Turners Falls, Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyers
I received my B.S. from Wittenberg University in 2005. In 2010, I obtained my J.D. from Western New England University School of Law. I am a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, American Bar Association, Hampden County Bar Association, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Hampshire County Bar Association, and Intellectual Property Law Association. Additionally, I have been honored by...
He has represented hundreds of families seeking a fresh start through bankruptcy. His practice includes both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. He has successfully won settlements for people whose rights were violated by debt collectors and credit reporting agencies. He has received numerous commendations for his work from...
Regulatory experience before the MA Cannabis Control Commission representing clients at Suitability Hearings and with Licensing and Regulatory Compliance Issues and as Senior Counsel and Ethics Liaison to the NJ Office of the Child Advocate, drafting legislation and regulations.
Experienced and Dedicated Real Estate Paralegal, Ellen McMahon with years of Real Estate expertise.
Experienced and Dedicated Family Law Paralegal, Cheryl Cantarella with a degree in early childhood education and juvenile court expertise.
Associate Attorney, Patrick Toney, former City Solicitor for Agawam, MA with expertise in Family, Housing and...
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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