Quincy Real Estate Lawyers

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Mai L. Huynh
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Quincy, MA 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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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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Kevin M. Cloutier
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience

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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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Keith Durden
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Quincy, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(617) 328-4844 1245 Hancock 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. ...
Mai L. Huynh
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Quincy, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(617) 288-9400 760 Southern Artery
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationReal Estate 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...
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...
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
John A. Norton Jr.
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Braintree, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 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.
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.
Daniel S. Rosemark
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Quincy, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(203) 297-8574 1073 Hancock Street
Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169
Real Estate, Business, Communications and Energy
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
Nicholas Nashawaty Jr
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Braintree, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 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.
Patrick M Culhane
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Braintree, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(781) 843-3585 100 Grandview Place
Suite 304
Braintree, MA 02343
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
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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Brad Mahoney
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Quincy, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(617) 471-0700 43 Quincy Ave
Quincy, MA 02169
Real Estate
Richard E. Palumbo Jr.
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Dedham, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(833) 725-8626 3 Allied Drive
Suite 303
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
PALUMBO LAW aggressively and sensibly advocates for and protects the legal rights of homeowners, real estate investors, business owners and businesses with complex legal issues. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience and offer our legal services throughout RI, MA and CT.
Our firm represents clients with corporate and business law, start-up assistance relating to the choice and formation of business entity, protection of trademark or license agreement, contract drafting, and assisting with buying or selling a business or business assets.
Our probate attorneys compassionately move through the court-managed process called probate or estate administration with you. The assets...
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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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(617) 720-5657 185 Devonshire Street
10th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
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...
Keith E Phillis
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(617) 933-9621 One Boston Place, Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02108
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Boston University School of Law and Roger Williams University School of Law
Keith E. Phillis focuses his practice on tax, corporate and renewable energy matters. His tax experience includes extensive involvement with the structuring and sale of investment assets in a wide range of industries. His corporate experience includes all aspects of business formation and governance, from start-ups to asset portfolios valued at over $500M. Keith's renewable energy experience extends to the identification, structuring, development, financing and sale of renewable energy projects throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Keith represents renewable energy asset developers and asset managers at all stages in an asset's life, from identification and due diligence of opportunities to acquisition...
Michael Thomas Baker Esquire
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Hingham, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(800) 701-0352 72 Sharp Street, Suite A5
Hingham, MA 02043
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
Baker Law Group, PC with offices in Hingham, Plymouth, Holliston, and Brockton specializes in estate planning, elder law, asset protection and business law services, tailor-made to a client's particular needs and wishes. Our legal counsel is essential - whether you have a growing family, are planning to retire, are investing in property, or are starting or exiting a business - to protect your assets today and efficiently transfer your wealth tomorrow.
Brian Goodwin
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(617) 571-3310 8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Real Estate, Business and Criminal
Suffolk University and Western New England College
Brian Goodwin is a criminal defense attorney based out of Boston Massachusetts. Attorney Goodwin has over 16 years of experience in the Massachusetts criminal justice system. He has worked as a police officer, police detective, county prosecutor and criminal defense attorney over the past two decades. Attorney Goodwin’s law enforcement background gives him a unique perspective that few other criminal defense practitioners possess.
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. ...
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
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.
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...
Kevin William Gaughen Jr
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Weymouth, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 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 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
Daze Swift Lee Esq.
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(617) 523-4552 500 Commercial Street
#4R
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Business
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Patricia Bloom-McDonald
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Canton, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 17 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...
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...
Daniel C. Hill
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Cambridge, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(617) 494-8300 43 Thorndike St
Cambridge, MA 02141
Real Estate, Administrative, Business and Environmental
Northeastern University School of Law
Jonathan Moriarty
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Randolph, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 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.
Roderick S. Oreste
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 10 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...
William J. McLeod
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 29 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...
Jason Savageau
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(617) 340-6623 One Boston Place
Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02108
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Suffolk University Law School
Mr. Jonas Jacobson
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Cambridge, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(617) 230-2779 872 Massachusetts Ave.
Unit 1-6
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Collections, Construction and Foreclosure Defense
Suffolk University Law School
Consumers, and business owners, will appreciate the litigation experience I bring to managing their issues. I handle all types of civil litigation related to money owed, and money owing. That includes bankruptcy. If you are in debt, or if someone owes you money, you call me for help. Likewise, if you are facing foreclosure, and want to pursue the bank - I am your man. I try to avoid litigation, where possible, especially if the client has an on-going relationship with the potential plaintiff or defendant. However, I am more than happy to to take a matter to a jury,...
Joshua Krefetz
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Allston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(617) 254-8000 20 Linden Street, Suite 205
Allston, MA 02134
Real Estate and Landlord Tenant
Boston College Law School
Joshua Krefetz specializes in commercial and residential landlord-tenant law, and real estate, including litigation. Attorney Krefetz has established a record of successful, rigorous legal representation of members of the Boston community. He is known for his strong work on behalf of landlords, developers, investors, and other real estate clients. He aggressively defends his clients against counterclaims, and is comfortable on both offense and defense. Prior to partnering with John Seed to found Krefetz & Seed (now Krefetz, Seed & Chan), Attorney Krefetz established a solo practice known as Krefetz Law Firm in Allston, MA. Before going out on...
Daniel Larson
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(617) 932-6169 1 Canal Street, Suite 1209
Boston, MA 02114
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, IP and Personal Injury
Michael B. McCarthy
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Attorney
(978) 270-2189 8 Faneuil Hall
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Elder and Estate Planning
Massachusetts School of Law
Keri E Angus
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(617) 340-6623 One Boston Place, Suite 2600
Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02108
Real Estate, Administrative, Construction and Landlord Tenant
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Mid-level litigation attorney with experience in commercial and business litigation, administrative law, tax, finance, procurement, government contracts, employment, entitlements, criminal prosecution, civil litigation, government policy, business, marketing and operations. Other skills include brief writing, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, client interaction and other advisory roles.
Martin Flax
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Dedham, MA Real Estate Law Attorney
(781) 329-4850 4 Kings Ct
Dedham, MA 02026
Offers Video ChatReal 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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Herbert S. Cohen Esq.
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 62 years experience
(617) 523-4552 500 Commercial Street
#4R
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Business
Columbia Law School
Edward Silva
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(855) 778-4853 85 East India Row
Boston, MA 02110
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...
Mehdi Rahmani
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(617) 207-4088 800 Boylston St
Suite 1600
Boston, MA 02199
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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.

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