Gray Hanson joined Gregg, Hunt, Ahern & Embry in January of 1997, and is a Partner in the Real Estate Department. Prior to joining Gregg, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, Mr. Hanson was the managing partner of the Cambridge law firm of Hanson & Fatt Attorneys at Law. He graduated from the New England School of Law in 1985 and has a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Massachusetts, cum laude in Psychology.

Since 1987, Mr. Hanson has practiced law with a concentration in real estate conveyancing, condominium conversions, and disability law. He is a member of the Real...
Michael J. Akerson
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Worcester, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(508) 754-7285 4 Lancaster Terrace
Worcester, MA 01609
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Employment and Personal Injury
Western New England University School of Law
Michael Akerson joined the firm over 17 years ago. Since that time he has fostered a diverse and successful litigation practice, focusing upon complex litigation and representing both individuals and corporations in all stages of litigation and in pre-litigation strategy. He is recognized as one of the area's most experienced civil, administrative and criminal litigators in the field of public official misconduct cases. Another large component of his practice is representing individuals involved in serious personal injury matters involving automobiles, as well as those injured due to workplace misconduct, including harassment and discrimination. He also counsels numerous corporations on a...
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
Charles M. Campo Jr.
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Lexington, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 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.
John A. Pulgini
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(617) 361-7500 11 Fairmount Ave
#107
Boston, MA 02136
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...
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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.