Wilmington, Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyers

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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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 Klein
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Jacquelyn E. Bumbaca
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Michael Monteforte
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Wilmington, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(978) 657-7437 5 Middlesex Ave Suite 15A
Wilmington, MA 01887
Real Estate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
I went out on my own, and opened the Law Office of Michael Monteforte Jr. in September 2006. I was also licensed as a New York attorney in 2014. The firm started out as a General Practice, handling pretty much whatever came in the door, but over the years, I started to concentrate on the specific legal fields that I found to be fulfilling and challenging. I began to take continuing education classes that specialized in estate planning and elder law, and honed my expertise in those fields. The firm underwent a name change...
Jonathan Meidanis
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Billerica, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(978) 294-9547 574 Boston Rd. #13
Billerica, MA 01821
Real Estate, Divorce, Personal Injury and Probate
Southern Methodist University
David J Ionson
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Woburn, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(781) 674-2562 400 TradeCenter
Suite 5900
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Immigration
Northeastern University School of Law
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
Paul D. Lambert
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North Andover, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(844) 773-2552 401 Andover Street, Suite 201-B
P.O. Box 892
North Andover, MA 01845
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
New England Law | Boston
NOT EVERY LAWYER IS THE SAME! Paul D. Lambert has been concentrating in real estate law, estate planning & probate and advising small businesses for more than twenty five years. Paul has been in the private practice of law since 1990. He considers it a true privilege to assist first time home buyers, and guides his buyers through the purchase process from the Offer to Purchase to receiving the keys to their new home. He also understands that selling a home, especially for “empty nesters” can be emotional and even heart-wrenching, and Paul will also...
Paul McCarthy
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North Andover, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
65A Flagship Drive
North Andover, MA 01845
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Paul D. McCarthy is the Founder and Managing Partner of MAC Law Group, LLC. He has focused his practice of law on Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Asset Protection and Consumer Protection for more than 15 years. Prior to practicing law, Attorney McCarthy managed, operated and owned several real estate brokerages and mortgage banking companies. This experience gave him extensive knowledge in defending the public against abusive practices of mortgage lenders and real estate brokers. He is an active member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). He is regularly relied...
Michelle A. McHale
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Lynnfield, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(781) 584-8283 220 Broadway
#303
Lynnfield, MA 01940
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Personal Injury and Probate
New England Law | Boston
Kenneth Wacks
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Lynnfield, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(781) 584-8283 220 Broadway
#303
Lynnfield, MA 01940
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
Western New England University School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Allan Baron
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N. Andover, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(978) 674-8530 65 Flagship Drive
Suite A
N. Andover, MA 01845
Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Suffolk University Law School
I am a Divorce Attorney, Mediator and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. I have a practical view of the world and I am committed to providing cost effective legal problem solving services. Attorney Profile: http://www.baronlawmediation.com/bios/attorney-allan-baron/
Jaclyn M. Martin
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Chelmsford, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(978) 250-4255 25 Fletcher Street
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Martin joined the firm in 2015. She was born in Lowell and resides in Chelmsford. She was recruited to the law firm with experience in Human Resources and State and Federal Government Program Administration. Her five years of experience in Section 8 Voucher administration as a Leased Housing Coordinator at the Somerville Housing Authority has helped her to develop an appreciation of Landlord - Tenant issues, as well as a strong understanding of Federal and State Housing laws. This immersion has positioned her to support clients in all aspects of housing and real estate law. Further, her experiences...
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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James J. Finn, III
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Steve Holmes
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Lowell, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 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
(978) 456-5201 69 Park Lane
Harvard, MA 01451
George C. Malonis
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Dracut, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(978) 453-4500 14 Loon Hill Road
Dracut, MA 01826
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School and Boston University School of Law
George C. Malonis was educated at Suffolk Law School, Babson College (MBA) and Boston University (BA). He is licensed in the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. George C. Malonis offers comprehensive, professional legal services with 20 years' experienced counsel and support staff.
Michael G. Furlong
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Andover, MA Real Estate Law Attorney
(978) 409-6161 1 Elm
Andover, MA 01810
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
New England Law | Boston
Michael G. Furlong founded the Furlong Law Group in 2004. Prior to opening his own firm, Attorney Furlong served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court and over the last 24 years worked for some of the premier Merrimack Valley law firms. Today Attorney Furlong’s practice is focused on estate planning, estate administration, real estate, asset protection, business law and select litigation cases. Attorney Furlong is a member of the Haverhill, Lawrence, Essex and Massachusetts Bar Associations and for a number of years volunteered in the Haverhill District Court Conciliation Program. Attorney Furlong...
Barbara Collins-RigordaEva
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North Andover, MA Real Estate Law Attorney
(978) 269-0505 30 Massachusetts Ave
North Andover, MA 01845
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
Massachusetts School of Law
As a former professor of social justice and communication, I am passionate about affecting positive changes in the lives of others by helping them find legal solutions to their real-world problems - involving their family, their property, and their estate.
Robert A. Prousalis
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Lynnfield, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
40 Salem Street
Bldg. 2
Lynnfield, MA 01940
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Elder and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
David King Reppucci
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Lowell, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(978) 458-1296 147 East Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Real Estate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
Denise A Brogna
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Boxford, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(978) 561-1390 18 Hollow Tree Road
Boxford, MA 01921
Real Estate, Appeals, Business and Construction
Loyola Law School
Civil litigation, construction, mechanic’s liens, business litigation, real estate, general corporate law, contract law, general employment law. Bench and jury trial experience in both state and federal courts, solo and as first chair. State and federal appellate court experience. Arbitration, mediation, and settlement experience.
Andrew E. Willems
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Stoneham, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
38 Montvale Avenue
Suite 207
Stoneham, MA 02180
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Estate Planning, Family and Landlord Tenant
Boston College Law School
Brad Pacheco
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Lowell, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(978) 937-7322 175 Central Street
Suite 215
Lowell, MA 01852
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Attorney Brad M. Pacheco is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of New Hampshire. Attorney Brad M. Pacheco is a Graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Massachusetts and a Cum Laude graduate of Suffolk Law School, Boston, Massachusetts. The Law offices of Brad M. Pacheco are located at 175 Central Street, Suite 215, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852. Call the office at (978) 937-7322 to make an appointment with Attorney Brad M. Pacheco.
Raymond Thomas Weicker
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Chelmsford, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(978) 250-4255 25 Fletcher Street
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Brooklyn Law School
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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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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Matthew R Braucher
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North Andover, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
65a Flagship Drive
North Andover, MA 01801
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
A native of Massachusetts, Attorney Braucher is admitted to practice law in the State and Federal Courts for the States of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals. After graduating cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Economics, Attorney Braucher obtained his Juris Doctor from New England Law, Boston where he was a member of Dean’s list for all semesters. While in law school Attorney Braucher interned for the Attorney General’s Office for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and acted as a law...
(603) 665-9111 1662 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Mr. John Keramaris
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Woburn, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(978) 263-7119 400 TradeCenter, Suite 5900
Woburn, MA 01801
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Landlord Tenant
John has litigated in courtrooms across the Commonwealth where he has handled numerous matters for countless satisfied clients. His practice focuses primarily on real estate litigation, including landlord-tenant disputes, and criminal defense, including OUI. John strives to exceed his clients' expectations in quality, reliability and results.
Mr. Robert James Hundertmark Esq.
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Woburn, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(781) 932-6611 10 Cedar Street
Suite 26
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Venessa Masterson
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LOWELL, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(978) 323-7880 385 Gorham Street
Suite 2
LOWELL, MA 01852
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Personal Injury
Peter Parlow
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Lowell, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(978) 441-2149 212 Central Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Real Estate, Criminal, DUI and Landlord Tenant
John Tramontozzi
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Melrose, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(781) 665-0099 114 W Foster St
Melrose, MA 02176
Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
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...
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
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
John A. Pulgini
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Andover, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(978) 662-5306 300 Brickstone Square
#201
Andover, MA 01810
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
(617) 361-7500 11 Fairmount Ave
#107
Boston, MA 02136
(508) 991-3441 190 William St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Jonathan A. Barnes
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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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Christopher H. Mingace
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Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts
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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. ...
Nancy A. Morency
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Chelmsford, MA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(978) 925-6041 1 Olde North Road
Suite 103
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Nancy A. Morency an attorney at Gallant & Ervin, LLC in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. She specializes in all aspects of family law and litigation throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

Whether you are in just the initial stages of a divorce and need some questions answered or need an attorney to see you through to the end, Attorney Morency can assist you. With her knowledge, experience and compassion, Attorney Morency can effectively represent you in your divorce to help ease this difficult process. She also assists clients with custody and parenting time for unwed parents, child support/spousal support, as well as...
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
Lawrence Hoyle
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Wellesley, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(781) 489-1489 One Hollis Street, Suite 422
Wellesley, MA 02482
Real Estate, Elder, Probate and Tax
Boston University School of Law and Syracuse University College of Law
Lawrence Hoyle has been an attorney for twenty-nine years. His law practice includes estate planning, estates and trusts, probate law, elder law, asset protection, tax law, real estate law, business law and litigation. Attorney Hoyle provides personal service, a thorough review of each client's circumstances, practical legal advice and knowledgeable representation.
Herbert Warren Cooper IV
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Wellesley, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 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.
(603) 369-3642 P.O. Box 4019
Concord, NH 03301
James Sears
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(978) 777-2104 7 Federal St
Danvers, MA 01923
Danvers, MA Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years experience
Real Estate, Construction, Elder and Tax
Boston University School of Law and Western New England University School of Law
When you are in need of legal services, there’s nothing more important than having a knowledgeable attorney you can count on. Attorney James M. Sears has been practicing law, serving the North Shore and Metropolitan Boston Areas since 1989. He is experienced and well-versed in the laws of the Commonwealth and its municipalities and dedicated to the needs of his clients.

As a tax attorney, James M. Sears brings his knowledge and skills to all areas of his practice. Attorney Sears ensures all of his clients are informed and receive thorough expert legal services, which is why Attorney James M. Sears...
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.

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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.

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I collect debts for lenders, small businesses and individuals whether through negotiation or litigation, demand letter or trial, and I use all remedies...
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...
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
Bruce J. Embry
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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 and Construction
Boston University School of Law
Bruce J. Embry is a founder and current managing partner of Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry and heads the firm's real estate department.
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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.

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