Estate Planning / Probate

Whether you own or rent property, estates both large and small can benefit from an estate plan. And when the time comes for your loved ones to have to either make decisions on your behalf or settle your estate, an estate plan will help take the guesswork out of the difficult decisions they must make and guide them based on your wishes.

Health Care Proxies
Powers of Attorney
Probate of Estates

Landlord Tenant Law

Being a residential landlord in Massachusetts is no simple task. Learning how to properly vet your prospective tenants, and having a properly drafted lease agreement can clarify the landlord/tenant relationship before problems exist. Also having an experienced attorney guide you through the housing court procedures can save you time and money in the long run versus trying to navigate an eviction on your own and being forced to start the process over.

Nonpayment of Rent
Drafting Lease Agreements
Maintenance Issues
Security Deposit Issues

Real Estate

Buying or selling real estate can feel overwhelming at times, and it is important to have an attorney review and negotiate terms in both an initial offer as well as the purchase and sale agreement. Parties can also benefit from transferring title of their property to a trust in certain estate plans to avoid having to transfer title through the probate court after the passing of some or all owners.

Residential Purchase and Sales Agreements
Landlord Tenant Matters
Residential Leasing Issues (Drafting and Negotiation)
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Commercial Leasing Issues (Drafting and Negotiation)

Employment Law

Employees who have been subjected to unlawful employment practices need an advocate. Whether it involves termination of employment, nonpayment of wages or overtime, or discrimination or harassment in the workplace, better outcomes can be reached with knowledgeable counsel on your side.

Massachusetts Wage Act
Wrongful Termination
Discrimination or Harassment
Workplace Retaliation
Other Wage Violations

Small Business Formation

The various forms of corporate entities can offer substantial protections to business owners and help separate personal assets from corporate assets. Once formed, corporate entities have certain annual requirements that an experienced attorney can assist with both preparation and filing.

Corporate Formation
Annual Filing Requirements
Business Planning