Real Estate

Real Estate Foreclosures: Our Massachusetts real estate foreclosure lawyers deal with all issues surrounding foreclosures in both residential and commercial settings. We are experts at the rigid procedures that govern this area of law and regularly conduct foreclosures for local banks and other lenders. For both businesses that are forced to foreclose on properties they own and homeowners who are trying to protect their homes, our expertise is an invaluable asset. Our services include assessing the pros and cons of starting foreclosure proceedings; evaluating options that might save our clients time and money; customizing pre-foreclosure strategies; and handling necessary court proceedings. Our real estate law practice is always abreast of developments in foreclosure and related laws. We pride ourselves on this expertise and, compared with some lawyers, believe we are superior in terms of our knowledge of and compliance with Massachusetts Real Estate Laws and regulations that strictly govern foreclosure proceedings. Our foreclosure lawyers provide advice and counsel regarding the most cost-efficient and effective methods of conducting foreclosure sales in Massachusetts, including bidding and advertising strategies. We also provide expertise on alternatives to auction sales. Our real estate lawyers are equipped to guide lenders, property owners, and homeowners through all foreclosure issues and the bankruptcy matters that often arise during the process.

Landlord / Tenant Disputes: Among our firm’s specialization is Massachusetts landlord / tenant law. We are broadly experienced in representing landlords of various sizes, from individuals with a single unit in Framingham, MA to large commercial businesses in downtown Boston. The attorneys who work in this area include Robert Jachowicz and Jack Merrill. Either is happy to discuss your particular situation and help guide the management of your tenant relationships from the start of a tenancy to its conclusion, whether through negotiation or court action. To help answer any general questions you may have in this area of law, we offer the list of Massachusetts Landlord / Tenant Law FAQ’s. Because the Massachusetts law on residential tenancies is far stricter than it is on commercial arrangements, the questions below focus on the former situation. In commercial tenancies, the parties are generally governed by the terms of the written lease, which should be used in almost every situation.

Local Zoning: Our local zoning attorneys work with landowners who want to proceed with residential and commercial projects. We are familiar with the Zoning Bylaws of Boston metro west towns such as Framingham, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Milford, Natick and Worcester, and work with engineers, project managers and municipal authorities to get your project permitted as quickly as possible.

  • We represent you before the local boards, and if necessary in appeals of local decisions regarding special permits, variances, site plan review, subdivision projects, and zoning enforcement.
  • We guide clients through MEPA review and permitting appeals before local conservation commissions and the Department of Environmental Protection.
  • We also represent clients in initial permit applications, real estate entity creation, commercial litigation, including development disputes with and between owners, developers, subcontractors and abutters.

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With law offices in Framingham, Massachusetts and Milford, Massachusetts, our real estate lawyers provide legal services to individuals, families and businesses throughout the Boston metro west and Worcester County region including Ashland, Dedham, Framingham, Franklin, Hopkinton, Maynard, Marlborough, Milford, Natick, Needham, Newton, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Waltham, and Worcester, Massachusetts.