In the past five years, Massachusetts has enacted various statutes involving estates, trusts and probate which affect the practice of real estate, including the Massachusetts Homestead Statute, the Massachusetts Durable Power of Attorney Statute, the Massachusetts Uniform Principal and Income Act, the Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code, the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code, without any significant input from the Real Estate Bar.

Apart from legislation, there are numerous issues real estate practitioners face within the Massachusetts Probate Court system when titles involve probate, such as lost files and delayed service.

The mission of this section is to provide a mechanism to provide meaningful input into legislation and proposed legislation that affect the practice of real estate even though legislation primarily is focused on probate, trusts and estate taxes. Additionally, the committee will provide input to the Probate Courts to facilitate the real estate practice as it relates to probate, titles and related matters. In order to accomplish this, the section will draw upon the expertise of Real Estate Bar Association Section members and the membership at large.

Finally, the section believes that through education and sharing of knowledge by real estate practitioners and trust and estate planning practitioners, the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, who are the ultimate consumers of the services we provide, will be better served.

Officers

Staff
Nicole Cohen
The Real Estate Bar Association
295 Devonshire Street, Sixth Floor
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 854-7555
(617) 854-7570
cohen@reba.net
Co-Chair
Leo J. Cushing Esq., CPA, LL.M.
Cushing & Dolan, PC
375 Totten Pond Road, Suite 200
Waltham, MA 02451
(617) 523-1555
(617) 523-5653
lcushing@cushingdolan.com
Co-Chair
David S. Raymon Esq.
Burns & Levinson LLP
125 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 345-3341
(617) 345-3299
draymon@burnslev.com

Members

Karen A. Adamski Esq.
O'Brien & Adamski, Attorneys at Law
25 Main Street
Post Office Box 205
Easthampton, MA 01027
(413) 527-4600
(413) 529-9666
attorneykadamski@gmail.com
Destini Mia Aguero Esq.
Legal Services Center of the Harvard Law School
122 Boylston Street
Boston (Jamaica Plain), MA 02130
(617) 390-2530
(617) 522-0715
daguero@law.harvard.edu
Robert A. Antonioni Esq.
Antonioni & Antonioni Law Office
119 Merriam Avenue, First Floor
Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 537-1912
(978) 537-3259
bob@bobantonioni.com
Sarah Maria Belanger Esq.
Valanzola Law Group
15 West Street
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 339-0781
(508) 339-0500
sarahmariabelanger@gmail.com
Richard Bentley Jr., Esq.
Bentley & Bentley
28 Broadway, Suite One
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 822-0305
(508) 822-0310
rbentley@bentleyandbentley.com
Robert T. Bevans Esq.
Topkins and Bevans
255 Bear Hill Road, Third Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 890-6230
(781) 466-6982
rbevans@topbev.com
Nancy I. Blueweiss Esq.
Blueweisslaw and Real Estate
241 Perkins Street, H-402
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 513-8126
(617) 330-1919
nancy@blueweisslaw.com
Clayton Wade Brite Esq.
Camiel Law
1330 Boylston Street, Suite 100
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 244-4155
(617) 244-2996
cbrite@camiellaw.com
Benjamin Cantor Esq.
21 Quarry Lane
Milton, MA 02186
(603) 731-2251
(617) 523-6535
bcantor@ejcrealtygroup.com
Jennifer E. Carey Esq.
Sarah F. Alger PC
Post Office Box 449
Five Parker Road
Barnstable (Osterville), MA 02655
(508) 428-8594
jec@sfapc.com
James J. Casiello Jr., Esq.
Cushing & Dolan, PC
375 Totten Pond Road, Suite 200
Waltham, MA 02451
(617) 523-1555
(617) 523-4726
jcasiello@cushingdolan.com
Richard E. Cavanaugh Esq.
Common Grow, LLC
203 East Street
Petersham, MA 01366
(978) 724-3311
rich@commongrow.com
Richard A. Cella Esq.
65 Pleasant Street
Post Office Box 297
Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 537-8214
(978) 840-1124
racella@comcast.net
Marc E. Chapdelaine Esq.
Chapdelaine Law Office, P.C.
325 Central Street
Saugus, MA 01906
(617) 367-2427
(617) 367-2428
marc@chapdelainelaw.com
Joseph A. Coluntino Jr., Esq.
Butters Brazilian LLP
699 Boylston Street, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 367-2600
joecoluntino@gmail.com
Mary C. Connell Esq.
Connell & Connell
134 Middle Street, Suite 300
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 453-8895
(978) 452-5946
connellesq@aol.com
Robert Joseph Connell Jr.
20 Gladstone Street
Quincy (Squantum), MA 02171
(617) 549-6535
rob@connellre.com
Kenneth A. Cossingham Esq.
Cossingham Law Office, P.C.
30 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 404
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 685-5686
(978) 794-0985
kcossingham@cossinghamlaw.com
Barry R. Crimmins Esq.
Platinum Partners, LLC
909 Washington Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
(888) 239-9911
(781) 341-4218
barry@platinumpartnersllc.com
Sara Goldman Curley Esq.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Seaport West
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 439-2264
(617) 310-9264
scurley@nutter.com
Joel Richard Davidson Esq.
Law Office of Joel R. Davidson
223 Presidents Lane
Post Office Box 14
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 773-9092
(617) 770-0930
jdavid3537@aol.com
David L. Delaney Esq.
Delaney & Muncey, P.C.
38 Resnik Road, Suite 300
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-2200
(508) 830-0917
ddelaney@delaney-muncey.com
Marc R. Deshaies Esq.
Law Office of Marc R. Deshaies, PC
Captain Henry S. Taber House
115 Orchard Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 993-2300
(508) 996-8696
marc@marcdeshaieslaw.com
Noel M. Di Carlo Esq.
Warshaw, Di Carlo & Associates, P.C.
77 Newbury Street, Fourth Floor
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-7800
(617) 395-2706
ndicarlo@warshawlaw.com
Kathleen A. Fahey Esq.
Kathleen A. Fahey, Attorney at Law
214 Main Street
Groton, MA 01450
(617) 605-5735
(978) 910-0230
kathy@attorneykfahey.com
Jennifer T. Fleming Esq.
Prince Lobel Tye LLP
One International Place, Suite 3700
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 456-8058
(617) 456-8100
jfleming@princelobel.com
Amanda V. Flores Esq.
Gallagher & Cavanaugh, LLP
The Gaslight Building
22 Shattuck Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 870-8011
(978) 452-0482
amandaf@gcattorneys.com
Les L. Hoiberg Esq.
McGowan Hoiberg Law Group, PA
800 Hingham Street Suite 200 South
Rockland, MA 02370
(781) 878-1166
(781) 878-2666
les@mhlawgroup.com
A. Miriam Jaffe Esq.
Schlesinger & Buchbinder, LLP
1200 Walnut Street
Newton, MA 02461
(617) 965-3500
(617) 965-6824
mjaffe@sab-law.com
Mary S. Joyce Esq.
Joyce & Joyce
411 Main Street
Building 1, Unit A
Yarmouthport, MA 02675
(508) 375-9093
(508) 375-9094
mary.joyce@joyceandjoyceassoc.com
Shawn D. Keefe Esq.
Connors & Connors, LLP
Six Lexington Street, Third Floor
Waltham, MA 02452
(781) 894-6000
(781) 894-6848
skeefe@connorslaws.com
David A. Kelly Esq.
45 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 200
Braintree, MA 02184
(781) 848-6800
(617) 801-8008
davidkellyesq@comcast.net
Michael T. Lahti Esq.
Fletcher Tilton PC
One Richmond Square, Suite 303N
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 331-0808
michael.lahti@comcast.net
Paul D. Lambert Esq.
Law Office of Paul D. Lambert
Post Office Box 892
401 Andover Street, Suite 201-B
North Andover, MA 01845
(844) 773-2552
(877) 396-5164
pdllaw@comcast.net
Michael Ralph Landers Esq.
The Law Office of Arthur P. Skarmeas, LLC
447 Boston Street, Suite 11
Topsfield, MA 01983
(978) 417-6059
(978) 887-7293
mlanderslaw@yahoo.com
Lisa Ann Landry Esq.
Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer, LLP
275 Washington Street, Suite 400
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 964-0500
(617) 969-2002
llandry@vacovec.com
Sarah J. Long Esq.
Long Legal Group, LLC
Post Office Box 3288
Waquoit, MA 02536
(508) 289-1155
(508) 437-8404
sarah@longlegalgroup.com
Robert F. Lynch Jr., Esq.
Phifer Pinkham, LLC
1900 Crown Colony Drive, Suite 309
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 409-7409
(617) 419-1199
rlynch@pandpllc.com
Isaac M. Machado Esq.
Law Office of Isaac M. Machado
421 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 625-6500
(617) 625-6502
Isaac@machadolawfirm.com
Joseph John Machado Esq.
Law Office of Joseph Machado
236 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02721
(508) 525-0173
contact@jmachadolaw.com
Paul A. Magliocchetti Esq.
Sheehan, Schiavoni, Jutras and Magliocchetti, LLP
70 Bailey Boulevard
Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 373-9161
pmagliocchetti@ssjmattorneys.com
Caitlin Marie Magnan Esq.
Law Office of Michelle M. Murray
188 Main Street, Suite One
Spencer, MA 01562
(508) 885-4405
(508) 885-3551
caitlin@attorneymichellemurray.com
Priscilla A. Malboeuf Esq.
Beauport Law, LLC
55 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-0812
priscilla@beauportlaw.com
Justin B. McCarthy Esq.
McCarthy Legal Group, LLC
275 Grove Street, Suite 2-400
Newton, MA 02466
(617) 564-1044
(617) 332-3872
jbm@mccarthylegalgroup.com
Robert G. Moore Esq.
Law Office of Robert G. Moore
42 Main Street
Post Office Box 612
Mattapoisett, MA 02739
(508) 758-2403
(508) 758-9582
RG235@comcast.net
Joanna Alexenah Morris Esq.
J.A.Morris & Associates, P.C.
Post Office Box 870011
Milton Village, MA 02187
(781) 963-5552
(781) 437-8162
joannamorris@comcast.net
Gerald F. Mullen Jr. Esq.
17 Buckingham Road
Norwood, MA 02062
(781) 603-6835
gmuln88@gmail.com
Michelle M. Mulvena Esq.
Mulvena Law Group, PC
92 High Street, Suite T32
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 395-0020
(781) 395-7220
michelle@mulvena.legal
Hang Nina Nguyen Esq.
Law Office of Hang Nina Nguyen, PC
1582 Dorchester Avenue
Boston (Dorchester), MA 02122
(617) 822-8088
nina@hnnlaw.com
Janice C. Nigro Esq.
Nigro, Pettepit & Lucas, LLP
649 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 245-4545
(781) 245-1999
jnigro@npl-law.com
Michael S. Nuesse Esq.
Law Office of Michael S. Nuesse
115 North Street
Hingham, MA 02043
(781) 749-3440
(781) 749-9923
msn.law1@gmail.com
Gregory D. Oberhauser Esq.
Six Courthouse Lane, Suite Five
Chelmsford, AL 01824
(978) 452-1116
(978) 452-8199
Gregory@Oberhauserlaw.com
Timothy P. O'Connor Esq.
Bendett & McHugh PC
60 Manmar Drive, Suite 7
Plainville, MA 02762
(508) 919-8639
(860) 409-0626
toconnor2424@gmail.com
Virgilio R. Ong Esq.
Warshaw, Di Carlo & Associates, P.C.
77 Newbury Street, Fourth Floor
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-7800
(617) 395-2706
vong@warshawlaw.com
Walter Pawlowski Esq.
Compass
126 Newbury Street, Fifth Floor
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 206-3333
pawlowski.walter191@gmail.com
James A. Peterson Esq.
81 Washington Street, Suite 209
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-2450
(978) 741-8970
peterson.law@verizon.net
Joshua F. Pompilus Esq.
OneBoston Title & Closing Services, P.C.
490 North Main Street, Second Floor
Post Office Box 643
Randolph, MA 02368
(800) 961-8685
(781) 986-1127
jpompilus@onebostontitle.com
Timothy A. Reilly Esq.
Law Offices of Timothy A. Reilly
71 Glenmore Street
Springfield, MA 01129
(413) 200-9179
(413) 825-8563
treilly@reillylaw.net
Jillian S. Richards Esq.
Law Offices of Frank N. Dardeno, LLP
424 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 666-2600
(617) 666-2794
jrichards@dardeno.com
Michelle Gabrielle Rosin Esq.
Moriarty Troyer & Malloy LLC
265 Franklin Street, Suite 1801
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 934-4577
mrosin@lawmtm.com
Jeff Ross Esq.
Ross Law Firm
Post Office Box 180005
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 338-4040
jross@ross-law.com
Morgan Alexandra Russell Esq.
McArdle Law & Associates, PLLC
7 Felton Street, 2nd Floor
Hudson, MA 01749
(978) 681-5150
(978) 681-5152
morgan@mcardlelaw.com
Cheryl Arlanson Russo Esq.
Arlanson Russo & MacKenzie
124 Washington Street, Suite Five
Norwell, MA 02061
(781) 659-5900
cheryl@arlansonplan.com
Theresa Santoro Esq.
Cushing & Dolan, PC
375 Totten Pond Road, Suite 200
Waltham, MA 02451
(617) 523-1555
(617) 523-4726
tsantoro@cushingdolan.com
Steven F. Smoot Esq.
Smoot Law Office, P.C.
Post Office Box 120245
Boston, MA 02112
(617) 345-9600
(617) 345-0880
smoot@smootlaw.com
Cynthia Frances Snow Esq.
Law Offices of Cynthia F. Snow
403 Highland Avenue, Suite 202
Davis Square, MA 02144
(617) 719-2844
Cynthia.snowlaw@gmail.com
Dale J. Tamburro Esq.
Law Office of Dale J. Tamburro
90 Concord Avenue, Third Floor
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 489-5919
(617) 489-5840
dale@tamburrolaw.net
Stephen C. Warneck Esq.
Warneck Law Offices
Three Summer Street
Hingham, MA 02043
(781) 740-0505
steve@warnecklaw.com
George J. Warshaw Esq.
Warshaw, Di Carlo & Associates, P.C.
77 Newbury Street, Fourth Floor
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-7800
(617) 262-7563
gwarshaw@warshawlaw.com
Valerie A. Weber Esq.
Smith-Weiss & Shepard, P.C.
47 Factory Street
Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 883-1571
(603) 883-1574
vaw@nhlaw-nashua.com
Jonathan M. White Esq.
Jordan & White, LLC
70 Washington Street, Suite 312
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-2811
(978) 745-3351
jwhite@jordanwhitellc.com
Peter Wittenborg Esq.
The Real Estate Bar Association
295 Devonshire Street, Sixth Floor
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 854-7555
(617) 854-7570
wittenborg@reba.net
John G. Wofford Esq.
13 Cottage Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 661-3200
(617) 661-3201
johnwofford@earthlink.net
PeggyAnn Kidney Wollman Esq.
LaFountain & Wollman, P.C.
507 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 926-8944
(617) 926-8942
peggyann@lafountainwollman.com
Joblin Christopher Younger Esq.
Law Office of Joblin C. Younger, P.C.
Three Ellis Square
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 927-7238
joblin@youngertaxlaw.com