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The Advantages of Holding Real Estate in an LLC

A Limited Liability Company or "LLC" is a business entity created by Massachusetts law by drafting and filing Articles...

Robert Cirafice

What is a Petition to Partition?

A petition to partition is an action used when a property owner wishes to sell a piece of property they own as joint...

Robert Cirafice

The Massachusetts Homestead Act and What it Means for You

A Declaration of Homestead is a great way to protect your primary residence from collection, seizure, or a creditor’s...

Robert Cirafice

The Elective Share: How a Spouse Can Derail your Estate Plan

In Massachusetts, a surviving spouse can claim a fixed portion of the decedent’s estate (referred to as an elective...

David Lane

How to Maintain Anonymity When You Win the Lottery in Massachusetts

Lottery winners in Massachusetts are often surprised when they go to claim their prize and are then asked by the...

David Lane

Estate Planning and Coronavirus: The Importance of Having Health Care Documents and What it Means for your Current Health Care Documents

With the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the abundance of fear and uncertainty that has come with it,...

David Lane

Our Certification of Title to Buyers of Real Estate

Our duties on behalf of the lender require that we examine the title to the premises. In addition, under the provisions...

David Lane

Title Insurance and Its Importance in Your Transaction

Real estate title insurance very simply is an insured statement of the conditions of one’s title or ownership rights to...

David Lane

Closing Attorneys and The Closing Process

Our duties on behalf of the lender require that we examine the title to the premises. In addition, under the provisions...

David Lane

Ways to Hold Title in Massachusetts

In order to properly prepare the mortgage documents we require information from you as to how you intend to take title...

David Lane