Category: Blog

I AM BUYING/SELLING MY HOME, DO I NEED A REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY?
By: Attorney Patricia E. Couto| Associate Buying or selling a home is not an easy process and involves many different people, stacks of paperwork, complex legal documents, and occasionally several [...]
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THE BASICS OF SUMMARY PROCESS PROCEDURE IN MASSACHUSETTS
By: Attorney Corey T. Pontes| Associate In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, summary process is the procedure by which a landlord evicts a residential tenant through the court. Summary process is [...]
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A LEGAL EVOLUTION: WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO WITH MARIJUANA IN MASSACHUSETTS
By: Cara Kuzmiski| Law Clerk Massachusetts has been progressively taking a more liberal view on the use and regulation of marijuana within the state over the past eight years. In [...]
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Former Owners Are Required to Raise All Claims Arising out of the Same Transaction or…
By: Attorney Raymond C. Pelote| Partner Any former owners who have been foreclosed upon tend to use the Housing Court as its battleground to contest the foreclosure. Once a property [...]
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Massachusetts “Recreational Use” statute and Waiver of Liability Forms
By: Peter Thomas| Law Clerk Ever thought about learning to rock climb or, even, skydive? Chances are good that before you ever get a foot off the ground you’ll be [...]
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I Have Been in an Automobile Accident, Do I need an Attorney?
By: Attorney Kevin J. O’Malley| Partner Auto accidents, even relatively minor ones, are traumatic. Loss of transportation, personal injury, lost time from work, filling out accident reports, dealing with insurance [...]
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A TALE OF TENANCIES
By: Attorney William Rosa| Partner Whenever you are acquiring real estate it is important to have your attorney assist you in determining the manner in which you will hold title [...]
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“SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, AND MEAN WHAT YOU SAY”
By: Attorney Kevin P. McRoy| Partner As I was growing up, my father used to tell me the same phrase over and over again, undoubtedly trying to cement the mantra [...]
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The Importance of Estate Planning for Parents
By: Attorney Dianna M. Williams| Associate If something were to happen to you, who would you want to raise your children? People often associate estate planning with older, retired individuals; [...]
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Trying to “catch’em all” is not a valid defense to trespass and the other risks…
By: Attorney Dina M. Swanson| Partner It’s all the rage right now. You see people walking around staring at their smart phones or posting on social media their latest capture [...]
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