West Newton, Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyers

Jonathan Klein
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Attorney

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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David Gray Hanson
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Attorney

David Gray Hanson joined Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry in January of 1997, and is a Partner in the Real Estate Department. Read More »
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James J. Finn, III
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Attorney

New England Law | BostonMassachusetts
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William F. Ahern Jr.
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience

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. Read More »
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Osler (Pete) L. Peterson
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Newton, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(617) 969-1500 580 Washington Street
Suite B
Newton, MA 02458
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...
(617) 969-1500 66 North Street
PO Box 358
Medfield, MA 02052-0358
Jonathan Fitch
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Wellesley Hills, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(617) 542-5542 110 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Real Estate, Business, Consumer and IP
Boston College Law School
Jonathan Fitch, managing partner of Sally & Fitch in Boston, has been practicing complex business litigation for over 30 years.
(617) 542-5542 1 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
(401) 521-6500 56 Pine St
Providence, RI 02903
Joshua Krefetz
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Allston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 8 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...
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...
Edward Silva
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Waltham, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(855) 778-4853 465 Waverley Oaks Road
Suite 400
Waltham, MA 02452
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...
(855) 778-4853 206 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144
(855) 778-4853 85 East India Row
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 666-9977 345 Court Street
Unit 6
Plymouth, MA 02360
David M. Beliveau
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Waltham, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(781) 890-8600 393 Totten Pond Rd
Suite 204
Waltham, MA 02451
Real Estate, Business, Elder and Landlord Tenant
David M. Beliveau, Esq., CPA is the founder of the Law Office of David M. Beliveau, LLC ("Beliveau Law Office") with offices in Naples, Florida, Waltham, Massachusetts and Salem, New Hampshire. Attorney Beliveau represents both individuals and businesses. He has clients in Florida, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Attorney Beliveau has been named a "Massachusetts Rising Star" by the publishers of Boston Magazine and Law and Politics Magazine. The distinction, awarded to less than five percent (5%) of all Massachusetts lawyers, was based on ballots cast by Massachusetts attorneys, asking them to identify the best lawyers, under the age...
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...
Alan Segal
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Needham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 44 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...
John M. McMahon
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Watertown, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(617) 926-8944 507 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Laura Cannon-Ordile
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Waltham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(781) 894-3309 685 Main St
Waltham, MA 02451
Real Estate
Boston College Law School
Charles M. Campo Jr.
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience

Charles Campo is a recognized trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience litigating cases in both the federal and state courts. Read More »
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Jonathan A. Barnes
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Lawyer

University of New HampshireMassachusetts, New Hampshire, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
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Jennifer Greaney Esq
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Wellesley Hills, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(617) 542-5542 110 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Real Estate
Boston University School of Law
Jennifer E. Greaney is an experienced litigator with the focus of her practice being real estate law and bank defense. Jennifer has represented both tenants and landlords in complex and simple commercial disputes. She has also defended banks in disputes regarding checks and wire transfers.
(617) 542-5542 1 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
(401) 521-6500 56 Pine Street
Providence, RI 02903
Matthew Scafidi
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Wellesley, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(781) 210-4710 310 Washington Street
Suite 201
Wellesley, MA 02481
Real Estate and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
Mary Moy-Hart
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Waltham, MA Real Estate Law Attorney
(781) 890-8600 391 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, MA 02451
Real Estate
Attorney Hart joined the firm in 2008. Ms. Hart practices in the areas of estate planning and real estate. She has represented numerous lending institutions and mortgage lenders as well as private individuals. Ms. Hart has advised developers, purchasers, and sellers in connection with various aspects of real estate transactions. She is a title agent for Commonwealth Land America Title Insurance Company. Ms. Hart is proficient in the Cantonese language. Prior to joining the firm, Attorney Hart was an associate at Brecher, Wyner, Simons, Fox & Bolan, LLP (BWSF&B) in Newton, MA. Prior to BWSF&B, Ms. Hart was an associate with...
David Hunt Nickerson
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Wellesley, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 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.
Chiara Urbani LaPlume
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Newton, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 17 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.
Michael Holiday
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Wellesley, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(781) 591-0113 27 Mica Ln
Wellesley, MA 02481
Real Estate
Janet Hope Magenheim
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Newton, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(617) 965-1112 275 Grove Street
Suite 2-400
Newton, MA 02466
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Family
William D. Kickham Esq.
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(781) 320-0062 101 Federal St
#1900
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationReal 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...
(781) 320-0062 119 Fisher St
#1
Westwood, MA 02090
Christopher Tolley
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(617) 367-8787 One Washington Mall
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Construction and Consumer
Suffolk University Law School
My name is Christopher S. Tolley. I bring the accumulated wisdom of my broad experience to exercise the best judgment I can in providing my clients fast, efficient legal services and practical, cost-effective solutions in several areas of the law.

REAL ESTATE
I represent buyers/borrowers, lenders and sellers in institutional and private loan transactions, commercial and residential real estate sales and acquisitions, land use/zoning matters, resolving landlord and tenant issues, issuing title insurance and resolving title defects.

DEBTOR/CREDITOR
I collect debts for lenders, small businesses and individuals whether through negotiation or litigation, demand letter or trial, and I use all remedies...
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...
Bruce J. Embry
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Lawyer

Bruce J. Embry is a founder and current managing partner of Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry and heads the firm's real estate department. Read More »
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Jacquelyn E. Bumbaca
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John A. Pulgini
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 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...
(781) 843-2200 10 Forbes Rd
#410
Braintree, MA 02184
(617) 426-1244 294 Washington St
#435
Boston, MA 02109
(508) 991-3441 190 William St
New Bedford, MA 02740
(978) 662-5306 300 Brickstone Square
#201
Andover, MA 01810
Charles M. Campo Jr.
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Cambridge, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
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.
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...
(617) 340-6623 One Boston Place
Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02108
Bart Peter Simonian
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Cambridge, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
New England Law | Boston
David Altman
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Cambridge, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
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 M. Cloutier
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West Roxbury, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 327-3811 1990 Centre St
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal and Personal Injury
New England Law | Boston
Steven E. Altman
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Cambridge, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
Roderick S. Oreste
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 8 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...
Eliot Brais
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(800) 499-0551 8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
Christopher H. Mingace
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Lawyer

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Marisa Schell Gregg
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Massachusetts Real Estate Law Lawyer

Marisa Schell Gregg rejoined Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry and became a partner in 2013. Ms. Gregg continues her practice in all aspects of Real Estate Law, including comprehensive representation and... Read More »
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Jonathan Klein
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Cambridge, MA Real Estate Law Attorney
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Brian Goodwin
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Boston, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 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.
Jonathan A. Barnes
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Cambridge, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of New Hampshire
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...
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
Steven Charles Goldwyn
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Cambridge, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
Henry W. Clark
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Cambridge, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Real Estate, Business, Education and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
Mr. Clark focuses his practice on the representation of not-for-profit education and human service corporations and families of individuals with disabilities.
Mai L. Huynh
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Dorchester, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(617) 288-9400 117 Neponset Ave
Dorchester, MA 02122
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Immigration and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Mr. Jonas Jacobson
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Cambridge, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 8 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,...
William F. Ahern Jr.
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Cambridge, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
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.
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